For those just tuning in

Joey Geurts

Posted on April 02 2018

Looks like the cat is finally out of the bag.

For a very long time now, we have been filming the 1st season of our new TV show on the Velocity Network. Now that filming is wrapping up and we are looking forward to airing the program, we thought we would let you know a little bit about ourselves for those catching up.

JDM Legends was born in 2008 out of the mind and efforts of Trey Cobb and Eric Bizek. After successfully establishing Cobb Tuning, Eric and Trey talked about their favorite cars to work with and drive: JDM vehicles. Eventually, they decided it would be a good idea to create a a shop that specialized in real RHD cars straight from Japan. There were already plenty of other importers, but JDM Legends was designed to be a cut above the rest as we are a rare specialty shop that also offers restoration and builds. We still work on modern JDM cars at our shop to this day, but as time went on, we began to develop a talent for bringing the older legends back to life. The knowledge and skill to take on these cars was no small feat. Over the last decade, we have cultivated our craft and become the torch bearer of these wonderful vehicles.

Today the company is owned and operated by Eric with a small team of individuals with skills that helped bring JDM Legends to where it is today. Take a look below to meet them.

Eric Bizek
Owner & Head of Shop

Favorite current car: Hakosuka Skyline

Why: Everything from the style, to the racing pedigree, to the straight six, and it even has a back seat now that I am a family man. However, if its date night, I might choose the S30Z!

Likes: Snowboarding, Mountain biking, my dog Obi
Dislikes: Rust, Deadlines, Onions

Naomi Perkins
Billing & Accounting

Current favorite car: Eric's Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Why: I love the way it sounds, and I dig that it is one of the last 2 door series in this model. The roll cage and AWD make me feel safer, especially since it can get busy. Basically, I like to drop a gear & disappear. 

Likes: Naps in the sunshine, date night, Dr Pepper
Dislikes: When people whistle, haunted houses, when individuals have a lack of gratitude/appreciation

Josh Martin

Current favorite car: Dome Zero

Why: My favorite period of time was I refer to as the "gateway to the future" which was the early to mid 70s through the 80s, where the modern car came about. The concepts were wild and the technology was fresh. The best futuristic styles in my opinion were from Bertone such as the '70 Lancia Stratos HF Zero. And here comes a small Japanese company with a rival that looked like a spacecraft. All the modern flair of the future with digital dash and all and yet a mid engined triple-carbureted Nissan L28 powered the Zero which Nissan offered with EFI at the time. So here we have a passionately designed car of the possible future, but still keeping the nostalgic roots. I want one.

Likes: Kindness, respect, common sense
Dislikes: Willful ignorance, stupidity, poor customer service

Joey Geurts
Business Director

Current favorite car: Subaru XT/Alcyone

Why: As a child of the 80s, I miss how although we were quite analog in our technology, we still felt at the height of the digital age. Nothing says this more than a Subaru XT4 Turbo with a digital dash and cockpit styling.

Likes: Old school Japanese video games, cats, Sunday naps
Dislikes: Politicians, modern top 40, holes in socks

Mauricio Rosales
Owner of Cio's Restoring the Dream

Current favorite car: Hakosuka Skyline

Why: You know, after getting to know cars and spending so much time on them, you start to appreciate the finer details that really set the styling apart. When I work on the Hako I just fall in love with all the curves. They really have that kind of sonic line to it, I mean even the 240Z's and some of the other early Nissan's do too. It's just beautiful.

Likes: Drawing and art, teaching, collecting Hot Wheels
Dislikes: Waiting, no shows, people that are not punctual


Special Thanks:

Trey Cobb                 - Visionary/Co-Founder
Koji-San                    - JDML Team Japan





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  • Gary H. : December 18, 2018

    Im really enjoying your show up here in Toronto, Canada. Ive been a car freak for my entire life. Started with honda civic in 77 and then 81 and 86 Rx7s.Even at 62 my latest toy is an 07 BMW Z4M coupe which is basically what u guys end up with after adding bigger carbs and brakes and exhaust to the gorgeous 240z Im sending u an original Mazda Cosmo “supercar” promo brochure that I picked up as an 11-12 year old 50 years ago as a token of appreciation. Perhaps there is room on the poster wall or to package with the sale of the Cosmo at your shop if it hasnt been sold. Shalom!

  • Jeff Pelfrey: December 18, 2018

    What is the word on season 2? Velocity channel is not responding to my emails so I thought I would ask you. Best of luck in all things!

  • Marty Smith: December 18, 2018

    Been watching your show and can’t get enough. I’m in fort worth Texas and ran the SCCA Texas Region Solo for a number of years. There was a Subaru WRX run by Chris Flemming out of Cobb Tuning, at least I remember COBB across the side of the car. Do you remember the car Eric. I used to run a E Prepared 510. I currently have the Datsun bug and have 23 in my garage. Twelve Roadsters, Eight 510s, 72 240z with a Corgy Bell Turbo setup and one Orange 72 620 Truck. One of the 510s is a vintage race car that ran the Pacific Coast Road Racing in 1972. Corgy actual came by and verified it is one of his installations. John Caldwell (BRE engine builder) came by my shop and looked at the race motor and said it was one of his cylinder heads. I also ended up with NOS Datsun body parts from an F10 to 300ZX. There is a few NOS 240 Z quarter panels and other early Z NOS. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with MS a couple of years ago and don’t know if I’ll get my strength back to work on my cars but your show is a real inspiration. Keep up the shows

  • Mark Carney : September 20, 2018

    I have been wondering if an L series straight six would fit in a 1973 Pickup.

  • Todd Green: September 20, 2018

    I have a 1968 Fairlady that you might want to have look at. Its not for sale , but you will never see another one like it. Its a race car with a VQ35HR in it with custom everything on it. Body pannels that cover up the 12" AVON slicks & a o-scrub radious front end, close ratio rack & pinion from an Ausi. stock car, Willowood Brakes all around. 3 link rerar suspension with a wats link & it weighs in at 1900LBS. Its a Solo 2 car in X Prepared class.I was going to send you some pics, but i could not find a place to attach pics.
    Thank you for your time
    Todd Green
    P.S. Please dont post this , I just wanted to contact you to send you some pics.. I dont need everyone seeing what I built (unless its going to get me some work).

  • Chad: September 20, 2018

    Just wondering if you guys are ever interested in buying vehicles, if so I have a 1977 Datsun king cab deluxe with 123000 miles and is all original, factory ac and has a manual transmission.

  • Albert Granado: September 20, 2018

    First of all I want to say that I love your show. I have a 1979 Toyota pick up or what some call Hilux. I am just getting started on a restoration. I would like to keep the 20R engine which is still running, but am interested in getting more horses added. I am looking at adding a cam, header, and a carburetor. Is it possible to get this engine at 2.5 or 3.0? What would you suggest or advise? Texas turtle, thanks.

  • John: September 20, 2018

    Wow I just caught your show on Velocity and you guys are great! I worked at the Datsun dealer then a Datsun race shop in Salt Lake City in the mid to late 70’s so I am enjoying memories of the cool cars I used to work on: 1500cc Fairlady Roadsters (jump seat in the back), 1600 and 2000 Roadsters, 521 pickups, 411,s, 510’s, and all the Z cars. Keep up the good work and I’ll be catching all of your shows.

  • DAVID PORTER: September 20, 2018

    I always would wonder to myself, there’s gotta be someone who loves and restores these cars, and then I saw JDM, I cant tell you how happy it made me. Please don’t ever quit.

  • Jaime Yraguen : September 20, 2018

    Buying a 240z from original owner would appreciate talking to you about tricking it out.
    Jaime 🇺🇸

  • Richie Zubizareta: September 20, 2018

    I’m looking for a good body for a 71-74 Corolla. My first car was a 71 Corolla I sold it in 1985 to use as a down payment on a house. I have a 74 now but the body is rusted out really bad but it has a lot of good parts to build one. If anyone knows of one let me know

  • Jimmy Z: September 20, 2018

    What a fantastic show! Even though I am a custom lead sled fan and owner (1949 -51 Mercury’s), I appreciate the knowledge and talent of JDMLEGENDS!
    You guys bring a new, higher standard to automotive restorations and custom work. Plus no “BS”! Thanks for bringing a great and informative show to tv.
    I’ve become a loyal fan in only watching a few shows so far.


  • Andy Kovalchick: September 20, 2018

    I’m the original owner of a 1973 240 on which I just completed a restoration. A friend put me on to your show and now watch every episode I can find. I was hoping an episode would show an answer to a suspension question I have. Both my rear lower swing arms are identical. Shouldn’t there be a left and right?
    Good luck with the show. Just watched the Skyline episode.

    Andy K

  • Manuel: September 20, 2018

    Just discovered your new show, and found it to be fantastic!!…Thank you for sharing & focusing on your true craft, the love & appreciation for Japanese Cars, and the experience, skills and artistry of you and your Team. Thank you also not engaging in the typical “car-shop/builder antics” that permeate all the “other” productions. Your entire is show is beautiful filmed. edited. scripted, and scored…all in keeping the focus on the car, restoration/build process, and accomplishing your vision for the end-product.

    BTW- the scoring and music-tracks are perfectly selected, and “compliment & complete” each and every episode! Would you please share the names of the artists?

    Best wishes and continued success with the series!


  • Brian: September 20, 2018

    Recently found the show and love it! Great cars that I’m learning more about each episode and no drama! I appreciate a show that gives me the cars along with guys who love ‘em and leaves out all the yelling and wrench throwing of shows in the past. If you guys decide to do that- just make sure you prepare everyone with a warning that it’s your parody episode! One suggestion: maybe dig up some historical footage of some of these cars in action on the track or maybe some vintage commercials. Keep up the great show!

  • Paul Gaeta: September 20, 2018

    For Sale—-1986 Nissan 300ZX, Non Turbo, 5-Spd Manual,
    T-Tops, 163,600 Miles, car has been restored and is in excellent condition.

  • Mike Parsons: May 10, 2018

    Fantastic show! Looking forward to future shows.

  • Richard M.: April 12, 2018

    I watch the Velocity Channel as if it was a religion. I work nights, and I come home late. So everyone in the house is sleep when I tune in to watch velocity until velocity is watching is watching me? I love that the show highlights all the MOPAR and Custom truck restorations. But I always wondered why they never had a show that specialized in Japanese Autos? I have a 1993 Nissan 240SX Cabriolet that I was told, could have a Nissan Skyline motor installed? How realistic is that? And is it very expensive ?
    I’m waiting very anxiously for your premier show in April!

    Best wishes on your series!

  • Dion: April 11, 2018

    I had several S30/31 Fairlady Z’s and a 1980 Skyline GT when I was stationed in Japan too many years ago. My son is a Z fanatic and loves JDM style custom cars. We are really looking forward to seeing your show. Consequently do you work on USDM Datsuns too?

  • Ira Bishop: April 04, 2018

    I’m a long time Velocity fan and I’m excited to see your show.

    My beautiful daughter owns a 1967 Datsun Fairlady that is in need of restoration. I’d love for it to be one of your Velocity projects. I have some great photos if you are interested.

    Best wishes for your new series.


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