A visit to Church…

Damn, I had one of those 24-hour cold/flu things and I just barely woke up from sleeping like 10-plus hours. I guess it’s the result of me not really sleeping the last week or so and barely slipping in 1-2 hours per night of shut-eye. My body just said “fuck you” and threw a hailstorm of snot at me and messed my whole night up. I woke up refreshed today so I’m good to go but damn, it was kinda rough…

So anyways, I cruised down to Wilmington yesterday afternoon to go meet up with Rodrez at Church Automotive. If you guys aren’t familiar with Church, it’s one of the main spots in Socal where guys get their cars tuned. Church has a crew of guys down there that do really good and have always been known for helping cars run to their full potential. Rodrez was down there because he had to do a write-up on the Evasive Motorsports Civic Si. Mike, the owner, had just recently got some new work done to the motor and Doug from Hondata was there to help him tune the car to see how much power he made. That has absolutely nothing to do with me but I had to meet up with Rodrez because we were dropping the Honda Tuning Magazine CR-Z SEMA project off at the transporters for it’s ride to Las Vegas and I also had to bring Rodrez the stickers for the car…

This is the Evasive Motorsports Civic. It looks plain on the outside minus the JDM CTR conversion but it competes regularly in time attack competition under the Street Class category. Mike says that he wants to keep the outside relatively stock because he wants to keep that street-trim sort of look. The car makes some pretty good power though and he’s got some bigger plans for it so by next year it should be a completely different animal…

Mike, Rodrez, and Doug from Hondata going over some numbers…

The Civic on the Dynapack with Mike in the background covering his ears…

Here’s a shot of it after we stickered up the rear window a bit. We aren’t really that big of a fan of putting huge stickers on but this is a SEMA car after all, and Rodrez and HT mag have to show their support for the companies that helped him get this project completed in the 2 short weeks in which he had the car…

We went out to lunch for a little bit at Subway and then we came back to finish up our work. Mike took the Civic out for a drive to make sure everything was okay before heading back to Evasive…

After that we went down to Signal Hill to drop the car off at the transporters…

Rodrez putting on the final touches and applying the HKS sticker above the exhaust. We left after that and they loaded up the car for Vegas…

That’s all for today. I got some work to catch up on before I head out to Las Vegas next week for SEMA. Make sure to come back for that because I should have a gang of shit to post. Plus I will also be giving you guys a first look at the Bisimoto CR-Z. Bisi was kind enough to give me the first shot at taking pictures of the CR-Z but we’re contractually obligated to withhold it from the public until the week of SEMA. Trust me, this car is going to blow you minds…stay tuned!…

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