Spoon trio…

I got alot of stuff going on this weekend so I’ll leave you with this sick ass picture of some Spoon vehicles. I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Spoon just because I know of their history and how they came to fruition. I’m not exactly of fan of their business ethics but that has no bearing on how I feel about this picture. They have some really impressive cars and anything Spoon-related when it comes to S2000 always gets a thumbs-up from me. I’ve never seen their FD2 with that particular aero kit on it and it looks really aggressive and functional. The pic itself is cool cuz you don’t really see cars posing in some foggy ass park often. And when you do it would probably look like horse crap. I say horse crap because they’re in a field and during the daytime maybe they do have some horses there occassionally and they will take dumps on the grass. I’m just saying. The pic is a little eerie at the same time. Anytime I see Japanese and foggy fields I expect something horrendous to come out of a well or creepy children with white faces and black rings around their eyes. Scary.

3 thoughts

  1. Here’s a bit of it…from tnd2gen.com awhile back….

    “Spoon (Saji):
    Fuck Spoon! Ok, I got that out of the way…

    Here’s what I found out about Spoon while working for Honda. After my meeting with Kozhu San from Feel’s, I found out the history behind Spoon and their famous president. Ichijima San got hired as an apprentice at Feel’s when he was younger, with hopes of being a driver. After having worked there long enough and after learning all of Kozhu’s secrets, he skipped out because Kozhu wouldn’t let him be a primary driver in the super taiku series (he wasn’t fast enough!). So Ichishima San started he’s own company Spoon, using all of Feel’s network and trade skills, and with a bit of luck and a flashy yellow/blue paint scheme, managed to overthrow Feel’s, with better marketing and overseas support.

    In Japan, this is common knowledge, so Spoon was marketed outside Japan to take advantage of their less than noble reputation at home. Similar to many other tuners they presented well designed Honda cars and had a victorious run in Motorsports, and with a financially stable team, they had a successful record to help drive their product brand.

    The first time I went to Spoon, I was wearing normal street clothes and wondered into the shop of off Kampachi Dori. I talked with some of the guys for a bit while they were working on a S2000 Taiku car. Ichishima walks in and I say hello, and he tells me to leave and not bother the workers…ok! fair enough. The second time I was there, I just happened to be driving by in the company FIT wearing my Honda whites. Same thing, I went in talking to some of the staff, but this time Ichishima treated me completely different. He was very curious about the white boy at Honda and what I was doing there. He invited me into his office, asked me to drive the Spoon FIT over to Type1 to see the progress of the new shop.
    Never being a Spoon fan in the first place, I left thinking, what a 2 faced…

    To put this in perspective, every other shop I visited (Spirits, Feel’s, Mugen, Fujistubo…) was great and I was treated professionally and courteously every time. But I left Spoon thinking this guy will treat people differently if he thinks he can capitalize from it.

    Take from this what you want. This is my experience and Im just trying to shed some light on a topic which has been overlooked in North America.”

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