See it tomorrow at the StanceNation Texas at our mini display with Car Shop GLOW! Thanks to Tom for helping us design the lights!
So it is no secret that we have been working directly with the famous Japanese tuner, Car Shop GLOW, on the next big thing: Honda S2000 AP2 LED lights. Yesterday, via our Instagram and FB pages, we dropped a bomb on the S2000 community with a pre production AP2 prototype model that you see here now. Rumors are running wild so we would like to take this time to clarify a few things.
First, a little about the tail lights themselves; when we were approached about the lights, there were a thousand ideas being thrown around, sending lights in for conversions, AP1 versus AP2, light patterns, cost and so forth. Looking at the current market, the S2000 doesn’t have too many choices for tail lights. From the outside looking in, it looks as if every S2000 has only OEM lights. When some of our friends asked us about S2000 LED lights, most assumed it would be an OEM style but retrofitted to LEDs. We wanted the lights to be unique and different. Although we are suckers for round tail lights and see absolutely nothing wrong with Hondas original offerings, we felt we could change up the game a little by offering a similar design to the CSG FD3S lights.
Upon choosing the AP1 versus the AP2 lights, we decided to go with AP2 tails for the sole reason that with AP1 lights, the outer corner was deemed to difficult to squeeze LEDs into, the space was just too tight. Now here is where we have one concern. At this moment in time, used AP2 tail lights are very hard to come by in Japan in large quantities. We have been working with Ken on trying to find even used AP2 tail lights here in the USA, but there’s just not that many. So we had a choice to make, either use previously owned AP1 tail lights and make the design not attractive, or to use brand ass new lights from OEM Honda of Japan and rip the guts out and retrofit. We ultimately went with the latter.
We feel that we could not sacrifice design or quality in the name of a cheaper product, that just isn’t us, and isn’t the Japanese way much less the Car Shop GLOW way. Fortunately for us, CSG agrees, and everyone should know that this is not a cheap, eBay Chinese made, mass produced aftermarket tail light. Every LED is hand installed by Car Shop GLOW and is properly sealed and every light comes with a 6 month warranty against all manufactured defects. These CSG LED tails are not for everyone, and the price will cater to the high end tuners in the S2000 game. We do not expect to sell a lot of these lights, and we are not in it for the money, we are in it to promote a quality product that does not yet exist.
If you are interested still in these lights, keep an eye out on our website, or drop us a line at email@example.com
We will be debuting these lights within the next couple of weeks, and we are positive they will destroy the internet. If you’re in Canada, you can also reach out to Circuit Garage, the official CSG distributors in Canada. Info@circuit-garage.com
Team Mayday Garage
Back from his travels in California, Tom brings the Texas heat with him as he is crowned the Best S2000 at WekFest LA this past weekend. We are super proud of our homegrown ricer, and he still makes time for the little people, and brought his newly boosted ride to last night’s Ricer Wednesday meet at our food truck, Rice Box. We have special plans this month for Tom and his Best S2K, so keep an eye out on this badass ride.
Although there were MANY cars at All Team Bash in Rosenberg a few weeks ago, there were only a small handful of cars that caught my eye. This yellow CRX was definitely one that stood out from the rest. It’s small, petite, boxy stature reminds us of a time where it wasn’t about having lots of turbocharged horsepower, it was about it’s nimbleness, it’s ability to zip in and around traffic and be constantly engaged in the drive, something a lot of modern cars took away with it’s stability/traction controls, paddle shifters and electronic suspension. It was built in a time when having a small, lightweight car was what people wanted, and to this day, I still want one.
Say hi to JohnP. He runs the Rice Box Food Truck and is the main boss here at Mayday Garage. While it’s true he runs around like a maniac spitting out things in Cantonese, broken vietnamese and the occasional ebonics, he also enjoys driving his NA1 NSX whenever possible. He recently bought a carbon diffuser and last weekend, finally got around to installing it. Let’s just say installing the diffuser was a snap, but taking apart the rear bumper? That’s time consuming.
It’s funny in that despite him owning an NSX, JohnP loves to drive aggressively and loves the old 90’s cars and never forgets his Integra/corolla ricer roots. Like the rest of the guys, he appreciates all cars and respects other car guys that work on their own cars.
Don’t forget YOUR roots.
JohnP, Khiem and myself ventured out to Rosenberg, TX on a dreary day to check out and support Kimo Richard’s All Team Bash, a meet that brings car clubs together to not only show their cars, but to participate in team games and shoot the shit. I managed to find this stunning blue gem in the middle of a water puddle inside the fairgrounds and took a few shots despite getting my shoes wet.
More to come,