SP Rides

SP Rides: Youthful Enthusiasm

It’s incredible that the 1990s-era Honda Civic is still making enthusiasts out of our youth. It makes total sense. It’s incredibly affordable, has probably one of the largest aftermarkets out there, and the parts are easily interchangeable between models.

SP Rides: A Real Work of Art

When you build a car, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to go. This 1992 Ford Mustang Notchback has something of an identity crisis.

SP Rides: The ‘Wow’ Factor

Amber Edgeson is an automotive enthusiast who likes both domestics and imports. She grew up on American muscle and her first car was a 1964 Mustang.

SP Rides: Get Ready To Rumble

The second generation Chevrolet Camaro is an absolutely classic car. Compared to other generations, it stands out, thanks to its super memorable bodylines and aggressive stance.  Adrian Mansaw owns this stunning 1973 example, which has been reworked from the ground up to become something well beyond its original equipment.

SP Rides: Superbly Sporty Subaru

The FRS/BRZ are popular cars. The chassis is one of the best for modification and quite affordable. Street Pulse has had plenty of examples its cover.  So the question is — how do you stand out? Aquilla Kai Haavisto seems to have the answer.

SP Rides: Mad for Mazda

The Mazdaspeed3 is quite a car. It’s won numerous awards including appearances on Car and Driver’s 10 Best list for 2007, 2008 and 2010, and has competed against the best in the hot hatch category. The chassis is well-balanced, the engine is one of the best ever designed, it’s affordable and yet sporty.

SP Rides: Something Special

Efren Guitang Jr.’s current obsession is with the now obviously rebranded Toyota 86, formerly known as the Scion FR-S. The origins of the car were a return to form for Toyota to the affordable, lightweight, front-engine, rear wheel drive platform that harkened back to the days of the 1986 Toyota Corolla.

SP Rides: Just The Right Fit

Fresh outta high school, Shayne Javier’s first ride was an automatic 2008 Honda Civic LX. Although it wasn’t much performance wise, it happened to be a gift from his parents, so who was he to complain?  He worked with what he could as far as the appearance was concerned. However, soon, he began to hit the modification wall.

SP Rides: Driven to Succeed

As I pulled up to his shop, Nestor Canada was obviously busy getting down and dirty with one of his customer’s vehicles.

SP Rides: All Business

Born in Hawaii, raised in the Philippines, Arvic Navarro is back and he means business. Since 2014, he’s been living the entrepreneurial dream. Young and unassuming, his ride matches his style — a cool exterior with a bit of the unexpected underneath. This 2017 Subaru BRZ is function over form.