Get Ready to Rumble!



Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG) is proud to announce its partnership with Importfest at Metro Toronto Convention Center (255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 CAN) on Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM EDT. A Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competition will be added to the event as a unique award category, similar to a “People’s Choice” award. Only pre-registered and confirmed competitors of the event are able to participate and join this online, bracket-style, head-to-head challenge on Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU – the automotive enthusiasts, fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage (rounds). The winner of the #TBGLIVE award category receives an exclusive print feature in PASMAG! Read HERE for more details.

Buy Event Tickets Here

To compete in the Tuner Battlegrounds: #TBGLIVE Battle award category, Competitors (Tuners) MUST follow the following steps:

Compete at Importfest online at HERE.


Once Importfest has confirmed your registration, participate in the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition by filling-out our registration form at
*Select August 6, 2016: Importfest (Toronto, ON) in the “Event Affiliation” field.

A member of PASMAG will review your registration, and if you have qualified to compete a competitor profile will be created and displayed on the Competitors Page. Qualification is based on the accuracy and quality of the completed/submitted registration form (information, photos). A select number competitors will qualify to enter the Battle Stages (elimination rounds). In the Battle Stages, competitors will participate in the online competition, one stage after another.

Registration for the #TBGLIVE award category at Importfest closes on Wednesday, August 27, 2016.

When the Battle Stages begin, competitors must obtain votes on Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU – the fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage. At the end of each stage, the competitor with the highest number of votes will advance to the next Stage.

In the elimination stages, visitors to the Tuner Battlegrounds website simply log-in with their existing Facebook account credentials using the integrated Facebook Login widget. Once logged in, visitors can vote for their favorite competitor(s) by clicking the star on the top of a competitor profile page when enabled (see Schedule). Voting is limited to 1(one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the posted qualified competitors. In the Final Stage, create a new post (text, photo, video) on Instagram and/or Twitter using the announced hashtag. Voting is limited to 1 (one) vote per Instagram/Twitter account. Vote totals reset to 0 (zero) at the end of each stage.

The Top Two (2) competitors will battle against each other on-site at a dedicated Tuner Battlegrounds booth (if one is provided) at the event by gathering votes online. Similar to previous stages, the competitors are encouraged to campaign for votes by generating a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter with a dedicated hashtag, which is announced before the final stage of voting.

Voters have the opportunity to win an assortment of items from PASMAG – event tickets, stickers, key-chains, magazines, t-shirts, sponsorship opportunities with partners, and much more (to be announced). Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Instagram.

August 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – August 3, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT

August 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – August 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT

August 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT
Winner will be announced Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ Award Ceremony.


Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 CAN
Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM EDT
Buy Event Tickets Here

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