SP Rides

SP Rides: When Opposites Attract

The Integra Type R is considered by many to be the greatest front-wheel-drive automobile ever. Produced in a limited-production run of fewer than 4,000 units (1997-2001) for the U.S. domestic market, the Acura-badged ITR is truly a legendary import icon. Featuring VTEC and an 8,500 rpm limit, this is the ultimate screaming joy ride.

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.