SP Rides: Ride, Shelby, Ride

October 21, 2016

The Shelby GT350 stretches back some 50 years — to a time when Shelby American produced a model that was intended to hit the ground running. Since then, the brand has remained focused on being more than your average Mustang.

SP Rides: Dream Come True

October 14, 2016

Tattoo Rich is an automotive enthusiast who has spent the majority of his time behind the wheel of high-horsepower American muscle cars. In addition to driving Corvettes and Hellcats, he also dabbled in exotics such as the Lotus Evora and Ferrari 360 Spider F1.

SP Rides: Simply Stunning

October 7, 2016

The first generation Honda S2000 is known for being a snappy ride — as in, it will snap you right around if you aren’t careful. Dylan Watanabe learned this first hand when his AP1 spun out of control in rainy weather.

SP Rides: Sweet, Street Justice

September 30, 2016

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police, known to be one of the largest police forces in the world, are infamous for sporting a string of ubiquitous two-toned, black-and-white vehicles. They range from the pedestrian Toyota Crowns and white shirobai motorcycles to the tiny kei cars suitable for the tight streets of Japan’s capital.

SP Rides: ‘Doo’-ing It Anime Style

September 23, 2016

Robert Makoa Doo is a car enthusiast who has spent many nights drooling over automobiles rarely seen in this country. Whether through video games such as the “Need for Speed” series, or online photos of cars decked out in anime fashion, he has a passion for doing something a bit different with his rides.

SP Rides: The Beginning of Something Good

September 16, 2016

If there’s one way to describe Justin Nishimura’s 2013 Hyundai Genesis, it’s sensory overload. Visually and audibly, this car is candy to the eyes and music to the ears. The automobile is a three-year project that has been in a constant state of flux as Nishimura pursues perfection with his ride.

SP Rides: Pearls and Power

September 9, 2016

Without a doubt, JP Damo is a true Honda enthusiast. Since the age of 17, he has owned and modified 12 different Honda models, including Accords, Civics, CRXs and Integras. Now, he’s the proud owner of one of the ultimate two-seater sport coupes — a heavily modified 2006 Honda S2000.

SP Rides: Back in the Saddle Again

September 2, 2016

ow often does someone take what is essentially a brand new car and tear it down to its bare essentials as soon as it’s off the showroom floor? Not often, but that’s exactly what Andrew Baker has done with this monstrous 2015 Ford Mustang GT.

SP Rides: Rolling with Blue Beauty

August 26, 2016

Steve Domingo may be 32 years of age, but he’s already owned 17 cars, including several 240s and WRXs, a 300ZX, an Audi TT and a Ford Mustang. And as much as he’d ultimately love to add a GT-R to his collection, he’s quite content with his latest pride and joy — a 2005 Nissan 350Z.

SP Rides: Lucky to drive a Ferrari

August 19, 2016

If you have never heard the sound of a Ferrari F355 exhaust at a full clip, do me a favor and Google it. You will hear what many automotive enthusiasts consider one of the best sounding, pants-wetting, exhaust notes of all time.