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More and more of our followers are ditching the low life for a higher calling, literally, and it's really cool to see a new wrinkle to a scene that's been pretty reliably about cutting ride height, not raising it.
Growing up, Kohei Miyata followed Initial D like a religion, and while watching his favorite characters improve their driving skills and win races, he fell in love with one particular car: the FC3S RX-7
Gearheads grow up with their dream cars frozen in poster form. When playing video games, grasping the innate complexities of cars was nonessential. Tim Pardue grew up doing just that, but unlike most, he sated his appetite.
No anime series has inspired JDM car fanatics quite like Initial D. That said, it was Initial D that originally inspired this S13, a vehicle many in Japan would refer to as a Sileighty, although we prefer to call it simply badass.
In May of 2018, we picked up an AP1 for a video program called Week to Wicked. The premise of the production modifying the vehicle over a 5-day period, doing as much as we can without running out of time.
12 years is a long time to own and build a project car. In a time when many projects are built and flipped as soon as they're done, 1 has to wonder: Why wouldn't you enjoy what time (and money) has afforded you to enjoy?