If you have ever shopped for a new exhaust or turbo, GReddy is sure to be a familiar name. Always on the lookout for great deals and sweet cars, we headed down to their Irvine headquarters for their annual GReddy garage sale.
At any event or show, the parking lot (or in this case street parking) can be a great indicator of what’s in store.
Like this beautiful R33 GT-R on Nismo LM GT1’s. Some of you may recognize this car from our Cars and Coffee post a while back. Always a welcome sight.
The Ferrari 360 wasn’t bad either…
…especially being a Challenge Stradale. Caught this just as the owner was leaving, gotta love that piercing Ferrari V8 howl.
Things looked promising.
Every year, GReddy takes their inventory of choice parts and sells them for deep discounts at their annual sale. We knew the turn out would be significant, but even this surprised me.
Since everything for sale was on a first come first serve basis, people who arrived well before the event opened were queued around the block.
Many in the queue were also there to see their favorite drift star, Ken Gushi.
Ken Gushi has piloted many amazing machines throughout his career but many consider his newest machine to be one of the greatest.
With a 1000 HP 2JZ under the bonnet, its certainly one of the most powerful. Loved the iconic GReddy intake manifold and that wastegate dump pipe was no joke either. He probably has no problem getting this thing sideways with that much horsepower on tap.
Like any good racer, Ken Gushi also had Pikes Peak aspirations, so also in tow their formidable Pikes Peak challenge car.
Though placing a respectable 3rd place at this years event, I’m sure Ken Gushi will be back next year in search of an even faster time.
In addition to Gushi’s two track terrors, there were plenty of other FRS’s on display in the GReddy lot.
Its been amazing to see how the aftermarket industry has embraced this platform with every single dynamic having gone through plenty of parts R&D.
This particular example was running GReddy’s own turbo kit. While steps away at the MotoIQ tent…
…was running a Innovate motorsports twin screw supercharger. With both providing dyno proven power and reliability, which would you choose?
Speaking of a choice of parts, it was time to get back to the garage sale.
The guys from Mackin Industries were also there selling their wares.
Though it was their wall of wheels that really caught my eye.
Especially these Volk Racing ZE40’s in matte blue gunmetal.
Ah the instantly recognizable B-series Honda valve cover in that perfect shade of red but wait, this one seems a bit off.
Ok my inner Honda fanboy has to admit that if I had an iphone I would be slapping down 40 bucks right then and there.
With so many great parts available it was hard not to leave with something…
And for some, there was no escaping it.
Tetris master status unlocked!
Even as the event was winding down, the line continued to grow.
This provided a perfect opportunity to scope out all the new cars that had shown up. It was time to go hunting.
It was good fun to seek out all these hidden gems , you never know what you will stumble across next. Hmm what’s that in the background…
Ah just a very nice 458 Italia in Bianco Avus. I forget who said it but you know you have a solid design if it looks good in white. Grande lavoro Pininfarina!
I had a great time at this years GReddy garage sale. There was a great selection of cars on and off the lot and many amazing deals to be had all day. I look forward to next years event and hopefully having a little spending cash next time, I know the Z could use a few new shiny bits.