backyard special.

Gonna stop the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 posts for a bit to look at some other shops I went to.
Backyard Special is located near Nagoya, and wasn’t too hard to get to thankfully. Nestled in a residential neighbourhood, it’s a fairly large building shared with another store (non-automotive I think…), and there, BYS has a small showroom and garage.

First up, we have BYS’ CR-Z sitting on WedsSport SA-60M’s. The rear wing on it is kinda weird, but I’m digging the exhaust.

An EK9 Civic Type R – it’s for sale by the way…

Honda Beat on Mugen CF-48. Another EK9 was getting worked on in their garage.

A slightly crazier Honda Beat on WedsSport TC-08’s:

Finally, the FD2 Civic Type R. BYS ditched the stock CTR wing and opted for a subtle lip spoiler. I’m liking it a lot. Definitely a far cry from most shops that leave the stock wing on or put on a GT wing. Look like it’d be a great street cruiser that doesn’t draw too much attention (minus the stickers and time attacks)

There wasn’t much room inside their shop, but it’s packed full of their goods, as well as some parts from other companies like Mugen.

They also managed to cram a *MINT* Honda S600 in there.

Concluding the morning’s visit was a brief drive back to the station, courtesy of Mr. Suzuki, in the BYS CR-Z. Visiting BYS was definitely a great way to start the day in Nagoya. 🙂

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 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.