Michael Regaspi 2004 Acura TSX TBGLIVE PASMAG 3

Michael Regaspi's Acura TSX started with humble beginnings as his daily driver and family car. However, being a car enthusiast to the core and having previous build experience with a Del Sol show car and an RSX Type S fixer-upper, it was only a mat [ … ]

PASMAG Nick Green 1 2014 Scion FRS TBGLIVE

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PASMAG Louis Sierra 1 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

Louis Sierra’s love for the 350Z runs deep. He explains in detail. “When the 350Z was released it instantly became one of my dream cars. To me the 350Z is a special car. It was the return of the Z after it had been absent for several ye [ … ]

PAS Oct Nov 2016 TBGLIVE Steven Crespo 2003 Acura RSX 2

Steven Crespo first caught sight of the Acura RSX while playing Need for Speed Underground 2, one of the tuner world’s most infl uential video games, but it wasn’t until he purchased his own RSX that he really f [ … ]

PAS Oct Nov 2016 139 Matt Budziosz 1990 Nissan 300ZX 7

Matt Budziosz first laid eyes on a Z32 at the age of five. It was that moment he fell into to the JDM scene and knew he’d one day own a Z Series. Now an adult, Budziosz has not only fulfilled his childhood dream but h [ … ]

PAS TBGLIVE Patrick Mach 2006 Scion xB 1

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It can often take some time until certain things grow on an individual; whether it’s a new haircut, a change in career or move to a new city. Sometimes, like in the case of Bryan Antonio and his 2013 Scion FR-S, it’s [ … ]

Mohammed Hosein 2015 Subaru WRX STI PASMAG TBGLIVE 1

Mohammed Hosein is no stranger to cool custom projects. His 2013 Subaru STI is the successor to several previous builds that were built alongside his father, including a 2006 STI on air ride. Currently in their garage sits [ … ]

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