In recent days we’ve shown you part of what Toyo Tires and Honda will be bringing to the SEMA trade show next week in Las Vegas. Today the press release came from ENEOS, as they announced they would be showing off a host of JDM legends (little L) in their booth and elsewhere throughout the show.
1997 MAZDA RX-7
For starters, you should already be familiar with Sean Shokouh’s 1997 Mazda RX-7 in the lead of this article – it’s the FD3S selected by readers and our staff in a recent Super Street Online contest presented by ENEOS. When sifting through the hundreds of submitted cars, judges were looking for a car that typified the JDM spirit that both brands represent. After narrowing the selection down to a top 10 and inviting its readers to vote for their favorite, Sean’s RX-7 was selected as the winner.
Nicknamed “Canari” for obvious reasons, the Mazda features a spec list that includes an RE-Amemiya body kit with full AD-GT Aero set and carbon fiber aero parts. Representing Sean’s business, JDMPalace, the RX-7 isn’t all show. It boasts Brembo calipers with Endless rotors, 18-inch Volk Racing TE37SL wheels, a roll cage, and Aragosta coilovers, among a host of modifications. The icing on the lemon cake is its 475hp 13B-RE Full Bridge Port engine built by RE-Amemiya. It uses a Trust GReddy TD07 turbo and intercooler, Fujita throttle body, custom exhaust and more.
2013 SCION FR-S
Displayed alongside the RX-7 in the ENEOS outdoor feature car display area, V32 is the Evasive Motorsports Scion FR-S. It arrives fresh from its Time Attack win at the Gridlife South Festival at Gingerman Raceway.
Driven by 2011 Formula DRIFT Champion and ENEOS team driver, Daijiro Yoshihara, the FR-S won Gridlife’s Unlimited RWD Time Attack class. Its stroked 3.4-liter 2JZ engine takes all his considerable skill to master. Boosted by approximately 750hp with a Garrett GTX4292R, the engine is mated to a Samsonas sequential transmission for rapid shifting.
In its distinctive ENEOS livery, many enthusiasts mistake the FR-S for Dai’s Subaru BRZ drift car. This is partially because both cars feature widebody conversions, which, in the case of the FR-S, is a combination of Rocket Bunny, APRPerformance, and Seibon carbon fiber.
Built and prepared by Evasive Motorsports, Dai will continue to pilot the ENEOS-sponsored FR-S in Time Attack and other events during 2019.
1972 DATSUN 240Z
Like many Japanese classics, the 240Z is currently enjoying a renaissance and ENEOS has captured one of the most popular examples for its SEMA booth. Sport compact fans will recognize this example from the Velocity TV show, JDM Legends, as well as the cover of Super Street Magazine. The resto-mod favorite has been tastefully restored and upgraded by Utah-based JDM Legends. The company specializes in the importation and restoration of Japanese classics and the 240Z is typical of its work.
The car belongs to Daniel Song, who initially attempted to complete the work himself but a busy schedule encouraged him to seek the help of Eric Bizek at JDM Legends. The collaborative result is a sports car with a later and more powerful 2.8-liter, six-cylinder power plant. It sports twin carburetors and a retro-styled exhaust system to create the sight and sound of a period correct Datsun. The pair also spent countless hours sourcing rare parts to create a fan favorite. For SEMA 2018, the 240Z has received a special livery courtesy of ENEOS Motor Oil, which pays tribute to one of its illustrious predecessors.
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The ENEOS booth will host the company's ambassadors for fans to meet and collect autographs. This will include the ENEOS motorsport team drivers, Kyle Larson from NASCAR and World of Outlaws, Dai Yoahihara from Formula DRIFT and Steve Arpin from American Rallycross. They will be in the ENEOS booth on Wednesday, October 31 from 2PM. Eric Bizek and his crew from JDM Legends will be in the ENEOS booth on Wednesday, October 31 at 11AM and Thursday, November 1 at 12PM.
For more information about ENEOS activities at SEMA 2018 visit www.eneos.us