Born and raised in Aiea, Allyza Calderon’s first introduction to cars was when she was around 15 — primarily through her Honda enthusiast friends known as The Runumhard Crew.
Brandon Pau has been an automobile lover since his days of driving around in a 1973 Toyota Celica, but family life — including raising three children — required him to put his love for cars in the trunk for a number of years.
The American version of the Toyota Starlet enjoyed a relatively short career on U.S. soil. Known as the KP61, the diminutive RWD hatchback graced our shores for a scant four years, even while commuters appreciated the automobile for its reliability and excellence in gas mileage.
The Toyota Prius is probably the most earth-friendly vehicle on roadways, thanks to its low-level, smog-forming emissions. But in the case of this 2010 Toyota Prius, the automobile was specifically built to hug the ground while maintaining its absolutely clean ways.
The Chevrolet Corvette is a living legend, one of America’s domestic stalwarts that dates all the way back to 1953 but still causes heartbeats to thump at a frenetic pace.
One of the ways car guys are made is when they receive their first car, which sometimes happens during high school. In Brian Infante’s case, his father, Alfred, gave him the family’s 1971 Dodge Dart while Infante was attending Hawaii Baptist Academy in the ’80s.
Rarely is the Lexus SC430 given any love here — which is exactly why Adrian Herrera chose this 2002 as the platform to roll with.
This 2003 Gunmetal Tiburon has been through quite a stormy existence, thanks to its involvement in three heavy accidents. But those mishaps have also molded this vehicle into one of the most heavily altered Hyundais on Oahu for owner Marcus Sakamoto, 27.
Mike Arellano has owned enough vehicles, including an ’87 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, to prove he’s a long-standing lowrider enthusiast. But Arellano also has a deep appreciation for custom bikes.
Growing up in Ewa, Greg Quizon always seemed to be surrounded by quality cars — dropped Hondas and polished VIPs, most notably — and the constant exposure helped create within him a passion for the modification scene.