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SP Rides: ‘Doo’-ing It Anime Style

September 23, 2016

Robert Makoa Doo is a car enthusiast who has spent many nights drooling over automobiles rarely seen in this country. Whether through video games such as the “Need for Speed” series, or online photos of cars decked out in anime fashion, he has a passion for doing something a bit different with his rides.

SP Rides: The Beginning of Something Good

September 16, 2016

If there’s one way to describe Justin Nishimura’s 2013 Hyundai Genesis, it’s sensory overload. Visually and audibly, this car is candy to the eyes and music to the ears. The automobile is a three-year project that has been in a constant state of flux as Nishimura pursues perfection with his ride.

SP Rides: Pearls and Power

September 9, 2016

Without a doubt, JP Damo is a true Honda enthusiast. Since the age of 17, he has owned and modified 12 different Honda models, including Accords, Civics, CRXs and Integras. Now, he’s the proud owner of one of the ultimate two-seater sport coupes — a heavily modified 2006 Honda S2000.

SP Rides: Back in the Saddle Again

September 2, 2016

ow often does someone take what is essentially a brand new car and tear it down to its bare essentials as soon as it’s off the showroom floor? Not often, but that’s exactly what Andrew Baker has done with this monstrous 2015 Ford Mustang GT.

SP Rides: Rolling with Blue Beauty

August 26, 2016

Steve Domingo may be 32 years of age, but he’s already owned 17 cars, including several 240s and WRXs, a 300ZX, an Audi TT and a Ford Mustang. And as much as he’d ultimately love to add a GT-R to his collection, he’s quite content with his latest pride and joy — a 2005 Nissan 350Z.

SP Rides: Lucky to drive a Ferrari

August 19, 2016

If you have never heard the sound of a Ferrari F355 exhaust at a full clip, do me a favor and Google it. You will hear what many automotive enthusiasts consider one of the best sounding, pants-wetting, exhaust notes of all time.

SP Rides: Rolling with the ‘Snot Rocket’

August 12, 2016

Even at an early age, Aaron Stuart was eagerly soaking up others’ knowledge and enthusiasm for the automobile. His father, in fact, was the one who introduced him to the concept of sanding and allowed him to practice that skill on a 1936 Pontiac.

SP Rides: Low-riding the Hot Rod

August 5, 2016

Marty Sarabano started building vehicles from a very young age. In fact, his first taste of a custom build occurred during his early teen years and came courtesy of a cherry low-rider bike. By age 16, he left his home in northern California and moved to Hawaii, where he became engrossed in the local VW scene while continuing to enhance his modification skills.

SP Rides: ‘Diamond in the Rough’

July 29, 2016

The Monte Carlo has a long history in the domestic scene. The model has been in Chevrolet’s catalog since 1970 and attracted quite a following — with enthusiasts ranging from domestic muscle lovers to dedicated low-rider fans such as Jay Viloria.

SP Rides: Building on Brotherly Love

July 22, 2016

Jarryd Ercanbrack may hail from a family of automotive enthusiasts, but his interest in trucks — and specifically, this week’s featured ride, a 1993 Nissan Hardbody — comes directly from his late brother Jayden, whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident three years ago.