About

If you’re viewing this blog then you probably know me already or know someone that does know me. For those who don’t know, I am Joey Lee. I am a freelance writer that has and currently is writing for Honda Tuning, Super Street, and Import Tuner magazine. I have done a few cover features as well as other smaller features for websites such as NWP4LIFE.com. I have been apart of the import tuning community since the late ’90s and have had the opportunity to meet many, many great people within the community. I have built 2 cars in the past and am also currently building my third. I have had the pleasure of having my previous build, a 1992 Honda Accord, featured on the cover of the March 2006 issue of Honda Tuning magazine as well as two other internet features: NWP4LIFE.com and Intunedonline.com. I have also been featured on the Forza 2 Motorsport website for work that I have created within the game.

I created this blog with intentions to keep it solely based on the Honda and Acura platforms. I have spent a bit of time looking through automotive blogs and they rarely focus soley on Hondas. Even though I don’t own one anymore I still have a great love of the brand and doing freelance work for Honda Tuning has given me the opportunity to see alot of great builds. My goal here is to share things that I have seen on my journey and offer you an alternative to automotive forums, which are sometimes filled with too much drama and hate. Think of this has a Honda/Acura forum….just without all the BS…. Through my journeys in the industry these past couple years, I have been exposed to automotive vehicles of all types so every now and then, I will throw in the occasional non-Honda content as a bonus.

Within a year’s time, this site has really taken off and along with the help of my friends, The Chronicles has now become a household name within the Honda/Acura community. In fact, it has reached beyond the borders of just the Honda community and many non-Honda owners tune in to see the mayhem that occurs here. This site started out the first month with 40-60 visitors daily to now surpassing over 3.5 million viewers all-time going into our 4th.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoy your visit.

Last Updated 2/29/2012


91 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: Welcome to “The Chronicles…” « The Chronicles… - A Honda Dedicated Blog

      • Found your website by your videos on youtube and was I inspired haha. Great website bro, keep up the sick work man!

  2. I just found out about your blog… Great work. Sucks im in NY and your in cali, i would love to check out some of the stuff you covered in person. I also think the accord scene is well under represented… please bring it back to life… there are a lot of cars out east… search for “Dreman”

  3. I found your site from another blog and i love it! I go to The Chronicles everyday to see what new post you put up and everyone one of them is interesting and funny at times. I can’t find too many blogs just consisting of Honda oriented posts so this is a breath of fresh air. Thanks for making this blog what it is and making me more enthusiastic to be apart of it! I’ve owned an EG for 10 years now, its been fun and a challenge but i still love my clunker. Have anymore stickers? :)

    • Funny “at times”? Shit…supposed to be hilarious like all the time….haha. Yeah I got some more stickers, I can’t give them away for free anymore because I’m broke and need money. So if you would like one, please click on the “support the chronicles” link and support my ass!

  4. Dude.. strong supporter since i saw the site, i actually wrote a paper for class on your blog and got an A on it… I did give all accreditation to you but keep it coming… my question is how do i get in on all the fun lol…

  5. hi i got my decals whoo hooo you are so cool man. ill have my homies throw one on the ride to support yo ass.. maybe you can get off welfare soon.. be easy beezy

  6. i was referred by JDMCHAT who i found on Playstation Home. thank you for providing this site for free, it has the best and most entertaining articles i have ever read in my life. i have a 4th gen prelude and ive never seen as much coverage on a BB. thanks for guiding people in the right direction, i feel like im in socal reading your articles. *I sent a message to Primedia to let them know where the real shits at. You deserve the best man, keep doing big things this site is gold
    please help me get stickers so i can rep the Chronicles in Denver CO, am i just supposed to send you money? and where did you come up with the name stickydiljoe?
    -j

    • Haha, I wouldn’t go sending emails to Primedia or anybody, I gotta work too you know so I can keep this site up and running. If you wanna help support the site, there’s a link entitled “support the chronicles” which will guide you to a section where you can do just that. Thanks.

  7. Hey Joey,

    Me and some mates from the Netherlands are a big fan of your work and just wanted to give you props man. Keep on going with the site like this. The coverages are always a joy to read.

    Greets,

    Tim

  8. Hahaha, tim is right! ;)
    Our crew from the Netherlands watchin your blog every day dude…
    Think we’re gonna order some stickers and shirts soon man ;)

    Laterzz

    Benji

  9. really diggin your blog man. i’m kinda new to this car trickin out thing. so if it’s ok i could use some help.
    arnel’s eg is my inspiration. if it’s ok to ask can i know it’s wheel specs? and how low it is dropped?
    thanks man it would really help a lot.

  10. I used to own a “JDM” inspired DA integra that I built in 1997(whatever that shit means nowadays) I was inspired by FFSquad etc… Got into the scene, got tired of the drama and lack of “mature acting enthusiast” if they were mature they were dick’s. I sold it, even so annoyed I got rid of my prized authentic mugen sideskirts that were found in Canada (wtf). Yes they were real, label in the gelcoat :-). I’ve since moved on bought a MKIV jetta 1.8t blah blah blah, now converting it to diesel (I know). I’m still connected to Hondas as I have, excuse me my WIFE has a Honda Element. I’ve seen the one posted here and in seeing all the hondas and how far they’ve come I’m again inspired. Thanks for keeping the drama out and allowing someone like myself to realize how much I’ve missed these Honda’s and vehicle’s in general.

  11. yeah this blog is ill man.
    love what you have done to it.
    this blog is truely inspiring in many ways for me to keep on getting my eh finished!

    props to you and who ever else has helped with this!

  12. Hey bro I LOVE your site dude! I really like your DGAF attitude you have on the cars and you actually shoot interesting shit. Big fan on how you are mainly a Honda guy, but you occasionally feed us different shit.

    Oh and to be honest, I read your site mainly for your smart-ass comments you have to say about the cars. They are seriously HILARIOUS and make me laugh. I catch my self screen-shotting them and posting them on various sites. CHEERS!

  13. Stickydildoe, (Joey Lee)

    Got my stickers awhile ago and the packaging was kinda funny… Anyway, have really enjoyed reading and now financially supporting a freelancer! Feels good to help the needy! lol
    Anyway, your blog is a blast and there isn’t anything else out there that compares to it!!
    ROCK ON

  14. Sick Website..

    Representing Redding Cali, Norcal 530.

    i was based in San Diego Before for a little under 6 yrs.. Met a few from that area.. Now i moved my Socal Styling Back to Norcal, Trying to do it proper..

  15. Hi can I contact you in anyway?, I need some info for a Speedhunters article

    Jeroen Willemsen
    you can email me on kultivateblog (@) gmail.com

  16. I bought a 2000 PY Integra Type R, it has the “The Chronicles” OG sticker on the windshield and I was like WTF IS STICKYDILJOE????

    So my search brought me here…

    Ahhhh… it all makes sense.

  17. Hey just wanted to say thanks for keeping me entertained for so many hours! Always checking in onthe site and trying to spread the love in the UK :-) keep it up

  18. Big ups Joey, I’m diggin the site. I’m a Mazda fan now but my first love was Hondas. I love the site and your witty commentary. Most DEFINITELY no drama. subscribed RSS…sorry to not have discovered this site until now. Love what you do and do what you love…live it up bro, thanks for all the hard work to share what we all enjoy.

  19. I loved your site from the very beginning of it’s publication. I must say I’m very addicted to it and I check it out every single day. I’m a Honda fan, I love what you do and I gotta thank you for the hard job you do keeping us informed. Keep it up bro, Love from Greece!!!

  20. Hey thanks for putting out an awesome blog about the things I’m missing out on during deployment. Love the write ups and pics! Thank you-
    Andrew BannisteR

  21. Whats up Joey!! Just want to start out with saying im a big fan of your work. I visit your site daily. I have seen my car shot in pics once in a while. Im interested in doing a shoot with you if possible. I own the milano red Rsx on full polished work meisters. I met you at the norme reeves meet. Im Eddies friend the one with the tsx and a friend of norm too. Let me know if we can work something out I would love to have my car shot by you. Thanks again email me at thermosillo6@gmail.com . Have a great day and keep up the work bro.

  22. sick blog man!,, been following it a few months ago…

    just to let you know, you have a big fan from monterrey, mexico… ive been building my civic, and im definately going to put some the chronicles stickers to it!

    great job bro!

  23. First off, awesome blog I check it almost daily when I can; secondly I went to wekfest and finally got to see your CIMA in person… loved it! Which brings me to my question, you still selling your wheels??? haha no worries regardless
    Thanks in advance

  24. Heard about this at IA2011 this past weekend… Now it is bookmarked!
    I have been collecting Super Street magazine since i saw it on the shelf at Books-A-Million back in my college days. I have the first issue and have not let my subscription expire. Glad to see your involvement in the scene has led you to this and now this is blowing up! All i heard were good things about Stickydiljoe and that I have to check it out….. Glad you made your way out to IA this year and hopefully it will not be your last.

    JP

  25. I’ve noticed since you’ve changed themes that you’ve had togo with a small (default) header image. If you wanted the css code to change it this will work

    #header-image {
    background: url(“?”) no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
    height: ?px;
    }

    #header-image img {
    display: none;
    }

  26. Hi Joey.
    I found the chronicles as a result of Performance VW mag here in the UK featuring the site. I’m new to Hondas & your blog is feeding me with so much inspiration right now. Our Honda scene is nothing compared to what you have there in the US.

    I’m really hyped about reading the Year 3 report coming up.

    Keep at it. Craig

  27. Hey Joe, i love your site, visit everyday, so i decided to help support you and i bought a chronicles sticker during the ciber monday sale… and it still hasn’t arrived. I finalized payment and everything.. and im starting to wonder if im ever gonna recieve my sticker. thanks

  28. I’d like info on upcoming events/meets. I copped my 1st Honda/1st wagon 1/12/12. Funny how I was never into Honda’s or tuners and that matter lol. But tuner’s are growing on this Mini Trucker/Oldies guy lol.

    “Driver”
    562 253 2762
    or
    doorednchopped@hotmail.com

    10,000 Thank you’s

  29. Been in the scene for a while and I no longer use Honda forums for the reasons you listed above, I simply don’t care for the trash talking and enthusiasts putting down others. This site allows me to stay up to date on everything I love about the scene without the bs drama! Keep it going! I check the site for updates daily for it is my gateway to the world I have come to love!
    Danny from Houston Texas.

  30. Ran into the site after one of my users posted links to your Spring 2012 IA coverage on my local site. Matt’s car was featured several times in the writeup and it’s really cool to see you highlighting someone I know from our local scene. :) It was great to see Russ’s NSX making the cut as well. He was going to come down here for a Fast Five premiere since the Corvette from the movie was made by a friend of mine. Too bad tornados killed that entire event…:(

  31. Hey Joe, new fan here. I’ve tuned in to your blogs just to check out some good looking hondas. I don’t know nothing about swaps and stuff like that, would love to own an eg civic and learn to build. I hope I can learn from your blogs.

  32. I noticed that you have one of the most popular blogs on wordpress.com I was wondering if you want to take it to the next level?

    -Alex Greer

  33. Hi im from the Caribean , I’ve been a big Honda fan over 10 years now and i really love your site. I’m interested in getting a 7 point safety 21 or cussco roll cage for my 1996 honda civic sedan and would like some info on where i could source one. Jeron from Antigua

  34. I have been following this site for awhile now, and glad to say the quality posts..although Honda oriented are still among the best in the automotive blogosphere. LOL the address is weird though. Also….bang on to what you have in the description and other persons posts about the forums. The big blogs and even tube comment sections all suffer the same issues. The Nisei event and its coverage are superb.

    Props the keeping this going and growing, I know you don’t have the staff of other sites. Please do the import and enthusiast blog scene a favour and keep it up!

  35. Just found this blog and I love it! I am currently rekindling my love for Honda’s again; I am also a long-time Honda enthusiast since the mid-nineties hoping to grab some inspiration for a new build at some point in the near future. Will be going back through the archives for sure.

  36. Sorry~ I was order some stuff (The Chronicles Version 5 T-Shirts and some sticker) since June/05, but still don’t get it yet!!!
    the Invoice ID: BOKF-623170 , and it’s from Taiwan!! THX

  37. hey bud, im the owener of the old emotions blue rhd ek9, if you would like a bit more info on the background of it shoot me an email, i think you will love to hear about it. great site keep up the good work!!

  38. I am going to visit Cali one day In hopes of getting to meet you and shake your hand, your pictures are breathtaking, you are phenomenal with that camera. You can make a simple car look clean AF. Keep it up bro!

  39. Much respect Mr.lee, Im from New York City and when ya guys came to wekfest in NJ it was nothing but luv bro. Thanks for helping to keep the scene relevent and fresh, Im deffinatly attending you Year Five stickydiljoe.com anniversery event. From NYC to LA to show luv.

  40. Hands down one of the best, if not THE BEST, import car/enthusiast/scene sites on the web! I’ve been visiting the site since early ’09 and back then I’ll admit I didn’t like most of the cars photographed. But since then due to Joey Lee’s insight and imagery, I have nothing but admiration and respect for all those that have been “Chronicled”. One day last year while visiting Ballade Sports, David, Ryan, and Ryan Der walked in and I was like “WHOA…..that’s them! LOL! It was almost like I knew them after subscribing to the Chronicles each day. I spoke to David and he was just as cool as portrayed on the site.

    Keep up the good work!

  41. i dont really remember how i found out about this blog, but i know i have seen your photos for a long time and it’s great to finally see all your work. i was wondering how did you get into your position as a freelance writer for honda tuning, super street and import tuner? i have been trying to find my niche in this auto world for such a long time. would like if you could help me out with anything. I do write and am an amateur photographer. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks! and again…great work!

  42. Damn Joey, after all this HT cancelation and reading about you being sober, I gotta do something! I can’t have you going sober on us. I can’t support you if your products are all sold out. Keep up the great work. I’ll be checking in for a quality read and to purchase some stickers and maybe a t-shirt, if you got fat boy sizes 3xtall. Thanks for all you do in this community!!!!!

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