Mark Berentson 2008 Lexus ISF TBGLIVE PASMAG 01

Mark Berentson is one of many enthusiasts who were inspired by the likes of Paul Walker and the crew in the first Fast and Furious movie. It wasn’t long after that when he built a 1989 R32 GT-R powered by a 2JZ. Unfortunately, that Skyline wa [ … ]

Keith Jarvis 2002 Chrysler 300M TBGLIVE PASMAG 01

Keith Jarvis has had years of experience building and showcasing different show cars, but his latest creation is something unlike we’ve ever seen before. Despite a lack of prominent aftermarket support for the Chrysler 300M, Jarvis wanted to [ … ]

Gerard Gonzales 2015 Lexus RC350 PASMAG TBGLIVE 05

Gerard Patrick Gonzales fell in love with the Rocket Bunny Lexus RC as soon as he saw the one built by Importfest making its way across social media. The aggressive front grille design combined with the wild style of the full kit was enough to push [ … ]

Sal Arriaga 2015 Subaru STI TBGLIVE PASMAG 01

Salvador Arriaga wasn’t always a Subaru guy. He used to be a die-hard Honda fan until the day he test-drove the Subaru STI. After learning of the safety rating of the Subaru (for his kids), there was no turning back. Despite being a long-time [ … ]

Marby Enriquez 1992 Acura NSX PASMAG 04

Building cars seems to run in Marby Enriquez’s family. Whenever he came home from school to see his brothers working on their car or taking delivery of new parts, his affinity for wrenching became stronger. “I guess you can say my famil [ … ]

Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 05

Keith Jose started building cars with his 1995 Toyota Celica, and soon caught the modification bug. It wasn’t long before he fell in love with the Subaru STI’s looks and sound. Soon enough, that rumble took hold of him, and he purchased [ … ]

Joel Quesnel 2008 Honda Fit TBGLIVE PAS 01

The Honda Fit you see here isn’t Joel Quesnel’s first. After owning a 2007 base model for five years, he noticed how good the Fit's Sport Edition looked with skirts and a spoiler. From that moment on, he knew his next car would be the F [ … ]

Ira Alani Fouquette 2009 Acura TSX TBGLIVE PAS 01

Ira Alani Fouquette Muñoz grew up in Playas de Tijuana, a place known for low-riders and slammed custom classics. When he was in high school in Orange County, the late 90’s Hondas caught his attention and turned him into a genuine impo [ … ]

Edgar Cabrera 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE PASMAG 19

Edgar Cabrera has regarded Nissan’s 350Z as his dream car since he was younger, so it’s only fitting that he was able to build one after all that time dreaming. He knew it was the right platform for him after taking note of the wide var [ … ]

Alexandre Chasse 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X TBGLIVE PAS 20

Having once owned a Mitsubishi Eclipse, it was only fitting that Alexandre Chassé kept it in the family. The Evo has been his dream car since the glory days of his Eclipse, so when it came time to sell the old car, he jumped at the chance to [ … ]

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