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VTEC Just Caked In Yo!



Last week King Motorsports fan Chris M. sent us the above Honda-inspired cake that he scored for his 30th birthday. That Facebook post cooked up a fantastic buffet of other Honda-themed cakes! You're in luck, we're serving up a slice of VTEC sweets!

Dustin K's 17th birthday: A faithful replica of his 94 Civic DX coupe with an EX/Si swap! Complete with grille and even wiper blades.



 Exhaust and red/clear tail lights!



 Dustin K also took a bite out of his 95 Civic DX hatchback with a 97-spec JDM ITR swap, painted EBP!



 Is that a Wisconsin license plate?



Dave B shared this EK9 wedding cake! Complete with amber side marker lights, pink trim and Type-R badging!



The cake came with its own mechanic maybe?



Back to Dustin K. Here's his S2000 which he chomped down for his 22nd birthday.



His Honda cake master has really improved over the years! Check out the red Honda badge, clean black seams and metallic blue exhaust tips!



 Stephanie M made this Bisimoto wagovan completely by hand, by herself! Nothing premade, she says!







What do you get Hondapro Jason for his birthday?



 Nathan G's wife surprised him with this beauty complete with spark plug wires!



 Here's a contribution from Simon P, who's grandma is texting her girlfriends a pic of his 30th birthday Integra. CarCake 624 is just about to cross the Finish Line!



Peter F's Honda has red wheels, a very small sunroof, plenty of roof-mounted air diverters, and is about to run over the Maytag Repairman.



Brandon C whipped this DC5 up for a friend and in true DIY fashion this was his first attempt at anything cake-related! Remember kids that a Ding Dong is never a proper substitute for jack stands!



Dustin K's Honda cake legacy also stretches back to his 18th, a milestone that included this frighteningly precise model of a Civic coupe with 5-spoke wheels and flame decals.



Joe K got himself a cake with Volk TE37s!



High school included this amazing CRX with swapped LS motor for Ryan P and Dustin K.



 Tyler K's wife crafted up this tasty valve cover for his 26th birthday!



Who you gonna call to get one of these fantastic cakes? Dustin K reaches out to the Cake Master Michael K, pictured below on the left!



Stephanie M hand-built this B series motor completely out of edible dough -- she says it tasted like a giant sugar cookie!



Alain M's 30th was powered by this amazing Honda tribute with an unusually short spark plug cover. Feast your eyes on that ornate oil fill cap!


Have a Honda-themed cake to share? Visit and contribute to the gallery on the King Motorsports Facebook thread!

Fakespotting: Mugen Oil Caps







Why does it matter?

There are many different styles, designs and colors of Mugen oil caps that are currently available for sale. Genuine Mugen oil caps are made with the best materials available and finished in color coatings that will not fade as quickly as fakes. Genuine Mugen oil caps also use a specifically-engineered, flat, grooved rubber seal for proper fit and oil containment designed for the heat generated by your motor.

How do I spot fakes?

1. Genuine Mugen oil caps will have a flat, ridged rubber seal around the threads. Fakes have a rounded seal that resemble a common o-ring. The picture below shows a genuine oil cap with the flat, grooved rubber seal.

How to spot fake Mugen oil cap

2. New, genuine Mugen oil caps ship with the self-adhesive center Mugen badge held in place with a small piece of clear tape. Mugen ships this way so owners can control the rotation of the circular badge upon installation. Oil caps with the Mugen badge pre-installed will not have a properly rotated Mugen logo upon installation.

3. Price seems too low to be true, or ships from a locale or seller that is not known to carry genuine items.

4. Mugen part number is missing from the package. Fakes can include elaborately copied packages that include the clear folded box, printed cardboard and black display foam.

5. Seller has many oil caps for sale, but this is one of the only Mugen products they sell. Beware of sellers that only sell some combination of reservoir covers, pedals, oil caps, shift knobs and radiator caps -- the most commonly produced fakes.

How do I buy genuine?

Obviously we recommend that you to buy from King Motorsports, where you can rest assured that your Mugen products are genuine and made with the correct materials and quality control that Mugen intended. If you are buying an item second hard, follow the same caution you would with any other purchase. Ask to see photos of packaging, if they have it. Ask if they have an original invoice -- many private sellers of second-hand items within the USA often have boxes (applies to larger parts boxed up in cardboard with original Mugen stickers) and invoices that are printed with KING MOTORSPORTS on them.

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Fakespotting: Mugen Reservoir Covers



Why does it matter?

Genuine Mugen covers are flame retardant (aka "fire proof"). This is a safety feature that the fakes do not have.

How do I spot fakes?

1. Photo shows no packaging, but seller says they are new. And seller also offers unpackaged, brand new reservoir covers from other manufacturers.

2. Picture shows packaging, but item is being sold by a store that is not known to sell other genuine Mugen items. Fakes can have basic packaging, but can be missing the rubber retaining ring or the printed instructions on the back of the card.

3. Price seems too low to be true.

4. Mugen part number is missing from the package.

5. Seller has many reservoir covers for sale, but this is one of the only Mugen products they sell. Beware of sellers that only sell some combination of reservoir covers, pedals, oil caps, shift knobs and radiator caps -- the most commonly produced fakes.

How do I buy genuine?

Obviously we recommend that you to buy from King Motorsports, where you can rest assured that your Mugen products are genuine and made with the correct materials and quality control that Mugen intended. If you are buying an item second hard, follow the same caution you would with any other purchase. Ask to see photos of packaging, if they have it. Ask if they have an original invoice -- many private sellers of second-hand items within the USA often have
boxes (applies to larger parts boxed up in cardboard with original Mugen stickers) and invoices that are printed with KING MOTORSPORTS on them.

Pics of genuine Mugen reservoir covers courtesy of H-T member EFcivicJDM:



Mugen Sports Collection: Apparel

Here are Mugen catalog pages for the MUGEN SPORTS COLLECTION apparel circa-- well, do we really need to tell you? Shiny fabrics, disco-inspired logo variations...it's the 80's! These classic Mugen wares hit the streets in 1986-87.

Right-click a catalog page to see a larger version.













+10 STYLE POINTS if you show up to our next Dyno Day wearing this sleeveless tee!



http://www.kingmotorsports.com/c-150-jackets-sweatshirts-outerwear.aspx

http://www.kingmotorsports.com/c-149-hats.aspx

Mugen Variable & Showa Winning Suspension

If you've ever popped your hood, climbed into your trunk, or crawled under your car to adjust your dampener settings (was that 4 clicks or 5?), you'll appreciate these electronically-controlled variable suspension kits. Mugen released these quality suspension kits circa 1987 and they allow for convenient SOFT, MEDIUM, and HARD adjustment within the cockpit courtesy of OEM fit-and-finish, dash-mounted switches.

Right-click a catalog page to see a larger version.









Thanks to Ronald W. for sharing this pic of his set in the original Mugen boxes:



1984 Mugen Winning Sus Kit advertisement. Check out the application and specs- some cool info there!