Choi Durante Civic TBGLIVE Elite Tuner Lead

Building your first car is a lot like raising your first child: time and effort seem immeasurable, mistakes made seem irreversible, and its success on the street relies on support received at home.

The relationship between Choi [ … ]

Andrew Juarez 2012 Scion tC TBGLIVE PASMAG VinnyMac Lead v2

The 2012 Scion tC is Andrew Juarez’s first build.

Intending to keep the tC stock until finding the perfect project, Juarez began simply enough by bolting on rims and installing a body kit. That is, until he found himself [ … ]

Jagjiven Dulku VW Jetta TBGLIVE PASMAG Lead

Often times when a person reaches the finish line, achieving a goal they’ve set out for themselves years in the past, it becomes undoubtedly clear that the path they’ve taken was not the one originally laid out. No&n [ … ]

Shaun Nandlall 2000 Toyota Celica GTS TBGLIVE PASMAG Lead

Shaun Nandlall of Brampton, Ontario, was introduced to the Toyota brand at a young age, thanks to his brother. Shaun’s first car was an ‘89 Celica GT-Four, and now after going through the fourth, fifth and sixth [ … ]

Eric Guerette Subaru WRX TBGLIVE PASMAG Lead

Children often dream of accomplishments they hope to achieve when becoming an adult. Some aspire to be a firefighter, others dream of being a millionaire — but more often than not, adulthood meets reality and those dr [ … ]

Jas Bajwa Datsun 240Z TBGLIVE PASMAG Lead

Growing up as a kid in an immigrant family in Toronto, Jas Bajwa was always influenced by the many cultures of the city. Not only did this stretch as far as its people, but also the vast array of cars that were found on the [ … ]

Steve Luangpakdy Acura TL PASMAG TBGLIVE Lead

If you’re at all familiar with the VIP car scene, you’ll have heard of Liberty VIP. If you want to be a member of this worldwide club, you need to be voted in by the existing members and approved – you’re [ … ]

Gabe Gonzalez Scion tC TBGLIVE PASMAG 1

Gonzalez is no stranger to building. Having first helped his father with race cars at the age of five, the process has quickly become a passion. When he first brought the 2014 Scion tC home, purchased after totaling his 201 [ … ]

Shawn Flindall Pontiac Wave TBGLIVE PASMAG 1

Shawn Flindall of Cobourg, Ontario originally had no intentions to become a tuner. Flindall simply bought his Wave because it was an inexpensive car that would take him from point A to point B.

As the years went on, Flindall st [ … ]

Pascal McMurray 2009 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 2500HD PASMAG Lead

Northern Ontario Resident Takes Home the Gold with a One-of-a-Kind Pickup.

Verner, Ontario is about an hour’s drive due east from the “Nickel City” of Sudbury, and many miles from a major hub of tuner activity in Toront [ … ]

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Achievement Unlocked: Jagjiven Dulku's 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

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