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I have been toying with the idea of making my Mazda3 different than the norm without going all crazy and bizarre with my car. What I want to do was to perform some mods that are clean, smooth, functional, beautiful and unique.
Some of you have read about the Type R red carpet kit that I have installed on my own car (I know, many of you have asked about making that kit available, I will soon But I am enjoying the novelty of being the only Mazda3 on the planet with the Red carpet) and I have added some other interior mods that are subtle but help to tie the whole package together.
But my next big project is creating a center exit exhaust for the first generation Mazda 3. You can see from the quick sketch the rough idea that I have for making it happen.
I am fortunate for my ties to the automotive industry (in particular manufacturing) and have already started talking about getting this made for me. I have already consulted my longtime friend Glenn @ Cam Tech Auto on the exhaust fabrication and it is a go from that perspective
But, I want to create either a carbon fiber or fiberglass rear valance section for the rear bumper to completely clean up the dual center exhaust tip installation.
What do you guys think? Let me know, how would you do it differently? If you have any sketches add links to your comments.
Tuesday, November 2 – Friday, November 5, 2010
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA
Mazda3carpet.com by MAZEURO attended this years trade only SEMA show in Las Vegas to not only get to rub elbows with the great minds and companies in the automotive aftermarket, but also to meet with new manufacturers and suppliers to produce new high quality, unique products for Mazda3 owners.
Some of the celebrities and known car guys that were in attendance at SEMA 2009 included legendary automotive designer & the star of TLC’s Overhaulin, Chip Foose. The crew of West Coast Customs; Jay Leno; hell I even ran into Chop “The King of Cars” himself from Towbin Dodge while I was having lunch.
I also had a chance to chat it up with the host of My Dream Car Garage, Peter Klutt while on the flight back from Las Vegas where his Hemishere Green 1970 Plymouth AAR Barracuda (which had the paint and graphics designed by Chip Foose himeself) featuring a twin-turbo Viper V-10 engine, 20″ Viper wheels, Carbon Fiber body with air diffusers was on display at the BASF Booth at SEMA. You can follow the build of this beast at www.dreamcargarage.com For video of Chip Foose designing this gorgeous car click below.
While I was at SEMA I took at ton of photos (over 400 shots) and video and will post as much of it as possible right here on the blog. You will find the first 3 videos at the end of this post. We want to hear you comments and suggestion so please go ahead below.
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC). It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries.
SEMA Show 2009 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…