I always love visiting shops and car builders. You see customer cars, cars that are being built and cars that you don’t see at the car shows. While visiting JB Tuning in Nieuwegein, Holland, I was greeted by this Skyline R34 that was wrapped in matte white vinyl. The car behind it was a car I had never seen before and I first thought it was a Toyota AE86 but after a closer inspection I realized it was a Nissan S12.
The 350Z is still a very expensive car in Holland so you don’t see it very often during car shows. This black version belonged to a customer and was in for some fine tuning.
After seeing Henry’s S12 that Linhbergh shot last year I had grown to love the car. This version might not be as clean but it has just as much character. The car has been lowered using Apex springs and it rolls on a set of steel wheels measuring 15″x9j. It still has the original CA18 twinspark engine. But Jack, the owner of the shop, said it was more than enough to get it sideways and have some fun with the car.
The front of the GT-R in the opening shot revealed a cool kill switch mounted in the grill. The Nismo intercooler shows that the car has had its fair share of track time.
While opening the hood this RB26 with its distinct red crackle paint finish showed itself. According to the plaque mounted on the front of the engine it is the first R-1 engine build by Omori Factory in Japan. That’s some history right there.
My reason for visiting the shop is the car on the left. A S14A that has the potential becoming one of the best Silvia’s in Holland. The S15 on the right is the one I featured at the Streetpower event in Assen.
The heart of the S14A is this fully built SR20 with oversized pistons, flowed head, Full Race manifold, Tial 40mm wastegate, CPC Racing intake manifold and a Garrett 3576 turbo. The intercooler has been painted black, below it you can see the radiator and on the left side you see the oil cooler.
In the rear there is this ATL fuel tank that has been placed inside a custom housing. Other items that are of interest include the EDFC equipped Tein Suspension and custom rollcage. I’ll keep a close eye on this built and will report back when the car has been finished. Not sure when that will happen because Jack is a very busy man.
Jack not only builds bad ass Japanese cars but he is also responsible for this Chrysler New Yorker. This is his personal ride that he uses on a daily basis.
Although it’s an American car Jack couldn’t resist injecting a bit of Japanese flavor. The hubs have been adapted to accept these 5 lug 18″ wheels and Nissan R33 brakes.
The small office on the first floor houses a lot of memorabilia including a picture of the S14A before it was completely stripped.
On the table was this RC R32. It must be cool to work on the cars during the day and race these smaller ones during lunch time.
While the guys rolled the S15 outside I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of the car. This has got to be one of the nicest cars on Dutch roads. I’ve made a spotlight on this S15 that you can find here.
Another familiar face was this Nissan Stagea I also featured before. There is a small spotlight here.
Jack the guy on the left runs the shop and he wanted to thank his two brothers Ron and Fred for making his shop a reality. He also wanted to thank ‘Klus’ for cleaning the cars.
I had a great time visiting the shop and I’ll make sure I’ll return in the near future.