We almost cried when we took over the Readers' Rides gig as Carter left us with a big, heavy box of your rides to sort through. Unfortunately for us, most of those rides date back to 2000, and we'd rather not run any more photos of Accords with scissor doors and vinyl headlight covers if we don't have to.
We did manage to find some files with some more modern rides from this year, and we're more than proud to feature them here. But we need more photos, so we're asking each and every one of you to get your ass off the toilet, take a few snaps of your ride and send the pictures to us. Be aware that we need your pictures to be as clear and (in the case of digital photos) as large as possible. Don't send us a blurry photo of your car-especially if part of the car is unintentionally cropped out of the frame. Also be sure to shoot your car against an empty background; you don't want the kids at your school to think you've got shrubs growing out of your moonroof.
When you're convinced you've got that magic shot, send the pictures and all the important info to us. If you're living in the modern age, email the goods to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're still stuck in the era of combat kits and a chemical plant's worth of vinyl decals on your car, snail mail us at: Super Street, Attn: Readers' Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. As always, the best car wins some free stuff.
This month's winner is Robert Nolan, who wins a set of wheels from R-1 (www.r-1wheels.com).
Ride of the Month
Rocks a Dodge SRT-4
See it rolling in Colorado Springs, Co Peep the Hahn S20g turbo kit, Mopar Stg2 A'PEXi SAFC Neo, AEM Uego Wideband, Autometer gauges, Perrin SRI, Perrin Big Bore fuel rail, Walbro 255 fuel pump, Custom hardpipe with GReddy Type RS BOV, AGP Motor and Tranny mounts, Maxfastest Ported IM, TB and spacer. Hallman MBC, MPx FMIC, Mopar Short throw shifter with Buger bushings and Stage 3 coilovers, Clutch Master Stg3 clutch, ED 3" turbo back exhaust, and Motegi Traklites w/ BFG DRs.
Robert Says, "I haven't seen an SRT make Ride of the Month yet; I think mine is worthy. It made 320 hp on 16psi and pump gas with a Unique Solutions Dyno tune. Next I'm going to build the motor so I can up the boost and add nitrous. Also going to finish out the suspension. My goal is to hit 11s at altitude."
We say Seeing your car makes us wish we kept our own SRT-4 for just a bit longer.
Rocks a Honda Accord
See it rolling in Winterville, NC
Peep the Mugen Grill, Black Housing Headlights, '02 Honda Accord Engine Swap/JDM Accord Transmission, A'PEXi VTEC Controller, DC Header, Magnaflow Exhaust, K&N Intake, Tokico HP, Ground Control coilover, 18" Racing Hart C2 3 Piece wheels/Kumho AST 225/40/18 tires, Pioneer AVIC D1, Full Memphis Speaker Setup/Amp Setup,
Rj Says, "I'm finally through with the Accord; on to bigger and better things. I would like to thank my wife, Nikki, my family, my brother-in-law for getting me into wheels, Honda Society for showing the way and Mobile Millenia for sponsoring."
We Say If you're moving on from the Accord, do you mind hooking us up with the Type Cs?
Rocks a '97 Nissan 240SX
See it rolling in Midlothian, Va
Peep the S13 SR20DET, Spec II Clutch, Precision SC50 turbo, Megan Racing turbo manifold, Turbosmart Silver Street external waste gate, SARD 550cc injectors, GReddy E-manage Ultimate and downpipe, Turbo XS blow off Valve, A'PEXi Intake, Blitz cat-back exhaust, Arospeed 2" down springs, Tokico blue struts, OBX Rear lower tie bar, Eibach Front upper strut tower bar, Suspension Techniques sway bar kit, Nissan Motorsports OEM front lip spoiler, Bomex side skirts and flush mount wing, VeilSide rear add-on aprons
Justin says, "Just wanted to send in some pics of my ride and hope Carter doesnt rip me a new a-hole."
We say Carter's gone, so you're safe for now.
James Mulherin, JR
Rocks a '06 Subaru WRX Sti
See it rolling in Warner Robins, GA
Peep the HKS Carbon Ti Exhaust, AEM CAI, Turbosmart BOV, Hydra Nemesis ECU w/ Hydramist, Cusco 24mm Sway Bars, Megan Racing Full Coilovers, Sparco Torino seats, Pioneer Avic D3
James says, "You cannot survive in this business without help and good help is hard to find."
We say Good help is hard to find. All we have is Yamz, and he throws a bitch fit if we so much as ask him to look at one of our cars, let alone help us build one as nice as yours.
Rocks a '88 Mazda RX-7 FC3S
See it rolling in somewhere in the us
Peep the J-spec 91 motor, K&N Intake, SARD B.O.V. and F.P.R., Koyo Racing Radiator, Flex-A-Lite E-Fan, Knightsport FCD, Blitz SBC I-Color, ACT Stage 3 Clutch, FD3S Rims, GPS body kit, shaved moldings, door popper kit, RE-Amemiya Mirrors, Enfini J-Spec emblems, Pioneer AVIC-N1, Pioneer speakers, Auto Meter A/F and Temp Gauges, CF Mazda steering wheel, and GReddy Turbo Timer, Oil Catch can and E-Manage
simon says, "I am an active duty Marine currently stationed in Iraq and I figured it was time for me to put down my A4 and write a line or two. By the way, Melissa Reign looks excellent in those U.S. Marine cammies; I wouldn't mind taking orders from her!"
we say We wouldn't mind taking orders from Ms. Reign either. Unfortunately, she no longer returns our phone calls.
Rocks a '05 Mazda RX-8
See it rolling in Ware, Ma
Peep the AEM cold air intake, GReddy SP2 exhaust, air diversion panel, radiator cap, oil catch can, pulleys, front and rear strut tower bars, NRG voltage stabilizer, SEIBON TS2 carbon fiber hood, PIT carbon fiber spoiler, Enkei RSV 18" bronze rims with +40 offset, Kumho ECSTA tires, metallic window tint, MazdaSpeed reservoir cover, JDM corner lenses with hyper white bulbs.
Drew Says, "Thanks to my loving girlfriend Karen for tolerating my obsession, and my friends and family for their time to help me do the work."
We Say Our girlfriends don't tolerate our obsessions, but then again, our obsessions involve looking at pictures of scantily-clad ladies.