Kong Meng Vang, who also went by Steve, was a simple Oklahoma automotive enthusiast and owner of Vang’s Dyno Performance in Tulsa. He clearly had quite an affinity for JDM cars, having a number of rare 1990s performance oriented imports. Following his arrest in 2018 for possession with intent to distribute 1500 pounds of hydroponically grown California ganja, however, that collection was seized by U.S. Marshals, and is now scheduled to be auctioned to the public starting tomorrow.
In addition to forfeiting his collection of cars, his business, and seven additional residential properties, Vang faces a potential sentence of 40 years in federal prison. Some weed is legal to sell in Oklahoma, but obviously trafficking across state lines and unlicensed is still a huge federal offense.
You can see all 29 automotive auction listings with photographs here. Obviously you’re going to have some of the standard drug runner fare, like an Escalade EXT, an inconspicuous 5-year-old Nissan Sentra, and a Kenworth dump truck. When drug kingpins get their big payday, they start buying up their dream cars, right? That must explain the Nissan Cefiro, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III, and a few Toyota Soarers.
I’m most intrigued by this 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R. That would be an R34. If you buy the car from the U.S. Government, does that mean it’s inherently legal to own and drive? Who wants to risk it? Here’s your chance.
Here’s a list of the interesting stuff. Check it out when you get a minute, and place a bid while you’re there.
2009 Nissan GT-R
1997 Lexus SC300
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5
1991 Acura NSX
1972 Datsun 240Z V8-swap “pro-street” drag racer
1997 Lexus SC400
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo
1993 Toyota Supra Turbo drag racer
2000 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
2000 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1999 Nissan Skyline GTR
2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen GSR
1996 Toyota Supra
1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type R
1996 Honda Integra Type R
1996 Mazda RX-7 Turbo
1990 Nissan Cefiro Turbo
1997 Toyota Soarer GT-T
1998 Toyota Celica GT-Four
1998 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo
2007 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe FLSTN
That’s a pretty impressive collection, and it’s likely it would have grown if Vang had been able to move that $5 million in marijuana he’d intended to. Instead, it seems likely he’ll be treated to three hots and a cot for the rest of his life. Here’s your opportunity to own a drug kingpin’s JDM car stash.
H/T: Tulsa World via Koishki