The first year of PRIME. A bit cliche, but it does seem like yesterday that Pravan and I met to discuss the creation of a brand that would truly represent the JDM automotive community in the Tri-State area. The two of us, along with some of our trusted partners, set out to bring that concept to reality. Little did we know, a short time later, we would be honored to have supporters all over the East Coast, Chicago, Texas, Thailand and Japan. We seriously can’t thank you all enough. We will not compromise on our vision.
We’re taking a look back at some of our favorite moments and milestones. Time to get a little nostalgic.
The first feature, the legendary Signal Auto R34 from Redline Restorations.
Nakai-San in BK. What a time to be alive.
A preview of one of 2016’s top East Coast builds. Nawshin would later go on to win two Best of Show awards at Wekfest. His EVO was also featured in SuperStreet magazine.
What’s a visit to Chicago without heading to TF-Works?
A familiar shop name all New Yorkers in the JDM scene will remember. The Chicago shop continues to thrive.
Reppin’ the East Coast at WEKFEST Chicago with our midwest fam.
The Fugu-Z at the New York International Car Show with our friends at Ravspec
Teaming up with Ravspec, a private session in Chinatown with the world famous S30Z owned by Sung Kang.
Limited edition box sticker, printed and released by USDMFREAX Magazine in Japan.
The East Coast’s Rotary Resurgence. Inspired by Japan, we held the first ever 7’s day in America.
An icon of JDM tuning in NYC.
To commemorate 10 Years of Tuner Evolution. A special award, created by PRIME and our trusted partners at Nostalgic Grains and Intrack Tires.
A built Voltex EVO and a Mazdaspeed FD roaming the streets of New York City.
Always a good time when the Wekfest tour comes to NJ.
JDM Thailand: C1, Naraka and StreetWeapon
The JDM scene in Thailand rivals that of Japan itself. Pravan gives us a closer look starting with ChapterOne Part 1 and Part 2. NaRaka Original King feature and a Street Weapon feature to follow soon! Stay tuned for those in early 2017.
The local heroes at Ravpsec ready their entry to SEMA. We take a closer look at their builds.
Final Form and the Rotary Rivalry
The end of season car show which always raises the bar.
PRIME presents: STREET ICONS
A special event and tribute to NYC’s JDM Car life. With our friends at Final Form USA (Texas), USDMFREAX Magazine (Japan) and Canibeat (East Coast.)
This introductory year has been nothing short of incredible. Not only did we have the opportunity to capture memorable moments as well as builds that set a new standard, we were able to bring people together to share their passion. The friendships and camaraderie we built along the way are what always matters the most in the end. To our supporters, we again express our deepest gratitude. We are committed to continuing the progress as we look ahead into 2017 where we’d like to deepen the relationships we have begun.