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In our line of work we come across so many dreamers and flakes. There is so much smack talking about what people are going to do when they have time or money but it never materializes. And there are so many false promises but even with the best inten [ … ]

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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 often times we need to pitch in [ … ]

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You can give them a good upbringing, you can give them counseling but there is no guarantee your spawn is going to turn out to be Rhodes Scholar. You can do everything textbook but sometimes the will power of kids can break your spirit and they cut [ … ]

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Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by RCH Designs

Well the Olympics are wrapped up, the medals up on the mantles and the scandals ongoing. The Bejing display was full of controversy and who doesn’t crave a bit of that out of international competit [ … ]

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As car enthusiasts, we get a raw deal. Even if your drive the speed limit and obey all the laws, you still are going to get the stick for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Of course the law will argue that since you changed some OEM part [ … ]

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Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Mike Schuster

Trends come and go. Some come around full circle sooner than expected. Like anyone ever predicted to see kids rocking studded belts and high tops in like barely 10 years after it was still hip. B [ … ]

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In any form of design and construction, there has to be an adequate structure for the task. In architecture, considerations like wind, earthquakes and snow loads make the rules, but in the automotive world, forces like torsion and dynamic loads gal [ … ]

Power from the Gods: Maxxsonics' 2003 Hummer H2


Photos by Rich Karbowiak

It’s no mystery that the hardest hit market in the days of this gas crisis is the SUV market. More specifically the luxury SUV market, which are used for nothing more than braving traffic on the 405 rather than anythin [ … ]

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Until you have driven an S2000, there isn’t really much else out there to compare it to. Especially if that S2K happens to have a built stroker motor in which case, the high revs make you wonder if you are driving a nitro radio controlled car as op [ … ]

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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 [ … ]

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Rock Out

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