Our shop is now back open!
Feel free to check out the designs and check back often as we plan to release more and more designs soon!
Thank you to everyone that has stuck with us throughout the years!
Always lagging it, never hiding it but, we are here. The 240z has been sent off to a body shop and is being worked on as we speak. Our engine shop is working on the engine components and will be tasked with putting the Z back together. Unfortunately, as I started working on the Z, I realized a pro needed to put hands on it and is the reason why I stopped working on it. The good news is that I got most of the interior done!
I will post more updates as we go.
Thank you to everyone that has been staying up to date and a re-launch for Elite Z will be planned once the build is complete (errrr).
Due to some unforeseen set backs, the 240z build will be placed on a briefl hold until next year (hopefully). I am reaching nearly the end of building my wife's Subaru and once that gets taken care of, we will be able to continue the 240z. I need to strip the engine bay so I can send it back for paint and body work. I'll post an update on the next step with check lists soon!
Enjoy this pending perfection photo of the build!
I am looking for website and brand feedback.
If there is something you think we are missing, feel free to email or respond to this blog post.
I tried re-launching the official Elite Z instagram page but, with my current workload, I was not able to keep up with it. However, I will be making extra effort to continue posting on this blog. To continue to stay updated, feel free to visit daily and I will be sure to make an update regularly. I am also working on building an email newsletter so, you should be able to opt-in soon!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Tickets here: Z-Day
Z-Day California 2022
Location: IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY
JUNE 12, 2022
• DRAG RACING
• BURN OUT BOX/DRIFTING
• CAR SHOW
Be sure to check out Socal Z's annual Z-Day event this June 12th. The spirit of the Z lives on in every single one of us, we are what keep it alive.
It's almost February and I forgot to provide an update. What else is new?
Well, the 370z was sold in December and our family Subaru WRX returned from the performance shop. 360whp on E85 are great numbers. It currently is being painted Deep Sea Blue Water Pearl and is expected to be finished soon!
With the sacrifice of the 370z, there is finally progress on the 240z. It is currently being stripped of parts so we can send it off to paint and body. Stay tuned as I provide more information on that with pictures to come.
And just like that, they are gone.
If you had a chance to pre-order one, thank you. If you did not, there will be future opportunities!
But, until then, stay tuned for future updates and releases...
Pre-order the next Elite Z drop!
Embroidery Tee using a Gildan Hammer Tee quality shirt. It is definitely an upgrade from the next level apparel we used to run with all our other designs. Yes, the NLA tee's were nice but, these are a bit thicker/heavier and feel like quality material and all at the same price as the other ones. A big shout out to all our followers who continue to support us, even during these shifting times. Here me out though, the quality of the pictures don't do the shirts justice, these came out legit!
I am hoping to upload higher quality photos in the near future since, these will be the longest running tees for this year and next. Until then, grab one on pre-order and I promise, you won't be disappointed!
Website member registration is now live!!
You will be able to register and gain access to the secret page dedicated to members of Elite Z x Coachella Valley Z. What's inside you say?
"I guess we'll never KnOw"
The Highway 74'z
Written by: Jose D. Chavez - Founder of Coachella Valley Z and Elite Z
The Midnight 74's, a car group who dedicate most of their paychecks on suspension, cosmetic and performance parts. The thrill and the rush to look and be fast among everyone else has become the main goal. As rightful heirs to highway 74, they have been known to be seen riding at night when no one is commuting the road. Attacking 74 with precision, effectiveness and establishing dominance over the mountain is what they are known for.
In 2015, The Midnight 74's crew were formed and bonded between two friends whom both shared the same love for cars. Breaking necks and gaining the respect of other street racers is top priority. But both enjoy cruising and sharing the road as well. It is not a competition until, they make it one. Picture two friends connecting, ripping the streets in an almost hypnotizing dance-like fashion while weaving in and out of traffic. If you find someone who shares the same passion, you will find a longtime friend or rival.
Steve faced many hard turns in his life but never gave up and always found a way to conquer his mountains. Twenty-one and expecting a baby, he vowed to turn his hobby into something that would help provide him with the means to survive and maintain his family.
Jose, thirty-years old, and getting married, Always found a way to downshift his way out of a tough spot for his family and has continued to move forward in life with his soon-to-be wife. Money struggles have always plagued him, but he has vowed to create something out of his passion for driving. His future depends on it.
During all this, they always found a way to meet up and cruise the 74 together. They always found a way to be financially stable for their builds and bills. Mentally, they were sound and ready for the mountain. But things were not always like this for, when they met, they both considered each other enemies. One claimed himself as the rightful heir to 74 while the other contested it. They will soon face a battle that could both cost them their lives, the creation of The Midnight 74's crew and the rightful heir to the mountain...
Jose D. Chavez, founder of Elite Z and Coachella Valley Z. Auto enthusiast and amateur writer. Addicted to carbon fiber and obsessed with Z's.
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