Monthly Archives: February 2010

Mark your calendars:  STILLEN’s Open House Customer Appreciation Day is

May 8th, 2010!


2009 brought some high highs and some low lows.  Through the tough economic times STILLEN pushed ahead with new products, new race programs and took the STILLEN prepared Nissan R35 GT-R to a first place finish in the Targa Newfoundland Rally.  All the while continuing growth saw the expansion of our manufacturing facility and more development out of R&D.

Development of that race program prevented us from being able to hold our annual Open House Customer Appreciation Day, but we are very excited to announce that 2010 will see the return of the highly anticipated event.  We would like to invite you to come down and celebrate our 25th year in business!

The STILLEN Open House event is arguably the largest gathering of Nissan/Infiniti owners in the world.  Showcasing some of the most highly modified vehicles you can imagine from all over the United States.  This day-long event is here at the STILLEN facility, and in 2008 we had to block off more of the street than usual and this year we are hoping to go even further!  This show brings thousands of cars and is a great place to see all kinds of modified vehicles from mild to wild!

Come down, bring your Nissan or Infiniti (or just yourself) and join us as we celebrate 25 years of STILLEN and Nissan/Infiniti performance!

Special Features and Attractions:

  • Thousands of highly modified Nissan/Infiniti cars from around the country
  • Discounted Dyno Runs
  • Show Specials on Products
  • Special Guest Appearances
  • Shop Tours
  • Technical Seminars
  • New Product Launches
  • Great Raffle Prizes and Giveaways
  • And much much more!

Earlier this month we said goodbye again to the STILLEN R35 GT-R after getting the call from Nissan that they would like to bring the GT-R back into Canada for the 2010 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Nissan arranged for transport, and placed the Targa GT-R in the center of their booth, giving attendees a chance to get inches away from the Orange Godzilla and get a peek for themselves. The show runs through February 21, 2010. [Pictures & Video after the jump]

TBWA\Toronto, Nissan’s agency in Canada put together this video of the GT-R on location at the show:


Mississauga, Ontario – The Stillen GT-R that competed at the 2009 Targa Newfoundland will be on display at Nissan’s booth at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February.

Race car driver Steve Millen and his Stillen crew completed a tear-down and build-up of the GT-R to compete in the Newfoundland tarmac rally race.

“Nissan is excited to provide GT-R fans with this special appearance,” said Jeff Parent, vice-president of sales and marketing at Nissan Canada. “The Stillen crew showed us all just how mean ‘Godzilla’ can be, so we wanted to give fans a chance to get up close and personal to this great machine.”

While many modifications were made, the major change was a weight reduction of 78 kilograms over the stock model, along with increased throttle response and appropriate suspension changes.

The Stillen GT-R reached 96 km/h in 2.9 seconds, compared to 3.5 seconds in the stock version.

Here’s some photos of the GT-R at the event, taken by Ryan Cash with

If you haven’t seen the STILLEN GT-R in action, here’s a couple of in-car footage of stages during the 2009 Targa Newfoundland Rally:

STILLEN R35 GT-R – Brigus Stage – Day 5

STILLEN R35 GT-R – Gander Stage – Day 2

STILLEN had a Detail Clinic with Adam’s Polish and it was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a good car detail.  People where out in full force to see Dylan and Ashley from Adam’s demo the full product line they have to offer.  The coffee was flowing and donuts being consumed as Dylan was explaining the importance of proper detailing techniques.

Everything you ever needed to know about detailing was explained, waxing to even the correct towels to use. Participants were even given the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get down and dirty with the clay bar to help get their rides the ultimate mirror smooth finish.  The day concluded with a Q&A session where customer could ask specific car detailing question and even had Dylan work on there own personal cars!

How to polish and detail your car

STILLEN customers learning how to polish a car

STILLEN cars detailed at our detail and polish clinic

STILLEN customer car after detail clinic

Thanks to everyone who came out that morning it was a huge success and we at STILLEN plan to have events like this In March!