Garage Vary NB

These are the only pictures I’ve found of it, I don’t know what its set up for, Or what half the parts are on the car! Can anyone shed some light on this beast?

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More Lock Please


So as I said in an earlier post, All went well on Friday night. I had a great time chatting to people and sliding the car around. But I did notice the lack of lock these little cars are known for ( well, In drifting anyway). Unfortunately, Secret Element have no immediate plans on making some more NB tie rod ends. So I’ve been on the hunt elsewhere for a while now.

A few weeks ago, I came across these iConcept tie rod ends that are advertised on Yahoo JP. One thing I noticed on the picture was the S13 … It looks mighty familiar!  Turns out it’s Jesse Streeter’s, And he is mates with iConcept. So a few emails later, It turns out these tie rods are very similar to the Secret Element type, With a similar increase in angle too (8-9 Degrees). I’ve just sent another email to Jesse to place an order, So hopefully I’ll get these bad boys landed and installed before the next event.

Random Snap – 020

Clean and simple, TE37’s FTW!

Roadster Of The Week – Russel’s NC

This weeks Roadster Of The Week is based in Tokyo, Japan. Russ purchased his PRHT NCEC on June 17th, 2008.

“As of this day, I am driving a 2008 Mazda PRHT Roadster with a few mods. I previously owned an NA6 MX5 in Australia which I loved for its chuckability and no fuss style.”


Within the Two years of ownership, Russel has replaced quite a few parts on the NC, for instance the exterior has had a lot of attention given to it. The gold Advan Racing RGII wheels really work well with the galaxy gray paint work this NC has. Other revisions include a painted M’z tune front lip, Integral Kobe Jet’s canards, Craft Square mirrors, Tuckin 99 front number plate bracket, NOPRO rear bumper and some Mazda clear indicator lenses.


The cockpit has also had some mild revisions, A Works Bell Rapfix II boss kit was needed to get that Nardi classic steering wheel mounted to the steering shaft. Russ upgraded the factory stereo by installing a Kenwood head unit. He also installed an AWD alloy dash panel kit, in his NC.

“I like cruising around in the mountains.”

It makes sence that Russel decided to purchase and install some Ohlins DFV coilovers, and NOPRO stabilizer links to enhance the Roadster driving experience. Russ also has a OEM Roadster “RS” grade LSD mounted to the NC.


The engine has some new parts fitted along side it to, like the Fujitsubo Legalis R Exhaust he has installed. This would give the Roadster a deep sporty exhaust note, and help free up some power. A HKS Super Hybrid air filter has also helped. A fidanza flywheel and Exeddy clutch have also made their way onto the MZR engine.


Russel decided that it was time to let go of his beloved Roadster.

“I must say, It was a hard decision to let this car go, but I know it was the right choice for me at the moment. The car was always a compromise from the beginning and fulfilled a need for a while. But it now joins the long list of cars that have previously lived in “my garage”.”

On April the 2nd, 2010 Russel had sold his NC Roadster.

“So after about 12000klms and a couple of years, the journey has ended for me, but only just starting for someone else.”

“I hope they enjoy the experience.”

You can view all the ups and downs Russ had with his NC here.

Remember guys, We are always looking for new Roadsters to feature, so if you have a killer Roadster you would like to see on RoadsterGarage.net, then shoot us an email at roadstergarage@live.com.au

Congrats Russel, You are the Roadster Of The Week!

-Mazda Roadster NCEC:

Power Retractable Hard Top (RHT)
2008 NCEC-251XXX
5 Speed Base Model
Body Colour : 32S Galaxy Grey
MG One Body Coating.

-Mazda Options:

Floor Mats
Rear Trunk Mat.
Mazda Leather Brake lever
Mazda Alloy Pedal Covers

 -Exterior Options Standard on RHT:

RHT Chrome Head Light Option
RHT Chrome Front Grille Surround
RHT Chrome Door Handle Set

 -Exterior:

GT-Roadster NR Spec Sticker Set (Hand Cut)
Bonnet / Side / Front
Maker Logo Sticker Set (Hand Cut)
M’z tune Front Lip Spoiler (painted)
NOPRO (Nogami Project) Rear Under Spoiler (painted)
Integral Kobe Jet’s Master Spec Carbon Front Canards
Craft Square TC-F NCEC Carbon/Aluminium GT Mirrors
Tuckin99 Front Number Stay
Mazda Clear Indicator Lenses

-Footwork:

Mazda OEM Roadster “RS” Grade LSD (Limited Slip Differential)
Wakos LSD Oil.
Ohlins DFV Adjustable Coilovers.
NOPRO Short Stabilser Links.

 -Wheels and Tyres:

Advan Racing RG II 17×7.5 +45
Yokohama S drive tyres 205/45/17
Rays 16×8 CE28N (Swapped on before sale)

-Engine:

Fujitsubo Legalis R Exhaust
HKS Super Hybrid Air Filter Element.
Fidanza Flywheel
Exeddy Clutch & Cover
Run Max Stainless Clutch line

-Electronics:

Blitz Throttle Controller

-Interior:

Nardi Classic 340mm〔N344〕 Black Spoke Punched Leather Grey X Stitch Steering Wheel
Works Bell Rapfix II Boss Black
Kenwood CD Reciever E323
AWD Alloy Full Dash Panel Kit ( Vent rings and AC rings not installed )

Random Snap – 001

A little something new for the blog when I come across some nice looking Roadsters.

This one Just a random picture I found some time ago, which I thought was worth sharing.

Looks to be a no bullshit track Roadster from Japan. It appears to be wearing a Garage Vary front lip, with custom splitter. A Garage vary bonnet and high-mounted carbon fibre wing.

Some nice chunky tyres with sensible offset look tough. It also has a full on welded in rollcage. Very nice!