I met individuals of the Singular Entity crew at various track events over the last few years. Nice guys with a passion for cars and telling a story in a unique way. I’ve been a fan of their photography and videos for a while.
Austin and I spoke often about supercharging and data logging because he built a track Miata with a Rotrex supercharger and there’s a pretty small group of us that are running these hard on the track. Austin asked me if I’d be interested in being featured in one of their videos and my response was an enthusiastic “yes”.
It was fun to see the filming side of the process. We spent probably 2 hours filming the interview portion in my shop and another few hours filming street driving shots near my house and on Chuckanut Drive. It’s really interesting to see how they condensed all that into 6 minutes. It was a chilly spring day in the Northwest with overcast skies. Not ideal driving or filming conditions. Chuckanut Drive is an amazing road that follows the coastline of Bellingham and has really fun corners and beautiful views. The massive trees lining the road kept the asphalt shaded and wet. Grip levels were low especially with cold temps and R888’s. Fortunately, traffic was also low and all but one shot was done in one take.
Here’s the description of the YouTube video:
Born a natural Honda nut, Jared brings new meaning to “DIY”. With a background in mechanical engineering, every part added to this car was designed and meticulously planned by himself. From working as a Honda technician to doing full blown CAD and custom fabrication work, Jared brings new meaning to a grassroots build. Everything with this car has a purpose from removing the A/C compressor and replacing it with a different compressor, to the V-mount intercooler and custom aero. Jared takes us through his Honda journey from his adolescent Civic days to the mature ownership of the S2000.
Power is one thing, but control is another. Having learned suspension setup from working directly with Ohlins engineers, Jared’s performed his own suspension construction magic of taking an ATV shock and applying them to an automotive chassis.
Addressing the torqueless Honda with a supercharger has allowed him to keep up with the high horsepower cars, with a measly 345hp to the rear wheels. Nowadays you’re more likely to see Jared blow away in the straights and in the corners if you ever see him coming up in your rearview mirror.
Special thanks to Jared for the additional footage
Cinematography & music produced by Singular Entity – Gary Chan, Austin Tsai, Ken Au-Yeung & Jonathan Lau
Thank you to the Singular Entity crew. Check out their other videos and content: