To many, the modern automobile is simply a mode of transportation — a way to get from point A to point B with little care for the significance of its ownership. For others though, it can symbolize emotions strong enough to encourage a passion and discipline to take a project to another level.
To say Charlie Molina became an automotive enthusiast at a young age is an understatement. After all, he already owned his first ride — a modified mini-truck — at just 14.
For more than 15 years, Sheldon Young poured thousands of dollars and hours into his vehicles. Then in 1998, he decided to take some time off to rest and recuperate from his exhaustive financial and time commitments.
Although he’s owned several modified rides, he’s always kept an eye out for a classic G-body to call his own. After returning from a deployment to Korea, this 1983 Buick Regal came up for sale on Craigslist. With cash in-hand, he made the deal immediately.
Since his first car, a 1985 Mustang GT, Joseph has owned a decent selection of vehicles, including more fox body Mustangs, a Celica-Supra and a Honda Integra.
Astin Aragaki has a thing for automobiles. At the young age of 24, he’s been the proud owner of a wealth of enthusiast vehicles ranging from Audis, Cressidas and Jettas, to a variety of Imprezas, a Mark III Supra and even a spritely Toyota Echo.
The Volkswagen Type 2 is one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world. Since its introduction in 1950, it has graced the pavement of roadways in practically every corner of the globe.
For the uninformed, the fourth generation Supra is considered an icon of import tuning. The car is known for its 2JZ-GTE engine, which is capable of near 600HP in stock form while extremely modified examples can run 1000+HP.
Kalai Frost has always enjoyed older cars. While hanging out at a high school friend’s house, he was first introduced to a variety of classic rides, but it wasn’t until years later that he was offered the opportunity to buy one.
Most of our first experiences with cars occur in our early years, sitting on Dad’s lap behind the steering wheel making beep-beep noises or riding along on those trips to the store.