We recently came across an OG customer who had all three catalogs that King created in the late 80s / early 90s. Each of these hand-assembled catalogs was called a Volume and included a carefully curated collection of Mugen parts, King parts, information about Mugen, and information about King's racecars and services. Each include thoughtful introductory letters written by King's CEO Scott and are a terrific snapshot of Honda/Acura performance culture at the time.
Because we don't spend much time looking in the rear view, we actually didn't have these Volumes anymore in our own library of literature. In fact we only printed about 1000 of each Volume. So Bill Yoon generously loaned the Volumes to us (including the price list inserts) for us to scan and make available to share with our friends!
Click an item below to download the PDF scan.
KMS Volume 1.pdf (4.43 mb), Circa 1989
KMS Volume 1 Price List.pdf (1.11 mb)
KMS Volume 2.pdf (5.24 mb), Circa 1991
KMS Volume 2 Price List.pdf (909.23 kb)
KMS Volume 3.pdf (3.79 mb), Circa 1993
KMS Volume 3 Price List.pdf (2.24 mb)
It's 1984 and first Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Police Academy and Beverly Hills Cop are in theaters. And these amazing exhausts are in Mugen's lineup for Prelude, CRX and Civic!
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Check out this radical design on the City exhaust:
Our Prelude race car project known as San Pedro recently had a great day of testing at Gingerman Raceway. Once back at the shop we did some fine tuning and adjustments based on what we learned.
We prepped spare noses/airdams and splitters in anticipation of San Pedro's debut race at Michigan International Speedway in two weeks.
5/25/2013: San Pedro wins its first National SCCA EP race from the pole of the 2013 race season at Michigan International Speedway today complete with a new lap record! Congrats to Moser Racing - awesome result!
5/26/2013: Day 2 at Michigan International Speedway. San Pedro wins the qualifying race by 39 seconds! Way to go Moser Racing!
Day 2 at Michigan International Speedway and another flag to flag win for San Pedro and the Moser Racing team! Way to go guys!!!!
San Pedro captures the pole in its very first SCCA EP National race of the 2013 race season- pumped!! Go Joe Moser!!!
Fun San Pedro factoid- Top speed at Michigan International Speedway on the banking was 144 mph. Entry speed into Turn 1 off the banking was 62 mph. San Pedro brakes from 144 mph to 62 mph in 63 feet!!!!
The Mosers have posted the video on Youtube!
We put our Prelude race car project known as "San Pedro" through the paces for testing at Gingerman Raceway this week, and the results were fantastic!
San Pedro's driver's office. Easy to read analog gauges, GPS based data aq and adjustable brake bias. Uncomplicated and clean!
Testing going well. First set of Hoosiers are now history.... :)
Starting to use some brakes.... Huge brake ducts and trick race pads. This is way they should look when you use them hard!
The driver says there was a balance problem. The crew refers to this as driver running out of talent :)
For the record, we are extremely happy the driver wants to push the boundaries of adhesion. Sometimes that means going over the limit to find exactly where that limit is. That's precisely why we go testing! We have plenty more splitters where this one came from (it helps that we made our own).
That's a wrap from Gingerman Raceway! We learned what the car likes and finished up 2 seconds under the lap record. A very good day!
Want to ride along? Watch the San Pedro test video now posted on YouTube!
Our racing history runs deep! Here's the King Motorsports IMSA Radial Sedan (2nd gen) Prelude as it tackles Road Atlanta in 1986!
More goodies from the archives! Here's Mugen's BB4 Prelude, based on Honda's fourth generation coupe. You don't see these Mugen parts from the '90s very often today.