We have a winner for our January #MOTORMAVENSBUILD Contest presented by KoyoRad Racing! David Bellomo, a 21 year old Toyota Technician from Haymarket, Virginia is the owner and driver of this S14 240SX, which has a Toyota 1JZGTE VVTi engine swapped into it. Check out the Build Thread that David created on the MotorMavens forums! (more…)
Seeing the MasterMind Odyvia for the first time at our MotorMavens Mass Appeal Show
in Irwindale, CA
was a mind-blowing experience. Hearing the car start up for the first time left my ears ringing for hours. However, rather than just telling tell you why I fell in love with this car, I thought I should tell you how this car came to life instead. Please fasten your seat belts, this ride is about to get CRAZY.
You're probably asking yourself, what is an Odyvia? In case you didn't know, it's when you combine Honda Odyssey headlights with a 1991 Nissan 240SX (S13 Silvia) body. Hence, the name ODYVIA...I find it rather fitting for the car - the name sounds like it was plucked from an epic poem like The Iliad.
The reason I felt so passionate about this particular car wasn't the one-off Spirit Rei Japan
widebody kit, custom fabrication, custom interior, nor the Z06 LS7
motor swap. It was because it took incredible persistence and attention to detail
to accomplish - this project was riddled with issues that would make an average mechanic lose his mind. Read more...