SP Rides: Chopper Mike Goes For It

July 11, 2014

At age 17, he took over the family backyard business of custom chopper fabrication after his father passed away, building a solid reputation as a custom bike builder and motorcycle enthusiast.

SP Rides: The Secret Sauce

July 4, 2014

To say Irene Ramiro likes cars would be an understatement. More accurately, she loves them because they are in her blood, in her DNA.

SP Rides: This Beauty Wears Red

June 27, 2014

The De Tomaso Pantera is what dreams are made of — an Italian sports car built with a Ford mid-mounted engine, and sporting a price tag ($10,000 in 1971) that once seemed ridiculous for what many would consider an exotic.

SP Rides: A Blast from the Past

June 20, 2014

For Crisdean Mac Coinnigh, there’s never been a shortage of enthusiasm for the early ’80s Volkswagen. This particular era of VWs has always appealed to him, in part because of his European lineage, but also because other family members kept gravitating toward anything “Das Auto” throughout his formative years.

SP Rides: The Family Guy

June 13, 2014

Chad Ries is no stranger to automobiles. His first car was a 1962 Impala, and that beauty was followed by an ’81 hot rod Monte Carlo and multiple low riders.

SP Rides: Welcome to the Creepshow

June 6, 2014

As a kid, I grew up watching re-runs of The Munsters like many other kids, and I can honestly say that it was my introduction to the traditional “rat rod” build with the fantastic Munster coach.

SP Rides: A Slice of Lime-Green Goodness

May 30, 2014

Low rider enthusiast Ronny Bosque has been getting low with his cars for years, an impressive assemblage of modified vehicles made up of slammed mini-trucks, dropped Impalas and low-ridden wagons.

SP Rides: Where Purple Love Reigns

May 23, 2014

Cars have always been a big part of Erika Almodova’s world. They were with her as a youngster when she would spend weekends with family members at Hawaii Raceway Park, and have continued with her into adulthood, as evidenced by her and fiancé Sean Perriera’s collaborative efforts in turning this 1993 Lexus GS300 into a ride worthy of envy.

SP Rides: A Jaw-Dropping Dream Jeep Come True

May 16, 2014

Victor Mercado used to attend car shows and marvel at the rides being presented. He had never owned a fully modified vehicle, but the desire for a hot rod was constantly there. And then one day while fishing, Victor caught a glimpse of another type of automobile that simply blew him away. Surprisingly, it was a jeep.

SP Rides: The Strike Fighter

May 9, 2014

Jon Jon Macapagal has been into imports since well before The Fast and the Furious movies brought new life to the scene, and has used this time as a learning process to establish goals for his 2010 Hyundai Genesis Track model.