Jules Gabriel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X TBGLIVE 8

Jules Gabriel recalls being a youth in the Philippines when he caught a glimpse of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX cruising down the highway. That simple glimpse inevitably became a turning point in Gabriel’s life be [ … ]

Chris Calimlim 1998 Toyota Supra TBGLIVE PASMAG 3

Christopher Calimlim is the builder of a true showstopper. His 1998 Toyota Supra has only been on the streets of Honolulu, Hawaii, for three years, but since then, it has competed in 12 shows and has almost always landed in [ … ]

Alan Phan Honda S2000 PASMAG TBGLIVE 6

Alan Phan built his Honda S2000 as a track weapon that still carried the aesthetics of a street-driven show car. His affinity for the Honda brand started with his old Acura RSX, a popular starting point for many Honda enthu [ … ]

Victory Giovanny Ayala 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR TBGLIVE 1

Those who made it out to this year’s Hot Import Nights in Las Vegas are likely to say Giovanny Ayala smoked the #TBGLIVE competitors with his 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR. While there’s no denying that statem [ … ]

Armando Villarreal 2013 Subaru WRX STI PASMAG TBGLIVE 5

Armando Villarreal had already built his fair share of cars before wining the #TBGLIVE competition at HIN Dallas. Among the extensive list, some highlights would have to be his Eclipse with air suspension and “several [ … ]

2012 Infiniti G37 Daren Singh TBGLIVE PASMAG Lead

Once an Infiniti owner, always an Infiniti owner. At least that’s the case for Daren Singh.

As the story so often goes, Singh’s passion for sports cars and high-horsepower engines comes from the time he spent as a y [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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Double Take: Patrick Mach's 2006 Scion xB RS 4.0

It was a bittersweet moment when Patrick Mach received the call that his 2006 Scion xB RS 4.0 was ready for pick-up. “I had ordered this Release Series xB and was awaiting its arrival,” writes Mach. “My dad passed away…
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Color Me Wild: Ryan Schmidt's 2006 Mazda3

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 It’s easy to make…
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Victory: Giovanny Ayala's 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR

Those who made it out to this year’s Hot Import Nights in Las Vegas are likely to say Giovanny Ayala smoked the #TBGLIVE competitors with his 2013 Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR. While there’s no denying that statement to be true,…
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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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New Heights: Keith Jarvis' 2002 Chrysler 300M Special

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 take the…
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