The Top 10 Hondas of 2008…A retrospective…Part 1…

No photoshoots this past weekend since it was dreadfully hot and I haven’t really written alot of stuff lately because we’ve been so image heavy so I thought I’d do that today. The list from last year has had alot of traffic since I reposted it a week ago. Damn, I had no idea so many people would look at it. Today and maybe the day after that, we’re gonna be taking a look at where these guys are at today. It’s only been a short time but things sure have changed a bit for some of these guys. We’ll start exactly how we started the list last time….from 10-6, then 5-1…let’s get started…

10. Son’s EK from Hasback…

What he’s up to now: I really don’t know….Haven’t really had the chance to talk to him lately since Eibach earlier this year. I’m guessing he’s been busy handling business outside the car world. Not too many changes with his car other than a wheel change and little touches here and there. I loved the Gab wheels on this car….I wish he never sold them. The Mugen wheels look great, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve always been a sucker for some Gab wheels in mid 30s offset. They’re perfect. I remember posting up something about Floss’s EK a couple posts after that in a “Honorable Mentions” list and I had said stated some criticisms about the car and I guess he wasn’t too happy about it. I never meant for it to be a bad thing, but I guess he’s not too fond of me these days…Oh well, can’t please everybody I guess. My opinion shouldn’t really matter anyway right?…In any case, Son’s car hasn’t really seen much change since and it really doesn’t need to…

9. Danville Dingel’s flared EK…

What he’s up to now: Instead of being number 9 on the list he should have won the most pretigious award for having the most interesting name in the world…haha…Danville is a cool guy. I remember posting his car up a while back and then a bunch of Canadians got mad at me because I was making fun of them. Man they were fucking mad…haha. I guess they felt that Reynard’s CR-X should have been on the list instead of Chase’s but what they didn’t realize was that I had no idea who Reynard was at the time or what car he owned. Anyways, I told them something like if they showed me Reynard’s car and it was nicer than Chase’s than I would post it up but if it wasn’t I was gonna replace Danville’s car with a homemade helicopter or some shit. Regardless, they weren’t too happy about it. So Winnepeg hates me but it’s cool, because I still have no idea where it exactly is at. Danville on the other hand, I’ve had the chance to speak to on a couple occassions. He’s a really cool dude and was actually laughing about all the drama that happened. His EK recently got the Super Street feature that he was waiting for forever too. Make sure to check that out on newstands now. His EK has changed a bit since then. Most recently he put some mag blue CEs on and went with a JUN-theme. Also got some Voltex canards similar to Kidkombo’s EK. I don’t know which look I liked better. I think I might be more partial to the old look but the new looks is definitely more aggressive….

If you wanna read about my war with Canada, check it out here

8. Alex Doan’s Spoon S2000…

What he’s up to now: Unfortunately I still have yet to meet Alex but his S2000 is still badass. Nothing’s changed really and it shouldn’t. It’s perfect the way it is. Looks purpose-built, Spoon-themed down to every last detail, the list goes on. Incredible car, and probably still one of my favorite S2000s to this day….

7. Yee Vang aka yee SERIOUS’ EK hatch.

What he’s up to now: Uhhh….yeeWholelotofnothing. I don’t even know where his car is at or what’s he doing to it. I know he told me he sold the Jblood front bumper though. The car itself is probably just sitting in his garage. Not even sure what he’s got planned for it…He’s been using his overpriced laundromat candy prices and saving up for trips to Hawaii and stuff. Either that or he’s on Facebook updating his status every hour on the dot….haha…Yee did come down from Washington this year to check out Nisei Showoff though. We all got together the next night for drinks too but he ended up talking on the phone for like 3 hours….thanks for hanging out for 6 minutes Yee….=P

6. Big Mike’s Prelude…

What he’s up to now: Well if there’s anyone on the list that has made the biggest change, it would definitely have to be Big Mike’s Prelude by tenfold. Not only did he change it up, he took the whole car apart piece by piece and redid it completely. If you’ve been following this site then I’m sure you’ve had a chance to see the incredibly detailed build. 25 parts, over 600 pics…I had grown so attached to posting up his stuff that there was a short period when I wasn’t sure what I was gonna do once this car was done. The end result might have been a bit controversial, but there was never a doubt that Big Mike poured his whole heart out into this project. Sure the color might not be for everyone but that’s not the point. Inside and out this car screams Big Mike. When all the little touches are finally complete, you can be damn sure you’ll be seeing this car again. It was a pleasure for me to watch this project come to fruition and it pretty much cemented itself on to this years list. Where it’s gonna go, I don’t really know yet….but Top 1000 2009? Guaranteed.

Good stuff right? Stayed tuned for more…

8 thoughts

  1. damn some of these are major changes and others arent..but shit this is like a major tease..cuz i wanna see the rest of them..keep it coming Joey!!!

  2. I love this update post on the cars!
    I remember the Winnipeg incident haha, they took the whole top 10 thing more serious than anyone else.

  3. I actually remember that feud and found it funny myself, well no beef here since your site is one of few i actually visit religiously, maybe cause we are just a very competitive city and most of us are nice guys, I think a bad batch just happened to take it the wrong way, what else can u do on cold days other than ethug 🙂 mid-wesssiiide!

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