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...
...Y tu carro ya lo sabe!
Let's start this blog off right, we are after all, one of the greatest Z communities out there. No disrespect to any of the Z family out there!
As of today, Elite Z features are back and better than ever. If you would like to be featured on this blog, please feel free to email us pictures of your build with any information you would like to provide. Once you do, I will then ask you a series of questions via email and will post our chat transcript online. Now, if you mess around and try to troll me, I will be roasting you and your build. No excuses, just like the good ol' days!
Features will be accepted every Monday and will be posted the following day or that same week. One feature per week so we don't saturate the blog.
The plan was always to blow up and produce a meaningful brand and be successful, happy and BALLIN' but,
these things change. Not for us though...ha!
We are still moving in a positive direction and hope to get back on track, just like our golden days.
For the most part, summers have been terrible to get anything done. That is why I made this blog, to spill out my guts in here so I don't do it elsewhere. The next few weeks will be pretty dope and, I hope you guys tag along for the ride...
Teaser of what I mean,
Until then, finish building your Z and hang here with me via the comments section below!
Ding ding ding...
The bells are ringing, the clock is ticking and wtf am I typing? sheeeeeeesh...
The new apparel has arrived and will be photographed soon!
be sure to visit our Pre-Orders section to grab a shirt, or two...or all of them. You aren't down though...
With the revamped t-shirt, we will be dedicating our time and effort to produce quality designs only and the drops will continue to be unique and limited, to add flavor and rarity to the list. I hope you all are ready for that new drop and those of you who have been waiting patiently, thank you!
If you haven't been waiting at all? que te pasa calabasa!?
Who's going? and why the hell am I posting this a day late? smh...
The hype is real!
The Chicago Auto Show will run from July 15th to July 19t, in a special edition show approved by the city and state.
Not only is this a special edition but, it will also be held outdoor as well at theWest Building at McCormick Place Complex.
Not only is this a special, special edition with outdoor experience and demonstration but, the next gen. Z will be in attendance. Who ever is going, is in for a real treat!
Check out The Official Chicago Auto Show instagram for more pictures and a sneak peak of the Z in it's display section.
Do you think Nissan will release a crate engine with manual swap for the 370z? I would definitely be interested!!!
Side note on that side note:
Will Brie Larson be in attendance? Someone email me pictures of their trip!
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PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO RACE! THE EPA IS BANNING RACECARS. TELL CONGRESS TO PASS THE RPM ACT AND STOP THE EPA FROM DESTROYING MOTORSPORTS. YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
The RPM Act of 2021 (H.R. 3281), is common-sense, bi-partisan legislation to protect Americans' right to convert street vehicles into dedicated racecars and the motorsports-parts industry's ability to sell products that enable racers to compete. The bill clarifies that it is legal to make emissions-related changes to a street vehicle for the purpose of converting it into a racecar used exclusively in competition. It also confirms that it is legal to produce, market and install racing equipment.
The RPM Act reverses the EPA's interpretation that the Clean Air Act does not allow a motor vehicle designed for street use—including a car, truck, or motorcycle—to be converted into a dedicated racecar. This American tradition was unquestioned for 45 years until 2015 when the EPA took the position that converted vehicles must remain emissions-compliant, even though they are no longer driven on public streets or highways. Although the EPA abandoned efforts to make the policy a formal regulation, the agency still maintains the practice of modifying the emission system of a motor vehicle for the purpose of converting it for racing is illegal. Manufacturing, selling, and installing race parts for the converted vehicle would also be a violation. The EPA has also announced that enforcement against high performance parts—including superchargers, tuners, and exhaust systems—is a top priority.
Converting street vehicles into dedicated race vehicles is an American tradition dating back decades and has negligible environmental impact. While California is known for having the strictest emissions laws, the state exempts racing vehicles from regulation.
Motorsports competition involves tens of thousands of participants and vehicle owners each year, both amateur and professional. Retail sales of racing products make up a nearly $2 billion market annually. Most of the vehicles raced on the estimated 1,300 racetracks operating across the U.S. are converted vehicles that the EPA considers to be illegal.
The RPM Act does not interfere with the EPA's authority to enforce against individuals who illegally install race parts on vehicles driven on public roads and highways and companies that market such products. Tampering with the emissions system of a motor vehicle used on public roads is a clear violation of the Clean Air Act.
The RPM Act will provide the racing community with certainty and confidence in the face of an EPA interpretation of the Clean Air Act that threatens to devastate an American pastime and eliminate jobs in our communities.
Tell Your Elected Officials to Protect Motorsports and Pass the RPM Act
HOW YOU CAN HELP:There has already been an unprecedented outpouring of support for the RPM Act this year, with Americans sending over 1.1 million letters asking Congress to pass the legislation. Now that H.R. 3281 has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is imperative that enthusiasts and motorsports businesses keep up this momentum to get a companion bill introduced in the Senate and urge lawmakers in Washington, D.C. that they must act now to protect the right to convert a motor vehicle into a racecar by voting to pass the bill.
Use our Action Center to send a message to your Senators and Representative to ask them to support the RPM Act.
SEMA members can help spread the word by including links on their websites, social media platforms, storefronts, and garages. Members can also rally their customers, employees, followers, and friends to act. Use the assets found in SEMA's digital toolkit: www.sema.org/rpmtools. And don't forget to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SaveOurRacecars.
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What ever happened to CVZ?
Well, we disappeared for a bit due to most of the members moving on or because we all got busy with life. Shit happens and, I was okay with that. At the time, I had an increase of work and had less time on my hands either way. Within the time we have been gone, there have been an increase in law enforcement attention within the car scene and it ultimately, is the main reason why I decided to not bring CVZ back yet. These stupid take overs, swinging shit or whatever you call it, are the main reason why it's hot right now but, I am hoping in 2022 we have a secure an private location established for our car meets. If you are worried that people will find out where we hang out, don't. In an effort to minimize issues with local PD, CVZ car club membership and meet locations will be private and not posted online anymore.
Until then, wait patiently for the re-opening!
What does this mean?
It means that, apart from our own custom apparel, we also sell parts with the brands listed. We offer competitive pricing and hope to be of great service to you and your car. The best way to inquire about pricing is to find the parts you need off of our links in Product Line Up and copy and pasting it into our Contact sheet.
If you do not see what you are looking for, feel free to email us either way!
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.
Posting one blog a day...