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Jul 26, 2011

Photography By: Bobby Wharton

Words By: Josh Wilson

True JDM: Matt’s Inspirational Glass Top Mugen CRX

Mugen CRX SiR Glass Top with Mugen Pro.2 and Advan wheels.

JDM. This is one term that is thrown around like a girl’s rag doll. It’s worshipped and ridiculed. Everyone builds cars that are to replicate a true JDM car but for Matt Ye replicating just wasn’t enough. Being the Owner of ICB Motorsport, Matt just had to build a car that would truly represent the JDM style. What he would come to build is a car that is one-of-a-kind and not because of some loud colors, rust finish or custom body work.


Matt chose a CR-X because for one he had wanted one since his high school days. When he decided to search for one he knew he had to go to the origin of one of the most popular Honda chassis’ to date. After a 4 ½ year search, he located his RHD Glasstop CR-X with the original B16A but was even more excited that he had found one in white and in great shape. To top it all off the original owner had already installed a full Mugen PRO2 kit and MR5’s – a much added bonus.



Just looking over the pictures of this car you can tell that this car has been well-cared for and is one of the best (if not the best) examples of a true JDM Honda in the states. Matt is still adding finishing touches this to this amazing CR-X all the time. All you JDM fanboys that are in pursuit of the real deal, please take notice as Matt is representing the True JDM.



Matt would like to thank, “My wife Amy for her continued support and my daughters Elizabeth and Victoria for letting daddy take time away to pursuit this hobby.  Victor Lee, Bryan San Pedro, Nolan Whitenack, Phil Robles and Idris Smith for always being there to lend a helping hand when needed.  And Boddy Wharton for always taking amazing pictures of this CR-X. “



If you are located in the Phoenix area check out ICB Motorsport located in Chandler, AZ.

Website: http://www.icbmotorsport.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/icbmotorsport
Phone: 480-626-1927

And if you are in the Arizona area and looking to have your car featured on Canibeat get ahold of Bobby Wharton on Facebook





  • JDM B16 A (OEM)
  • Limit AX Twin Outlet Exhaust
  • Hamp Synergy Battery
  • Hamp Oil Filter
  • Hamp Fluids
  • Mugen Formula Valve Cover
  • Mugen Gen I Oil Cap
  • Mugen Radiator Cap
  • Blitz Spark Plug Cover


  • Spats Rear Strut Tower Bar
  • Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar
  • Zeal Function 6 Coilovers


  • Complete Mugen Pro.2 Kit for EF8
  • Front Bumper
  • Rear Bumper
  • Side Skirts
  • Door Filler Panels
  • Door Decals
  • Rear Bumper Mesh
  • Lens Covers
  • Emblems


  • Advan RG I 16×7 +45 in Gold
  • Advan Neova AD07 205-45-16
  • Advan Lug Nuts


  • Mugen S1 Seats
  • Mugen Shift Knob
  • OEM 2+2 Rear Seats
  • Optional Glass Top Cover
  • Honda Access Floor Mats & Trunk Mat
  • MOMO Steering Wheel

Editor: Marin Nelson