After the huge success with the first JDM Legends video, I was itching to get back to Eric’s shop and further tell his story. While the first video shared these beautiful cars with the world, I felt that I needed to do another video and highlight the passion and dedication that Eric displays with his work. Every time I set foot into his shop I see the results of all the effort he devotes to these JDM beauties. This dedication encompasses all things from fabrication, to wiring, and to sourcing new parts. There are some people that you know when you present a problem to that it will be fixed absolutely correctly and Eric is one of those people.
Eric allowed me to come into his shop in the midst of his tear down of his two newest projects. The Skyline is getting a bit of an overhaul and the Celica is getting a complete restoration. We were able to take them out for a night and capture parts of the video before he had to disassemble them for his restoration work. Be sure to check out his shop and blog over at JDMLegends.com.
In a day and age where so many divisions exist in the automotive world it is refreshing to see a group of cars cross these lines. In my last video it was watched twice as much internationally as it was in the US. I often wonder why these cars bridge that divide? Is it because they are vintage? Is it due to their racing heritage? As much as I would like to divide down the answer to a single answer I realize that it is much more complicated than that and can only answer for myself. For me, it is a car that truly inspires emotion when I view it. It is a car that when I see it in person or on the internet I study its lines and contours. I love looking at its grill and badges. The rear pillar is inspiring and I can sit and look at the back of one for ages. I see many cars perusing the internet and although most cars I can appreciate, there are quite a few that I glance at and move onto the next picture. With vintage J-Tin I stop and I stare. Checkout the Hypebeast TV article.