Al Richards 2012 Volkswagen Golf Waterfest 2014 PASMAG TBGLIVE Lead

Sleeping speedsters might be the best way to describe Volkswagen's Golf and its many variants. They're small, light and extremely quick off the line. Al Richards' experience with these pocket rockets dates back to his teenage years and his 1986 GTI [ … ]

2014 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Winner @ Tuner Evolution: Peter Giuffre, 2010 Honda Accord EX-L (Photo by Shoot For Details)

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 to bring [ … ]

2014 Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Winner @ Niagara TNT Expo: Ryan Schmidt, 2006 Mazda3 (Photo by Giancarlo Pawelec / AutoMotoFoto

Wagons and five-doors seem to get all the attention at car shows. Perhaps it’s because they’re different, or maybe it’s because the people who build them are braver than most.

Photography by Giancarlo Pawelec / AutoMotoFoto

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No Joke: Amper Kettutat's 2006 Nissan 350z

No joke. That might as well be the license plate for Amper Kettutat’s 350Z, although his choice for “WILD-Z” serves onlookers the details just as well.

Sticker-bombed tires, yellow headlights, an authentic NISMO V2 body kit, Work [ … ]

PASMAG Trending Tuner Battlegrounds Alexander Angers 2004 Acura TL Cimon B Photography corner right

Taking the winning Tuner Battlegrounds spot at Fitted Toronto is just a starting point for Alexandre Angers and his luxuriously low Acura TL. Angers aims to keep improving to make his LowLevel TL even more of a showstopper. Being a mechanic himself [ … ]

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP rear

Jeff Isidro took the honor of winning the first Tuner Battlegrounds: LIVE 2014 competition at the SPOCOM NorCal event, beating out five other challengers with his pristine VIP-styled 1999 Lexus GS 300.

Photography by Philip Isidro / Pure VIP

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PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Chris Garbacz 1997 Lexus SC300 Ray Flores DSC 9681

Everyone goes through a fantasy-spec period for their build. Before you even pick the car up, you already have a rough idea of where you’re going to go with it and how you’ll go about doing that. Many times, the end product delivers s [ … ]

Rui Paulo Nascimento 2011 Audi TTRS PASMAG TBGLIVE lead

Building and dressing up an already established sports car like the Audi TTS is no easy feat, but to do it in a way like Rui Paulo Nascimento did to clearly stand out from the rest takes vision and, more importantly, a grea [ … ]

Slam Series: Erik Gillund's 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S

Erik Gillund didn't have any intentions to modifiy his 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S when he purchased it; it was bought as a family vehicle. But after three sets of wheels, finally choosing a set of ISS Forged "Snowflake" wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventu [ … ]

Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

Brian Mundy won the crowd with his 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo in the Tuner Battlegrounds: LIVE Battle at Importfest!

Photos by Ryan Winton

ESSENTIALS // Owner: Brian Mundy // Location: Petawawa, ON, Canada // Vehicle: 2002 Mazda Protege [ … ]

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Generations: Shaun Nandlall's 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S

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 generations of Celica,…
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Guardian Angel: Louis Sierra's 2008 Nissan 350Z

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…
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The First Cut Is The Deepest: Bryan Antonio's 2013 Scion FR-S

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…
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The Perfect Project: Andrew Juarez's 2012 Scion tC

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 working…
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Top Honors: Jeff Isidro's 1999 Lexus GS 300

Jeff Isidro took the honor of winning the first Tuner Battlegrounds: LIVE 2014 competition at the SPOCOM NorCal event, beating out five other challengers with his pristine VIP-styled 1999 Lexus GS 300. Photography by Philip Isidro / Pure VIP Coming…
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