May 30th 2021, is the day Autocollect-Storm, Garage Emperor and Night Drive held their first S-Chassis Parts Swap Meet!! (Leonardo DiCaprio pointing meme ”Omg he said the name of the title”) Lol. I (shane) happened to be out of town for this 50 cars including three vendors shindig with food, drinks and of course S-Chassis parts. Bummer for me right? However, before the event we got in contact with Jessica Hernandez to see if she was willing to wield her camera and capture her photo magic to cover the event. She agreed, thanks Jessica. So enjoy Jessica’s awesome pics and the silly yet informative commentary by me.
Swapping parts at the S-Chassis meet.
So let’s be very clear I have no clue what actually happened that day. But from these awesome photos Jessica has blessed us with. I’m going to assume it when something like this:
An awesome photo above of Auto-Collect storm’s Roy Cardoso’s red s13 180sx. With good focus on the “Style is forever” decal produced by Night Drive. Last time I saw him was back in 2018 at a Super D at Grange motor circuit. I wonder if this car is the same green car from then? If it is or isn’t it’s still pretty fvckin RAD!! If you don’t know, you are about to know that Auto-Collect Storm has found a niche market in fabricating original parts for S-Chassis. Such products as Storm Harness Shield (protects wire harness from tire destroying the f’ out it), The Storm S13 Silvia & 180sx Bumper Fitment Guide (no more saggy bumper fitment) and my personal favourite the S13 Headlight Rod Relocation Kit! Oh my, I recall the first time this product was released my mind was blown. Serious light bulb moment, because knowing the problem my friends have with mounting a high mount intercooler which spills over into the factory headlight motor area. One would have to manually position the popup headlight to stay up. But this kit solved that problem. Ahh maybe one day I will make a onevia s14.
The emperor in white shoes. That fine Silvia S13 belongs to Mark Baptiste of Garage Emperor. Mark, who is an engineer, creates amazing 3d printed parts for S-chassis’s. From bulb seal retainer, HVAC block offs, headlight brackets, radiator brackets, and much more. All those parts come in each S-chassis variant, which is great! I remember seeing his products on instagram and instantly falling in love with his concept of making solutions to parts that either don’t exist or are very hard to come by. Soon I will order a passenger side Kouki S14 Headlight bracket, because my current one is a hot mess.
Sure it looks like it rained, but if you look closely you can see it’s 105% drip from Danny (pink silvia s13) and Brandon’s (red 180sx s13) S-Chassis, respectfully.
Some close ups of Danny’s car, shout out to Jimmy-up! and Drift HQ. Back to these sexy serious guys, Danny and Leo who showed with Toyota Ae86 coupe to a S-Chassis meet. Of course all cool rides were welcome but Leo sweetened the pass with his hachi roku which is powered by a SR20. Welcome to the Nissan cookout.
Some had to bring the snacks and @SuperWowRichard did just that with his yellow starburst flavour, Dorito powered FC Rx-7. Seriously, it is one helluva beautiful snack.
Wouldn’t be much of a swap meet if there weren’t parts being swapped (if you know me you know I wanted to add meat instead of parts) @ang13eyez brought wheels, unsure who this is, but they had a bumper in the their laurel and we have a smiling Stephen pulling up in his Sixth generation Toyota Mark II.
Let’s GO! Nismo Heat!! Love how the burned titanium exhaust tip and the Miami Heat logo share the same colour of blue. Flames mane.
Duces for Night drive! First of congrats to this wonderful couple for getting engaged recently. All the love to you both. Nelson Queralta Jr is an old head Nissan style daddy (trust I can add a lot more adjectives) as you can see. Knows nothing but to bring everything he does with a side spicy salsa. Man, ever since I’ve known him this is true. From his appreciation of photography, car knowledge of the greats in japan and especially that moment in a Dennys when he showed me a 2001 video of Teruaki Itai RPS13 in japan who started to drift but turned on his headlights for those extra style points (click here to see the video). Trust at first I didn’t understand why that moment was so cool, but through his very thorough explanation I realize why he runs the Night Drive brand with the slogan “Style is Forever”.
The three men and a S-Chassis swap meet. Looks like it was a ton of fun to be had, I look forward to the next one!
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And thanks again Jessica for the gorgeous photos of the nice time that day.
Photo x Jessica Hernandez
Location @ Beat Culture Brewery & Kitchen, FL