It’s like it’s 2007 all over again. According to the fine folks over at Street FX Motorsport & Graphics on their video posted earlier this week (Nov, 7, 2017) they ran into one Nick Hogan at a California tuner’s shop as he finished up some odds and ends on his old Jade Green MKIV Toyota Supra. It was one of the most surreal encounters ever as towards the end of the video some truck turns up for no particular reason and proceeds to rip a mean one. We’ll let you take a look at the video for yourself below. It’s a blast from the past!
According to Nick Hogan, this particular Supra was put into storage more than 10 years ago. Unfortunately for him, a bunch of car thieves stripped parts off of it but left just enough for Nick to pick up where he left off. This Supra gained notoriety on the internet, in my opinion, mostly for videos of his father, Hulk Hogan, driving it. According to some OG import tuners, this Supra used to make its rounds on the Supra forums.
When he popped the hood of his Supra for Street FX, it’s obviously been cleaned up a bit, but everything looks period correct, including a honking giant Turbonetics turbo that was good enough for 900 HP. Nick says he only wants to keep his Supra around 600 HP, but that’s hard to believe given his history and love for all things high-horsepower.
I just want to make not so much of a track car but I want to take it to the track and make a mid-range monster. I just want to start and have a little bit of fun. Oh, it’s only got 24,000 miles on the odometer.
If you’re like me and needed a refresher course on who Nick Hogan is and why everyone seemingly has something bad to say about him, the fine folks at Jalopnik seem to have the history of his antics down.
Basically, back in 2007 Nick was arrested and sentenced to eight months in prison for street racing a Dodge Viper in his yellow Toyota Supra (not to be confused with this green one.) Nick Hogan lost control and wrapped his Supra around a tree. Alcohol was found in his system. Nick’s friend, John Graziano, became paralyzed partly for not wearing his seatbelt. Hogan’s family was criticized for using this fact to chastise John and his predicament. Nick served 166 days before being released.
I’m going to give Nick the benefit of the doubt and hope that he’s learned his lesson to keep his shenanigans off the streets. We’ll have to wait and see if he really keeps things on the track.