Evasive Motorsports Open House Coverage…

Many of you probably don’t know this, but I am pretty awful at returning emails…haha. Sad but totally true. I’m sure some of you are the same way but you’ll go into your inbox, read some emails and then tell yourself that you will respond later and just never get around to it. Often times you just forget, it happens…I am that way but I wasn’t always like that. I remember back in the days when email was an entirely new thing and it was exciting to get email, even times when most of it was just bullshit spam. This was a LONG time ago so it seems, but yeah, I remember back in the days when there was no such thing as “electronic mail”. It was the coolest thing to read emails and communicate with people because I had a pager and every time somebody paged me, I didn’t know who it was and I had no change to call them back on a pay phone. Anyways, before I go too far off on a tangent…I am pretty bad about emails. I’ve been trying a lot harder lately to respond right away to people though but since the site has grown so much, I’ve had to create a separate email address from my personal one just so I could filter out the many emails I get from the site from my regular life email. My mom will even tell you that I suck at returning emails. Sometimes she’ll email me and then have to call me days later and ask me why I don’t respond, haha. I fucking suck…

The whole point of talking about this is that about three weeks ago, I got an email from Evasive Motorsports. Okay, not terribly exciting but not only do I not typically get email from Evasive, it was an Evite. I hadn’t received an Evite for anything since somebody invited me to something that I didn’t want to go to so I decided to take a look at it. If it was from Evasive, it was probably for something important and/or cool so I opened it up. I had totally forgotten that Evasive Motorsports had moved to a new facility not too long ago and the Evite turned out to be an invitation to an open house. Most of you probably didn’t know about it because it was an invite-only type of event. It wasn’t like, a full-on car meet or show or anything crazy…just a small get together of friends and colleagues to check out the new facility. I’ve been over at the old shop a couple times before and have become familiar with Mike from Evasive after doing some stuff for Honda Tuning. I had also written a couple stories about some Evasive cars in the past for Super Street so I was totally down to check out the new spot. Mike and the rest of the guys at Evasive don’t really need any introduction. I’m sure many of you have heard of Evasive and the time attack vehicles that they have produced or had a helping hand in completing. They have been around for a long time now and I even remember buying some stuff from them for my Accord build back in 2005-06. It’s cool to see them grow throughout the years and know that they are doing well enough to move to a much larger building. While a lot of privateer tuning shops are struggling and shutting their doors, Evasive has continued to succeed and that’s a great thing, especially considering the fact that they were once just regular car heads much like yourselves…Actually, here’s a small little piece I wrote on one of Mike Chang’s old car from back in the day. The write-up I did on it was from 2009, click here if you wanna check it out….

I had planned to shoot a car for work earlier that morning so by the time I got to the Evasive open house, I was pretty tired. I had slept like 2 hours the night before, and the shoot went longer than I had anticipated. I was fully expecting it to be a really busy and crowded meet, but it was anything but. Everything was just really chill overall and you can tell that it was a private, invite only event because the only people there were either friends or family, or industry people. The exclusivity of the event was cool because it gave me a better opportunity to check out the shop without random ass people running around or crowding the place. I’m happy to be able to show you guys the new facility today because it’s one of the best layed-out, most organized shops that I had ever been to. I’d like to thank Mike and the guys over at Evasive for the hospitality and the invite. It was a pleasure to be there and be among good people. With that said, let’s move on with the photos…

Here’s a shot at how the shop looks now. The office area, which I didn’t get photos of, is way bigger and much nicer than the old spot. Here’s a photo of the old shop for reference… Now they have room for three lifts as well as the alignment rack in the back. To the right of the alignment rack is another small aisle that leads to another room as well…

An R35 GTR on the rack…

A pair of Evos that were inside…

Always been a big fan of this Evo X. It was a Super Street cover car back in June of 2010 and I am pretty sure that I wrote the story for it…

Voltex-equipped Evo 9 on Volk RE30s…

Haven’t seen this NSX since the FF Battle 3 event in Fontana. Everything about it is just perfect…

Loi from Sportcar Motion’s Integra Type R has been over at Evasive for a couple weeks now getting a brand new custom front splitter made…If you follow Sportcar Motion on Facebook, then you’ve probably had a chance to see the mock-up process and see just how crazy it’s going to look…

Love this S2000 with authentic Spoon aero, Voltex wing, and sitting on white CE28s and JRZ suspension…

Evasive’s Voltex time attack Honda S2000 race car…

Fluorescent yellow WEDSport TC105N and AP Racing brakes…

AMS Performance’s Evo X time attack car on Volk CE28s…

Repsol bike on display…

Lexus GS460 race car built by Design Craft…

Right outside of the shop there was a food truck as well as a taco guy to serve food to everyone. When we showed up at Evasive, we signed-in and they gave us tickets to get whatever we wanted to eat for free. At one point they even had some people handing out ice cream to everyone…

Tony Jackson from Eibach Springs cruised up in their K24-swapped Honda CR-Z…

Orange Ducati Sport1000…

Evasive’s flagship time attack Evo on Volk TE37SL…

Some serious front aero dynamics from Voltex Racing Japan…

Another shot of the Sportcar Motion ITR…You can kinda see how wide the front splitter is going to be once it’s all done…

Having a car posted up on every lift made for a good display idea…

I didn’t take any photos of the people that were there that day but there were a lot of familiar faces from Super Street, Import Tuner, and Honda Tuning as well as representatives from other companies… I put away the camera at one point and we all grabbed a beer and just chilled. It was definitely a good time…

Only shot I got of the people was this shot of Loi from Sportcar Motion after he grabbed a free Drumstick….

Here are some shots of cars that were in the parking lot as well as on the street…If for whatever reason you dislike Volk Racing wheels, you need not go any further, haha…

White-on-white Evo X with Volk TE37SLs…

R32 Skyline GT-R with black Volk TE37s….

S13 coupe with a massive Voltex wing and Enkei RPF1…

Mint Integra Type R on bronze Mugen MF10…

Canadian Acura CSX on WEDSport TC105N and J’s Racing front bumper….

E60 BMW M5 on BBS LM-R…

E46 M3 on Mag Blue Volk TE37s…

Porsche Panamera on 20-inch Volk TE37…

S2000 with ASM front bumper, Voltex wing, and Volk CE28…

S2000 from Filthiest sitting on Advan RZ wheels…

Charles Trieu is the head editor over at Import Tuner, but moonlights as a Vietnamese gangster in his triple OG Acura Legend coupe… Dude just rolled up and left the windows down and everything…

Even regular cars like Nissan Xterra’s had Volks on them…

Porsche 997 GT3…

Another white Porsche I’ll never afford…

Pristine E30 BMW M3 on BBS RS wheels…Love these things. Makes me stop whatever I’m doing every time just to check one out…

Before I go today, I’ve included a couple bonus shots for you guys that want to see some larger photos of some of my favorites from the event. I was going to keep these as Facebook exclusive shots but I know a lot of you don’t fuck with Facebook so enjoy them here. Click the links for larger photos…

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Thanks for looking…back with another update tomorrow…

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