We just got off the phone with Moti @ Blackbird Fabworx (http://blackbirdfabworx.com/) (Northridge, CA), and we're very excited to share news that Moti is now offering custom fabrication services for the automotive community.
For those that don't know who Moti is, here is a brief introduction. Moti has been one of the most innovative and meticulous track-day enthusiasts we have ever come across. As a very-early adopter of using aerodynamic components on a track-day Miata (or any track-day car for that matter), he set example by using canards, splitters, spoilers, wings, undertrays, and diffusers when no one else at the track even believed that kind of stuff worked.
Moti on track:
As we recall, those were dark days indeed. Those were days when people scoffed at the sight of rear wings; days when the mere mention of "downforce" was met with scorn. Moti paid no heed. He did not follow anyone else's style, nor did he do what was fashionable at the time. No. In fact, what he did was far ahead of his time. He went against the common flow and showed everyone that improving aerodynamics was key to going faster. He proved that the aerodynamic components he implemented/tested/tested-again were based on a faith not blind, but based on sound principles of how objects behaved in a viscous fluid called air.
In a world where the sight and movement of air molecules escaped our vision, he proved his faith not only to be true, but to be very tangible as well. He knew that someday, aerodynamics work would become a basic necessity in race car preparation, as well as a staple in the automotive industry --- sharing common thought with topics such as suspension setup and engine maintenance. We sense that such day draws nearer, while we rest assured, to know that the dark days have already passed.
Anyway, let us not digress any further. The exciting news here is that Moti, after honing his skills for some time at Tri-Point Engineering, has now opened shop independently and is ready to help you get your vehicle project done!
To get an idea of what services Blackbird Fabworx has to offer, here's a copy of Moti's introduction on clubroadster.net (http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/showthread.php?t=39158), written by Moti himself:
...So, I've been in the Miata community for over a decade now, wrenching, tinkering, tracking, modifying and enjoying them properly .
I've had three of them by now, but most of you that already know me will remember the Blackbird, my turbo track car, pic attached.
Some of you might have seen my scratch build Locost project on LocostUSA.com forums.
While I haven't been around the forums (CR or M.net) for a some time I still got to do a bunch of work on Miatas, fabricating anything from chassis mods to aero, wrenching on them and race prepping them as the Miata specialist of Tri-point engineering until recently and of course on my own.
I have knowledge, skill and the tooling to make cars stiffer, lighter, grippier and faster -
* Custom rollcages / rollbars / harness bars
* Racing seat installations - properly centered, supported and with integrated harness mounts, cut floor etc...
* Aero work - splitters, ducting, wing mounts, diffusers etc..
* Dashboard / gauge panels
* Chassis bracing
* Bracketry for any type of custom work - V-mounts, electrical panels, aux lighting etc..
* Professional depowering of power steering racks
** Creative solutions for your needs, while I do specialize in Miatas I'm capable of working on any car.
Also, soon enough the option of corner weighing and alignment will be added as well.
Looking forward to work with you!
A recent customer's car (yes, he can work on any make/model car!):
A customized Miata cage:
Customized super-low seat mounting bracket to go with the cage:
So there you have it. If you need custom fabrication services (for a Miata or any other car) and you are within driving distance to his location in Northridge, CA, don't hesitate to give Moti a call. Slick Auto recommends!
Moti @ Blackbird Fabworx