PASMAG #134 Dec / Jan 2016

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We Put on a Suit and Everything...

Hey, guys! This is a super exciting issue of PASMAG (not that all the others aren’t) in that this very issue will be making its debut at SEMA! That’s right, the largest automotive aftermarket trade show, and birth-giver to three-quarters of the features you’ll see in magazines and online in the next year, will be the big stage our December / January issue will be revealed on. If you’re picking this up on the newsstand or grabbing it out of your mailbox, this may seem overdramatic, but we’re totally stoked. We’re strapped in and suited up to show SEMA-goers who the best tuner magazine really is.

As always, we’ve got the best on offer. Courtesy of our hardworking columnists, we bring you stories from Japan, the sound lab and Formula Drift. Adam Zillin, our man in Japan, has been covering the roots of the Mid Night Club for a while now, and in its fifth part he sits down with Mr. Top Secret himself – Smoky Nagata – to discuss the beginning, the middle and the future of Mid Night. Garry Springgay was able to pull himself out of his lab to provide you with some insight into RTA tuning a system. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Or is the whole RTA thing a crock? Find out in Sound Advice. Our drift insider, Jacob Leveton, has obviously got some time off on his mind, so he threw together a guide on where the best spots are for a “driftcation,” and what you should see and do while you’re there.

The Lady in Red on our front cover is one of the few Lexus RC 350s out there rocking a Rocket Bunny widebody kit. Paired with one-of-a-kind parts and a stellar trunk install, you’ll understand why it’s up front. Bolstering the RC in our feature department are a couple other rad vehicles.

How about an HR30 Skyline that was restored in Japan and then brought over to the States to drop jaws?

If Euro is a little more your flavor, we have a Volkswagen R32 putting down some serious numbers and wearing an out of this world paint job.

If all else fails, there’s always a quad-rotor MX-5 driven by the New Zealand’s angry drifter, Mad Mike. But who are we kidding? You’ll love them all.

We can’t spoil the whole issue here though! Take a peek inside for SEMA previews, awesome products for you and your car, product tests and other shenanigans. We hope we’ve impressed you. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to straighten our ties and run to some SEMA meetings.

Order your copy here at (On newsstands November 2015)