SP Rides: Sweet European Style
Dominic Chiavacci has a true love for the European. The admiration was practically handed down to him by his genetics. His father enjoyed BMWs and his uncle owned an auto service shop dedicated to building Volkswagens.
SP Rides: Built For Show and Go
Mercedes-Benz AMG has a reputation for luxurious quality. The Bi-Turbo AMG C 63 is also known for its 469 horsepower, 180 mph fire-snorting performance. Karriem Folger, however, wasn’t satisfied and wanted more for this 2019 model.
SP Rides: Up to the Lightning ‘Challenge’
This is probably one of the most photographed rides on Oahu right now. How could you even miss it? For Cars fans, this is the ultimate mod as it’s quite literally Lightning McQueen in physical form — straight out of a Pixar film.
SP Rides: The Fire-Breathing Dadvan
It’s not often that you see a fire-snorting, pavement melting 1,000-plus wheel horsepower (WHP) street car roaming the mean streets of Oahu. It’s even rarer when the ride in question happens to be a van.
SP Rides: Delicious Venom
Jared Wilkin’s first car happened to be a modified 350z, but that’s no longer his ride of choice. Upon being deployed to Germany, the Z was forced to stay behind, necessitating a change of pace for him while on-station.
SP Rides: Looking ‘presidential’
Ryan Pasion has been on the scene for a while. He’s done everything from drag racing to VIP when it comes to his rides. In fact, most would probably expect him to build a Honda to tear up the track. With no track currently, however — what do you do? You enjoy everything in the lap of luxury. And that’s what Pasion is rolling with — straight luxury.
SP Rides: In His Element
Not every vehicle is a show queen. Sometimes, what you’re looking for is a daily driver — a commuter that’s comfortable that not only looks nice but also gets the job done. This modified 2006 Honda Element hit the spot for Bobby Valera.
SP Rides: The Green Goblin
No Sometimes things happen — that end up making things worse, but for the better. Ryan Kanuch, owner of this 2008 BMW 135i, fell into being a euro enthusiast after purchasing a used Audi. He needed new motor mounts but as a new private in the U.S. Army he couldn’t afford to pay anyone to do the job. After lacing up his boots, and diving in, Kanuch just did it himself.
SP Rides: King of the Ranch
No matter what you’re driving, you’d be amazed at what you can do to modify it to your own personal taste. Take this Ford F-150 King Ranch, owned by Wilbur DeShields II. Although this is his first truck, it’s incredible what he’s done with it.
SP Rides: Just a Little Bit Different
Masa Cabalar has been tinkering with cars since he was 14 and his first car was a 1974 Toyota Celica. Bugs, mini-trucks and 4-by-4s were soon to follow. However, at this point in his life, he’s always wanted a V8. One that has air conditioning, one that you can drive every day without fixing it, and one that his wife, Nadine, could enjoy as well.