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Primadonna

18 Oct

I remember when I first learned about these cars, back in the early 90’s. I had acquired my first Z car, a ’79 ZX (which I still have!) and like most cars I have owned, I instantly became passionate about it. Learning the lineage of a car is part of the joy for me. I immersed myself in all things Z, and would spend countless hours at the library at college going through microfiche scans of old Road and Track, Car and Driver, etc

Anyway, I remember Mike, my Z mentor, telling me about the Primadonna Z cars, and sharing some info he knew. Now that I am older, and can really appreciate what goes into building the car of your dreams, I have even more respect for what these cars brought to the table. They were the vision of Jack Atkinson, a car nut who did all the work himself, outside his apartment, in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

This has been blogged about before, and you can read more about it here

What it makes me think of, is what cars will we remember 15 or 20 years from now? With the explosion of the online communities, we now learn about cars from all corners of the globe. I wonder what cars we’ll talk about over beers in 2020.

No Title Needed

18 Oct

Just 2 sweet cars in the paddock. Both cars are sponsored by Benelop, a large real estate management and development firm in Japan. I’ve got more pics of the NSX, which I believe is prepped by Taitec, but haven’t located any other details on the Z yet, except it’s wearing an NKB/Seiken widebody kit. This was taken back in ’07.

Clean Si(r)

18 Oct

Phuong contacted us last month with a big parts list of goodies he wanted for his newly acquired Si sedan – here are the results. A nicely done street car. Makes me want an Si sedan to play with!

GT Spec Fall BBQ 10-17-2009

18 Oct

Pics courtesy of k20z1 – nice pics! The weather was more mid December than mid October…cold, and cloudy. But it was a fun time, and a nice turnout. Tony, those burgers were sweet – luck was with him too as he won a bunch of the raffle stuff. One guy went home with a Carbonetics LSD. Not bad for a $10 ticket! I even managed to win a raffle (yes, I paid for a ticket!) – Work lugs 😉 Which they are now packaging with a sweet Work Plate too – great for shows, etc. I of course forgot my camera! There were a bunch of RX7’s too that hopefully I can find some pics of. Not too often you see FD’s that actually run here on the east coast, and some of the ones here were making BIG power! There was also a nice older 911 that hopefully I can find a pic of…it sounded good too when it pulled away.