The 240z Project
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!
Website Feedback and An Update
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!
Z-Day I 2022
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.
Elite Z Embroidery Shirts - Update!
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"
Street Race Chapter 1
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...
Website Feature Submissions!
...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!
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...