READ­ERS’ RIDES

Japanese Performance - - WHAT’S IN - WORDS: DAN SHER­WOOD PICS: OWNER’S OWN

Our favourite read­ers’ rides this month. The win­ner gets a Meguiar’s New Car Kit worth £40! Has your car got what it takes to win?

EACH MONTH WE GET TONNES OF SUB­MIS­SIONS FROM OWN­ERS WANT­ING TO GET THEIR CARS PLAS­TERED OVER THE PAGES OF THIS HAL­LOWED MAG­A­ZINE. UN­FOR­TU­NATELY, NOT EV­ERY­ONE CAN GET A FULL FEA­TURE, AS WE’D SOON RUN OUT OF PAGES! BUT RATHER THAN LEAVE THEM FES­TER­ING IN OUR BULGING EMAIL INBOX, WE THOUGHT THE BEST ONES COULD BE HON­OURED HERE IN OUR READ­ERS’ RIDES SEC­TION. SOME MAY EVEN GO ON TO BE­COME FULLY-FLEDGED JA­PANESE PER­FOR­MANCE FEA­TURE CARS! SO KEEP AN EYE OUT ON FU­TURE IS­SUES, AS YOU NEVER KNOW, YOU MAY HAVE SEEN A SNEAK PEEK HERE FIRST! WE WILL ALSO BE PICK­ING OUR CAR OF THE MONTH, WHICH WILL WIN AN AWE­SOME MEGUIAR’S NEW CAR KIT WORTH £40!

CURT HICKS’ MAZDA RX-7

You may have al­ready seen Curt Hicks’ teal coloured cre­ation ei­ther lap­ping Cas­tle Combe cir­cuit or do­ing the rounds on In­sta­gram and Face­book. Ei­ther way, the car has gen­er­ated its fair share of celebrity in the Ja­panese car scene, and why not! Built at home in his shed, Curt has cre­ated a Mazda mash-up of Rocket Bunny and RE Amemiya kits with a huge Vol­tex wing that’s sim­ply stun­ing. But it’s not all show and no go, as un­der the eye-pop­ping paint­work is hid­ing a street-ported en­gine with non­se­quen­tial twin turbos and 3in pipework and ex­haust sys­tem and mapped by ro­tary gu­rus Hay­ward Ro­tary. And it can use all the ex­tra grunt, too, as Curt has also equipped his rad­i­cal ride with HSD coilovers and sticky Advan AO48 tyres!

MO­HAM­MAD HUS­SAIN’S MIT­SUBISHI EVO

Mo­ham­mad bought his sear­ing yel­low Evo V last year. It was stan­dard back then, but he has since in­stalled a host of car­bon-fi­bre parts in­clud­ing side skirts, rear spats, an ex­haust heat shield, and high level spoiler blade. He’s also swapped the stock rims for a set of 9x18in Rota Force Drift al­loys and the ex­haust sys­tem for a much more roarty full Blitz Nur Spec item in­clud­ing turbo down­pipe. The power has been in­creased to 380bhp and has ne­ces­si­tated the use of an Exedy twin plate clutch.

TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF YOUR CAR AP­PEAR­ING AS A FEA­TURED READ­ERS’ RIDE, WIN­NING A MEGUIAR’S KIT OR EVEN GAIN­ING A FULL FEA­TURE, SEND GOOD QUAL­ITY PIC­TURES OF YOUR CAR ALONG WITH A BRIEF WRITE UP AND SPEC TO JAP@CHPLTD.COM OR LOOK OUT FOR OUR REG­U­LAR READ­ERS’ RIDES POSTS ON OUR FACE­BOOK PAGE

COULD YOUR CAR BE A WIN­NER?

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