When asked if he considered himself the “Jerry Maguire” of action sports, Steven Astephen laughed. “It’s only a movie, silly.” Astephen might be modest about his similarities to the “show me the money” guy Tom Cruise portrayed in the 1996 drama about a sports agent that branched off by himself with only one talent, but his beginnings reads something similar.
Living life to the fullest is Vida Guerra’s mantra. And why shouldn’t it be? Her first name does mean “life” in Spanish. But this model, actress and soon to be singer doesn’t just want to go down in history for having a generous backside; she wants to be known for her generous efforts towards humanity.
Since its inception in 1996, Lexani Wheel Corporation (Corona, California) has been known for developing and marketing bold and technologically innovative luxury alloy wheels. While he’s quick to point out that he didn’t do it alone, the success of Lexani is primarily the due to the imagination and drive of 42-year-old company founder Frank Hodges.
The sun beats down and glares against the surface of freshly polished cars as pro surfer Matt Keenan stands in front of his mom’s house in a remote part of New Jersey. He seems unaffected by the heat or mosquitoes. Maybe it’s because he’s too excited about his 2002 BMW 745i that’s fresh out of the shop with a new set of Asanti AF132 22x9.5-inch front and 22x11-inch rear wheels with Pirelli PZero Nero 265/30R22 front and 305/25R22 rear tires.
Kim Kardashian is not your average trust-fund kid from Beverly Hills, California. Just because she is the second-eldest daughter of the late O.J. Simpson attorney, Robert Kardashian, and a step-daughter of 1976 Olympic Games decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, doesn’t mean all she does with her days is sit around the pool and go shopping. Okay, maybe she shops, but only because it’s her job. Yes, I said job.
Forever linked to his legendary father in more than name, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has nonetheless carved out a name and persona of his own that has transcended the NASCAR circuit and is even felt in the inner city, where it is not uncommon to see a few tributes to his Budweiser No. 8 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport.
After the successful debut of Garson/D.A.D’s crystal-encrusted Mercedes-Benz SL 600 at last year’s SEMA show, DUB made the trek to Osaka, Japan to get the behind-the-scenes look at the man behind the crystals, Daisuke Kuwayama, one of the pioneers of crystal-decorated auto parts, and find out more about his “bling’d-out” masterpiece.