A Man with a Vision: Carlos Molina

A Man with a Vision: Carlos Molina

By Nicole James

Photos Provided by Carlos Molina

As children, we have all at one time wanted to be a race car driver, but how many of us dreamed of making the cars we now drool over as adults? Carlos Molina is the founder of Projekt Cars. Projekt Cars is a marketing company which helps other companies gain exposure for their products. Projekt Cars has a lot of diversity in project vehicles they build which range from BMWs to Jeeps and Tundras, and have built over 100 vehicles for SEMA booths.

370z_SEMA 2013

“As early as pre-school I exhibited an affinity for automobiles and automotive design.” Molina Said. “It was then that I explained to my parents my desire to become a scientist so I could [...]


By Nicole James

Photos By Fink Style

With the holidays officially over, we can finally get back to regular life and think about our goals for the New Year. I have decided I am going to get a new car for a daily, turn Marilyn into the ultimate track beast, and finish the show car so it can actually go to shows. For those of you who don’t know, I call my 05 Mustang Marilyn, and I also have a 1965 Mustang I am currently restoring, which will be…. Wait for it…. The show car!

1489263_717866538231808_1584219005_n       As an early start to accomplish my goals, I decided to put on the new rotors and pads I got for Marilyn as a birthday gift. The install was relatively easy, and they look amazing. After I drove around the block a [...]

The Perfect Gift

By Nicole James


With the holidays approaching quickly, I have yet to start shopping for all the important people in my life. I keep asking myself, what should I get them? Something thoughtful and something they will definitely use… but what is the perfect gift?

The answer is simple… This year everyone is getting some awesome JDM Fresh squash. Whether you have already completed all your holiday shopping or haven’t yet started, JDM Fresh squash is the perfect gift because any of the scents are amazing, it’s easy to wrap, and the packs are easy to leave in your car, room, or office for delicious smells.

Everyone will love that you got them something that will give them countless compliments. Earlier this year, my friend Chris tagged along to Hot Import Nights as part of [...]

The King Z?

By Nicole James

Photos taken by the owner, Mick Australian Harris

This car has appeared on countless threads, posts, pages, and forms; and is what many consider to be the ‘King Z.’ This Z has risen above the rest and caught our attention with its impressive list of modifications and awards. Mick Australian Harris is the proud owner of this gorgeous 2003 Nissan 350Z.


Harris began his build with the simple intention of just replacing the wheels, but this quickly escalated into much more than a simple change in the appearance. Harris told CSJ he picked the Z because he loved the car when it first came out in 2003.  This Z is garage built and includes the following modifications:

Cars, Bikes, and Planes OH MY!

By Nicole James

Photos by Hans Marquez

This December as we are all wishing for a white winter, one guy stands above the rest with a unique set of toys. Meet Ryan Barstad, also known as the White Knight. Barstad owns a 2006 Ford Mustang GT, a 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000, and a variety of air planes.


“It was a nickname given to me by my friends years ago in the biker community because I always wore white and black gear, my bike was always white and black, and I was always the good guy who would stand up for others,” Ryan Barstad said. He now identifies with this nickname still with his bike, but has included the theme in his mustang and air planes. CSJ was fortunate enough to [...]

Rest in Peace Paul Walker and Roger Rodas

By Nicole James


It rocked the Arizona car community when the news of Paul Walkers death along with his friend Roger Rodas had spread. Paul Walker was best known for his role in the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie series. The movies had a huge impact on creating and uniting small car communitiess all across the globe and making the lifestyle well known while contributing to what it is today.

There will be a Paul Walker memorial this Sunday, December 8th in LA. Sources say some of the cars Walker used in the Fast and Furious movies will be at the memorial service with an estimated 5000 people in attendance. Many Arizona car enthusiast will be going as a group on Saturday meeting at Westgate [...]

Back to top