Shahar Algazy puts it this way: if you have a dream and you're dedicated to it, there's no limit to what you can do.
He is correct, and it is fitting that he appears in this YouTube video, courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum, to talk about his own American dream.
In that dream Shahar Algazy wanted to move to the US to buy a Dodge Viper, so he did and got one on the first day, but then another idea came to him as an epiphany: to build a collection of Fast and Furious cars.
The iconic Fast and Furious movie inspired many people to tune in, race and build and Shahar Algazy is no exception; Thanks to his work as a construction project manager, he has the resources that have allowed him to assemble some of the movie franchise's biggest sports car icons, here's how it happened.
The Fast & Furious Car Collection: Years in the Making
Paul Walker's green Mitsubishi Eclipse was the first car Shahar Algazy built the cars are all replicas so the car fan JDM had to purchase the basic vehicles and customize them to the specifications of the cars in the movie.
This presents challenges as many of the under-the-skin parts, as well as the aesthetic parts, are now discontinued or difficult to find; he says this process of sourcing parts and making connections is the best part of the whole venture. He mentions that you can meet people, discover stories about cars and parts, and learn interesting and obscure information that way.
The next car was a purple Mitsubishi Eclipse about 3 years ago and since then he has continued to recreate more FATF cars, which he says are mainly intended for concerts and gatherings for fans to enjoy.
Building a Fast and Furious car from scratch
Sometimes it goes like this: Black Honda Civic was bought online, immaculate, 100,000 miles 3 years ago with movie wheels, the only thing it didn't have was the body kit it now has installed.
The iconic pink Honda S2000 Fast and Furious is also in his collection, which was also built twice with the contribution of the
.Fans of the film franchise featuring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker recognize the orange Toyota Supra, which is one of the most popular and well-known cars, which looks stunning and perfect.
So many cars have appeared in the franchise, but for fans who want to assemble a complete collection of the most famous vehicles from the first film, there are 7 Fast & Furious cars to collect. These include Vin Diesel's Dodge Charger and Honda Civic, Paul Walker's Toyota Supra and Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mazda RX-7, Volkswagen Jetta and Nissan 240SX.