SP Rides

SP Rides: Winning The Race Against Time

When you’re an auto enthusiast, your path can wander on your way toward automotive enlightenment. Over time, things change such as your tastes and views on specific looks and parts selection, as well as your finances.

SP Rides: A Stylin’ Speedzter

One thing that is great about being a tuner is taking a canvas and making it your own. Once a factory fresh car is in the hands of an enthusiast, all bets are off, and what was once a blue bomber, can now become a green machine. Case in point: Michael Tengasantos has taken his 2007 Nissan 350z and given it a facelift unlike any another Z on the island.

SP Rides: ‘Z’ for Zeal

Originally born and raised in the Philippines, Glefor John Lucelo now spends his time ripping it up in this Magma Red Nissan 370Z.

SP Rides: Peace Be The Journey

When Ray O. purchased his 4Runner in 2013, it wasn’t his first choice, but rather, his wife’s. Although the attraction wasn’t immediate, the vehicle grew on him as he began to spend time online on various forums — most specifically T4R.org — and realized the potential was literally limitless.

SP Rides: Integral Integra

Brandon Cadavona is what you call a “buy and sell” enthusiast. At only 23 years old, he’s bought and sold more cars than he can count. Since he was a kid, he was into Hondas and VIP (a style of modifying Japanese luxury cars).

SP Rides: A Dream Rider

Once known as the best-selling automobile in the U.S., the Chevrolet Impala has been a dominating force in the U.S. auto industry. Versatile in both form and function, they’ve been seen modified and representing the hot rod industry as well as the lowrider scene.

SP Rides: A Showstopper

When it comes to performance, the E90 BMW M3 is no slouch. Combine that performance with the 2008 model’s typically refined luxury experience, and Dayton now has the best of both worlds.

SP Rides: The ‘Black Mamba’

Aaron Thipphavong is a Miata enthusiast through and through. At only 23 years of age, his owned-vehicle list is short, but dedicated to the Miata heritage. Three years ago, Thipphavong was inspired by his friends, who all owned Miatas.

SP Rides: Blue Bombshell

The Mazda FD3S RX-7. A legendary vehicle from a time period where the big four of import domination also included the Toyota Supra, the Honda NSX, and the Skyline GT-R.

SP Rides: Stick To Your Own Path

This 2002 Subaru WRX, owned by Matthew Young, has been graphically overhauled in the Itasha- (decorating car exteriors with fictional anime — and the like — characters) style and the end result is an absolute visual feast for the eyes.