jetta d2 099 lr

Bet on the “Favorite to Show” and you’ll win almost every time. That’s advice I received from this recovering gambler who by all appearances wasn’t the best cat to take advice from. He was weathered, beaten down and had a wardrobe that would be more [ … ]

Frontlow_opt

The debate between NA and forced induction is something that will never die. It’s fair to say if you want power you go forced, if you want response you go NA. If you want big power with response you get some stupid displacement V8 or V10 but then a [ … ]

patrick_estudillo_2006_bmw_bimmer_m3_jic_jbt_vf_engineering


Written by Michael Semira / Photography by Josh Mackey

The last time we came across an M2 Motoring creation, we drooled all over its camo-covered Scion xB and affectionately dubbed it the ‘Bento Box.’ The project had a unique Japan-meets [ … ]

feature-2004-mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-viii-raffy-bautista-high-end-performance-falken-jdm-seibon-apr-greddy-pioneer-advan

As with any project, it’s the finishing moves that define how people will judge it. In the field of Architecture, you can design the most structurally sound and advanced framework but if you cut corners on the fit and finishing, the completed work [ … ]

power-play-erik-harbour-kinetik-audio-2002-dodge-ram-1500

Back in the day, it seemed the center of the universe for car audio was located around Phoenix, AZ, but things seem to have shifted out to the coast of sunny California over the past few years. There, you find pretty much all of the major source un [ … ]

RCH_0777

The majority of people outside the industry believe SEMA is nothing but pre-parties, parties, afterparties and general mayhem. They have this image nothing happens during 9-5 each day other than wandering the halls gazing at the leading-edge produc [ … ]

tranzformer-ben-abutin-highend-performance-2003-nissan-350z

Southern California has really seen it all. As the hub of the automotive aftermarket over the last half century, they are anywhere from 18-24 months ahead of other urban megacities and anyones guess how far ahead of smalltown USA. So in the SoCal a [ … ]

feature-the-mistress-gary-collins-2002-bmw-300ci-active-autowerke-aem-dpe-toyo-hks-vorsteiner-kenwood-zapco

Ever see those motivational posters about life subjects like ‘Procrastination’ and ‘Ambition’ as simple picture with some proverb or quote to motivate people. Usually they hang on the wall of the office go-getter who is about as charismatic as the [ … ]

shot-caller-joe-maynard-2007-mercedes-benz-r550-car-audio-mtx

You got to love the big V-8, style and performance of this ride. I’ve always been big fan of Mercedes-Benz and the elegant performance they possess,” says Joe Maynard.

A self-described devout auto enthusiast with more than 15 years active involv [ … ]

pasmag-feature-car-photo-2001-lexus-is300-ryan-ramnarain

As the Grand Daddies of the sport sedan, BMW often takes a lot of heat. First it was the persistent Japanese using them as a benchmark and now even Korean cars are taking some pot-shots at the established manufacturer from Bavaria (not to mention s [ … ]

More Vehicle Features

Stay Frosty: The Tactical Raptor That's Up For Anything

Bullets rip overhead as they tear through your cover and ricochet past. You’re pinned down and radioing for extraction. Air support isn’t available, says control, but reinforcements in the form of a ground unit is headed your way. A tank…
Read More

SOUTH PAW

Rewind back to SEMA ’07 and the entire PAS staff is atop the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. The venue is the Voodoo Lounge and we’re hosting one of the most memorable parties of the year with our good friends…
Read More

DEMOLITION MAN

The life span of everything must come to an end be it a car, truck or even a building. Yet here and there, the monumental work of others quite often isn’t destroyed but rather celebrated and the Ford Excursion is…
Read More

Locked & Loaded: Richard Arcilla's 2001 Honda S2000

Richard Arcilla of Closter, New Jersey is no stranger to Greek mythology. Similar to Helios and his chariot pulled by fiery steeds, Arcilla chose this yellow Honda S2000 as his vehicle. It all began during Richard’s high school years when…
Read More

Split Personality: Audi S5 to RS5 Facelift

Unveiled in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Audi S5 blazed into the luxury performance market with authority. Directly marketed against German rival BMW’s M-series, it set to reach out to those seeking, “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Blake Breslin…
Read More