The History of Veilside

Veilside is a renowned Japanese tuning company known for its innovative designs and high-quality performance parts for a variety of sports cars. Founded by Hironao Yokomaku, the company has made a significant impact on the automotive industry, especially in the realm of custom car tuning and styling.

Early Years

Veilside was established in 1990, in the Chiba Prefecture of Japan. The name "Veilside" is derived from the founder’s belief in achieving unseen beauty, where "veil" represents concealment, and "side" suggests aspects that are hidden. From the beginning, Veilside's mission was to push the boundaries of car design and performance.

Rise to Prominence

In the 1990s, Veilside gained recognition for its aggressive body kits and aerodynamic parts. The company's designs were not just about aesthetics; they were meticulously engineered to enhance the car's performance by improving aerodynamics and reducing drag. Their early products primarily focused on popular Japanese sports cars like the Nissan Skyline, Toyota Supra, and Mazda RX-7.

One of Veilside's breakthrough moments was at the 1995 Tokyo Auto Salon, where their complete car conversions and bespoke body kits attracted significant attention. The company's attention to detail and unique styling set it apart from competitors.

Notable Projects and Designs

Veilside continued to grow throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. Some of their most famous projects include:

  • Veilside Fortune RX-7: Perhaps one of the most iconic designs, the Fortune RX-7, became globally recognized thanks to its appearance in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." This kit dramatically altered the appearance of the Mazda RX-7, giving it a futuristic and aggressive look.

  • Veilside Supra: Another standout project was their work on the Toyota Supra, featuring widebody kits that enhanced both the visual appeal and performance of the car.

  • Veilside 350Z: The Nissan 350Z also saw significant modifications under Veilside's craftsmanship, with widebody kits and performance enhancements making it a favorite among enthusiasts.

Expansion and Diversification

As Veilside's reputation grew, the company expanded its product line to include a wider range of performance parts, such as exhaust systems, suspension components, and engine tuning products. They also began to offer complete custom builds, where customers could have their cars transformed entirely with Veilside parts and styling cues.

Present Day

Today, Veilside remains a staple in the tuning community. While their presence in international markets has grown, they continue to operate out of Japan, maintaining the high standards of design and performance that made them famous. The company's products are still sought after by car enthusiasts who want to achieve a distinctive and high-performance look for their vehicles.

Veilside’s influence extends beyond just body kits and performance parts; they have inspired countless tuners and automotive designers worldwide. Their legacy is cemented in the annals of automotive history as pioneers of car tuning and customization.

TORQEN x VeilSide

TORQEN team visiting VeilSide Japan at the Tokyo Auto Salon!