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Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Josh Mackey and Nick Parker

There is one in every circle of friends. You know the guy who gets married young and gets whipped into doing anything his little lady tells him to. He’s the first to talk mad game, [ … ]

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There’s a time in every tuner’s life when they’re faced with the decision to either stay the course and continue building fast-and-furious pocket rockets, or change with the times and shed themselves of the tuner life’s Peter Pan syndrome. Some lik [ … ]

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Back in the late ’90s and through the new millennium, the battle for FWD supremacy was quite heated. Honda / Acura was considered the people’s favourite in the segment with its almighty Integra Type R (ITR) sitting atop the heap as the high-revving [ … ]

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It’s always best to retire on top. Nothing is more pitiful than a former shining star trying to make a half-hearted comeback with a series of disappointments. Take for example Roy Jones Jr., the greatest pound-for-pound fighter on the planet ever, [ … ]

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Chances are, you or a family member has owned a Volkswagen at some point in time. Way back during the explosion of the cult-classic Beetle days or hoping aboard the diesel train whenever there is a manufactured gas crisis by the oil companies, Volk [ … ]

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Rewind back to SEMA ’07 and the entire PAS staff is atop the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. The venue is the Voodoo Lounge and we’re hosting one of the most memorable parties of the year with our good friends at HIN (Hot Import Nights) and everyone, who is [ … ]

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When it comes to the drifting scene anyone who knows about “mad JDM tyteness” knows Inada-san and his crazy antics. Daijiro “Dai” Inada is the mastermind behind Option Magazine, the genius of Option Video and one of the top ranking players in the [ … ]

Bull Market: David Huang's 2006 Lexus IS350


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

If you are like most of us, you got your ass handed to you in the stock market this decade. Or you saw your 401K decimated to the point where you may
be eating dog food at 65 (on a special occasion [ … ]

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The last time I saw a Honda with a wall of four 15s was in 1998. Now who in their right mind would be insane enough to do something like that you say; it was yours truly.

The look on people’s faces when they saw it is priceless, that’s what Greg Car [ … ]

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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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