It's almost noon and the hustle and bustle of rolling approximately 500 cars into Anaheim's Convention Center and, more specifically, into a reserved parking space prior to the doors being swung open at 4pm has got to be taking its toll. Glad that the responsibility falls on Spocom's hard-working staff rather than myself, I'm even happier I'm able to get early access to avoid the thousands of fans that will soon be stomping through the hall to snap pics of their favorite display, inadvertently photobombing 40 percent of the photos I attempt to take.
During my stop and go, up and down photo journey through the hall that has me avoiding incoming traffic as the last few groups of show vehicles tiptoe into the venue, I come across the @lot_usa booth proudly sporting Bride banners and a row of bucket seats that fans can jump into for a test fit. Serving as the master distributor for the iconic seat maker, the Lot booth is already pulling in interested onlookers, even before the general public has set foot in the show. Much of the interest involves the aforementioned seat demo but is also a result of the booth car situated just a few inches away.
Being that I cover most of the local shows and events in SoCal I see some of the same cars appearing at each and every event. Sometimes they'll change their wheels, swap out a bumper or maybe remove the wing for the day, but for the most part, are easily recognizable This booth car, a 1991 NSX, was definitely a car I hadn't seen before ... or so I thought ...
Jeff Nguyen @jvnsx, owner of this bright red and carbon fiber NA1, was actually featured in Super Street years ago, though it was supposed to appear in Honda Tuning magazine. Jeff had met up with a freelancer, had the car shot in his hometown of Las Vegas, and the car was pitched to me. I gave the greenlight and before the story could be put together, the plug was pulled on HT's print production so the car made its way to the pages of SS. Years later, not only does he still own it, but Jeff's never really stopped progressing with it, and last year it underwent a pretty significant transformation.
If you scan through the rows of cars on display and catch a glimpse of this NSX, you'll get the whole red and black theme, that's a given, but step in a little closer and you'll find that quite a bit more has been added to this build. Those 17-inch front, 18-inch rear TE37 Saga Time Attacks are able to clear properly due to the four new arches installed. @Downforceusa front fenders and @Prideexhaust rear quarter panel replacements add room for activities, but don't go over the top, and avoid taking away from the sultry redhead's classy lines.
A little more carbon detail is found up front with the vented carbon hood that's been painted 80 percent, with its fresh paint fading strategically to reveal tight woven carbon fiber, while under the front lip sits an @APRperformane splitter that matches perfectly with the carbon-fiber side diffusers.
The trunk's paint scheme matches that of the hood with its fade-to-carbon look, but to see it you'll have to get past the curvy Do Luck spoiler.
The factory side vents have been replaced by Downforce carbon pieces, and on the driver's side air is directed into a carbon fiber chamber that's tasked with leading incoming air to six hungry mouths.
Science of Speed individual throttle bodies are now topped with titanium velocity stacks courtesy of @mazterpiece_automotive
The outdated factory seats have been replaced by bright red Bride fixed-back buckets that modernize the look and feel of Honda's original flagship, and that clunky stock tiller was replaced by a svelte, suede Mugen wheel.
The combination of parts and execution, along with the use of seldom seen parts, help to make Jeff's NSX one of our favorite builds of Spocom Anaheim 2019.