SP Rides: Deep Blue Impact
One of the most amazing things about cars is their perpetual state of evolution. Whether it’s a new owner or the same, a ride may take on a new life and a whole new look at any time. Realistically, a vehicle may last forever as long as it’s taken care of and maintained. Owned by Kurt Kajioka, this 1999 Audi A4 is the perfect example.
SP Rides: The Ultimate Showstopper
There’s nothing subtle about this twin-turbo, banzai blue bomber. Owned by Brandon Haleamau, this incredible 2004 Nissan 350Z is an unstoppable force when it comes to the import enthusiast scene.
SP Rides: Audacious Attraction
Like a lot of car enthusiasts, Shane Placke started off with a basic, reliable Honda. It was your every day economical, point-A-to-B car that was super modifiable. He’s come a long way since then having made the slow switch to AWD rides such as the Subaru STi and the Golf R. As he became more accustomed to the higher end feel of European build quality, he opted for something a bit rarer and a little faster.
SP Rides: Doing It Right In White
Born and raised in Hilo, Ricky Jordan’s first taste of cars was a Honda CRX owned and driven hard by his father. With so much room to play, it was quite common to open up the taps everywhere they went. Unfortunately, the Honda was t-boned resulting in its sad demise. However, this left an impression upon Ricky who decided that one day, he’d build a car just like his father.
SP Rides: The Nightstalker
While sixteen, growing up in New Jersey, Ruben Torres led a truly fast and furious life.
SP Rides: Hyped On Speed
While moving back and forth from New Mexico to Hawaii, Anguiano transitioned to four wheels and stepped into an ’88 MR2. Over time, he’d learn his skills building and modifying three of these small, boxy yet nimble cars. So much so, his last version was sporting 640HP — which is a bit insane.
SP Rides: Just Cruising
Kalae Sylva is a classic import fanatic. He has owned many and has several in various states of repair and modification. The Datsun 510 holds a special place in Silva’s heart — to him, they’re so unique that there’s nothing else he’d rather cruise in.
SP Rides: Catching A Rare Roadster
The Honda NSX is the type of car that most import enthusiasts view as unobtanium. Known as one of the big ones from the trifecta of 90’s import legends (which include the Supra and RX-7), there’s many a man in their mid-thirties with model cars, posters and a serious want for what many view as the ultimate Japanese “exotic.”
SP Rides: A Classic For Christmas
We’re going to bring in the holidays with some style this week as we feature Dyrell Acosta’s 1973 Corolla Wagon that is decked out in Christmas gear with green bottles aplenty (chee-hoo), and classic OEM goodness wrapped up in bows and bells.
SP Rides: Out In Full Force
At twenty years of age, Justin Moosang hasn’t had a ton of rides. His previous ride was an Acura TSX which was more of a luxury ride than a straight performer. However, his father has been a huge Subaru fan for most of his life, having owned a 2006 STi since its initial release — so the roots grow strong.