Inline Four Expo 2009…

I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t too impressed with this meet. I also didn’t stay too long because their wasn’t much to look at. I give the Inline Four guys credit for trying to putting on this big production, but it kinda fell short of what I think they expected. The $5 registration, though questioned by many, made sense to cover the expenses of food and what not…so no real complaint there. I guess I was just expecting better cars? I mean, it is a meet after all though and not a car show, but I guess I’ve been spoiled lately from other meets and their turnouts. I thought about it and I remember alot of people not having very many nice things to say about them so I guess those people chose not to show up. I can’t judge because I don’t have any experience with the place, but people have come to me and said some not so nice things about them. The turnout was actually alot smaller than I thought too with all the vendors their and all.

I stayed for a little bit just to look around but left to go eat. I guess the cops showed up later and shut the meet down because it was too big and they needed a permit. Cypress isn’t exactly the best city to be throwing meets in the first place and I’m sure all the kids that were revving and hauling ass down the street didn’t help. I don’t know why people want to fuckin smash down the street in front of a meet anyway. It’s fucking stupid. No one cares. I checked the meet thread on NWP also and I guess the organizer also complained about people drinking alcohol and girls pissing in public and shit. Haha. Wouldn’t been funny to capture the pissing on camera though. Don’t really know why girls like to squat and piss on the ground in public though, usually just back splashes all over their feet and ankles and shit right? Real classy haha….In the end, the lack of a permit, kids doing stupid shit on the street, drinking, and girls pissing in public was the downfall of this meet. For me it was just the quality of the cars but I can’t blame them for that. Hopefully if they decide to do it again next year it will be better. Just seems like a big production with the registration and then the “IL4 Expo 2009” stickers they made. I wonder if the organizer was happy with the turnout or not. I applaud their efforts but it just wasn’t that memorable of a meet. I usually love going to meets and I was actually looking forward to leaving…Fuck maybe it was just the heat…Man I sound kinda angry about this shit. It was a decent meet, that’s all I’m trying to say. Just not anything great. Guess I just expected more….

Alright, on with the pics of cars that caught my eye, and the usual homies of course…

Crowd was pretty decent by the time I got there in the early morning. Norman was there again and for some reason his head looks bigger than usual…

Meaty ass tires…

This is the Fit that Honda Tuning magazine is building. Honda supplied the car and HT mag is just responsible for modding it and doing tech articles on it. Looks pretty nice now with the new JDP front lip and Mugen grill. Makes it look like a complete front bumper replacement…

Speaking of frontends, here’s something I haven’t seen in oh…8 years? Haha. When was the last time anyone saw a Zeal front end? Crazy…

Really nice hatch. I saw it in the last issue of Import Tuner and it’s a cool build with some neat styling cues on it. Yeah, I said “neat”…

Mackin showed up and had a big display going. Love those limited edition CE28s…

Rolled up to the meet with this S2k in front of us. Like the LMs…

The As1 buddy friends where there and they rolled pretty deep….

Seeing this car makes me miss my Accord when it had the CPRs on it…

Finally got a non blurry pic of Nit’s S2000…

This coupe caught my eye. Pretty nice build. Just needs to fix a couple things here and there and it’ll be set…

Sick little track EF right here. Full function inside and out…Love it.

They had dyno sessions going on that day too which drew a decent crowd…

Really liked this white S2000…

Only Phaze2 dood there…

Crazy hatch right here…K-swapped and all…

So after walking around for a little bit, we decided to take off to NWP for some pizza. Mikeyyyy mentioned that he wanted to go since he missed out last time but we got tired of waiting and just took off to wait for him over there. Rodrez was hungry and went along as well so we cruised to Irvine for some food. I didn’t take pictures this time around but it was about the same…pizza was eaten. Big Mike also showed up too and ate a sandwich with a side of bread. Yeah I know. Good thing we went to eat there because we found out that someone had bought Northwood Pizza and they were gonna be changing owners real soon. Had to grab a slice before it changed hands….We went to Yogurtland afterwards to eat some yogurt. Turns out that the Yogurtland owner was the one that purchased Northwood Pizza. Wonder if there’s gonna be any dramatic changes…

After we gorged ourselves with food, we headed over to DPK David’s house to check out the progress on David’s coupe and to chill with the rest of the DPK guys. It was fucking hot that day so it was nice to just be able to chill in the shade and relax…

Here’s how it sits right now. Just waiting on a couple little things here and there and reassembly will be complete. Looking forward to seeing the final result. Alot of detail in the bay. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the DPK homies….

It’s another build that you have to see in person to catch all the details. One of the homies said that you could stand there for hours and not catch everything…

Here’s a preview of the shaved bay….so shiny and smooth.

After we talked about cars for awhile, we kinda just sat on the porch until the evening…then I went home and crashed out…

All in all not a bad day. The meet was kinda blehhh…but the pizza, hangin out with the homies, and relaxing afterwards saved the day….I’m sure I’ll probably hear some backlash for the comments about the meet. Oh well, been awhile since any controversy or arguing occured on here….haha…

13 thoughts

  1. inlinefour. over priced!! and they swear there parts are real.
    real vision corners lol. real mugen 1rst gen oil caps..lol
    the visions are black backed. we all know they have a creamy milky color fading into black (real ones).
    and they sold my friend Gunuine Mugen!! lol its Genuine!! i hate inline four.
    dont buy shit from them guys.

    On a side note. Alex and Davids whip are on point

  2. i agree, thanks for the nice coverage. this might be a ‘bad’ meet to your standards, but trust me, its better than colorado by farrrr, our friday night sonic meets give everyone the opportunity to show off their Vorks and ebay gear
    wish i could be there! but this saved me a trip! ^and for the record Ej1is23, *ALL hondas on this site are on point*

  3. yea that day was pretty chill. super hot as the day went on…. not to mention the turnout was semi decent. i think they overestimated the turnout of the meet and it seemed legit with the sticker they give you and a liability form you have to fill out… but not too many cars… some not so quality lookin either **white civic with fast and furious “thor looking” character with 2 green rotas** =P pizza was great and so was yogurt… too bad i missed out on chillen with the homies.

  4. Squatting and pissing on the ground is the JDM thing to do that’s been going on in China for as long as humans have been around :S

  5. Thanks for the coverage joey….i was gonna say whats up but you bounced early….i dont blame you….that shit was HOT!!!!…lol

  6. I was there shooting pictures. I did the same exact thing. Showed up walked around took pictures, semi-impressed with the cars, kinda disappointed. Left to go eat came back to see if the showed kicked in and found cops all over the parking lot. Called up my friends and headed to the beach to cool off.

    btw, i said the same thing to my friend when we saw that Zeal Integra.

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