Last year, StreetPulse featured a Lamborghini purchased by Choo family members Steve, Charlene and Puna — a smoking-hot exotic they planned on showcasing at the StreetPulse Hottest Rides competition.
Eddie Sabado is like most enthusiasts — he didn’t start off with the car of his dreams. In fact, he began with something a little less “wow” and a bit more pedestrian. Case in point, his first automobile was a ’92 Ford Escort.
A decade ago, Andy Oshiro entered the import scene with the help of his cousin, Scott Oshiro. Back then, the two would hang out every Tuesday evening at Waialae Bowl and admire Scott’s modified 240SX.
Kyle Bello may only be 19, but his youth hasn’t prevented him from being quite the dedicated car enthusiast. In high school, he began his car collection with a well-loved 1996 Honda Prelude before progressing to a 1999 Lexus GS400.
Ask Delbert “Del” Sumailo what he loves about life and he’ll immediately mention family and travel. But he’ll also tell you about his other passion — cars — and you can almost hear the sound of engines echoing in the chambers of his heart, and see an itch for all things automotive developing under his skin.
When it comes to being an enthusiast, Wallace insisted that he absolutely needed the freedom that Jeeps are known for.
Clayton “Creed” Fernandez has quite a bit of history with this 1941 Willys Coupe — thanks to the powerful impression the Renegade II made on him so many years ago.
Troy Keene was born to ride motorcycles. He was raised in a North Carolina family who loved them…his uncles and his father all drag raced them while he was a kid.
Preston Ader likes to stand out from the pack. Raised with a natural affinity for all things automotive, he grew up at Hawaii Raceway Park watching his father race VW bugs and eventually gravitated towards the drifting scene. He owned one of the rare Nissan 240SX convertibles and was already into making statements.
Bill Salvador remembers his first ride — a 1939 Mercury that he raced at Kahuku on a regular basis before he took on the legendary Shirley Shahan in her Drag-On Lady drag racer at Hawaii Raceway Park. He’s burned rubber elsewhere, even Sandy Beach.