Keith Jose 2008 Subaru WRX STI TBGLIVE PAS 05

Keith Jose started building cars with his 1995 Toyota Celica, and soon caught the modification bug. It wasn’t long before he fell in love with the Subaru STI’s looks and sound. Soon enough, that rumble took hold of him, and he purchased [ … ]

Ryan Tuerck Toyota Ferrari GT4586 PAS 01

When you think “JDM supercar,” visions of Supras, GT-Rs and RX-7s probably dance around in your head. You’re probably not fantasizing about a Scion FR-S (“Toyota GT86” abroad, and now “Toyota 86” in North A [ … ]

PAS 141 Kyle Mohan 2016 Mazda MX5 2

Kyle Mohan is a Mazda guy. From the Mazda FC3S drift car he drove to a fourth-place finish in Long Beach back in 2008, to the Mazda SE3P RX-8 drift car he piloted through the last seven seasons of Formula Drift, Mohan is one of the last rotary-powe [ … ]

PAS Baja 1000 Cummins Valvoline Forsberg Tuerck 15

You know those moments you have when you’re sitting around with a couple friends and come up with some crazy idea and think about just how cool it could be to pull off? According to John Nachdigal and Michael Wedding, project leads on Valvoli [ … ]

Joel Quesnel 2008 Honda Fit TBGLIVE PAS 01

The Honda Fit you see here isn’t Joel Quesnel’s first. After owning a 2007 base model for five years, he noticed how good the Fit's Sport Edition looked with skirts and a spoiler. From that moment on, he knew his next car would be the F [ … ]

Ira Alani Fouquette 2009 Acura TSX TBGLIVE PAS 01

Ira Alani Fouquette Muñoz grew up in Playas de Tijuana, a place known for low-riders and slammed custom classics. When he was in high school in Orange County, the late 90’s Hondas caught his attention and turned him into a genuine impo [ … ]

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Miro Pavletic PAS 1

The second generation of Chevrolet’s Camaro is an iconic car to many, including Chevrolet, but you would be hard pressed to find someone who would sing praise of this car more than Miro Pavletic. Having longed to build a second-gen Camaro for [ … ]

American Force Wheels 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ 33

The words “dually” and “slammed” are not frequently found in tandem with each other, much less on the same truck, but the folks at American Force aren’t exactly the conventional builder type. When the industry leader i [ … ]

PAS 2016 Dec Jan 2017 140 Nostalgia 1974 BMW 2002 1

A One-Of-A-Kind Build Between Father And Son. In a social landscape that rewards quick builds and outward appearances, it can be hard to keep focus of what is really important when building something: yourself. When putting in your time and yo [ … ]

PAS 2016 Dec Jan 2017 140 Nostalgia StarRoad 1

I’m still pinching myself that it actually came to pass. Initially, I thought the opportunity had faded, months having passed since learning the very rare and valuable machine was heading way up north to its owner (and far away from my Nikon [ … ]

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