We believe cars are an extension of ourselves, more than just a form of transportation to get us from point A to point B. They embody our personality and allow us to break away from life's day to day norms.
Here at Kami Speed, we believe in separating ourselves from the norm and providing you with the tools to create unique builds that represent who you are. Whether that be rare Japanese made parts or niche Domestic made products that focus on your specific model, we bring it all to you. Because we believe not everyone wants to build the car the same way and product selection is key to building your unique project car. However, we take this one step further by providing your with parts of highest quality and satisfaction possible. We believe that if a product usually results in a manufacturer defect or is a warranty nightmare, it's not worth carrying and we pull it off the shelf immediately. This way you can worry less on the reliability of the parts and more on the direction of your build; truly "build with confidence".
Now, we know there are many make and models out there which would make it virtually impossible to be an expert in each and every one. That's why we only focus on modification friendly Japanese Sport Compact Cars that have enough support from the industry; call it, Japan's Best of the Best. To zero-in things further, we also follow Pareto's 80/20 rule in order to focus our energy on those Elite models developed in the last 20 years. Why do we do this? Because if Pareto's 80/20 rule means anything, it tells us that 80% of the products been developed, supported, and offered out there caters to those models made within the last 20 years.
By sticking to this principle, we can maintain our product catalog fresh and updated. Giving us more time to focus on the latest parts and knowledge for your vehicle. In order to give you more of what matters the most; great service, product expertise, and the best price possible in the industry.
In 1998, Hugo Chavez was elected president of Venezuela, launching the 'Bolivarian Revolution' that brought in a new constitution, socialist and populist economic and social policies funded by high oil prices, and increasingly vocal anti-US foreign policy.
Flash-forward to 2002, Billy Ono partook on the start-up challenge in order to help his family reduce their income dependency on what has now become Venezuela.
Having nothing but a passion for tuning cars and an eagerness to start a business, Billy established Kami Speed or Speed Worshipers in 2002 as an eBay account selling automotive aftermarket parts that were picked up while visiting family in Japan. Surprised by how well these parts did, Billy found himself making more trips to Japan to the point his Japanese family thought he was living there. Pushing forward with his endeavor, in 2005 Kami Speed was acquired by Kensaku, Inc. and was officially settled in a brick & mortar store with a dedicated website.
With the vision to provide auto enthusiasts fast and reliable access to performance parts inaccessible outside of Japan, Kami Speed quickly grew from a one-person national operation to an international business that is now family run with an on-growing full time staff full-filling orders all over the world.
Over the years, we have have expanded to become more than just a Japanese Domestic Market importer. Kami Speed supplies hand picked quality and race-proven products at a global scale while maintaining supply for exclusive niche products. Not only are we an advocating supplier within the industry, but also automotive enthusiasts to the core. We're here to share our passion with you.
eBay KamiSpeed store was created.
Kami Speed shifts from an eBay store to a brick & mortar store with a dedicated website.
Kami Speed is officially registered and established under Kensaku, Inc.
Kami Speed acquires US distribution on niche Japanese brands.
Kami Speed establishes a distribution and dealer network in different parts of the globe.
Kami Speed acquires additional niche brands for distribution in the US.
Kami Speed maintains a healthy yearly revenue growth of over 45% since the 2008-2009 recession.
Kami Speed celebrates 10 official years in business.