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Team Shinoda Story

On November 13, 1997 the world lost a legendary designer and automotive stylist, Larry K. Shinoda.   At this time Larry had been working with Jim Klok to bring the Boss name back to the top of the Mustang world just like in 1994 Larry drew up a winning look and style now known as the Generation II Boss Shinoda Mustang.  This can be partially seen on the Cragar Boss built for Cragar Wheel Company.  With the slight change in look came a change in performance no longer would Boss Fans have to settle for a looks only car.  With a new look and new power Larry and Jim were ready to take on all challengers.  Then fate stepped in and took Larry from us.

After the politics and legal issues were taken care of it was decided to continue the work of Larry Shinoda.   Team Shinoda was formed when Karen Shinoda, Brian Flahive, Jim Klok and Dallas Mustang hashed out the rules for Team Shinoda including setting up classification requirements and badging policy and procedures.

As with many designers Larry had worked out the look of the Cobra Shinoda and the Boss Shinoda Ranger.  With this in mind, in walks Dallas Mustang Parts tasked with making the vehicles perform as well as it looked which was no easy task. But putting the Mustang maniacs at Dallas up to the task proved very beneficial they pulled 367.7 rear Wheel horse power from the 1998 Cobra Shinoda with drag strip times of 13.1 at 108 giving the Cobra Shinoda the Best Bang for your buck on the market, thousands less then the competition.

Currently Team Shinoda is a member of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufactures Association). We are also working with the Mustang club of America to develop a Shinoda classification for judging in national shows throughout the country.

Future projects include working with NADA/Kelley Blue book pricing guides to help owners sell their car with added value like other aftermarket Mustangs.  Also in the works are a restyled F150, Ford Focas and Couger with that Shinoda appeal.

If you ever have of any questions or comments about Team Shinoda or any other Shinoda items from decals to t-shirts to floor mats to complete turn key cars Contact us at:




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