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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!

Mugen CR-X PRO.2 - 3D Build


We recently came across a 3D artist from Australia via smcars.net who took it upon himself to craft a digital version of the venerable Mugen CR-X PRO.2, using only reference photography and mad artistic skill. The results are beautiful and take us back!


His model even has a full interior.




Here is one one his near-final renders with textures, lighting and a ton of detail tweaks:



See the full thread of his virtual build here:


http://www.smcars.net/forums/smc-top-gear-challenge-2011/36533-honda-crx.html




DC5 RSX Mugen Aero S Body Parts

If you've been eyeing a genuine Mugen body kit for your DC5 RSX, now's the time to act! Supplies are limited on these amazing pieces. We carry the front lip, side skirts, rear lip, adjustable wing and more.


Here is our store link for all DC5 RSX aero kits and spoilers.


As with most Mugen body parts, fitment is OEM-quality with all necessary hardware included.


The front lip continues the center line crease and flows into a splitter-inspired contour at the outer edges.



The rear lip has a chiseled flare that lines up perfectly with the rear lip. The rear lip adds lines and a center cut out that evoke F1 diffusers and tail lights.



The aggressive Mugen wing is adjustable and combines superior engineering, style and function.


What is Mugen?


This is a classic print piece designed and distrubuted by Mugen, circa 1990. This tidy introduction gave the American market a glimpse into Mugen's reach and set the stage for the next decade.



Right-click the image to see a larger version.


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.




Mugen XJ Wheels Available at King Motorsports

King Motorsports is excited to announce the first shipment of Mugen XJ wheels will arrive at the end of this month to our facility in Wisconsin. These amazing new wheels have a distinct chiseled design that balances performance and style-- all built to Mugen's legendary standards of quality, strength and finish. The Mugen XJ wheel will be available in 16, 17, 18 and 19" sizing. Call us at (262) 522-7558 for more information and to order!


The wheels are currently available at special pricing until September 31, 2012.

http://www.kingmotorsports.com/search.aspx?searchTerm=mugen+xj


This Mugen XJ wheel is pictured in Black Metal Coat finish.




Here is the Mugen XJ wheel in Spark Silver finish.




Mugen TSX equipped with Mugen XJ wheels.




Mugen Fit with Mugen XJ wheels....


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!



Functional Art: Mugen 2012 Wallet and Card Case

 

There are accessories for your car, and then there are accessories for people. Lucky me-- Mugen makes both types, and they do it well. Mugen has never cut corners on their designs, materials or workmanship. If I could carry around bronze MF-10 wheels with me everywhere I travel, I would. But that's not practical or advisable. So instead I carry a Mugen Coin Case and Key Case -- they still make me smile when I pull them out of my backpack, especially when I'm thousands of miles from my Honda.


The latest line of Japanese-made Mugen accessories has finally hit our shores, and I was floored to get my hands on the new Mugen Carbon Leather Wallet and Mugen Carbon Leather Card Case.



The Card Case, Wallet and Smart Key Case are all part of same design line and have the same design themes throughout.



The outer covers are completely covered in a black leather that looks like carbon fiber, which Mugen is calling "carbon leather." The material catches the light just right, not too shiny and not too matte. And it feels great to the touch, with a nice grippy texture. This material really gives these pieces a premium feel and look. Stitching is black and cleanly done.



Each piece is finished with an understated metal badge, plated in gunmetal and colored in Mugen's iconic white, red and gold bars. The colors will be instantly recognizable to true Mugen enthusiasts. The absence of a traditional logo on the exterior of the pieces is a refreshing and bold choice on Mugen's part.



Open up the Card Case and you'll find the MUGEN POWER logo embossed on a soft Nappa leather. There is a main expandable pocket that can hold about 30 business cards, plus 2 smaller pockets that can each hold a couple cards. Each pocket's interior is lined with a smooth polyester material that will prevent your business cards from getting stuck inside the pockets due to humidity or friction.


 

The metal snap is plated in gunmetal and has a wonderfully crisp click to it. When closed, the case is slim enough to fit in a front pocket comfortably and is smaller than most smartphones at approximately 112mm x 70mm x 14mm.



The new Mugen Wallet is equally beautiful. It has a large currency pocket, with a full length divider. Since current Japanese yen banknotes are between 150 to 160mm long, our US banknotes easily fit within (US bills are 156mm).  Like the Card Case, the interior is a soft Nappa leather and all of the pockets are lined with a smooth polyester. The MUGEN POWER logo is embossed inside as well.



 

There is no plastic used in this wallet, which I really appreciate (plastic yellows over time and lifts ink off cards).



There are five card pockets, and a built-in coin holder with a metal snap (King's website lists the coin holder as removable, but my version was not). This expandable compartment is a generous size at about 70mm x 70mm of space, so it's large enough to carry coins, SIM cards, keys or even a small flash drive.

 

 

I measured the wallet to be 98mm wide x 110mm long and a slim 20mm.


These pieces will make an awesome gift for yourself or any Mugen enthusiast! They come in a black matte presentation box with a silver MUGEN logo. Get these limited edition Mugen Carbon Leather Wallet and Mugen Carbon Leather Card Case exclusively from King Motorsports.

 

Bonus pic... Here are the previous-gen Mugen Coin Case and Mugen Key Case (the Key Case is still available from King).