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 [ … ]

Built upon a strong trend in Japan, the Five Axis Scion xB DJ 2.0 integrates elements of the BoSoZuKu style. The cartoon-esque widebody classic cars, with outrageous racing themed stripes and negative offset wheels were once considered outcasts in the JDM tuning world.

If you are serious player in this game, this car and the style that it represents should need no introduction. Built upon a strong trend in Japan, the Five Axis Scion xB DJ 2.0 integrates elements

Starting out his academic career as an Arc [ … ]

Identity Crisis: David Huang's 2001 Porsche 996


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

While the majority of the Japanese performance aftermarket has been focusing on Sport Compact applications, many enthusiasts don’t know about their efforts with the Exotics. Virtually every p [ … ]

Overkill: Marcus Kong's 2009 Subaru STI


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Chris Robinson

When your average enthusiast with a few bucks to throw around gets a hold of a Subaru they can really make some jam easily. But when you are an enthusiast and have the backing of major aftermark [ … ]

The most striking feature of this vehicle is the cutting edge exterior. The outrageous sharp lines are easily as current today as they were five years ago. The sinister satin black paint scheme may appear common today but this was one of the first whips to rock it.

The progress of our quirky, fast-paced tuner scene was rapid during the past two decades. If we can assume the trend really kicked off in Cali in, say 1990, we are talking about 20 years, and the growth has been exponential. There are many people who [ … ]

At the core of the story is that Injen wanted to prototype a V6 intake, which of course is #00001 of the production run. The team also added an Injen dual exhaust with striking titanium tips poking out the back. The motor was filled with some Amsoil 0W racing oil to keep the internals ready for some high RPMs afforded by the Poweraxle ECU reflash and the RPM lightweight crank pulley.

 

Being away from home in the military is probably the toughest job out there if you can call it that. It’s more of a new life away from friends and family in a foreign land where nothing is familiar. The military takes careful measures to ensure th [ … ]

“I chose the 2010 Camaro because I wanted to be a part of history,” says Abate. “The Camaro is one of the most known performance cars of all times. When they stopped making the Camaro in 2002, I felt like someone shot my dog. The domestic performance king was gone. Now that GM has come to their senses and brought back the Camaro, I knew the world would be watching to see how it performs in the market. Myself and SCAP went to great lengths to build our 2010 Camaro and called it ‘heritage’ as a tribute.”

When you think of automotive tuning hubs in North America, some areas immediately come to mind; Los Angeles, Toronto, South Florida, the Tri-State area and a few select markets. We don’t hunt for features in Salt Lake City or Omaha for a reason, al [ … ]

Elite Tuners Canada 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by BP Imaging

If you have been followingPAS over the last few years, you will know about Team ETC. The Elite Tuners of Canada program builds graced the pages of the PAS SEMA issue for three years in a row. As the [ … ]

ENEOS Oil Scion tC

When you have a craze in the automotive after market like the one we have witnessed with Scion in the last decade, the trend often carries on without an end in sight. Even oil giant ENEOS wanted in on the action, so it took on the task of building [ … ]

A textbook example of someone living the hybrid life is Coung Phan, who hails from the sleepy town of Hagerstown, MD with a population of roughly 39,000.  There is not much of a car scene there, but with mags like PAS at the local book store and the wealth of info on the internet, he started fantasizing at a young age.

Living in a small town drives people to do one of two things; accept it and make a family there or bounce quicktime as soon as they are of legal age. It isn’t uncommon for many, young, country folk to want to get out there and experience the world, p [ … ]

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