Exclusive Content…Unpublished Photos of Cody Chan’s Miata from Super Street Oct. ’11…

I really wanted to post these up awhile back after the October issue of Super Street dropped but I’ve had so much other stuff to post up lately that I didn’t want this to get lost in the mix. One of the reasons why I wanted to get this up sooner was because I was really happy with these photos, and also because the owner, Cody Chan, has been asking to see the rest of the photos. We took a lot of photos that day and I told him early on that there would be a lot that wouldn’t be used when it was published. He understood and I told him that after the issue drops, I’ll get the unused ones up for him to see. He doesn’t follow this site at all but I’ve known Cody for quite some time now. We used to have a similar group of mutual friends but Cody was much younger than so we didn’t really hang out that much…

One day, while I was looking through some event coverage at some random event, I spotted this Miata and I really liked it. I don’t really see Miatas that often because the community seems to be relatively reserved and tight, meaning that they don’t really mix with other crowds. I loved the way this particular Miata looked because of it’s raw aggression. It’s a Miata and they get a bad wrap, but this one just looked fucking beefy, you know? You’ll see in the pics that follow if you didn’t catch the story in Super Street. The car has it’s flaws but one of the reasons why this car works well as a total package is because it’s raw and rough around the edges. Cody takes it to the canyons and beats the shit out of it and the aesthetics and functionality of the car work very well together. When I saw this car earlier in the year, I had no idea it was Cody’s because I haven’t seen him in such a long time and didn’t know that his car had seen such a drastic transformation. I’ll be perfectly honest, when I first met Cody, I wasn’t a big fan of his Miata…he was young and was still trying to figure out what direction he wanted to go with the car so there were just a lot of different things going on with the car that just didn’t work together. He’s grown up along with his car and it’s good to see that he’s finally gotten the grasp of what he likes. After I saw the photo online of this Miata, I knew that I wanted to do a story on it for one of the magazines, whether it be for Super Street or Import Tuner. I hit up Cody after I found out it was his and left the decision up to him as to which magazine he wanted to be in, because they were both interested in doing something on the car. He ended up going with Super Street and I’m happy to say that I got to shoot it and do the story on it because this is one of my favorite personal shoots that I’ve done since I started shooting. Ironically, my top personal favorite car that I’ve shot was Ka Wong’s orange AE86 Corolla, and he too was on Volk TE37Vs….Maybe I’m just a huge fan of the wheels and the cars they go on, who knows…haha…This shoot also marks the first time I’ve ever shot out in the canyons. I don’t know my way around those parts but Cody was pretty familiar so he navigated us to the appropriate areas to shoot. I wanted to shoot in the canyons and not a more public place like downtown L.A. because it fits the theme of the vehicle better. Anyways, it’s a very unique car and I’m glad to bring these photos to you guys today. There are little details that I think are easily overlooked in print, so you get to see them today…

For the full specs on the car and the original story that I’ve done on Cody Chan’s Miata, please click here to go directly to the Super Street Magazine online article… 

Basically all the shots that you are seeing today were unpublished and not used in the Super Street story, so go to the link above to see the original images that were used. The ones that are repeated are just a couple of the interior shots that are hard to see on the SS online page because they don’t resize correctly and come out really small when you click on them. I’ve also attached two 1080P-sized desktop images for you guys, if you want to switch up your desktop…Enjoy, and thanks to Cody Chan and Super Street magazine for making all this possible…

Links to larger versions of each photo are provided under each image like usual…

OH, AND PLEASE DON’T BE A LOWLIFE PIECE OF SHIT AND STEAL MY CONTENT AND POST THEM AS YOUR OWN…

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A couple of bonus desktop images for you guys…

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Thanks for looking….

9 thoughts

  1. I remember in the feature, he had a sticker that said, “I done told you once, you son of a bitch, I’m the best there’s ever been.”

    Does anybody know where I could find that? I’ve looked everywhere.

  2. LOL @ OH, AND PLEASE DON’T BE A LOWLIFE PIECE OF SHIT AND STEAL MY CONTENT AND POST THEM AS YOUR OWN…

    love the shots and the article sir! as a s2k owner, i appreciate miatas and mx-5’s (shhhhhh don’t tell anyone :))

    hey joe, would you come out to hawaii next year and cover my asm build? 😛

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  5. What is the rear wing, I Really like it and want to buy one but cant find it anywhere. Or what is codys contact info so I could ask him.

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