The car tuning scene is huge, there’s no denying it. You’ll find it pretty much anywhere in the world, each place with its own unique style and flavor. With a car essentially being a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless. While I was in Vancouver this past summer, I decided to pay a visit to A&J Racing in Richmond, BC to find out a little more about the cars and the people behind them.
Their old fully NA power S2000 was not only the fastest naturally aspirated car at the Super Lap Battle in Long Beach back in 2008, but it also took home first place the year prior, and also placed first and second place at the Super Street Time Attack Challenge in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Yup, they defiantly know what they’re doing!
One of the first things to greet me upon my arrival was the A&J Racing BRZ, without a doubt a serious looking machine that spends quite a bit of time on the track. I’m also really digging the Arise Sports Class A Kit (sorry Rocket Bunny fans)!
Besides being a Subaru but rocking a Spoon Sports carbon bucket seat, one of my favourite things about this car is how they cut away at the TRD rear spoiler to fit that massive Voltex wing on the back.
Another thing that I really enjoy about this car is that it’s still naturally aspirated, whereas a lot of FRS/BRZ guys have been going the forced induction route. Don’t let that and the flashy exterior fool you however, as this car posted the fasted time (1:58.820) amongst all FRS/BRZ entries at last years Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle at Buttonwillow Raceway.
…one of which is Reggie Mah’s which I saw just a few weeks later at the ill.motion Sunday School in Calgary!
When it comes to making cars look good and go fast, you can count on A&J Racing. They aren’t afraid to try new things either, which is precisely why they sold their S2000 time attack car long ago to move onto new projects. It’s these advancements that lead to their success on the track which is reflected in the cars that they build for the street, and I can’t wait to see what else comes out of them in the future!
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