Jackie Law's 2003 Honda S2000
Most highly tuned cars these days never see a track or a drag strip. Owners spend countless man-hours and piles of cash to perfect their prized possession. Then the car becomes a grocery getter between being thoroughly cleaned and scrutinized before car shows; the saddest of stories being trailer queens. The exact opposite is true for Jackie Law of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He's spent four years and a cool $45,000 on his slick S2000 and still hits the track as much as he possibly can.
Jackie became interested in road racing because of a little nudge from his friends. They would often go to the track for the whole weekend and come back home with terabytes of video footage and enticing photos. Over time, their excitement inevitably rubbed off on Jackie. He started tracking his B18C5-powered fifth-gen Civic hatchback and since then, he's managed to become a regular at Race City in Calgary.
Back in 2006, Jackie's financial situation began to improve and so did his appetite for an all new track car. He'd dreamed of owning an S2000 ever since he laid eyes on the AP1's debut in late 1999. He even remembers the first commercial he saw the S2K starring in. After the long wait for just the right time, he found his dream car at a nearby dealership. He eagerly jotted his signature on the dotted line and became the rightful owner. He had to make the convertible his own, so he threw on a shift knob before even leaving the sales lot. "I couldn't believe I finally had the car. I was as happy as could be," he says. The relationship started off correctly, as Jackie took his virgin S2K out for a cruise that same night, and although it's no longer on the car, Jackie still owns that very same shift knob to this day.
The build in general has literally and metaphorically gone through many twists and turns. Jackie tends to swap out high-end parts as if they were children's Legos. He's gone through no less than three exhausts, two intakes, two sets of bucket seats, three wings, two sets of side skirts, and two sets of wheels."They say do it right the first time. It's true, but 'right' only stays that way for so long," he laughs as his wallet still shows signs of overheating.
The constant changes really don't reflect his attitude toward his neck-breaking, eye-popping S2K; he loves his car and has always intended to keep it forever. That is until the thought of owning an NSX is brought up. He suddenly stops talking and his speech begins to falter. He then speeds up as excitement completely takes over. "If I find one I like and someone offers cash for my car then I might have to make that jump," he explains. Though it's obvious he is passionate about the idea of owning an NSX, he doesn't sound overly convincing, as Jackie is deeply connected to his beloved AP1.
Currently on the silver beast are a slew of some of the best parts an S2000 owner could ever dream of. The majority of his modifications are intended for one thing, and one thing only; track day. For example, he's installed a T1R big brake kit, J's Racing front and rear anti-roll bars, Spoon Sports X-brace, and a Cusco six-point roll cage. He took a stiff-from-the factory S2K and performed the nearly impossible; he made it even stiffer. These additions coupled with a few other tricks up his sleeve insure his track days are always intense and exciting.