John Perez 1993 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE PASMAG lead

John Perez purchased his 1993 Mazda RX-7 10 years ago in New York as a project for him and his son. It’s always been a dream car for the two, and is Perez’s third custom build after his Toyota Supra and Honda Pr [ … ]

James Mueller 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer TBGLIVE PASMAG lead

Daring to be different is exactly how James Mueller got to where he is today. How many Lancer Ralliarts do you see cruising around with air suspension and fender flares? Exactly.

Mueller is no stranger to building cars or the&n [ … ]

Alexime Maldera Vu 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE PASMAG lead

Alexime Maldera Vu of Saint-Lin Laurentides, Quebec, has always put the 350Z at the top of his list. It has been his dream car ever since he can remember. He’s always had a soft spot for Japanese cars and when he saw the 350Z with all of it&r [ … ]

David Quang 2006 Honda S2000 TBGLIVE PASMAG lead

David Quang of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has long had a passion for Hondas. He has worked on eight custom cars, including a 2008 Honda Civic Si fa5 and a 2008 Acura RL Elite, but it is clear that this 2006 Honda S2000 is his baby [ … ]

Samuel Di Tommaso 2003 VW Golf TBGLIVE PASMAG lead

Samuel Di Tommaso got into car modifications as so many of us do; his friends were into it and so he gave it a try. To hear Samuel describe it, his modifications started out simply enough with wheels, suspension and a subwoofer the passion gre [ … ]

Erik Ulintz 2013 Scion tC RS 8 TBGLIVE PASMAG lead

The first Scion Erik purchased was a 2007 tC in 2010 for its reliability as a daily driver. In early 2014, he found the opportunity to purchase one of only 2000 tC RS 8.0's available and his days of buying purely for reliability were over.

Erik ha [ … ]

Brandon Weaver 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MR PASMAG TBGLIVE lead

For Brandon, the Evo has long been a dream. It was always his first choice in video games and, even after owning two other Mitsubishis, the Evo was always on his mind. To hear Brandon describe it, the 2013 Evo drew him in. [ … ]

Samantha Plante 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR PASMAG TBGLIVE Part Source Charity Show 2014 Lead

Clean and simple with just the right amount of "oomph", Samantha Plante's 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR definitely deserves the recognition.

In the power department, WORKS Performance Brain Flash ECU upgrade and some Cosworth Power cams help [ … ]

Reginald Cunanan 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X PASMAG TBGLIVE SPOCOM 2014 Lead

It's easy to see why Reginald Cunanan's Evo captured the TBG: Live title at SPOCOM: Anaheim last year. The fit, the finish, and the color choices play perfectly off of each other. Originally looking at an Evo 9, he took the advice of those around h [ … ]

Jason Gale 2009 Nissan 370Z PASMAG TBGLIVE Importfest 2014 Lead

Jason Gale has wanted a Z since he was a kid, and it shows. He's poured about a lifetime's worth of work and crazy ideas into it as evidence! The car is made up of one-offs and personal touches to the point that there can't be another 370Z on earth [ … ]

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Light It Up: Peter Giuffre's 2010 Honda Accord EX-L

It looks like Peter Giuffre and his Honda Accord EX-L took the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE event by way of pure class. Photography by Shoot For Details This is one of the most luxurious Accords we’ve seen, with about enough lights…
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The Apprentice: David Quang's 2006 Honda S2000

David Quang of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has long had a passion for Hondas. He has worked on eight custom cars, including a 2008 Honda Civic Si fa5 and a 2008 Acura RL Elite, but it is clear that this 2006 Honda…
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Family Affair: Samantha Plante's 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Clean and simple with just the right amount of "oomph", Samantha Plante's 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR definitely deserves the recognition. In the power department, WORKS Performance Brain Flash ECU upgrade and some Cosworth Power cams help the turbocharged 4G63…
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Practice Makes Perfect: Edgar Cabrera's 2004 Nissan 350Z

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…
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Artistic Form: Choi Durante's 2014 Honda Civic Si

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 Durante and his…
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