Well a new shop is opening up in North Salt Lake. It’s called JDM Legends. They import, restore, and modify 25+ year old Japanese cars. It is owned by Trey Cobb of my former employer Cobb Tuning. And while I really hate to endorse anything from him for many reasons having to do with my previous employment, it is being run by a great guy. Eric Bizek is the guy in charge of operations there and as far as I know, he is the only employee. I worked with him at Cobb and he is a great guy with a great work ethic, and he has incredibly good taste. And like many of us, he has a great love of old school JDM that most of us can’t afford to do anything about. So while Trey can suck it, Eric is awesome. So if you want an old school JDM car, I guess I would have to suggest getting it through JDM Legends.
At their grand opening, a bunch of very cool cars showed up. And Trey brought out most of his personal cool car collection. Although I was disappointed he didn’t have his FD RX-7 there. But he had his R32 GTR, R33 GTR, R34 GTR, R35 GTR, Datsun 510 with SR20DET swap, a couple early ’70’s Celicas. And my personal favorite, a Nissan S15 Silvia. Oh man, what a beautiful car.
This S15 as you can see, has Ohlins coilovers, Advan RG2 wheels, Full Ikeya Formula control arms front and rear. I have no idea what else is done to it. But damn it’s yummy. I think the suspension alone cost more than all 3 of my current cars are worth.
And here are a couple more pictures of Trey’s cars. I didn’t take pictures of the Celicas or his 510. Here’s the R32, R33, R34, and R35:
And here are some various other cool cars that showed up to the event. Including what I am told is the most expensive Datsun 510 in North America.
And here is Eric Bizek. He is the manager and currently sole employee of JDM Legends. Great guy, great work… In the picture he is standing next to Alan “full size” Anderson. He is our local Datsun 510 Expert. I failed to take pictures of his 510, but it has a built VG30DE engine in it. Pretty cool little car.