As a car enthusiast now in his thirties, I remember the release of the original Fast & Furious movie. It was the summer of 2001, and as a budding young 16-year-old, I was captivated by the wild-looking cars I saw on the screen. Candy-colored paint and graphics, eccentric body kits, nitrous purges, atmospheric waste gates… all of it was totally new to me. And there’s a reason the original F&F became known as “The Movie” in the tuner scene – almost instantly, this obscure culture was thrust into the daylight, and with it came both the good and the bad. This piece touches on some of the bad, namely aftermarket Altezza taillights.