SP Rides

SP Rides: Four Doors with the Works

Although this isn’t Jaxiel Batista’s first modded vehicle, it quite simply is the one with the works. Quite fitting considering this is a Subaru WRX STi, one of the most powerful four door vehicles on the market.

SP Rides: Nothing but Freedom

Originally from Jersey, Michael Horn fell in love with the Corvette after taking a cruise with his father at the young age of 4 in his baby blue 1963 split window. One ride is all it took and since then, the Vette has been the dream.  

SP Rides: Blue Brilliance

Originally from Shanghai, Liu Xiang was exposed to vehicles of a certain stature and level. The car scene is very popular and there’s a focus on luxury and exotics. Known as China’s commercial and financial center, per Xiang, most of his friends in his hometown were well off — driving Lamborghinis, Mercedes and BMW.

SP Rides: Wide is the Word

Jason Helm has been surrounded by and modifying cars since he was 16 in 1989. The beginning of the import craze was just about to begin. In the early days, it was all about the Honda Accords and Preludes that were beginning to set the scene on fire.

SP Rides: All The Right Angles

Back in the 1960s, as a child, Junior Alimoot would play football in the middle of the street in his neighborhood. On occasion, he’d egg on his neighbor to bring out his Ford Anglia and do some burnouts for him and his friends. 

SP Rides: Clean and Simple

Anthony Thipphavong is an import enthusiast. It just so happens he became a Nissan enthusiast by way of calamity. Thipphavong was once the proud owner of a limited-edition Mazda Miata that just so happened to float away one day.

SP Rides: Sweet European Style

Dominic Chiavacci has a true love for the European. The admiration was practically handed down to him by his genetics. His father enjoyed BMWs and his uncle owned an auto service shop dedicated to building Volkswagens.

SP Rides: Built For Show and Go

Mercedes-Benz AMG has a reputation for luxurious quality. The Bi-Turbo AMG C 63 is also known for its 469 horsepower, 180 mph fire-snorting performance.  Karriem Folger, however, wasn’t satisfied and wanted more for this 2019 model.

SP Rides: Up to the Lightning ‘Challenge’

This is probably one of the most photographed rides on Oahu right now. How could you even miss it? For Cars fans, this is the ultimate mod as it’s quite literally Lightning McQueen in physical form — straight out of a Pixar film.

SP Rides: The Fire-Breathing Dadvan

It’s not often that you see a fire-snorting, pavement melting 1,000-plus wheel horsepower (WHP) street car roaming the mean streets of Oahu. It’s even rarer when the ride in question happens to be a van.