SP Rides

SP Rides: ‘ Rick and Morty’ Go Riding

Let’s just get this out of the way — you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics, most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. If you’re a Rick and Morty fan, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Now, get your backpack, get your stuff together and check out this incredible 2018 BMW S1000RR owned by Eric Hunt.

SP Rides: ‘Clown-n’ Around

Brandon Pascua has had his share of modded rides, and his introduction to the import scene was the venerable Honda Civic. He’s owned some well-modified Toyota Solaras and has even had the pleasure of owning a 3000GT VR4, which was a twin-turbo and part of the “big four” of the 1990s import scene.

SP Rides: The Asphalt Animal

The usual route most hot rod enthusiasts take is to turn perfectly good street cars into race cars. In Russell Odegaard’s case, however, he took a perfectly good race car and turned it into a street car — to be exact, a Don Davis Brogie Roadster, one of two known examples in the world.

SP Rides: ‘Cream’ of the Crop

Spike Hokoana was 12 years old when he picked up his first Volkswagen — a 1965 Beetle. Since then he’s owned an extreme amount of them. We’re talking from a 1959 Bug all the way up to a 1974 Karmann Ghia. He’s a fan, which may make you wonder why this week’s Street Pulse Ride is a 1936 Chevrolet 5-Window Coupe.

SP Rides: HI-Road to the HI-Boy

Richard Carvalho comes from a hot rod family.  His dad and four older brothers all loved modifying and tinkering with them.  Being the youngest, he didn’t come into his own until reaching the age of 14, where he started to learn and appreciate the intricacies of building cars. 

SP Rides: The Black Pearl

I’ve had the privilege of photographing a Type R before. They are amazing machines. Pure exhilaration is the best way to describe this high revving, naturally aspirated 1.8-liter wonder. The Type R was a legend in the 1990s. It’s even more so today in the world of electronic steering — the carnal nature of this feedback is a delight to the senses. This 2001 Acura Type R was Ernesto Baltazar Jr.’s holy grail.

SP Rides: Form Over Function

If there’s anything that I’ve learned since photographing vehicles of every make and model for the past eight years, it’s that people like what they like. Everyone has their own taste or style and what’s most important is being true to yourself.  This is quite possibly the most stanced car that’s ever been on the cover of Street Pulse. It’s wild. It’s different.

SP Rides: Dynamic Duo: The Blue Mango

In the last issue, we covered the first vehicle of the affectionately named “Dynamic Duo.” Now, let’s talk about the other which is this 1973 Toyota Corolla SR, also known as The Blue Mango. Built by master craftsman Robby Chipley and Billy Ogami, this incredible beauty is of the same ilk and breed, but is undoubtedly highly prized in a world full of mangos.”

SP Rides: Dynamic Duo: The Red Mango

The 1974 Corolla E20 (or the TE27 as it’s known in Japan) is affectionately known as a “mango” thanks to the shape of its rear end. Robby Chipley, also known as “The Frameman,” is a huge fan of them. So much so that he’s been featured in Street Pulse previously for his work.

SP Rides: Legendary Status

The Honda NSX is a marvel of engineering and a legend in its own right. It’s long considered Japan’s first supercar and originated during a time when the biggest names were Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.  The NSX was Japan’s first entry to the worldwide stage of exotic performance. Some would say it’s still yet to be matched for it’s sure brilliance.