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King Motorsports / Mugen Dyno Day 2012 in Honda Tuning Magazine


We are thrilled to have our 2012 summer Dyno Day appear in the latest issue of Honda Tuning Magazine!


For those of you that are image-imparied, here's the text from the mention:


EVENTS


June 2, 2012 - Wisconsin


King describes its event as part meet, part dyno-battle, part show, part barbecue, and part awesome. Everything you could possibly want in a summer afternoon with fellow Honda enthusiasts could be found at King's yearly shindig. And that includes detailed dyno analysis for spectators and competitors to view, detail demonstration, live music, food, a raffle, promos, and assorted free goodies, as well as a special guest in the form of Mugen's CR-Z RR.


If you're anywhere near the King facility in Wisconsin, you need to make next year's event a prioirty!




Awesome photos by Noggs Photography. You can find us in the Winter (Dec 2012/Jan 2013) issue of Honda Tuning. LIKE the King Motorsports Facebook page to be the first to know when Dyno Day 2013 is scheduled!


King Motorsports / Moser Racing ITR @ 2000 Molson Grand Prix Motorola Cup


Here are a few pics of one of our favorite partnerships and race car builds -- the King Motorsports / Moser Racing ITR's at the 2000 Molson Grand Prix Motorola Cup race in Toronto. Toronto was a racing venue we always looked forward to! The photo above includes Robert Moser, Rich Hays and Joe Moser.


Below are the #63 and #64 Type-R's on a qualifying lap.



Here's a YouTube video shared by Joe Moser, who said: "Damn, would love to have the old #63 back! That thing was a beast. Here is the in-car from Toronto that year (starting dead last after a Qualifying issue, finishing 2nd)" 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FwuNxZ757U


Epilogue: #63 was retired (written off) at Watkins Glen and #64 was sold and is currently being raced on the West Coast.

#64 King Motorsports / Mugen RSX World Challenge RSX

Here is the promotional card we printed up years ago, describing our #64 King Motorsports / Mugen RSX World Challenge RSX.



Here's the back of the card with driver info and build specs (Right-click to see it full size).



KMS/Mugen RSX World Challenge RSX at Sears Point in 2003- What a great race series this was....



The KMS/Mugen WC RSX used custom fabricated Alcon brake caliper and rotors- front and rear. The chassis was seam welded and suspension pickup points altered for best geometry. Moton triple adjustable shocks controlled wheel motion. Trick from top to bottom!



Here's what our "home" looked like during a typical World Challenge weekend. Oh-do we ever miss setting up that awning :)



Our Mugen built K20 World Challenge race engine on the dyno at Mugen in Japan. While we were running this engine on the dyno, the Mugen JGTC NSX engine was being prepared to run on the dyno cell adjacent to to ours and next to that a Mugen F3000 engine was being run on dyno cell specific to that series. Quite an experience to have all that technology everywhere you look!


King Motorsports RS Prelude at Daytona 1985


After the 1984 SCCA race season we turned our attention to the IMSA Radial Sedan series. This is our RS Prelude pictured at Daytona in 1985. Champion Spark Plug sponsored this series. Champion ran full page ads promoting the series. They featured our car under the heading "World's fastest Prelude" which was very cool. Gotta find that ad........


One of our favorite versions of the Prelude was of course the Prelude Si. Back then it was priced around 12K which was big money in 86-87, but- what a car!

King-built Motor: 1984 Honda CRX (SCCA C-Street Prepared Battles)

** The following was sent in via our Facebook page by YAWSPORT -- thanks guys!! **


1984 Honda CRX built from the ground up for SCCA C-Street Prepared battles.

 

Mugen header, Mugen Limited Slip, all Mugen suspension bushings and engine mounts. The EW1 Si motor was meticulously blueprinted and balanced by King Motorsports. Other modifications include TWM individual throttle bodies, Electromotive Tech 2 engine management, YAWSPORT adjustable pan hard rod, YAWSPORT adjustable rear sway bar, custom camber/caster plates and 27.5mm front torsion bars, 13x9" Panasport wheels.

 

Nearly every part of the car was new, refurbished or modified. The entire uni-body was stripped, powder coated white, then all seam filler and undercoating reapplied. It scaled in at well below 1600 lbs with 3/4 tank of gas. It was complimented by many to be the cleanest, most thoroughly prepared autocross CRX's in the country and the car and its drivers accumulated numerous Regional, Divisional and National podium finishes from 1996-2001. This included an open class win at the 1998 SCCA Pro Solo finale and a second place finish in Open and Ladies class at the National Solo Championships in Topeka Kansas. The car is still alive and well with its new owner and the original King-built motor is still running as strong as ever.




KMS SS2000, KMS S2200, and S2K Days 2001



Back in April 2001, we made it out to the S2000 (S2K) Days in Asheville NC. The King Motorsports SS2000 and S2200 join the S2K crew for a spirited drive amongst the scenic Blue Ridge mountains. Photos courtesy Juliann Pokorny (Thanks Juliann!!)


What we consider the best shot of the SS2000! From the West Coast beat down tour :)




Commander Brad leads the pack and receives his first Honor Badge of the trip- when a rock flies off a passing car and lands squarely on his hood- OUCH! We pull over to commiserate....




The KMS SS2000 and S2200 pause for photo op in the Blue Ridge mountains.




Here's the OG KMS facility in Sullivan WI.  The "Mistress" is being serviced with the GAC ITR on the rack between races. From the looks of the front bumper Bob may have wanted to occupy the same space as the car in front of him..... :)




The SS2000 at Laguna Seca. IIRC the NA SS2000 put all the boosted West Coast S2000's to shame that day. Just sayin......


Kevin Bonneau's SCCA ITA CRX

1998 Road Atlanta ARRC race: SCCA ITA CRX driven by Kevin Bonneau, prepped by King Motorsports.



Getting really aggressive with the curbing became the key to a good lap time after Road Atlanta was reconfigured. Here Pierre Kleinubing demonstrates :)



1998 Victory lap for Kevin Bonneau in the KMS prepped ITA CRX. Back then the ITA fields were quite large and the CRX was the dominant car. Now the fields are smaller, and the CRX is still a front runner! What a great car!



Hold Your Horses: Mugen Key Holders and Straps



This is a special round-up of the Mugen key holders currently available from King Motorsports, including brand new designs for 2012!


Right-click any image to view a larger version. Click on any product name to order yours today!


New for 2012: Mugen Carbon Key Holder B

90000-XYE-100B


Body + Connector: Width 14mm x Length 70mm x Thickness 6mm

Main Split Ring: Diameter 30mm x Thickness 4mm

Smaller Split Rings (3): Diameter 12mm x Thickness 3mm


The body of this finely crafted key holder is carbon fiber, with a carbon leather connector held in place with 2 small metal rivets. The chiseled main ring is brass with gun metal plating, and stamped with MUGEN POWER. The front has a silkscreen logo and the back has the www.mugen-power.com URL in white. This stunning piece is an homage to modern racing materials that will hold your keys in style!






New for 2012: Mugen Loop Key Holder

90000-XYE-100C


Body + Connector: Width 14mm x Length 90mm x Thickness 8mm

Main Split Ring: Diameter 30mm x Thickness 4mm

Smaller Split Rings (3): Diameter 12mm x Thickness 3mm


This holder is a soft alternative to the one above, featuring a polyester loop trimmed in soft Nappa leather. The loop features Mugen's iconic white, red and gold stripes. The stitched connector is carbon leather with a brass ring (plated in gunmetal). The main ring is stamped MUGEN POWER and connects to three smaller split rings. This is a handsome piece that is pocket and interior-friendly!





Mugen Carbon Key Holder A

90000-XYE-100A


Body: Width 34mm x Length 54mm x Thickness 4mm

Split Ring: Diameter 16mm x Thickness 3mm


This dog tag-style key holder has a main body made of carbon fiber, covered in a grippy rubber edging. The ball chain loop connects to a split ring and quick release hook. All of the metal hardware is plated in gunmetal. This versatile key holder has a silkscreened logo on the front and white www.mugen-power.com URL on the back.




Mugen Key Holder A

90000-XYD-100A


Body + Connector: Width 17mm x Length 60mm x Thickness 4mm

Main Split Ring: Diameter 28mm x Thickness 4mm

Smaller Split Rings (2): Diameter 17mm x Thickness 3mm


This is a classic Mugen piece with a black cowhide leather body with an inset textured metal plate with debossed Mugen logo. The main split ring is an upscale chrome, and includes a rubber fob with the iconic Mugen colors. Heavy red stitching around the body completes the presentation.






Mugen Key Holder B

90000-XYD-100B


Body + Connector: Width 35mm x Length 100mm x Thickness 14mm

Main Split Ring: Diameter 30mm x Thickness 3mm


This large key holder has a black cowhide leather body that can be snapped securely around a belt as wide as 50mm. An embossed Mugen logo is framed by clean red stitching throughout the piece (front and back). The metal hardware is chrome with three push-release hooks. Includes a rubber fob with the iconic Mugen colors. This is an beautiful piece that will last as long as your Honda and feels great in your palm.






Mugen Phone Strap

90000-XYD-110A


Body + Half Ring: Width 17mm x Length 98mm x Thickness 9mm


This strap features a durable red loop that can attach to your phone, camera or other electronics. The body of the strap is black cowhide leather on the outside, with an offset red color on the inside. Red stitching surrounds a chrome-style print of the Mugen logo. All hardware is chrome and includes a rubber fob in the iconic Mugen colors.




Honda Collection Mugen Key Holder


This key holder is a hefty cowhide leather with a metal debossed plate in the center, framed by white stitching. It has the Mugen kanji, the Honda logo and says "Grand-Prix Racing Team." Side story: In the 2011 King Motorsports Dyno Day, the goodie bags were stuffed with premium Mugen items like badge holders and lanyards. Near the end of the marathon 3-hour bag stuffing the night before, we started running out of the Mugen items. Not wanting to disappoint any attendees, King's CEO pulled these super special key holders out of his top secret private stash to include in the final goodie bags. If you attended the 2011 Dyno Day and got one of these, you received very special key holders!



King Motorsports Civic 1200 Race Car

Here is a photo round-up of the race car that started it all- the King Motorsports GT5 Civic 1200! 138hp at 8600rpm. Mugen close-ratio 5-speed. This unstoppable car won virtually every race, including the 1981 SCCA National Championship. Enjoy our archival pics!




The King Motorsports GT5 Civic 1200 at Road America in 1988. Back then our lap record was 2:46. Pretty fast for a little 1200!




Here's a cool vintage shot of the King Motorsports GT5 Civic at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in 1984. Back then there was no chicane between Turn 3 and 4. You really started to get moving before the braking zone in 4 with very little run off. Fun stuff! We held the lap record there for many years; 1:20 was the time to beat!


 


This is the iconic King Motorsports GT5 Civic on its way to winning the 1983 June Sprints at Road America!


This car would just about touch 8600 rpm in 5t in the dip at the old Road Atlanta which equaled 128 mph. This is really flying in a car with an 86" wheelbase. You knew when got a good run off turn 7 at Road Atlanta because the car would pick up a harmonic vibration that made the entire car buzz over 125 mph, right about at mid point of the dip. Hard on the brakes just before the bridge downshifting to 3rd. and then flat all the way from the bridge to the front straight, hitting 5th. at the start/finish line.




1989 Pocono Double National. Two wins and a new lap record! Crew Chief Randy Preiss takes the KMS Civic through impound.




Road Atlanta 1981 SCCA National Championship. The KMS Civic 1200 on its way to a GT4 championship!



 




1982 Road Atlanta Runoffs. Pabst Blue Ribbon was one of our sponsors that year. Before the Runoffs the motor home would be loaded with cases of PBR. This came in handy as a "bargaining tool" to get a primo parking spot in the pits. The Atlanta region SCCA loved PBR! :)




Loading up the crew for a victory lap at Road Atlanta at the 1981 SCCA Runoffs.




Racing factoid: King Motorsports built the first U.S. road racing Honda, including fabrication of every performance part.


Mugen Cat Back Stainless Steel Exhaust for 8th Gen Civic Coupe/Sedan



Here's your chance to get a Mugen exhaust for your 8th Gen Civic coupe or sedan!


As with all Mugen systems, the 8th Gen Coupe setup is perfect in fit, finish, sound and performance. This amazing system features all-stainless steel construction, perfect mandrel bends -- finished with a polished tip with the Mugen logo laser etched into it. The piping is 60mm and both the front silencer and unique 3-sided rear muffler are perfectly constructed from stainless steel.

 
And the sound is all Mugen - deep and throaty when you're on the throttle, mellow at cruising speed. No droning or rasping, just that signature Mugen tone. Listen to a sound clip on YouTube.


For a limited time the 8th Gen Mugen Cat Back Stainless Steel Exhaust is only $1125 plus shipping. For the sedan version, add $75 for our custom-fabricated adapter (pictured below).


Here are pictures we took recently of the system installed on a customer's 8th Gen Civic Si sedan!