HBK No More…

A couple months ago, I got word through the grapevine that HBK Jon had sold his purple hatchback. Last year it was one of the most talked about Hondas out here in Socal and I even had the opportunity to attend his mag shoot in downtown L.A. Not really sure when or if the feature will ever come out but it almost seems unimportant now since he doesn’t even own the car anymore. What usually happens with these well-known builds is that once they’re sold, the owner that buys it takes some parts off of it and then ends up flipping the car again right away. Same thing happen to Mikeyyyy’s as well as a couple other cars that were sold in the last couple years. Kinda sad to see these cars after they’ve switched hands…especially since the look is so recognized. To this day I still have people clicking on the pics that I randomly took the day of his shoot. I don’t really understand why they’re still so popular but I guess international enthusiasts have never seen the car and it’s still very new to them.

As expected, the new owner has already gone and posted up the car for sale once again. To say that it’s a shadow of it’s former self would be an understatement. It’s funny how quickly things change in a year. I guess that’s just the speed of life out here in the west coast import community. The car has switched owners and we (The Phaze2/Doods! family) no longer affliate ourselves with anything related to FAST Autoworks, for both personal and business reasons. I hate to see the cars when they get to this stage. The new owners usually never take care of the cars like the original owners and you can’t blame them. They didn’t build the car and they don’t have any sentimental value for it. When Mikeyyyy and I sold our cars the exact same thing happened. I remember seeing DPK Rudy’s RSX up for sale last year as well and it was basically stock on the outside. When the new owner posted it up for sale again, people were flaming him on the message boards because they thought he was using Rudy’s pics and trying to scam people, when in actuality, it was indeed Rudy’s old ride and the engine bay was perfectly intact…

Actually, I still have the link to the for sale thread. If you guys ever wondered what happened to the DPK RSX, take a look…

Here’s the Civic in it’s current state… I’m sure you all can recognize what’s been removed and what’s left of it….

The Buddy Club Spec 2 that used to be on it has been replaced by some generic muffler…

Here’s a shot of what it used to look like…

Engine bay still has the Chronicles sticker on the intake… =P

Interior is basically the same…

It’s no longer slammed to the ground anymore because the suspension has been replaced with ground control sleeves and stock struts…

Whoever ends up buying this thing will get a pretty good deal. When Jon had it the motor was pretty much fucked so hopefully that’s been fixed but for the 6,500, you’re still getting alot of stuff with the car…

Here’s the link to the for sale thread on NWP…

Not really sure why the new owner said it was featured in Super Street though, because that definitely did not happen. The car was shot for Import Tuner but like I said earlier, no idea when or if that will ever run…Maybe the guy was told it was featured when he bought it though, who knows….

Speaking of which, I actually saw my old Accord on the road a couple weeks ago as well…

I was driving back up to LA from my parents place in SD and drove up next to it in the Vista area. It was the first time I had seen it in person since I sold it back in 2008. Man, it’s probably on it’s 4-5th owner now but the paint still looked pretty minty. Guess the car found its way back to San Diego where it all started. I was kinda sad to see it…just brought back so many memories you know. At least the new owner is enjoying it now. All the parts are long gone and are being whored out by a bunch of other Accord owners but the engine bay should still be intact. I almost wanted to follow the guy and stop him just to see what shape it was in but that would have been kinda strange. That and the dude would probably think I was robbing him or some shit…Oh well…

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  1. ^ yea thats what i was gonna say, i have seen my old integra trying to get sold on craigslist and what not. It did not look the same =[ nor did it have a motor too lol *sigh* memories.

  2. I am the one posting the car forsale. As you see the pictures this is how the car was purchased. I did not take one thing off at all. Jon half assed pieced this car together to sell it. I fixed the motor issues as well as all the other crap he threw together. This is my.friends car..we posted it for sale two days later because of how shady this has turned out to be. Jon couldn’t even tighten the sleeve collars…are you serious? Shows this car was built to be good from far…far from good. Car is for 5500 now just to get I out of the way. So don’t think we did this to it… jon did.

    • If that’s the case then I’m sorry that you guys are stuck with that mess. I know from the exhaust and all that stuff it was probably they’re doing and not related to you guys. Hopefully you guys can sell it so you don’t have to deal with it anymore…

      • I’m glad you see what I’m saying. Yeah my friend bought it as is. I fixed the motor and other random shit but it is slammed again and for sale again lol.

  3. That eg was sick seen it last year at eibach and nisei showoff.. All that work to sell it to random person I’d hate to see someone else driving something i built. I’d rather part it out and money out of it rather to sell it what isnt worth.. yeah I understand times are ruff and some owners get tired with a car and move onto something better but come on a paid off civic yu can make as a weekend car or show car…

  4. You know I’m still a fan if your old accord! Hope that mag coverage will eventually come out for Jon so it’ll be engrained in history.

  5. Man Your CB was soooo killer ! It was my inspriation for my cb build I had going around the same time but my car got jacked the first few weeks I moved up to LA . Im pretty sure I have some pictures of your accord from a show , I think Eaf san diego from wayyy back . It was a night show and it had rained that day , you had a stark wheel on display with like a bottle of quick detailer , mad dope .

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