I AM ESSENTIAL: Alan Antolin's 2010 Nissan 370Z

I AM ESSENTIAL: Alan Antolin's 2010 Nissan 370Z

Photography by @ant0lin, @tokenmotive, @byteeg.


Alan Antolin believes in authenticity and quality. The passion he possess towards cars first started when he was a kid. "I was about 6 years old, playing video games such as Need For Speed Underground," he mentions, "and there was just something about these gas guzzling sports cars that sparked my interest." Since then, Antolin has worked his way up to where he is today - modifying a real car.

It was first started as buying a fun sports car as a daily at the age of 17 years old. Out of all the cars, Antolin picked the 2010 Nissan 370Z because it was the first car a person gets to drive in the game Need for Speed Undercover. "At first I had my mind set on keeping the car stock," he states, "then I started to attend my local car meets on Thursday nights." The meet was called "8626", and it's where he met people like Daniel Moreau and Terrence. Even though the majority of the cars in attendance were FR-S and BRZ, they influenced Antolin to modify the car.

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The 370Z went through its phases like real people do. "It had its awkward, kinda ugly stage in the beginning then it started going through puberty and growing up. "This is when I met Alvin at 316 Auto Salon," he states. "This stage of its life was pretty 'macho' in my opinion but there was definitely more room to grow," Antolin mentions. This lead to how his Z is looking today.

One person who really inspired Antolin to really go crazy on his car is Alvin Puertollano of 316 Auto Salon. "He showed me his history in the car industry," Antolin remembers, "he showed me his 2008 PASMAG feature, his car cameo in Tokyo Drift, CES display, and much more." Because of this, Antolin continuously strives to achieve some of these milestones that he was able to achieve. "Thank you Alvin for being friendly and welcoming me into your life and shop with open arms."

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During the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Antolin has been at work as a registered nurse or at home. "Sadly, no where else," he states. Even with the proper protective gear at work, he's in direct contact with the virus. "I’ve been distant from my family, friends, and even my significant other for the past 3 weeks," Antolin mentions. "It's all worth it for their safety."

"Please take this seriously even if you’re not in the at-risk age for death," Antolin expresses. "It's hard to contract the virus and be at the hospital because treatments are minimal (treating symptoms only) due to not having a direct cure." He encourages people to stay at home as much as possible and to only go to the hospital if you feel the worse you’ve ever felt. "Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds," he reminds us. "The better we follow the recommended guidelines the sooner we’ll be back to our Cars and Coffee meets, Boba (bubble tea) meets and car shows."

He patiently anticipates the day to back to his normal routine and being near to the ones that he loves.

Antolin thanks his parents and family for their support. "Without them and their support, I definitely wouldn't be here today," he states.

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ESSENTIALS

Owner: Alan Antolin
Location: Walnut, CA
Vehicle: 2010 Nissan 370Z
Horsepower: 300
Club: n/a

SOCIAL

Facebook: Alan Antolin
Instagram: @ant0lin

Photography by @ant0lin, @tokenmotive, @byteeg.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Takeda Stage 2 Cold Air Intakes
  • Password:JDM Carbon Fiber Cooling Plate
  • Password:JDM Carbon Fiber Engine Compartment Covers
  • Chrome Brace Bar

EXHAUST

  • AAM Short Tail

WHEELS & TIRES

  • SSR MS1 wheels - 19x10.5 (f), 19x12.5 (r)
  • Federal RSRR tires - 235/35R19 (f), 275/35R19 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Universal Air Air Suspension Bags
  • Air Lift Performance 3P Management
  • SPC Rear Camber Arms
  • SPC Rear Toe Bolts

EXTERIOR

  • Aimgain Front Bumper
  • Aimgain Type 2 Front Lip
  • Aimgain Canards
  • Aimgain Side Skirt Extension "Wide"
  • Aimgain Rear Bumper
  • Aimgain Front + Rear Wide Fenders
  • Battle Aero Ducktail Spoiler
  • VIS Racing AMS Hood
  • Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
  • Inozetek Super Gloss Miami Blue Wrap

LIGHTING

  • LitLightz 90MM Halos
  • LitLightz RGBW Light Tube
  • LitLightz Demon Eyes
  • Type S Auto Interior Lights

INTERIOR

  • Custom Status Racing Seats
  • Planted Seat Brackets
  • NRG Seat Rails
  • Carbon Fiber Gauge Covers
  • Carbon Fiber Tach Covers
  • Carbon Fiber Switch Covers
  • Custom Trunk Set Up w/ False Floor
  • Plexyglass Window
  • Hardline Set up

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Pioneer Head-Unit
  • Focal Speakers
  • Kenwood Amplifier

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Carbon Fiber Center Counsel
  • Subwoofers W/ Show Set Up
  • Half Cage
  • Paint

SPONSORS

  • 316 Auto Salon
  • Air Ride Equipment
  • VIS Racing
  • Rev Automotive
  • BYB Fabrications

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • 316 Auto Salon
  • Air Ride Equipment

PHOTO GALLERY

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