Tag: FD2

Seeker

 

After leaving Type One, I headed on to Seeker. Spoon, Seeker and Feels are all rather conveniently within a 30 min walking radius from each other so I knew I had to visit them all in one go. Seeker are primarily known for tuning Honda’s for Super Taikyu and various other grip events.

Its pretty crazy to see how much smaller their operation is in comparison to Spoon, even just the footprint of the garage is tiny in comparison. They’ve got alot of awesome packed into a very small space.

I rolled into the shop and the owner was rather surprised to see me, we chatted briefly in broken english about my Civic and how cool his race cars are. I could of easily spent far too much money in this shop, there were tonnes of products on offer (Mostly for B/K series engines though). This is definitely another shop I’ll visit again.

As I walked around the Workshop one of the staff members was servicing their Super Taikyu Fit. This things seen plenty of action in the 2017 series.

Tucked at the back of the workshop were a handful of their tuned cars, including their famous FD2. Featured on both Hot Version and Best Motoring, racing at Suzuka and on the Touge in a few episodes. The orange paint tells you that this car means business! It’s also cool to see tuners working on the S660’s, these are definitely going to be a great tuning platform in the coming future.

Visiting Seeker was alot more brief than Spoon, I’ll definitely have to grab some parts next time. For now, onto Honda Twin Cam FEELS..

 

 

Tag: FD2

Type One

 

When I was planning to visit Tokyo, I knew I absolutely had to visit Spoon Sports. Type One is presented more like a museum/showhall rather than a usual garage. Everything’s laid out for you to examine and explore and there’s plenty of space for you to just observe the day to day running of the shop. The staff were pretty happy to see I’d come from the UK and that I owned a ‘Wonder’ Civic, It’s so great to see mutual appreciation for cars traverse the language barrier.

Everything was so neatly laid out and incredibly clean. It’s interesting to see all of the cam covers laid out next to each other, theres alot more subtle differences between them than I’d expected.

I sat and watched a worker change the spark plugs and service this Integra for about 15 minutes, he methodically photographed each step in the tear down process and cleaned everything as he went. It was clear that time wasn’t an issue, it was all about the quality of the workmanship.

This 3G was one of the main reasons I’d aimed to visit Spoon. The 3rd generation civic’s really were legends in racing back in the Group A days. If only they could of take it down from the racks so I could of had a full look at it. For another trip I guess!

It feels very surreal to know my name’s now up on that wall next to people like The Chronicles. So many incredible cars & people have come through these doors over the years. Although it was a brief visit to Type One it sure was memorable. I’ll be visiting again that’s for sure.

Now onto Seeker and FEELS!