j’s racing part II.

More of J’s Racing… a customer’s FN2

Yet another J’s widebody S2000… this time in monte carlo blue I think? All I know is I love this colour. This and laguna blue pearl.

Their FD2 was outside as well. Did I mention how much I love J’s bumpers?

Walking inside the garage area, a Mugen FN2 they are working on. The rims don’t do it for me, but the rest of the car’s cool.

You like J’s widebody S2000’s?
Well, here’s ANOTHER one for you. Though this time, it’s their actual track/time attack car. With carbon fiber doors, trunk, plexiglass (?) windows…

AND… the greatest thing I saw at J’s… probably my favourite car out of all the ones in the shops I visited this year. Mugen RR.

Pretty much stripped when I went.

Engine was pretty much stock RR when I went, though Kazuo-san did mention they are waiting on Toda ITB’s and some other things. Apparently they’re aiming for 350hp when they’re done with it. Can’t wait to see more of it when they’re finished.

Speaking of Kazuo-san, some shots of his personal EP3.

And one more of Ryoma…

j’s racing part I.

Took a side trip to Kyoto and Osaka for a few days, and HAD to visit J’s Racing – definitely was looking forward to going there. They’re located in the suburbs of Osaka, actually about halfway in between Osaka and Kyoto, in Ibaraki.

Upon arriving there, this GE Fit was parked out front with the J’s front bumper. Absolutely love the J’s bumpers, wish they came out with something for the GD Fit. :\

It also had Mugen ventilated window visors as well as a J’s exhuast. Not so sure about the Type R badge… maybe it’s swapped? Who knows…

Right in front of the shop, was their demo widebody S2000 on CE28’s. The one that was at Tokyo Auto Salon earlier in January this year.

J’s Racing 6 pot BBK, iirc, they’re made by Endless.

GT wings galore.

The J’s widebody is pretty damn wide…you can also see the owner of the J’s Racing Fits (GD and GE) in the background… forget his name at the moment though, and also Ryoma, the friendly, but very lazy J’s Racing dog. I believe the FD2 in the background is a customer’s car getting ready to leave.

The yellow S2000 beside this one was also a widebody, on SSR Type C RS.

J’s Racing’s demo GE Fit was also there. Unfortunately, their GD was not, and according to Kazuo Miki, one of the two staff who can speak English at J’s Racing, the GD is in pieces and is in storage.

feel’s.

Feel’s is a little farther from the Type One / Seeker cluster, but still very doable on foot. Didn’t take too many shots again, I wasn’t able to go into their garage, and the worst of it all, all the stuff I wanted to buy there was out of stock. :\

Feel’s rear diffuser on the FD2. UGHHH.

Wish I could’ve gotten closer to check it out. But this is the limits of my zoom.

Feel’s also has their own CRZ as well. Nothing’s been started on it though. Definitely interested in seeing what Feel’s will do to it.

seeker.

Seeker is pretty close to Type One, just another 5 minute walk down the same street as Spoon and Type One. Didn’t end up with too many shots here.

S2000 headers

FD2 headers

Love the fenders on this Type R. So buff.

Their CRZ on TE37 G2’s

type one part II.

Right outside and around the corner of Type One’s garage entrance is a Spoon FN2, parked seriously close to the wall. I’m not so sure about the lower lips and mirrors being painted silver but I guess it kinda goes with the spaceship vibe this car gives off.

Mix and match of RE30’s and Prodrive GC-10’s. Wonder why they did that.

Looking pretty slammed there.

Headed upstairs to Type One’s showroom and was greeted with something unexpected.

Mint looking Lotus Elan (?) I think? Wow was that thing clean.

Needs a drop. Badly.

Some cars are being worked on upstairs as well. Again, like Studie and ASM, remarkably clean work areas. Amazes me every time.

And you can see Gary in the back there. More on him later.

A 5zigen NSX was there too. Not sure if it’s for display or if it’s going to be worked on, but regardless, NSX’s are always a welcome sight to see.

The infamous EK hanging off the rack… wonder if this thing ever gets moved. I recall seeing it in pretty much all of the Spoon/Type One visits by others.

TSX with Advan RZ’s and NSX calipers:

Love the Mugen exhaust for TSX/Accord Euro R.

More about Gary now… when I walked upstairs, I got to speak with one of the staff there and ended saying that I’m from Canada and such. He signals to the guy in the previous picture and says he’s from Canada as well. Well, small world I thought. Might as well say hi and see how’d he land a job at Spoon. His name’s Gary btw. Ends up he’s from Toronto as well, in fact, only a short-ish drive away from where I live. Crazy. He’s been working there for a couple years and has met several others from Toronto as well, that end up visiting Spoon/Type One. So if you’re ever at Type One and communicating with the Japanese staff in English isn’t working out, look for Gary.