“Our goal was to create a project where personalization, was the most important aspect while being budget conscious,” says Masuda “That really spans all generations and sub-cultures, so the CUBE fell right into place. Nissan calls the CUBE the “Mobile Device”, so we decided to title the ATI CUBE Mobile U.

Although it might be considered a controversial notion, Japan built an empire on emulating the inventions of others. Post WWII, they vowed to learn from their opponents and ramped up manufacturing to record levels. While in the beginning, the [ … ]

PASMAG Sherill Roberts Nissan GTR R35 Focal Audio rear audio


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by John Jackson

Never mind the fact that the R35 GT-R can embarrass cars costing five times as much, Nissan has done the impossible by creating an everyday supercar. It’s quiet, well mannered and has the DNA of l [ … ]

Hidden Gem: Ary Minassian's 1988 BMW 325iS


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Brian Fross

We all look for deals when it comes to cars and parts to make them go fast. I highly doubt anyone would bring a $500 car to SEMA, but that is just what this car’s builder did. Owner Ary Minassian [ … ]

Sky Lizard: Rick Rosales' 1974 Datsun Skyline GT-R


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By Jacob Leveton

When domestics ruled the landscape, automakers from other countries were quietly developing their strategies for the future. The Europeans were pushing for more power and the Japanese were develo [ … ]

Kingpin: Chris Bergemann's HPF BMW M3

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs and Derek Tall

When a type-A personality sets out to accomplish something, they don’t let up until it’s done. Case in point is Chris Bergemann, the owner of HorsepowerFreaks (HPF) who [ … ]

Beyond the popular two-tone treatment, Andy Wong’s ’05 Infiniti G35 Coupe took a departure from what we typically see around here. Usually, heavy audio builds have no power adders and although this one doesn’t have a twin turbo setup, it does have a supercharger.

When audio builds come with two-tone paint jobs and two-tone interiors you know they mean business. Especially when they rock it in cream and orange like my personal favorite frozen treat, the Creamsicle. With a tangy orange interior and smooth van [ … ]

Before we got into the specs on this article, we had to watch the YouTube video of Fishman walking through his install. A grand tour through his ‘Fish Edition’ Expedition yields more surprises than we ever anticipated with hidden compartments, motorized trays and fascinating technology on board.

If you are nuts for car audio, Vegas odds say that you have heard of this guy before. Known as “Fishman” by his peers and named Dave Riveria by his parents, he’s an installer in it for the long haul. Fishman is bent on building one-off masterpieces [ … ]

Audio Box: Richard Sampson's 1960 Volkswagen Bus

Written by George Dimitriadis | Photos by John Jackson

Here at PASMAG we have truly seen it all. Why? Well because the 12V audio and multimedia world encompasses everything on land sea and air. We have done features on lifted trucks, mini truck [ … ]

The exterior and interior of the project is a blend of traditional crime-fighting Spiderman and his evil twin who is bent on helping crime rule the city! There is so much reference to the Marvel comic character that we’re surprised a team of lawyers hasn’t been sent over to his house to disassemble this build. But doing that would leave DeLuca broken since he has chewed through $75,000 and more than six years working on this project.

With no end to the Scion craze in sight, there is always something new on the horizon. We have seen drag Scions, drift Scions, Hot Rod Scions and even some with wooden paneling like the Fords of back in the day. So when Harvey DeLuca’s insane Spide [ … ]

Top Gun: Jeremie Arpaia's 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By: Jeremy Alan Glover

Isn’t it satisfying when the companies you do business with actually listen to the consumer, and follow that up with products that offer the features, durability and functionality t [ … ]

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