Word of the Day: Xenon

Photograph Courtesy Xenon

Back in the day, Xenon offered aero kits that differed from the rest in a big detail: Instead of fiberglass, they were produced in durable polyurethane–kind of like a bendable rubber. You could leave the parts black or paint to match.

The catalog covered all of the day’s popular cars, Sentras to Mustangs. Their front spoiler for the 240Z was a bona fide classic. 

Aero kits have come and gone from the scene, but Xenon is still with us, with their catalog expanded to include off-roadsters and side-by-sides. And if you go to their webpage and look for the legacy products section, you can find some of those old-school bits still offered.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 8:48 a.m.

Hope you appreciate my Photoshop work but, yes, an old, old GRM project car is still featured on the Xenon site. 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
1/17/20 9:23 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I'm surprised you guys can remember all the project cars? I'd need an easily searchable database by make/model/year & other relevant details. Hell, I have enough trouble remembering just the cars I've owned. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/17/20 9:26 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Please, I beg of you, keep the Word Of The Day far, far away from "Wings West".

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 9:34 a.m.
Duke said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Please, I beg of you, keep the Word Of The Day far, far away from "Wings West".

 

Well, we'll just have to see what Monday brings. laugh

Spoiler (ha!) alert: The Word of the Day items for the next two weeks are written. (Whew.)

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/17/20 9:51 a.m.

Please do centerline, billet specialties, and wings west for word of the day!

Im loving reliving the early days of my car enthusiasm through these.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/17/20 12:12 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
Duke said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Please, I beg of you, keep the Word Of The Day far, far away from "Wings West".

Well, we'll just have to see what Monday brings. laugh

Spoiler (ha!) alert: The Word of the Day items for the next two weeks are written. (Whew.)

In the neighborhood where I work there is a mid-'90s Eclipse with the full horrid Wings West treatment, with gaping maw, side skirts, and that weird, obese-manta-ray wing.  It's on regular steel wheels with plastic wheel covers and is in remarkably solid shape for its age and obvious history.  As far as I can tell it's a daily for a normal, middle-aged guy.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 3:21 p.m.

Well, Wings West is still out there. (The things you learn via this forum.)

Will
Will UltraDork
1/17/20 6:10 p.m.

I'm betting money Peter Linney shot that Fox body for Xenon.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 6:35 p.m.

In reply to Will :

I just opened that photo in Photoshop to check out the wheels. (Sadly, it's not a big file.) Anyway, I just noticed that Mustang is two-tone--the blue above the squiggle looks more aqua. 

Will
Will UltraDork
1/18/20 2:56 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Any time I see a Mustang shot with a reflector, I just assume it's Linney's work.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
1/18/20 2:56 p.m.

I hope Cervini's is on the list. They were advertising in almost every Ford magazine in the 90s that I can remember. :D

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
1/18/20 3:39 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Please do centerline, billet specialties, and wings west for word of the day!

Im loving reliving the early days of my car enthusiasm through these.

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