Old skool sensation

E’S Club Sports was a company that focused on speciality parts aimed at the Civic (AT & EF) as well as the AE86. They’re known for their muffler and coilovers: Eikoh! After the debut of the EG6, Eikoh! parts where no longer made. The company ended up becoming a car maintenance shop.

Imagine, the creator and members of E’S Club Sports probably never would have imaged their parts to pop off like it did. Little would they know that it would end up creating a sensation back then, and a feeling of nostalgia when reflected back on present day. You have OG Kanjozoku’s who opt for their parts and swear by them.

Though the company quit racing parts sales and racing activities about 20+ years ago I bet you they still own some tuner cars with Eikoh! parts on them. It’s good to hear that they’re still around and in business. Something we should keep in mind within ourselves. If you are passionate about something, stay in that mindset one way or another. Stay in the game yo! Be around the things you love and never give up on your dreams. ✌️

Good example

that shows how often Macau races restart due to crashes. Average race at Macau is bout 45 mins. This one is over an hour due to restarting. Amazingly, no one was injured in all those crashes.

Fun fact about these Civic races at Macau is that these cars were filled up with the highest octane available at regular petrol stations prior entering the race, which is tested and documented once the team checks in to the event. Teams must be possible to take 3 litres of fuel at any time during the event. The controlled fuel will be made available by the Organizer. Only the controlled fuel as supplied by the Organizer may be used throughout the Event. The fuel will be unleaded fuel of the commercial petrol which comes from a service station pump. The specification of the fuel will be notified to the competitors by Bulletin before the start of the Event. 🤯 Any alteration to the specification of the controlled fuel as supplied by the Organizer will result in exclusion from the Event.

N1 Magic

For me, watching old skool N1 Civic races is like channeling ancient Gods and deities. Summon them correctly and they will return… the cars of those races didn’t have large amounts of horsepower, but they can still give a modern high performance street car a good run for their money, so don’t get it twisted.

What exactly is N1 specifications?

Engine and Transmission: the engine and transmission internals must remain OE spec. No dog box and sequential shifters. Baffles are allowed to be installed in the oil pan.

ECU: a lot of teams used various aftermarket/custom ECU’s. They are inspected by the FIA and then sealed with a tamper proof label. Some used the Mugen ECU. Injectors may not be changed. *Thought: I feel the “Mugen chips” floating around stateside aren’t real Mugen specs. Only a few shops in Japan have the exact copy (and legit Mugen ECU’s which they hold on to) of the maps and sell them.

Description of a legit Mugen copy that’s allowed in the Honda One Make and other races that follow N1 rules. Translation: “Based on the now discontinued Mugen Racing ECU, the fuel adjustment and ignition map are optimized on the premise of racing driving to improve the lack of torque feeling at low rotation and improve the response at high rotation.”
[Specifications]

・Fuel adjustment
・Ignition map
optimization
・Speed limiter release
・ VTEC point: 5200RPM
・ REV point: 9200RPM
・ Idle up of air-conditioned vehicle OK

[Conditions for installed vehicles]

-Specifications for vehicles equipped with an intake system on the funnel, such as a bare type air cleaner or 4-throttle, may have some torque valleys.
Please use it after changing to a genuine shape (OEM air box) or a Mugen intake system as much as possible.

・ Install the exhaust system on vehicles that use intermediate pipes of 50mm ⌀ or more and less than 72mm ⌀.
Since it is suitable for circuit-only vehicles, it is preferable to have a straight shape as much as possible.
・ Never use with a VTEC controller.

Exhaust: teams are not allowed to change the exhaust manifold. Since the B series came out with a 2-piece header, teams are allowed to change the lower part of the manifold and back. Thus having a exhaust pipe as straight as possible with minimal bends.

Intake and Cooling: teams are not allowed to change the intake manifold, throttle body size nor the filter style. Some rumors say teams developed a higher flow drop in filter or ran with no filter, but don’t quote me on that. Cooling: a full size radiator is allowed.

Suspension and Brakes: the race car cannot change the suspension geometry. Teams are allowed to use coil-overs with any spring rates they want. If the car came equipped with front and rear sway bars from factory, then they are allowed to use them on the car. Brakes: must retain OEM brake calipers. Upgraded pads, heavy duty rotors and braided lines are allowed along with brake ducts. *Fun Fact: A lot of engineers used data from all the races to develop suspension set ups and other parts to specific tracks. Example; Eikoh! Didn’t just make mufflers, but also coilovers that were designed for Nakayama and Suzuka circuit.

Exterior: no aero is allowed in N1. Depending on the rules in an event, light weight hoods are free to use. In the Honda One Make race, light weight parts are allowed.

Applied to Gr.A and N1

Interior: Dashboard and front door OE panels must remain intact. Roll cage required.

N1 spec example:

The kanjozokus pretty much run the same set ups at the N1 cars, more or less. However not all have aftermarket ECU’s. The veterans (& ones who know they can get away) use performance ECU’s or a stand alone and even aftermarket camshafts. While the younger generation might only be using the OEM ones.

The spirit is still there. The deities are floating around it. Can you see it? Summoned from tantric mantras and Ngakpa’s, I bring you N1 Magic. This is the brand name of all my one-off parts I have made and designed for my chassis(s) and much more. Just like the Private Runners stickers, they won’t be sold to the public. Personal use only. They are sat with sage and blessed using Ancient rituals and chants. Long live N1!

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