SP Rides

SP Rides: The Birth of a Legend

BY MICHAEL KITCHENS Name: Dean Pang Occupation: CIO Hobbies: Cars Year/Make/Model: 1971 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R Color: Custom Blue Pearl Metallica  (Exterior), White with Chameleon Pearl (engine bay) Engine: L28 In-Line 6 Nissan Engine, Factory A/C, JDM – Triple Mikuni Carburetors, Fujitsubo’s Custom Headers and Exhaust System, Custom Neo Chrome-Titanium (Valve Cover, Heat Shield, Titanium […]

SP Rides: Not Your Daddy’s Pickup Truck

For decades, the Chevrolet C series line of trucks was known as GMC’s workhorse. Introduced in 1960, the series featured full-size RWD taskmasters that ranged in tonnage and were designed for different workloads.

SP Rides: It’s Automatic for this ‘Pnumatik’

The Porsche Panamera is somewhat of an oddity — a luxury four-door mixed with the heritage of Porsche’s sports car heritage. It’s not light by any means, tipping the scale at a robust 4,000 pounds, and is full of creature comforts, a stark contrast from the traditional territory that Porsche usually inhabits.

SP Rides: Slammed and Satisfied

Eric Lavoie has two passions in life: car tuning and basketball. So when he tells you that he expects to do big things with his 1997 Mazda Miata — his first true modified ride — he’s essentially making you a slam-dunk guarantee.

SP Rides: For the Love of Lowriding

Count Alton Shima among the fortunate to have checked off the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, a classic among lowrider fans, from his bucket list some time ago.

SP Rides: Satisfaction Guaranteed

Alex Ngyuen knows his rides. Since he was 18, Ngyuen has owned a limited selection of modified rides that includes a ’97 Honda Civic and the classic ’89 VW GTi. Over time, he’s garnered an appreciation for the VIP scene and traded it all in for this 2003 Lexus GS300.

SP Rides: Taking It To The Next Level

The Lexus IS F is a special breed of sports sedan, one that spearheaded Lexus’ push into the high-performance market alongside industry stalwarts such as AMG and BWM’s M division. Up until its release, Lexus was known more for a slightly more reserved luxury brand.

SP Rides: Addicted To The Build

At 34 years of age, Richard Goles has had a chance to enjoy several different genres of the automotive world. Like many, the first Fast & Furious movie introduced him to the world of modifying and has since provided him with years of enjoyment.

SP Rides: All I Want For Christmas Is A GTO

At first glance, you might think that Zachary White is simply a domestic car enthusiast, but his first ride was in fact the stalwart 1989 Nissan 240SX and his collection of automobiles has included a scrappy CRX, motorcycles and lowered trucks.

SP Rides: A Green Machine with Growl

Remy Fukumoto is what I would call a hardcore car enthusiast. First of all, she’s an avid SCCA autocrosser who competes regularly with other slalom fans. Second, she’s been getting her hands greasy with Hondas ever since her brother, Aaron, nabbed a Honda Civic (the first of many) for her.