Hot & Cold- Ray’s MX-5 ND

Ray has been through several great builds over the years, but the latest is an MX5 ND.  I’ve been wanting to take a few snaps since he picked up his TE’s, so we met up this weekend for some quick shots. See below and click on the  photo for a higher res version. 


Love the Garage Vary Type 3 front lip and side skirts. 


Just an artsy shot of the newly released Bride A.I.R. bucket seat with Teamtech 5-Point Racing Harness.


The car sits nicely with my all time favorite wheels-Volk TE37’s (16×8 +25) on Stance Super Sport Coilovers with ASC Air Cup Kit. Check out a video of it in action here.


The Integral Kobe Carbon Fiber rear duckbill spoiler gives the car a nice balance and stays true to the lines of the car.

Full Mid List:

  • Garage Vary Type 3 Front lip
  • Garage Vary Side skirts
  • Fujitsubo Quad tip Exhaust system with Rear Diffuser
  • Integral Kobe Carbon Fiber rear duckbill spoiler
  • Custom powder coated White Pearl finished Cusco 4 Point half Cage
  • New released Bride A.I.R. bucket seat
  • Teamtech 5-Point Racing Harness
  • Personal Nardi Neo Grinta 330mm Steering Wheel with WORK Bell quick release
  • Tommy Kaira Hebi Shift Knob
  • Greddy Informeter Touch gauge
  • Zeromotive Red Checkered floor mats
  • Stance Super Sport Coilover with ASC Air Cup Kit
  • Volk Racing TE37 16×8 +25
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE71R tires 205/50R16
  • Full Cusco chassis underbrace kit, Cusco front strut bar, Cusco front and rear sway bar
  • Garage Star door bushings
  • Koyorad Radiator
  • Odula Blue Radiator hose kit
  • Mishimoto Wiper fluid aluminum tank
  • Mazdaspeed side reflectors
  • ZOOM convex gold side mirrors
  • Guardian Design Carbon Fiber side mirror cover and shifter dash cover

Automass Returns!

We are excited to work with Gridlife/TF-Works/ & Club FR to bring back Automass! This is going to be a two day event.  Registration is now open! If you are registering for the car show, please note that the car show is only on day 2.   Head over to auto-mass.com for more details.   (CLICK on the image below for a higher res image):

 

Our Hakosuka in Super Street (April, 2017)

Honored to have our Hakosuka featured in the April 2017 Super Street Magazine. After SEMA, the car was shipped over to JDM Legends (JDML) in Utah. I want to thank Eric from JDML for arranging to have the car shot by Jordan Pay. Also special thanks to Thomas Van Rooij for the post production assist on the first shot posted below. For those who missed the issue, here are some of the shots!  Click on each photo for the higher resolution photo.

New JDMCHICAGO Hoodies

Our latest unisex hoodie is quite possibly one of the nicest we have put out.  Material is 65/35 cotton/poly fleece and these are true to size.  Custom details include a printed tag in the inside of the hoodie and hand sewn label with the jdmchicago logo.  Click here to access the JDMC store.

2

4

6

7

8

SEMA 2016- The Conclusion

SEMA is a wrap and I’m exhausted! I tried to get to the show early every morning to avoid the major crowds.  That’s the main reason why my shots don’t have too many people in the background of the photos. I want to thank my friend Ilia from IND for getting me in touch with Eneos. It was a tremendous honor and privilege to have my Hakosuka in their booth.  Having the opportunity to meet and talk to other enthusiasts across the country was also one of the highlights of this trip. My general thoughts of the show? Overall, it was a good event but it didn’t seem there were too many major import builds that caught my eye.  Secondly, the wide body trend is alive and well. I remember when seeing a Liberty Walk car was rare. That is NOT the case anymore….     Anyways, below are my last batch of pics.

CLICK on the photo for the high res version.

ENEOS Booth SEMA 2016

My Hakosuka at the Eneos booth. After SEMA, it’s heading over to JDM Legends for some changes…. stay tuned.

SEMA 2016

SEMA 2016

2JZGTE swapped 260z Gnose built by Dominic Le. This was definitely one of my highlights from the show.

SEMA 2016

Their were a significant amount of GTR’s at SEMA, but this one was the best in my opinion.  Well executed GTR by Fury Automotive/Bulletproof. This is running the Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic Kit. 

SEMA 2016

SEMA 2016

SEMA 2016

The OS Giken booth was ironically right next to the Eneos booth. It was cool to see my street hako next to this fully built race car by Z Car Garage.  The L28 with OS Giken TC24 head isn’t something you see everyday.

SEMA 2016

Another shot of my Hako in the Eneos booth.

img_8218

It was an honor to have Masahiro Sudo and Shunsuke Matsutani from Number 7 GTR Race Team (Japan) to visit the Eneos Booth. Their GTR’s are two of the best I’ve ever seen- style/performance go hand in hand with them.

SEMA 2016

Very cool twin turbo 1966 Chevrolet C10 by Classic Car Studio from St. Louis.

SEMA 2016

SEMA 2016

SEMA 2016

This  1972 Datsun 510 not only caught my eye, but had an interesting motor swap- Mazda 13B Rotary with Weber 48mm carbs.  The copper plated 15″ BBS RS’ was also a nice touch.

SEMA 2016

This was one of the most interesting Porsche builds at SEMA.  If you’re a fan of the air-cooled slant nose look, this car is for you. The 997 features the “old and new” kit. 

SEMA 2016

SEMA 2016

Kuhl Racing brought their infamous engraved GTR with an STi friend. 

SEMA 2016

Blood Type Racing from Chicago brought this EVO to support the Enkei booth.

SEMA 2016

Last but not least, Liberty Walk shipped their Gnose s30 to SEMA. Very cool to finally see this in person.