A Quick Visit To Speed Forme 2018…

After we left ASLAN, which you guys saw in the previous post, we made a quick stop over at Speed Forme. We first met the guys from Speed Forme a week prior at the annual Tokyo Auto Salon event. Yasu introduced us while we were studying some of their builds at the show and we were incredibly impressed by the quality of their aero components. We don’t normally dabble with Datsun stuff too much but we do understand style when it is right in front of us and the stuff that these guys are creating is pretty great. It retains this retro appeal that we have all come to appreciate but with some modern changes which help to add another layer to modernize the S30 platform. They gave us free reign to just walk around and look at whatever we wanted so we did the most with the short amount of time we were there. I actually thought that I had shot more photos but as it turns out, there are just a little more than a handful. Unfortunate, but I’m still glad that we got to visit. If you’re interested and want to see more, please head over to our YouTube channel to watch the Vlog documenting our visit after you take a glance at these photos below…

HERE’S A LINK TO OUR VLOG FROM SPEED FORME…

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Speed Forme is an aero line for the S30Z chassis that is operated out of a body shop in Osaka known as Make-Up Garage. Inside, there were not only a batch of old, pristine, S30s inside but also a few other non-Zs that were going through the process of being repaired or customized before paint…

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At the Tokyo Auto Salon event, we got to see some of their newer carbon over fender and aero pieces but inside one of their garage units was this gray Fairlady with traditional fiberglass bolt-on flares and RS Watanabe wheels….

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Parked inside their paint booth was this dark green Fairlady Z which we first saw at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon event. It was parked at the show next to their Hakosuka Skyline build which, sadly, was not at Speed Forme on this particular day. We asked where it was and they told us that it was actually a customer’s car. I really like their aero pieces because the flares aren’t your typical bolt-on flares. They’re actually shaped to the lines of the sleek S30 body and are made entirely of carbon fiber. Also notice the carbon add-on front lip which adds a subtle styling cue to the face of the Z…

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From the rear quarter angle, you can see how the rear flare is shaped and how well it fits to the body. The rear also looks so much better with the rear bumper deleted with the addition of the carbon hatch wing…

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If you guys caught the Vlog, they also allowed us to start the car up to hear the L-series engine roar…

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A look under the hood reveals a traditional L-series with Mikuni carbs. Nice to see people still running Cusco strut tower bars in 2018…

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A quick shot of the trio of Defi gauges mounted in the dashboard of the 240Z…

I wish I would have had more time to take some photos but we didn’t stay very long and much of our time there was spent filming. These builds at Speed Forme were pretty spectacular and I think the guys from Super Street magazine stopped by about a month later and shot a full feature on them. Keep an eye out for that in the coming months but make sure to watch the Vlogs if you haven’t already. I’m still in the process of going through the rest of the photos from my Japan trip and I’ve got a little bit more time lately so I’ll be pushing more content here on the site. Thanks for looking and come back for more!…

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  1. You have your finger on the pulse of this industry! Thank You for the wonderful pics of these fairladyZ. Great timing of this post considering I just got done watching Big Mike on Fast n Loud building one of these amazing machines.

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