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Esteban Gonzalez’s Spoon Sports K20 Fit in Photos…

Esteban Gonzalez’s Spoon Sports K20 Fit in Photos…

Esteban’s Spoon Sports-themed Honda Fit was featured on the Super Street website not too long ago, but I wanted to get my own photos of it when he came by last weekend for our YouTube Vlog “Drive-By” series. The car has seen some changes since its feature so it was important for me to capture its most recent iteration. This is probably one of the more anticipated cars we’ve put on the site as of late and likely one of the better builds to come out of 2020 thus far. I first saw it in-person when Gonzalez brought it to our one and only Chronicles and Coffee event this year. The Fit was pretty much done by that time but he mentioned that he was having more work done to it soon. A week later, I found out that the car was actually with our friend Ken Suen. He was tasked to put a new radiator in it and to fix some things to help alleviate some cooling issues it was having. For whatever reason, having a K-series inside a GE8 chassis presents itself with the engine running hot with increased intake air temperatures…

The K-Powered Spoon Fit We Never Knew We Needed……CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #20

The K-Powered Spoon Fit We Never Knew We Needed……CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #20

I’d be the first one to tell you that we don’t highlight very many Honda Fits on this channel, but this one is a special one. We first spotted Esteban Gonzalez’s K-powered Honda Fit at our Chronicles and Coffee gathering a few months back. I was highly impressed with the collection of parts that it had, as well as the amount of work that went into it , that I knew it would be an ideal choice to have on an episode of our “Drive-By” series. Coincidentally enough, Esteban watched our first episode and was intrigued by our friend Ken Suen and his Civic. He needed some custom fabrication work done to his car so he contacted Ken and the Fit went over to him not long after the meet. I asked Esteban if he was interested in bringing his Spoon Fit by when the car was ready and he was more than happy to let us dig into it. Since Ken had become so familiar with the car, I asked him to stop by when we were filming as well so he could provide some of his own insight and also detail the work he put into it.

Photos From Andrew’s TSX Roof Swap And More From Vlog #19

Photos From Andrew’s TSX Roof Swap And More From Vlog #19

Thought I’d stop by real quick to drop-off some photos that I shot over the course of the last few weeks. Even without any events in the middle of summer here in Southern California, things are still pretty active and busy here at the shop. This is what I compiled while Yuta was doing some work on Kevin Lee’s FK8 Civic Type R and the JRZ/Exceed coilover install as well as the roof swap which we covered in the latest Vlog episode on Andrew Banh’s TSX. Ken Suen stopped by to help out as well since he loves doing this stuff and it’s always entertaining having him around the shop. No need for captions really, all the photos are pretty self-explanatory. If you need any further information, please watch the Vlog episode in this previous post!…

Well That Escalated Quickly…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #19

Well That Escalated Quickly…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #19

Our neighbor Andrew recently bought a TSX and was trying to get “better gas mileage” so he let Yuta do pretty much whatever he wanted to it, even things that sound completely unreasonable, to get the car down to a certain weight. Our friend Ken Suen decides to join in on the fun and what results is the the ultimate mash-up no one knew they needed! It’s like the broke car Avengers, lol. More surprising is that they actually got along and didn’t ended-up fighting each other! Also there is plenty going on at the shop so we catch you up on recent happenings. Oh there’s also a Boost Blue FK8 Civic Type R inside our shop. This one is a lengthy one because there is so much to unpack and things escalated so quickly. Everyone wear some eye protection and join in on the fun!

Major Updates On My IS300 Wagon Plus Chronicles & Coffee!!…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #18

Major Updates On My IS300 Wagon Plus Chronicles & Coffee!!…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #18

Parts are starting to pile up at the shop for our project cars and we have some major updates on my IS300 wagon build! Phil and Kristian also stop by to hang out while Yuta is begins work on his DC5 RSX “Fun Car” and then we take you to one of the first big events for us out here in Los Angeles; the return of Chronicles & Coffee for the first time in 2020. I really wish I would have filmed more during the meet but it got WAY too hectic and I found myself trying to organize more than I was able to shoot!

Rodney, His Dog, & A 1JZ-Swapped Cressida…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #17 (w/Photos)

Rodney, His Dog, & A 1JZ-Swapped Cressida…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #17 (w/Photos)

I haven’t figured out what to call this series of videos yet, some have suggested some interesting names, but I’m just glad everyone seems to be enjoying them! This week, we head over to Zero Auto Factory where Yuta is doing an install on our friend Steve Nakamura’s Lexus IS200T, and then Rodney Moenadi, another good friend of our’s, cruises by the shop to show us his 1JZ-GTE powered Toyota Cressida drift car!

Noel’s Varis FR-S Turbo & We Finally Work On My IS300…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #16

Noel’s Varis FR-S Turbo & We Finally Work On My IS300…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #16

Man, there have been a lot of red cars popping-up at the shop lately… On this episode, we finally pull my collection of Japanese Altezza parts that I’ve been collecting over the years out of storage to install on my IS300 Sportcross. A Zero Auto Factory prototype vented hood came over stateside recently so we had to make sure it fit on U.S.-model IS300s because of the 2JZ-GE engine we have here. A few days after that, my good friend Noel Barnum came by to hang and chat so we do a deep dive into his incredibly well-built Varis widebody FR-S which is equipped with a GReddy turbo kit.

Ken Suen & His K20 Turbo Civic “Street Car” in Photos…

Ken Suen & His K20 Turbo Civic “Street Car” in Photos…

I’m always a little surprised when something we are able to put together here at the shop gets a little bit more attention than normal. When Ken Suen came by with his car I just thought it’d be interesting to hear him and Yuta chat. Both of these guys are so different in the way they think and do things that it would either become a super interesting conversation or they would just start fighting each other, lol. Whatever was going to happen that afternoon, I was confident it would be something my audience would enjoy seeing. Hell, even I was entertained to the point where I didn’t even have to say much and they just carried the Vlog themselves. Ken’s “street car” turbocharged Civic is something that any Honda enthusiast would enjoy but then you pour some personality onto it with some loud conversation and it just meshes together into great automotive comment. I think this is the type of content you need right now where it just feels like you’re hanging out with other car people and listening to your peers talk about something that you all enjoy as a whole…