The Carshop is a rare breed of shop, they do anything and everything imaginable out in the back. They do shit like stereo, tinting, alarm, rims, lowering, performance and they even work on setting up cars for drift, drag, track, to VIP, stance and show cars. The manager John said, and I quote, "we do all that shit dawg!"
"We can fuck with whatever your budget is, whatever you want 99.9% of the time I'll get it for you, even if we have to import it."
after sitting down for a couple hours with John I got a chance to see how the shop was ran and talk about the passion for cars. John says "I've been wrenchin since i was 5 but ive been hooked when my older brother would bring me to battle import in the early 90's when it was really big." So right off the bat that I was talking to someone that knew what was up in the car scene, a real veteran at the young age of 30 (even though I though he was like 38)
the entire inside was covered in dynamat to provide a crisp sound to the custom sound system that's on display inside. The shop car also showed off a carbon spoon lip with a carbon fiber trunk and roof wrap with some vision spoon style side mirrors.
Now onto the interior, what I like to call "the guts." Right away I knew that the dash wasn't oem but actually a dash out of an Acura RSX that lead down to a custom fit center console out of a BMW and a Mugen short shifter. This ej had a set of Bride seats with Takata and Sparco racing harnesses. This car wasn't flashy it all but if you were to see it there is no doubt you would be pretty speechless.
Under the hood wasnt flashy at all just a stock D16z6 single cam Vtec with the stock automatic tranny (AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH NOT BEING 5 SPEED) that at one point was running a nitrous system.
Spending a couple hours in this shop made me realize why I got into the car scene, the love that John had for cars was so vast it made me love them even more! honestly this guy could get you hyped on anything, plus his personality is just out of the box.
TheGarageLife would like to say thanks to everyone at The Carshop for letting me shoot pictures and taking the time to talk about our passions, if anyone is down in the LA area make sure to check them out at 1820 West Valley, Alhambra Ca.