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SP Rides: Team Family

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BY MICHAEL KITCHENS

Name: Arcadio “Teddy” Tabuac Anagaran Jr
Occupation: President & Founder of Team Mansu
Year, Make, Model: 1993 Honda Del Sol
Color: Sunburst Orange
Engine/Transmission: Fully Built JDM B16a, Jackson Supercharger. Coolant & oil catch can, MSD Distributor Cap and wire, TypeR transmission, Stage 4 Clutch Master, Blox clutch master cylinder with line tuck, 10 gallons fuel cell (trunk), AEM fuel rail, AEM fuel pump & filter, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, 1000cc injectors.
Exterior: 97 front bumper, Jdm (headlights, taillights, 3rd brake light, Rear Granish, Glass), targa top, custom front, side skirts and rear diffusers, BattleAero Spoiler.
Interior: AEM boost, water temp and oil temp gauges, NRG quick release with Momo steering wheel, WIREWHERE switchboard, S2k seat with Sparco harness, 6point CUSCO roll cage, Jdm Map lights
Suspension: Tein Street full suspensions, Cusco front and rear strut bars, Function 7 rear control arm, ASR sub frame brace, Beak lower sub frame tie bar, Skunk2 front and rear camber kits.
Wheels, Brakes, Tires: 16” Jline Wheels SDMsl2, Wilwood 4piston brake calipers and rotor, Wilwood brake booster with tuck lines, Falken Ziex 205/40R16.

The gorgeous 1993 Honda Del Sol that you see before you is a testament to the bond that holds a team of automotive enthusiasts together even when they’re missing one of their own. Team Mansu is that family and the missing man is Arcadio “Teddy” Tabuac Anagaran Jr.

Established in 1997, Team Mansu is one of the oldest car clubs on the island and is internationally known with members in the states and across the globe. Its founder, Teddy, who suddenly passed away in September 2015, was known as the big brother and the role model who, with help from his friends, shaped the club into its current worldwide claim to fame.

Although Teddy owned many cars, this Sunburst Orange Del Sol was one of his last. It had been sold as a shell to a younger member, and after his passing, the friends and family of Team Mansu came together to re-purchase and rebuild this ride as a tribute to the man that started it all.

This impressive build came together fast thanks to everyone pitching in. Some parts were donated by Ryan “Playmaker” Pasion, who pitched in the engine and an assortment of JDM parts. The rest were purchased after a fundraiser selling club shirts. Regardless of where it came from, members such as Ronald “Kuya” Domingo and Glen “Bunky” Buncayao and a large majority of the Oahu chapter had a hand in putting this ride back together.

One look at the insane engine bay (this car runs hoodless) will seal the deal for any onlooker.  You cannot miss the built JDM B16A bathed in red nor the absolutely crazy 1320 Headers with the open exhaust venting directly in front.  This ride is supercharged, which means it puts down some impressive instant-power. Everything in the bay is tucked away nicely, covered in matching paint or brushed steel and aluminum and it looks awesome.

The exterior is aggressive and based on a time attack style.  Both the OEM front and rear bumpers have been reworked with inlets and outlets and then matched with gorgeous JDM components.  Custom fabricated front and side skirts were added, and a track-worthy rear diffuser hang low from the exterior. A monstrous BattleAero spoiler pulls all of this together to take a statement. The interior is minimal and built for race function with 6-point CUSCO roll cage and one S2k seat with a Sparco harness.

The ultra-shiny 16” wheels are from Jline and feature Wilwood 4-piston calipers and rotors. They’re paired with Wilwood brake boosters and lines tucked away.  The chassis rides on all this thanks to a full Tein Street Basis setup paired a Skunk2 front and rear camber kit. CUSCO front and rear strut bars and Function 7 rear control arms provide additional rigidity along with an ASR subframe brace and Beaks lower subframe.  Throw it all together and the resulting stance is impressive if not outright race-worthy.

From the start, the build was supposed to be wild, to be different.  And throughout it all, the entire team was involved. It’s been a journey in honor of Teddy and it remains an endearing example of a team that can built a tribute car together.  A family.

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