SP Rides

SP Rides: Built For Attention

More than a year ago, the ride on this week’s StreetPulse was nothing but a bare-metal frame that was sitting on the side of Hannibal Puma Jr.’s house.  “Junior” as he’s affectionally known, is recognized for his love of lowriding and has been featured previously.

SP Rides: Just the Beginning

The Honda Civic Si — for a time, the Honda Civic was “the car” in the import industry. It practically led the charge during the early Fast and Furious days.

SP Rides: Rising Sun

Alfred Cancino was born in the Philippines, but he’s recently moved here in pursuit of a better life and more opportunities. More opportunity in the way of hard work and although his day job is working at the hospital, his passion lies in his homespun business, Enzo Autowrap, which began in the Philippines.

SP Rides: A Ride Revitalized

Ichido means ”once more” and it’s a commonly used phrase by Ivan Santos, who just so happens to teach tennis to young kids. He uses it because it sounds a bit different from the standard expression in English. It stands out, and therefore, the phrase means a bit more for his students. In a nutshell, that’s what this 2012 Mazda 3 is all about.

SP Rides: Going Wild

Ever since Adam Taylor was young, he’s had a penchant for automotive design.  As a kid in the 1990s, vehicles like the Viper concept inspired him to have a passion for creation. By his own hand primarily and not others — it’s never been about buying this and slapping that on. He likes to be unique in all he does.

SP Rides: Complete ‘Pandem’-onium

This incredible 2015 Lexus RC F was spotted zipping down the highway by yours truly. I almost sprained my neck as I lost it in traffic. As luck would have it, I was able to meet the owner, Chris Acosta, for an impromptu shoot of this bad boy.

SP Rides: The Mega-Godzilla

Since its introduction in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has continually redefined what it means to be a sports car. It’s one of the fastest production vehicles on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and is already a technological, high performance marvel — directly from the factory.

SP Rides: Blown Away

For my generation, one of the most prolific symbols of teenage adolescence was the exotic sports car poster.  It’s what kick-started the vehicular dreams and aspirations of many young men and women.

SP Rides: The Wicked White Husky

At 21 years old, Timothy Han Jr. hasn’t had the opportunity to own a great many cars. However, he’s had some fun rides such as an E30, a Scion TC and a base model Lancer. For the most part, all of the vehicles were only mildly modified and purchased for A to B transportation.

SP Rides: Mid-Engine Rocketship

Vlad G. has been an import enthusiast since college. Having owned both a Honda Prelude and an M3, he’s flirted between the basics to the luxury.  Even now, along with this gorgeous 1991 Toyota MR-2, he also owns a Honda NSX, so he’s no stranger to the import game.