Let me begin by saying this…What I’m about to tell you is not for everyone and many of you may not understand what I’m trying to say. I have alot of “acquaintances” out east and in the mid-west, many of whom I consider to be friends. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet alot of these guys in person during the Eibach meet of this year. Some I’ve met through the internet forums. There a good group of guys, many of whom are very good at building Hondas and very innovative in their own right. This is not for them. The PG+K guys are cool, I love their cars, and they are one of the staples (in my opinion) of the Honda scene outside the west coast. This is not for them.
This is for the guys who are running amock on Honda-Tech and other forums screaming “what-bach?” and others who are trying to swear up and down that Import Alliance shits on the annual Eibach meet. Really? Maybe in sheer numbers….but we’re in the business of “Quality over Quantity”…
I’ll be honest. I was actually somewhat intrigued by the idea of traveling out there to check this out. As a fan of the community and someone who works in the industry, I wanted to go out there. We got alot going on out here lately so it wasn’t the most opportune time to just purchase a plane ticket and fly out. I had been discussing with Mikeyyyy and the rest of our group whether or not to make the trek out there and it was hard to have everyones’ schedules work together to make it happen. When alot of the midwest/east coast heads were out here for Eibach, I had a chance to discuss Import Alliance with them and they all told me the same thing. “It’s definitely a fun event” they said but….but….”there’s no way that the quality of our cars out there can match the number of quality cars out here at an Eibach meet”. I’m not making this up. It was the general consensus of people who have been to both events. There’s no way an Eibach meet can match the sheer numbers of a multi-interstate meet like IA. It wouldn’t be possible. We wouldn’t have anywhere to put them and we’d get shut down for flooding the streets. Hell, that’s practically what’s happening now. IA tops Eibach in the numbers game, there’s no argument there. But the quality ratio speaks for itself. I don’t wanna look at maybe 100 nice cars and then have to comb through 1,500 cars I’ve already seen somewhere else or are imitations of top cars out here. That’s what’s great about the Eibach meet, the numbers are still relatively small and the majority of them, are incredibly detailed builds. “Did he just say imitations of top cars out west?” Yes I did. Motherfuckers are biting. HARD. I would show you the pics but we all know who did what and who’s copying who.
There’s no comparison really, because they’re two very different events. IA has the numbers and is a multi-platform event. Eibach meets bring the quality. Even the top dogs of the east will tell you that. I’ll put money on that statement.
I understand that one of the best parts of the IA meets is the cruise there and the huge caravans. It’s also very cool to have enthusiasts who come from different states to unite at one event to show off their cars. That’s a great thing. Does it dismiss what we do out here? Fuck no. And if that’s your reasoning behind thinking that IA is better than Eibach, you’re fucking dumb.
If you wanna think about it, put it in these terms. Would you rather go to a club where there’s less chicks but they’re all hot or go to a club and have to comb through a bunch of so-so looking girls just to find some hot ones….you see what I’m saying?
Import Alliance better than Eibach? Uhh…”Sorry”. Two very different events…. “What-bach?”….haha…you guys are taking this shit waaaayyy too seriously.
With that put to rest, can someone please tell me why no one can get a full shot of a car at IA? Every picture I’ve seen is like a motor shot, or like, one section of a car, like a fuckin fender or something. Can we get some complete shots please?
A wiseman once said… “You can teach a guy to do a j-swap, but you can’t expect him to make a hood that fits.” Come on guys, someone out there bank on this and fab a hood that fits please? Like a dude walkin’ around with half a cock out…