Attacking Time: Andrei Tsaran's 2004 Subaru STI


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By: www.thmotorsports.com

Back in the day, getting a hold of performance parts for your tuner car was not easy. Sure there were domestic speed shops that may or may not have catered to the new market but the dist [ … ]

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Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Issue of Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG). This special issue commemorates and celebrates the greatest all-time vehicles, events, models and moments that have appeared in the magazine over the past de [ … ]

Shake Up: Mike Mixon's 2009 Nissan 370Z

Although the Nissan 350Z is among one of the most potent and popular tuner cars out there, the revamped and redesigned 370Z has managed to make a great car even better! The aftermarket support and potential is undeniable for the 350Z, which means i [ … ]

If you are a long-time reader of PAS, then you might recognize this car from a feature several years ago. Indeed – this is the same ride, but it has been given the once-over to make it new and fresh so it can go back on the road for another couple years.

Now here’s an interesting perspective on a corporate demo car – a feature story written by one of the people who helped bring the project to fruition. As part of the Marketing Team at Clarion Canada Inc, ensuring our small fleet of demo cars is alw [ … ]

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Defending a title or your reputation is never easy. Enthusiasts wondered what Nissan could possibly do to with the 370Z in the shadow of the now-legendary 350Z. Not to mention, the struggle to get any press coverage for the car following the [ … ]

Cold Blooded: Akihiro Ishikawa's 1999 Nissan Skyline 25GT-t

No matter how many times I go to Japan, there is one element of their car culture that never gets old. And that element is: seeing Skylines! Hell, I own a Skyline but I still never get bored of hearing the growl of an RB echoing off the buildings i [ … ]

Mad Mike Whiddett's 2004 Mazda RX-8


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs & Jacob Leveton

Ask any of the staff around here and they might admit they’re a bit spoiled by the experiences they’ve gone through. Whether it is hot feature cars, insane events or [ … ]

Block however, has the total package with a micro compact, all wheel drive and 650 ponies clawing at the ground. With a build like this, it will be difficult to top, even if they do come close. Obviously, there isn’t much Fiesta left in it aside from the headlights and some old sheet metal.

Seem like only yesterday I was on the phone with Ken Block putting together an article. Back in 2004, Ken was hard at work putting together a trio of Subaru STi for the upcoming Gumball 3000 event. The move marked a long and successful relationship [ … ]

Blue Blood: Omar Rivas' 2004 Honda S2000


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

Alright, here’s the deal – we see a load of S2000s here at PAS. Almost too many, thanks to the prices of these high-revving roadsters dropping dramatically in recent years. Many of them [ … ]

With aspirations of building a Time Attack car, Lee started with the 2.4L world engine. The turbo was upgraded with an ATP Garrett GT3076R regulated by a TiAL 38mm wastegate. Air is pulled through a custom short ram intake into JMB intercooler piping and an MPx 62mm throttle body attached to a Form & Function manifold.

 

If the enthusiast culture demands it, it will come to market. Since the 1950’s, automotive designers have been following the trends put forth by the aftermarket and car customizers. Trends like quad headlights, louvers and hood scoops are all [ … ]

More Vehicle Features

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…
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On Point: 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon

Umair Zubair is not new to building magazine-worthy cars. His previous builds have graced magazine covers around the world and his Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT wagon is built with the same attention-to-detail that's landed his previous builds many accolades and…
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Mark Lucena's 2006 Nissan 350Z

Truth be told, us PAS Editors have a lot on the go. There are a full year of issues, about a dozen event programs, regular website updates, marketing copy and all kinds of interaction with our clients. Then there are…
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High Altitude: Nick Moy's 2002 Nissan Altima

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Somya Siva Back in 1993, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was considered a hot TV show and MC Hammer still had a career. Clinton was scandal-free and well, the trouble with Iraq…
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Dream Weaver: Chris Neumann's 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nur

It’s fair to say the Nürburgring special edition GT-R is rare. There are only 750 V-Spec II Nürs made by Nissan in honor of the world-famous racetrack the GT-R was developed on. Out of the box they perform much higher…
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