SP Rides: So Rare, So Fine

January 30, 2015

In describing how his 1949 Mercury Coupe came to be, owner Rocky Dias has a simple explanation: “I don’t know what to do, but I know what I want.”

SP Rides: Candy Apple Awesome

January 23, 2015

Everybody knows someone who can’t leave well enough alone. Matthew Pasion is that someone, and tinkering is what he loves doing. He’s owned a handful of vehicles, including minitrucks, BMWs, a Lexus and a Chrysler SRT8, and every single one of them has been modified.

SP Rides: Vovo’s Hot Rod

January 9, 2015

Deanna Dela Pena Yee has been surrounded by some of the best custom vehicles ever made. Her father, Bena, was a well-known gear head who produced custom cars, and her husband, Alan, is also a noted custom fabricator.

SP Rides: Ralphie the Bustin’ Bronco

January 2, 2015

Esket Padeken enjoys unique vehicles. As a chef and business owner, his career has allowed him to partake in a wide selection of vehicles, including VWs, Toyotas, Chevys, Dodges and more.

SP Rides: An ‘Audi’ This World Red Rocket

December 19, 2014

If you’re looking for some festive cheer, try taking a ride in Carlos Saenz’s rocking sleigh of turbo goodness — a 2002 Audi TT that has been modified to extremes both visually and internally.

SP Rides: My Fairlady Z

December 12, 2014

While growing up in China, Changxin Zhang was literally worlds apart when it came to being an automotive enthusiast…it didn’t even register at the time.

SP Rides: Absolute Power

December 5, 2014

It’s not often you see a classic ride like this pushing major horsepower thanks to a modern engine swap.

SP Rides: She’s a Flawless Beauty

November 28, 2014

Car lover Brian Mikami is not a fan of the age of disposable products. He loves old stuff — things you fix when they break or modify when you want them to work better.