Hi, My name is Alex. I am 25 years old. I live in Cleburne Texas where I run my own small business Corsa Tecnica specializing mainly in vintage road race cars, race preparation, fabrication, machining, and general service.
After several years of campaigning and driving a Datsun 240z in a regional road race series and building a few Nissan 240sx’s for myself and with my friends. I got involved in a competitive drift program and began to build new interests in tuning in the sport of drifting.
Ultimately the transition into drifting lead me to a month-long trip to Japan in 2018 for the esteemed fall matsuri at the Ebisu facility. That trip inspired me to build this 1990 240sx coupe. Being influenced by 2000’s drifting in Japan and the simplicity of the cars and over all styling. I wanted to build a car that draws inspiration from southern Osaka style Japanese drift cars or something that you would see at Meihan Sportsland.
Being a vintage road race driver and conscious of days past, I always like to respect the history of the sport and pay homage to those that have done great things in the eyes of enthusiast all around and carry that spirit into the future for all to share.
I purchased the car in the spring of 2019. It was basically stock with a factory SR20DET. After about twenty laps at the first event of the year I spun a rod bearing which lead me to blowing the entire car apart and restarting the drivetrain package. The car is still powered by a SR20DET paired with a CD009 transmission. The hot side induction is a Garrett GTX3071r turbo and Full Race twin scroll manifold. The Cold side induction is a JUN intake with internal velocity stacks. It gives the car unique sound. The styling of the exterior body kit is Origin Labo racing line influence sporting 75mm fenders front and rear.
The decision on wheels always poses a difficult task for anyone that is conscious of not blending into the masses. Patrick’s car has been stored at my shop for the past year and the wheels became a familiar face to me. I grew very fond of the Enkei TX5’s on his s13. So I decided to get some for myself.
The Enkei TX5’s fit the mold for my cars influences perfectly. They give the car an aggressive look while staying relatable and reliable in form. The Car has so much personality from all angles and the Enkei TX5 just sets it off. The look is completed and is truly everything I dreamed of.
I am very grateful to be able to create cars like this and share these times with my friends. I hope to never lose my joy in driving and enjoying car life. You can follow Patrick and Alex on Instagram @patrickcarson @corsa_tec Enjoy the rest of the photos by Ray Fair