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.
The most eye-catching modification on Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s sleek 2007 Buick Lucerne is the luxurious suede interior, all juiced up with purple suede inserts and headliner, setting off custom headrests emblazoned with the skull-and-crossbones logo of Purple Ribbon Records.
With a gorgeous smile and a down-to-earth charm that matches her sweet, yet sexy voice, Liz Hernandez has graced TV, magazine covers, billboards and even her own calendar. However, “Luscious” Liz (her radio name) is best known for being the co-host on Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106’s (KPWR, 105.9 FM) morning show, “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.”