For Mike Gutierrez and his lovely wide-body EVO, it has truly been a crazy journey to the top. There is many nicely done Evo's in the scene; different styles, different goals; but not one like this one. Execution is one thing that makes the build stand out and its execution is close to perfect.
We had scheduled a photo-shoot with Mike and his Evo a few weeks back but due to work, unexpected plans, shows we had to reschedule til further notice.
So the day started when we were on our way to Import Face-off Bakersfield this past weekend and as we were waiting for the rest of Team Hybrid to come so we can roll in, I couldn't stop to notice the "abandoned" tire shop at the lot of the Chevron gas station of Highway 46. It just seemed like something you would see on those old Jason and Freddy horror movies, the part were freaky music comes on and you're waiting for one of these two psychos to kill someone. Everything at that moment just came together, I remember telling Mike G to hurry and move his car under the structure to snap some pictures. Talk about the perfect opportunity; as I started taking photos Team Hybrid rolls up and is ready to take off to Famoso Speedway; I quickly finished some photos hoping this was just enough for the feature, jumped in my car and took off.
Congratulations Mike Gutierrez for winning "Best of Show" at Import Face-off Bakersfield!
AEM induction system (intercooler, intercooler piping, air intake system, air intake filter)
Invidia one piece downpipe/test pipe (high flow cat) 3"
Mishimoto dual oil coolers
Hks radiator cap
Cusco oil catch can
Blitz blown off value
Cusco/bride Zeta III (collaborations seats)
drift III 3" takata harnesses
Cusco shift knob (white)
Cusco spin turn knob (red)
6 panel wink mirror
3 Defi 60 mm gauges
Autometer Digital RPM Gauge/Shift Light
Nardi steering wheel - sport rally
Works bell quick release
Works bell steering wheel hub
8 point Cusco roll cage plus carbon fiber add-on points (2) (candy apple red)
Beat Rush Back Seat Delete Panel
Volks TE37 SL (white) 18x10.5 +15
BFG sport comp-2 255/35/18
Tein flex coil overs
AEM front strut tower bar
Cusco Lateral link -rear
Cusco Lower arm bar
Cusco sway bar front/rear
Cusco rear strut bar
Cusco power brace (floor front, floor center, floor rear side, rear member, rear member rear, rear member side)
Stoptech trophy series 6 pot / 4 pot
Blacked out headlights
Carbon creations - carbon fiber
JP Vizage lip and rear wing
Oem window visors
Cusco rear ventilation window panel
Custom rear fog light
Show stoppers rear diffuser