Original Kings…

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I actually overslept for this but Sheepey was pretty persistent in getting me to wake up so after oversleeping 1 1/2 hours, I finally got my ass up to head down to the Source Interlink offices in El Segundo. Sheepey’s newly finished hatchback was getting shot inside their studio for Honda Tuning and it was a great opportunity to see how things work down there. The facility is amazing. Just the whole set-up and sheer amount of equipment was something to behold. The whole room was white and you couldn’t even walk in there without some booties over your shoes. That’s why in the group pic above none of the gentlemen are wearing shoes. There was another car that was apart of the shoot but they ran into some trouble heading down to Socal so it gave us some extra time to screw around and do whatever we wanted…

I can’t really show you the pics because obviously Rodrez was shooting the actual studio shots and those are going to print for HT. Give it a couple months and you will have to see this machine in all its glory. Trust me, it’s worth it. If you know Alex Soto and how he builds cars, then you will definitely be in for a treat when this issue comes out…

Here they are taking bumpers and hoods on and off for the appropriate shots…

Rodrez putting in work…

Then the other car showed up and they did their various tandom shots and what not. Again, make sure to cop the issue to see the final product…

After Sheepey’s portion of the shoot was done, we rolled it out and reassembled everything, took off the bumper and got it ready to go back on the trailer. By “we”, I mean I just stood around and watched…=P

It was actually pretty windy and his bumper almost got blown away. Luckily we got a hold of it before it hit the curb and got damaged…

Back on the trailer and ready to head back to Perris…

Overall it was a productive day. We even managed to find time inbetween to eat at Cozymel’s or something. Shit was the weakest mexican food I’ve ever eaten. Like Taco Bell on  a fancy plate with rice and beans…It was cool to experience the studio shoot. I learned a lot about what’s all involved and all the crazy equipment. It’s definitely different…

Make sure to keep an eye out on this issue of Honda Tuning. It’s gonna be a full issue dedicated to true race cars so all you old school drag racers and Honda heads will be happy. Sheepey’s Civic is back and better than ever. Man, it’s been awhile since anyone has seen it but now that it’s res-surfaced, it’s definitely gonna be a beast on the track. Can’t wait until it’s ready for battle…

I’m very happy with that group shot, it was totally random and ended up looking great. I was telling Big Mike that someday we’re gonna look back at pics like these and go; “man, you remember when this happened?”…we’ll have all kinds of cool stories to tell. Also very cool to have two of the most innovative minds in the Honda community together in one place. The amount of detail executed between these two guys is mind-blowing…truly “Original Kings”.

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15 thoughts

  1. fuckin sweeet. studio pics are siiick and i’m sure the issue is gonna dope. i can’t wait to grab one up @ the stands. sheepey shoulda put a chute. no sense in getting kicked off the track after one pass. but none the less, the attention to detail is awsome. one of the best looking drag cars out there!

  2. Awesome. I look forward to seeing this issue…but how old school are we going back? like 90s old school? The OG days of Team Rev Hard, Kosoku, R-Version, Red Line and Cyber?? Damn I feel old. =P

  3. when does that issue drop? definately gonna cop that.

    on a side note, can anyone tell me who makes and where i can find that dc duckbill that heymikeyyyy used to rock before?

  4. Awesome. I look forward to seeing this issue…but how old school are we going back? like 90s old school? The OG days of Team Rev Hard, Kosoku, R-Version, Red Line and Cyber?? Damn I feel old. =P

    by Vince April 30, 2010 at 8:14 am

    It won’t be based on anything old school, just feature cars that are purpose built track cars.

  5. Ok, this…

    “Also very cool to have two of the most innovative minds in the Honda community together in one place. The amount of detail executed between these two guys is mind-blowing…truly “Original Kings”.”

    … has to be one of the greatest compliments I have ever recieved, especially coming from Joey who is an accomplished Honda builder and enthusiast, and has been for many years. I am deeply honored Joey.

    THANK YOU.

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