Super Street Network

 |   |  Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

Over the Course of Ten Years, We've Had Our Fair Share of Funny, Weird and Off-the-Wall Moments. Here Are Some of Our Favorites.

Super Street Staff
Nov 30, 2006
130_0610_124_z+acura_integra+wheels Photo 1/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

March '00

A first for any import title, we created a totally user-interactive wheel guide that allowed you to place an Integra cut-out over wheel selections so one could get a rough idea of how dope or wack it would look on your ride.



130_0610_116_z+honda_civic_si+front_left_view Photo 2/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

May '00

Honda gives out four Civic Si's to four competing magazine titles to see who can build the fastest, best looking car with the best handling. Not to brag, but which magazine do you think won?





130_0610_117_z+nissan_240sx+right_front_view Photo 3/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

June '00

Rikdaddy's 240SX takes the cover as we highlight drifting for the first time. Naturally we managed to mess that one up, too.





130_0610_132_z+toyota_corolla+left_front_view Photo 4/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

July '00

Get schooled from the originators of the import scene: a retrospective piece on the early 80's car clubs from So Cal.





130_0610_133_z+mazda_rx7+left_front_view Photo 5/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

December '00

Yamz' first magazine worthy ride, a jet black Mazda RX-7 FC3S.






130_0610_140_z+honda_civic_coupe+ Photo 6/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

March '01

Now the non-endemic companies are starting to take us seriously: Hot Wheels produces a 1:24 scale version of your real life project Civic coupe.




130_0610_141_z+toyota_altezza+front_view Photo 7/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

April '01

This Track Attack Altezza from HKS is the king of time attack racing in Japan. It's so fast, it was outcasted by many other tuners, probably because they couldn't build anything to beat it.




130_0610_150_z+honda_civic_hatchback+left_front_view Photo 8/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

June '01

JUN Auto Mechanic built two Civic hatchbacks for us to give away: one for drag; one for Solo racing.






130_0610_159_z+spring_break_tuner_bash+import_models Photo 9/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

Spring Break Tuner Bash kicks off to much success, but that's probably because we paid $30K for Oakenfold to show up for an hour set.






130_0610_134_z+tod_kaneko+ Photo 10/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

August '01

Out first old school feature was on the godfather of rotary science, Tod Kaneko, seen here doing his best Zoolander impersonation.





130_0610_168_z+the_fast_and_the_furious+jordana_brewster Photo 11/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

October '01

You know you've done your job right when an actress mentions on national television just how weird your questions were during the press junket. Of course, this was the first Fast and Furious, so we had to do it.



130_0610_151_z+nissan_skyline_gtr+front_view Photo 12/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

March '02

What would you do if you won the lottery? MotoRex showed us one way we could dispose of the cash real quick: buy a Skyline GT-R.





130_0610_161_z+silvia_s15+left_front_view Photo 13/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

December '02

We've been ahead of the curve on many instances, so it was no surprise that nobody noticed NOB Taniguchi's S15 as our cover car. World exclusive didn't mean jack!





130_0610_169_z+honda_civic_si+side_view Photo 14/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

We took over the Civic Si challenge by giving the EP hatchback to four major tuning companies instead of competing against magazine editorial staffs. This way you got to see the cars in real action instead of us winning all the time.





130_0610_152_z+d1_grand_prix+ Photo 15/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

December '03

One of the best events in recent years was the arrival of D1GP on a US track. Packed stands and Japan's top drifters-pure bliss for all the kids who go sideways.




130_0610_156_z+spring_break_tuner_bash+david_ortiz Photo 16/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

July '04

To really change things up, we thought we'd bring one lucky reader to our Spring Break Tuner Bash as a guest editor. We found David Ortiz and eventually brought him on-board as a full-time staffer. Mysteriously he disappeared off the face of the earth, never to be seen again. Dah-veed, where the hell are you?


130_0610_162_z+super_street+roel Photo 17/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

September '04

Super Street, after years of dated layouts, goes for the extreme makeover with mixed results. That's probably because Roel shamelessly took one for the team by dressing in drag.




130_0610_153_z+acura_nsx+right_front_view Photo 18/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

October '04

Radio Shack unveils the XMODS line of r/c cars at its retail outlets and in turn, we build a real-life replica of their NSX, which was given away at the NOPI Nationals.





130_0610_163_z+mitsubishi_lancer_evolution+left_front_view Photo 19/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

March '05

Our second Time Attack attracted double the amount of racers to try to beat Signal Auto's first lap record. Tarzan took it with the Cyber Evo, driving several cars in other classes to the top spot.




130_0610_170_z+gt_live+acura_nsx Photo 20/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

April '05

Combine all the elements of the import scene-drift, show, Super GT racing-and what you get is GT Live, the biggest motorsports extravaganza the West Coast has ever seen.




130_0610_174_z+toyota_supra+hulk_hogan Photo 21/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

December '05

Whoa, brother the Hulkster and son, Nick, allow us inside their Floridian castle to photograph their Supras.





130_0610_182_z+acura_rsx+right_front_view Photo 22/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

March '05

Acura issues a RSX Challenge and once again we're at war with our competitors. We may not have won the overall battle, but we looked damn good doing it.




130_0610_176_z+pinks_tv_show+import_model Photo 23/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

June '06

Put up or shut up-that's the premise behind the television show Pinks on the Speed Channel, where two teams are placed heads-up on a drag strip for all the bragging rights and the loser's car.





130_0610_183_z+nissan_silvia+nob_taniguchi Photo 24/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

July '06

Two Silvias and a 180SX- you could say that NOB Taniguchi has a thing for Nissan's famous S-chassis.





130_0610_177_z+axe_ad+import_models Photo 25/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

September '06

Gather the industry's hottest models, the fastest drivers and self-made celebrities (that's us) and you have the makings for one hot ad-you betta Axe somebody




130_0610_190_z+super_street+logo Photo 26/26   |   Super Street Tenth Anniversary - From '96 To Infinity (or at least until 2006)

Feb.- Oct. '06

And finally, there's no better way for us to say how much we love ourselves (other than touching ourselves) and the people who've helped make Super Street a success more than the Top 10s we've compiled throughout this whole year.



By Super Street Staff
149 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The one car that caught our attention the moment we stepped into VIP Fest 12 and not only held it, but had us coming back for another visit (or three) as the day continued
RodrezNov 9, 2018
Sam always thought MX-5s were cool cars but he never thought he'd ever own one until he spent a few days behind the wheel of an 2019 MX-5
Sam DuNov 7, 2018
Earlier this year, Subaru announced the WRX STI would get a 5-horsepower boost for 2019. No, it wasn’t much, but at least the STI would no longer be outgunned by the turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang. Subaru’s latest special edition STI, however, comes with a much less underwhelming boost in power. It’s called the WRX STI TC 380, and
Collin WoodardNov 6, 2018
Evasive Motorsports' S2K sat front and center in the Mackin Ind. booth during SEMA week doing exactly what it was supposed to do: wowing show goers while pulling them in for a closer look at all that Mackin has to offer
RodrezNov 6, 2018
We're proud of Ryan Hoegner for actualizing a pretty cool car guy fantasy—namely getting his 1982 911 SC, featured Eibach Springs' SEMA booth
Bob HernandezNov 5, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP