MotorMavens MotorMavens
CENTER STAGE> Pink wheels (for real!)

Shiny black paint… check.  Menacing stance… check.  Pink JLine wheels… check. ???  Prowling the city streets surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, we have James Parker’s glorious G35 coupe.  To say that this car has undergone a complete transformation over the years would be a bit of an understatement.

The car was first photographed by one of our favorite photographers from Arizona - Mike Maez. Some four years prior to our shoot, the car was rocking a Greddy twin turbo setup and a far more conservative set of Racing Hart wheels.

Now on its third VQ engine, this formerly force fed beast is temporarily focused on form, although function will soon follow in the near future. However, for now… check out the shine on that paint job! Insane.

Although 18 inch wheels are of a smaller diameter than what we are used to seeing on most G35 coupes, the fact that they are staggered in a 9.5 / 12 inch width with a zero offset means they were definitely ordered with the right priority – wide wheel barrels are more important than large diameter wheel centers. However, the sheer fact that they are pink definitely make them catch our attention. a statement.  Combine this wheel setup with Vertex sideskirts, an APR carbon fiber lip, custom overfenders, and a trick set of canards and you have a recipe for trend setting street heroics.

James chose to rock Buddy Club D1 coilovers and Nismo swaybars to keep his G35 low and cornering tight, while JUN cams, honed and polished plenums, a JWT intake, and a custom HKS exhaust keep the VQ’s exhaust note stout.

On the inside you’ll find that things are kept fairly simple with just a Veilside steering wheel w/quick release and a carbon fiber center dash console.

One last piece of the puzzle on the outside of G-money is this rather eccentric paint marker collage sprawled out all over James’ hood.  When asked why exactly he chose to illify his hood in such fashion, James simply responded by saying, “I was just bored.”  While most people resort to video gaming or practicing their advanced nunchaku skills, James embarked on a journey that Bob Ross himself would be proud of. (Remember? He’s the guy who used to paint on PBS/public television. I think the name of his show was “The Joy of Painting,” but I’m not sure, and it doesn’t matter cause he’s dead now anyway.)

Overall we can’t wait to see what James has in store for his next round of G35 mods.  Although he has had some bad luck in the past with motor troubles (*cough*cough* three VQ engines), he is no doubt in tune to what the G35 platform is capable of.  If the current iteration of his ride is any indication of the future, be sure to wear your neck brace for our follow up visit!

::Dax Rodriguez

arrow21 Responses

  1. jdm-one
    76 mos, 3 wks ago

    car looks sick, photography is oustanding. awesome site guys!!! keep up the good work (our japanese ancestors would be proud:)

  2. Plug Tunin
    76 mos, 3 wks ago

    this car is just ok

  3. drunkentigah
    76 mos, 3 wks ago

    this car must go real fast to avoid the mockery that those pink rims attract. must say tho spiffy car.

  4. 76 mos, 2 wks ago

    That’s a sickly-done G.

  5. 76 mos, 2 wks ago

    The top photos real nice.

  6. 76 mos, 2 wks ago

    I love the contrast of the pink against the black like that.

  7. Spec V
    76 mos ago

    Coming from a girl, this is hot and different it has the speed and the looks.

  8. i bagem and dragem
    76 mos ago

    This g is sick its not out rageous like most cars now a days just clean cut

  9. latez
    76 mos ago

    Rims look like Fluoride.. but looks good yo..

  10. anthony rivera
    74 mos, 3 wks ago

    where did you get ur fender flares at and thats a nniceee g sick

  11. lydia
    71 mos ago

    i think i just fell in love…

  12. lydia
    71 mos ago

    i just dont like the hood of the car..kinda killed it.

  13. brett maddox
    68 mos ago

    im looking for a set of pink rims that would fit a 2005 suzuki forenxa
    if you have some please e-mail me at or call at 768-4340

  14. Travis
    67 mos, 3 wks ago

    I met this guy at at a QT in North Phoenix when he was getting gas, the pink wheels pop out for sure.

  15. chad
    67 mos, 2 wks ago

    The car is amazing. im looking for a set of pink 17s for my 03 triburon if you guys have any let me know

  16. Kyle
    67 mos ago

    Saw this car in person at a drift event in tucson. Gotta say the pics just dont do it any justice, this car is ill!!!

  17. loneracer
    62 mos, 2 wks ago

    awesome, very cool overfender execution , looks dope

  18. Andy Chen
    59 mos, 3 wks ago

    As a automotive photographer myself, these pictures are not good at all. Whoever took these pictures didn’t know how to use flash.

    I’m sure the car looks great, but these pictures definitely denotes almost every aspect of the car.

  19. Kay
    54 mos, 3 wks ago

    I would give up sex to own this car.

  20. Shelby
    50 mos, 3 wks ago

    Where do you get these at?
    These are amazing?!

  21. Peaches
    49 mos, 4 wks ago

    If anyone know where I can fine some pink 18 inch 4 lug rims. Please let me know and email me at
    Thanks so much :D
    I want them for my 2008 Pontiac G5

Leave A Comment