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MazdaSpeed3 Island Style!


This “Mazda Spotlight” comes from our friend Brad Pearl and his beautiful MazdaSpeed3 from Hawaii. Brad is on our FaceBook Group page and I just had to share it.

On Nov. 19, 2010 I traded in a stock ’08 Mazda 3 for what is now a well known ’08 Crystal White Pearl MS3 from the islands of Hawaii. I first got the car bone stock with 26,xxx miles. Now it is modified to my liking. Here are pictures from our journey.

Engine
CP-E Nano SRI
Protege Garage TIP
Ebay 3″ Catless Downpipe
Medievil RMM
Turbosmart SU BPV
Cobb AP
TurboXS FMIC
TWM Short Throw Shifter
KMD FP internals

Exterior
Painted upper grille
Blacked out front/ white rear emblem
Debadged hatch
Door molding delete
Lime Green Painted Calipers
Green vinyl fog overlay

Suspension/Wheels
BC Racing Coilovers
Dominant Engineering Camber Arms Ver. 2
Racing Beat Front Endlinks
Work Varianza D3S 18×9.5/10 +0/-7
215/35/18 Federal 595

Interior
Custom camo fabric overlay on headliner, A and B pillars
Redline Goods shift boot, e-brake boot and armrest cover
9K Racing Shift Knob
Alpine IVA W205 In-Dash DVD Player

Bone stock from the dealership

With RX8 wheels

Lowered on my first set of coilovers I got cheap (Tein Basics) with the new to me Advans

Still on the Tein Basics with the painted Advans

Now on brad new BC Racing coilovers

Laid fabric over headliner and A,B pillars

At SpoCom 2011. 1st place Mazda!

With the TurboXS FMIC at WekFest 2011

And finally to my last setup and recent pictures



SMG Mazda 3 // Stance:Nation // Jay.Aye Photography


SMG Mazda 3 // Stance:Nation // Jay.Aye Photography from Jay Aye on Vimeo.

Gadget Noise.


Gadget Noise from Gejay Film on Vimeo.

Mazda Speed, A Well Deserved Ride | ilovedrivingslow


Mazda Speed, A Well Deserved Ride | ilovedrivingslow.

MazdaMovement “Mazda Meeps Spotlight” Week #10 Winner!!


This week FaceBook Group winner is Samuel and his beautiful 2010 MazdaSpeed3 all the way from Mexico. Go!! “Mazda Team Mexico”. Congrats Samuel you deserve it.

Translation via “Google”:

My name is Samuel proud owner of a 2010 MazdaSpeed3 currently reside in Mexico City and the story begins in the month of June 2010 when the search began for a successor to my previous car, “Nissan Tiida Hatchback 2008” after many options me to value end up leaning on the car you never considered on my list among which “Mini Cooper S Chilli Hot 2010” & “Ford Focus ST / RS 2010.”
The car was just released here in Mexico and never took her importance as to be considered among one of my options until a friend told me about the car and said he considered it was a good option before buying a car is not lost absolutely nothing to go see him, heeding the other day I went to see him at the dealership and I immediately got on impact and then reviewing each of its components and equipment in general compared with other options in the list …
The next day I tried it and was driving when it was actually on board the car that filled all my expectations, coming from the test drive told the salesman who had seen a color very special in this car the famous “Blue Mica” and that’s how I chose the car that has given me endless satisfaction in every way.
Immediately started to look both performance parts and esthetic and thus began the development of self, as we all do not consider initially make many modifications but this is a vice infinity month left at the dealership and had the car with its “3” Protech Downpipe, “” Blow Off Valve Turbosmart “and” Cold Air Intake AEM, “being very satisfied with their performance did not plan to make more with the passage of time I start the car much more enjoyable and always with the feeling of wanting more and exterior modifications began with “Eibach Pro Kit Springs”, “VIS Racing Carbon Fiber Hood,” “Muteki SR48 Lug Nuts Purple”, “N> Fender Washers RG Purple” and so on.
In late March 2011 the idea of ​​starting a business in an effort to deliver the best that exists in the market for our cars and this is how it is born “AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE” company specializing in automotive performance, and imports from abroad, here really is when it begins the most important transformation of the car as the car becomes a demo of the brand.
The car began to attend various automotive events in order to publicize and disseminate the brand, attended the “PAACE AUTOMECHANIKA MEXICO SEMA SHOW 2011” being the only car of the 150 that appeared in the “Pan American Automobile Magazine in its issue # 200 Anniversary “one of the most important journals in the world automotive industry in Mexico, then part of the Car Show Event “HOT WHEELS 2011 DRIFTING MEXICO” with special recognition for AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE “endorsed by Mattel Mexico thanks to the support provided, months after the car is used by “UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MEXICO” to be shown at the launch of the “Blu Ray FAST FIVE” in the offices of Universal Studios Mexico, months later, the car is used to form part of the image of “Meguiar`s Mexico” as part of its calendar 2012 and is now a proud winner and member of “Mazda Movement”.
Currently with low Km 10.100`s is a car that undoubtedly caught the eye of many, a car that hardly goes unnoticed that much love, effort, time and patience has been built.. future changes?? honestly do not know, that will decide the time …

Spanish:

Mi nombre es Samuel orgulloso poseedor de un Mazdaspeed3 2010 actualmente resido en la Ciudad de Mèxico y la historia comienza en el mes de Junio del 2010 cuando empezè la bùsqueda del sucesor de mi anterior auto “Nissan Tiida Hatchback 2008” después de valuar muchas opciones me terminè inclinando por el auto que jamàs considerè en mi lista entre los cuales destacaban “Mini Cooper S Hot Chilli 2010” & “Ford Focus ST/RS 2010” .
El auto apenas se había lanzado aquì en Mèxico y nunca le tomè la importancia como para considerarlo entre una de mis opciones hasta que un amigo me hablò acerca del auto y me dijo que lo considerara que era buena opciòn y antes de comprar un auto no perdìa absolutamente nada en ir a verlo , hacièndole caso al otro dìa fuì a verlo a la concesionaria e inmediatamente me impactò y posteriormente me subì revisando cada uno de sus componentes y equipamiento en general comparàndolo con las otras opciones de la lista …
Al dìa siguiente hice la prueba de manejo y fuè cuando en realidad estaba a bordo del auto que llenaba todas mis expectativas , llegando de la prueba de manejo le comento al vendedor que habìa visto un color muy especial en este auto el conocido “Blue Mica” y asì fuè como escogì el carro que me ha brindado un sin fin de satisfacciones en todos los sentidos .
Inmediatamente empezè a buscar piezas tanto de performance como estèticas y asì comenzè con el desarrollo del auto ; como todos inicialmente no consideramos hacerle tantas modificaciones pero esto es un vicio infinito ; al mes de salido de la concesionaria ya contaba el auto con su “ 3” Protech Downpipe” , “Turbosmart Blow Off Valve” y su “AEM Cold Air Intake” , estando muy conforme con su desempeño no planeaba hacerle màs , con el paso del tiempo empiezo a disfrutar mucho màs el auto y siempre con la sensación de querer màs y màs comenzè con las modificaciones exteriores “Eibach Pro Kit Springs” , “VIS Racing Carbon Fiber Hood” , “Muteki SR48 Purple Lug Nuts” , “ N>RG Purple Fender Washers” etc .
A finales del mes de Marzo del 2011 surge la idea de crear una empresa con el afàn de distribuir lo mejor que exista en el mercado para nuestros autos y asi es como nace “AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE” empresa especializada en el performance automotriz e importaciones del extranjero , aquì realmente es cuando empieza la transformación màs importante del auto ya que se convierte en el auto demo de la marca .
El auto comienza a asistir a diversos eventos automotrices con la finalidad de publicitar y difundir la marca , asistiò al “PAACE AUTOMECHANIKA SEMA SHOW MEXICO 2011” siendo el ùnico carro de los màs de 150 que apareciò en la “Revista Automòvil Panamericano en su ediciòn #200 de Aniversario” una de las revistas màs importantes del mundo Automotriz en Mèxico , posteriormente formò parte del Car Show del evento “HOT WHEELS DRIFTING MEXICO 2011” con un reconocimiento especial para “AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE” avalado por Mattel Mèxico como agradecimiento al apoyo brindado , meses después el auto es utilizado por los “UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MEXICO” para ser expuesto en el lanzamiento del “Blu Ray de FAST FIVE” en las oficinas de Universal Studios Mèxico , meses màs tarde el auto es utilizado para formar parte de la imagen de “Meguiar`s Mèxico” como parte de su calendario 2012 y ahora es un orgulloso ganador y miembro de “Mazda Movement” .
Actualmente con escasos 10,100 Km`s es un auto que indiscutiblemente atrapa la mirada de muchos , un auto que difícilmente pasa desapercibido que con mucho cariño , esfuerzo , tiempo y paciencia ha sido construido ; modificaciones futuras ¿? honestamente no las sè , eso lo decidirà el tiempo …









The Making of … 1 Year 6 Month`s Later – January 2012 .

PERFORMANCE :

– TurboSmart DUALPORT Blow Off Valve .
– AEM Cold Air Intake .
– Protech 3″ Downpipe .
– Ultimate Racing TI-Complete Turboback Exhaust 3″ .
– DENSO Iridium Spark Plugs ITV22.
– SURE Sidewinder Turbo Inlet Pipe .

DRIVETRAIN :

– SURE TORQ R3 Engine Mount .

ELECTRONICS :

– STRI Auto-Manual Turbo Timer (Voltmeter , AF Ratio) .

WHEELS & SUSPENSION :

– Eibach Pro Kit Springs .
– Dunlop SP SPORT 2050 225/40/18 .
– ACE LM Wheels .
– Muteki SR48 Neo Chrome Lug Nuts .

EXTERIOR :

– VIS RACING Carbon Fiber Hood .
– NEXTMOD-Front Lip Kit .
– NEXTMOD-Rear Lip Kit .
– Front Grill MAZDASPEED Badge .
– NR>G Purple Fender Washers .
– AP Carbon Fiber License Plate .
– Blue Al Valve Caps .
– Flat Black Mud Flaps .
– 3M Window Tint All Around 20% .

INTERIOR :

– NR>G Carbon Fiber Shift Knob .
– Takata Shoulder Pads .
– Mazdaspeed Badge .
– Sparco 4-Point SeatBelts .
– Sparco Bucket Seats .
– Sparco Strada Floor Mats .
– Sparco Mini Pads .

OTHERS :

– Rear Bumper-Front Grill Colormatched .
– Xenon Fog Lights .
– SICKSPEED Oil Cap .
– ATE Blue DOT04 Brake Fluid .
– K&N Oil Filter .
– Red Line Synthetic Oil .
– JDM “Wakaba” .
– GO-PRO HD Camera .

Agradecimientos Especiales :
– AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE
– Pro S Graphics
– Mazda Team Mexico
– ANACM
– REC

Y principalmente a mis familiares y amigos .

SAMUEL DÌAZ .
CEO
AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE

MazdaMovement “Mazda Meeps Spotlight” Week #6 Winner!!


This weeks “Pic4Swag” Winner is Jonathan Herrera and he is our FaceBook Group winner Week#6. His pic was chosen because it shows the passion and dedication behind his MazdaMovement. Great job Jonathan and this is his story!!

Hello, my name is Jonathan Herrera. My Mazdaspeed 3 was born in August 2006. Champ Car Atlantic Series powered by Mazda originally owned the car. It was used as the Official Pace Car for the Bank Atlantic series prior to the 2008 series.

They custom fabricated a full roll cage from the trunk to inside the dashboard and removed everything in the trunk and also the backseats. They then fabricated a rear seat filler painted to match the body (True Red). They also wired up four front strobe lights, one light bar in the rear, and two more strobes in the back lights for the Pace car role my car played. My car was also signed by Johnny Unser, A famous race car driver from the Indy 500 series.




ChampCar was then absorbed by Indy Racing League in 2008. The Atlantic Series continued for 2 more years. There was a lawsuit that completely shut down the Atlantic Series so all of the cars, including the ChampCar Official Pace Cars, were auctioned off. During this auction, a guy named Scott, a contract employee for ChampCar World Series as an official, bought the car with around 3000 miles on it. The car was garage kept until he went to Champion Porsche at the beginning of 2011 and traded in the Mazdaspeed 3 for a Porsche.

This is where I came along after a long search for a car. I looked at everything; from Subaru’s to the Mazdaspeeds. My dad has bought several cars from Champion Porsche over the course of 11 years. We came across this Mazdaspeed 3 Official Pace Car on their website. I then started to do TONS of research on Mazdaspeed 3s and this one in general. This car was something I really liked because my family and I go to the track all the time; whether it is Palm Beach International Raceway, Sebring, Homestead, and more. It served a nice purpose because of the modifications that were done. We then went and bought the Mazdaspeed 3 a couple of weeks after we found it online. Since then, I’ve done a lot of modifications and have gone to many track and auto x events. The car has been very good to me.






I’ve met many new friends since I’ve gotten my Mazda. I met my “brother” Pace Car that was also used in the same series as me (Mazdaspeed 6). I also go to meets almost every week, whether it’s an Exotic car meet with friends or a Mazda meet. I always get a lot of questions about my car. The Mazda community is like no other.


I want to give shout outs to my Dad for making all this happen, my Mom, Wyatt at StreetUnit, Sharaz at Champion Porsche, Heath for bringing us Mazda guys even more in a group with Mazda Movement, and Juan at Turbo Wax for making my car so shiny!!! Thanks everyone!

Here’s my Modifications;

Exterior
-3m DI-NOC 1080 Carbon Fiber roof/gas tank/toe hook cover
-Full Pace Car Flash Kit – 4 in front, 2 in back, 1 light
bar in rear window
-Rally Armor mud flaps
-Front fog yellow vinyl
-Painted red calipers
-Rear windshield wiper delete
-Custom black emblems
-HD front lip
-Stubby Antenna
-Removed side moldings
-Rolled Fenders
-Tinted Side windows and back window with cutout for Pace Car Light Bar
-Custom Miami Heat license plate with custom lettering

Interior
-2 Crowe Enterprises 5 point Harnesses
-Full Custom Roll Cage – Built in house at the
ChampCar World Series Garage
-Custom Rear Seat Filler – Fabricated in the ChampCar World Series Garage
-Prosport Boost Gauge in Airco vent
-Carbon Fiber Mazdaspeed Rear view mirror cover
-Valentine 1 Radar detecter

Suspension
-Mazdaspeed Coilovers
-Mazdaspeed Camber Kit

Wheels
-BBS RG-R – One Piece Die Forged Aluminum
-SURE Motorsports TVS Caps – Ignition Red.

Power Performance Mods
-F5 Fujita Cold Air Intake System
-CorkSport Racing Down Pipe
-Mazdaspeed Cat Back Exhaust System
-SURE Motorsports Torq R3 RMM (Street Urethane)
-4 Sport Stop Brake Rotors
-COBB AP Stage 2
-KMD HPFP Internals
-SURE Motorsports Sidewinder (Turbo Inlet Pipe)

Mazda Raceway @ Harris Hill // Ride Along!!


Ride along with MazdaMovement’s Field Photographer Alex Roszko as he documents the track with his buddys Modded 350z at Harris Hill Raceway at the MazdaMovement Meet n Greet Track Day!

We want shotgun next Alex!!!! Spring 2012 can’t come soon enough.

RX-7 FC drifting film!!


Great vid sent to us from Antreas Mixalis in Greece blasting out his RX-7 FC for drifting. Thanks for the share!!

Ανδρέας Μιχάλης by Racemania.gr from racemaniagr on Vimeo.

MazdaMovement “Mazda Meeps Spotlight” Week #5 Winner!!


This weeks winner from our FaceBook “Pic4Swag” contest is Oliver Schoch and his amazing 2005 Mazda MX-5 NC1 sporting a 1.8 liter sporting OZ Ultraleggera wheels (17×8 w/+48 offset) in “Matte Black” on Hankook S1 Evo rubber (215/40). His mod list is tasteful but effective. Stance set up is H&R adjustable suspension with a Front strut bar. Performance Mods are a AEM Cold Air Intake and a BBK Exhaust (2 X 84 mm).

So Congrats again to one hot Mazda ride in Germany!!

Here is some more info about his MX-5 at his website. http://www.true-red-miata.blogspot.com/