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.
Bill Akiona knows what it’s like to chase after something of value. He pursued this 1979 Buick Regal T-Top for about two years while it switched hands between several other people, biding his time. Finally, when he had the opportunity to purchase it, he jumped at the opportunity.
Back in the early 2000s, members of Ford’s Specialty Vehicle Team got together and really did a number on what originally started out as a standard Mustang. In creating the Terminator, the team unleashed one of the most powerful factory-produced cars on roadways while adding a few simple mods to a machine that already possessed a hand-built factory 32-valve DOHC, a 4.6-liter V8 engine with forged Zolner pistons, and Manley H-beam connecting rods.
Known as “The Huntress” in racing circles, Holly Almeida has been behind the wheel of cars since she was about 9 years old. Her father, Chuck, used to let her drive his 4-speed jeep on his hunting trips, but was surprised to learn from a friend at the time that she was also taking the jeep out on runs along a beach.
When classic automobiles are restored, the enthusiasts behind the build often have to make a decision: Do they go modern, monster-mod crazy with the look? Or, do they keep it clean and classy with the original equipment?
In Bobby Kaawaloa’s case, the Vietnam veteran spent years performing combat assaults as an AH-1 Cobra pilot — the kind that ultimately got him shot out of the sky three times. Fortunately, he would survive each near-disaster.
We’ve covered a ton of hachiroku’s in Street Pulse. They’re considered by many to be the definitive, affordable sports car and are part of import royalty. Yet, we’ve usually only covered those that promote the drift scene…primarily because that’s always been a large focus for the car.
Mike Benigno used to play a little game called Gran Turismo in the ’90s and has remained a fan of the legendary Skyline over the years. He also owned a Lexus RC F briefly following an impulse buy, but it didn’t take long for Benigno to realize that he needed a car with more power — and in steps Godzilla.
Christian Joaquin first became a car enthusiast in high school, keeping close tabs of the import scene while working to modify his own ’91 Honda Accord. This way of life continued for several years until he bought this 2005 Honda RSX and, in an unusual turn of events, simply quit following the import scene. His reasons?
Last year, StreetPulse featured a Lamborghini purchased by Choo family members Steve, Charlene and Puna — a smoking-hot exotic they planned on showcasing at the StreetPulse Hottest Rides competition.