The Volkswagen Type 2 is one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world. Since its introduction in 1950, it has graced the pavement of roadways in practically every corner of the globe.
For the uninformed, the fourth generation Supra is considered an icon of import tuning. The car is known for its 2JZ-GTE engine, which is capable of near 600HP in stock form while extremely modified examples can run 1000+HP.
Kalai Frost has always enjoyed older cars. While hanging out at a high school friend’s house, he was first introduced to a variety of classic rides, but it wasn’t until years later that he was offered the opportunity to buy one.
Most of our first experiences with cars occur in our early years, sitting on Dad’s lap behind the steering wheel making beep-beep noises or riding along on those trips to the store.
Born and raised on the North Shore, Clifford Casem spent 20 years as “the behind-the-scenes guy” when it came to cars. Everyone knows someone like that — the fella who made things happen but never had the opportunity to stand in the spotlight.
In 1997, Akoni Arnold acquired his driver’s license and commenced his first steps into being an automotive enthusiast. Granted, he didn’t start out top of the line, but his motto has always been to make “lemonade out of lemons”.
Clifford “Hi-ho” Silva has been in the mod game ever since he was a youngster toying around with modeling kits. He learned about the mod trade from his father and at age 15 obtained his first ride — a modified 1946 Ford Coupe with an Oldsmobile engine swap.
This gorgeous 1983 VW Rabbit GTI is the 12th VW for Castaneda, who at one time or another has owned MK1s, MK3s and MK4s, as well as Corrados and even a B5.5.
Kurt Kajioka follows the latter theme as he has owned only a few modified cars, but each has been done to his liking. His first ride was a 1978 VW Rabbit followed by a Mazda MX-6. In 2003, he acquired this 1999 Audi S4 and hasn’t looked back since.
Jason wasted no time in modifying the car. Before his second car payment, he had already spent more than $10,000 in modifications. In his first show with the car, he won first place for Best Lexus in 2007.