Eibach Honda Meet 2013 Coverage…Part 2…

The Eibach Honda Meet itself is great in that it brings out a very, VERY, diverse crowd. Many times I found myself scratching my head and wondering why people do such things to their cars but for the most part, I embrace the variety that the meet presents. It sort of helps to open your eyes to a lot more of the community instead of just always having that tunnel vision that directs you to what you like and enjoy. It’s the ultimate realization that there are a ton of different ways to build a Honda and while some may not be to your taste, it may be to others. “To each their own” I guess is the perfect statement for a meet with such variety. There were over 700+ Hondas at this meet  and even if there were a lot of cars that were unfavorable to your eyes, you will more than likely be happy with the others that did catch your eyes in a positive light. One of the best aspects of this being a more grassroots-style “meet” is that it also brings out a lot of Honda builds that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. It’s a reminder that the Honda builds you see regularly aren’t the only ones around. There are a ton of really nice builds that you don’t ever see because some of these enthusiasts don’t do car shows or go to meets. The Eibach Honda Meet has always had that ability to bring out these cars because these enthusiasts have a great deal of respect for the event and its organizers. Every Eibach it seems I find myself standing there asking myself why I hadn’t seen a certain car before that day and that’s one of the reasons to really try to go to this event…

I thought this year’s event was a huge success because many felt that last year’s sort of de-railed the momentum of the Eibach Honda Meet series. This year’s proved otherwise and showed that even though there were some hiccups along the way, the meet is as good as it has ever been. The event is fully staffed with people that help make this event run smoother and I think the trouble-free roll-in process really displayed that this year. Organization is key when putting together an event with over 700 cars and 3-4 four times as many spectators as the previous years. Ryan and Rodrez have it down now. It’s still incredibly hard work but it is easier to withstand that stress with good help and a set game plan. I thoroughly enjoyed the Eibach Honda Meet this year and it gives me a very positive outlook on what the future holds for this event. I keep telling myself that it can’t get any bigger but man, the meet has proved me wrong every year..

Even though I got a good chunk of coverage, I realized that it would be an impossible task to see every single car there. Just from seeing some of the other photos of the meet online, I noticed right away that I had missed out on some really great builds. If you don’t happen to see your car in any portions of my coverage, then I probably just missed your car during the day. Of course, I have a particular taste in what cars I look for so I’m not trying to take a photo of every single car there either. It’s just tough having to manage a booth at the event, walking back and forth to see if the Eibach staff needed any help, and doing coverage all at the same time under some pretty intense heat. I found myself having to take a break after walking through each row because I didn’t want to get burnt-out from being in the sun. By the middle of the day when I really started to walk through the event, I found some people leaving already and couldn’t even get a better look at their cars. I guess the idea here would be to stick around if you want to get captured here on The Chronicles. If you have a great build I’ll find it some day, you just have to be there for me to see it, you know what I mean?

If you missed out on Part 1, please read through it and go through the photos. I know it is a bit long in terms of text but it doesn’t hurt to read. It is also important for the people that hate on the event to read through it because there’s a good message for you in there…

Eibach Honda Meet 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

With that out of the way, let’s get right into Part 2. I don’t know how many parts there are as I am still going through the photos but there is still much more to come…Oh I should also mention that these photos were shot before the gates opened to the public and while cars were still rolling in. That’s why some sections of the venue looked empty because cars were still making their way into the event…

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Pristine turbocharged Integra Type R with Mugen aero kit and Gen. II spoiler on bronze Mugen MF10s… Just perfect as it sits, especially with the hood that really completes the package…

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White Integra Type R on Team Dynamics wheels. Pretty cool to see these things popping up again. I think I saw like maybe two or three sets of these at the Eibach Meet this year. It makes Yuya Yasunari’s ITR from Japan that much cooler because he themed his build with a USDM style and his car could literally be parked right next to this one and they would almost be matching R’s…

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One of the most intriguing builds of the 2013 Eibach Honda Meet was this yellow Civic hatchback. The color on the Mag Blue TE37s is timeless but what makes it interesting is the engine bay…

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I don’t ever hardly agree with Derek from ALL-IN Fabrication about anything but I do have to admit that he can come up with some cool shit sometimes. This custom intake plenum that he made is a little odd-looking but cool nonetheless. Nice utilization of the Skunk2 Racing throttle body that center-feeds air into the manifold which has a plexi-glass window that allows you to see the runners inside. Who knows if the thing helps to make any power or not but the center-feed manifolds like the AFI pieces usually help to squeeze some extra power out of the K-motors so it probably helps…

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This DC5 RSX is always looking really good with the black nickel pieces in the bay…

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This Acura RL on WED’s Sport wheels looked amazing. Rarely do you see these things modded because they are so fucking expensive but this one had people turning their heads all day…

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Salem from Phaze2 popped-up at the event in his J’s Racing-themed Acura TSX, now complete with J’s Racing FRP hood that he should be getting painted very soon…

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Chivas was pulling double-duty and showed up to both the It’s JDM Yo!! Anniversary Meet and Eibach back-to-back…

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Darryl aka Dee Rail from DPK made an appearance as well in his K20A EM1 coupe on Honda Time Attack Edition Volk CE28s….

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Carlos’ Honda S2000 CR on white Mugen MF10…

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Mike G and his Tank on custom refinished Sprint Hart CP-R…

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Jared Aguila’s S2000 on bronze Mugen MF10s rocking the classic (and REAL) Mugen hardtop and Amuse front bumper…

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DPK David’s EJ1 coupe with TE37s that are now complete with caps…

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PGK Jay finally brought his S2000 out again after moving from Atlanta to Cali a year or so ago…

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Speaking of Jay and David, they spent most of their morning as Eibach Meet staff guiding cars into the staging area with Wayne…

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Here is just a small sample of the crowd that morning, and this was when the gates had just barely opened at around 11 am…

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FD2-converted Civic Si with J’s Racing aero and Volk TE37SL…

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David Nguyen’s Integra with JDM ITR front end and First Molding carbon “Flugel Plate” front lip…

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K20Kid’s ITR with a completely new look. He ditched the BYS front bumper and Sprint Hart wheels and replaced it with a full-on Mugen theme. Like the black one you saw in the beginning of this post, he too has the Mugen aero kit but unlike that one, he has the Gen. 1 spoiler and no Mugen hood…

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DB Integra with JDM front end and Buddy Club wheels…

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Meaty wheel/tire set-up on this Civic….

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Mark Sutakajana’s DB8 always looking good. Not very many changes lately to it with the exception of removing the retrofitted  Mugen Ferio wing and gutting out the interior for weight savings….

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One of my favorite Loi-Spec Garage builds is this LeMans Blue 4-door Integra with Mugen front bumper and Voltex wing. Such a mean-looking sedan that actually sees a lot of track time…

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Eddie Gonzales’ Civic also representing Loi-Spec Garage…

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Wings of all types were present at Eibach 2013…

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Black S2000 on Mercury Silver Volk CE28 wheels from Final Speed…

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Christian Ruvalcaba’s track-spec Civic coupe on black Enkei RPF1…

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Jay Valle’s 4-door is looking really good these days with the First Molding front lip and 15×8 Volk TE37SL…

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Lurking in the midst of the Eibach Honda Meet was Rodrez’s very own daily driven Civic Si sedan. It features a FD2 front end and trunk conversion, BackYard Special front lip and grille, and front-staggered Volk TE37SL…

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S2000 with teal Work VS-XX wheels…

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Love how this CR-Z looks with the J’s Racing front lip and the silver Enkei NT03s…

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Nicely-done del Sol on Mugen MF10L. Clean tuck in the engine bay with air conditioning retained and all…

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Turbo Civic hatchback with custom purple Volk CE28s with machined/polished centers that used to belong to Danny from PlusOne…

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K-swapped Integra on Sprint Hart CP-Rs. Yellow paint and white CP-Rs always make for a good combo…

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Dave Martin’s K-swapped Integra from San Diego on SSR Type-C…

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Dave Chik aka DAve decided to keep his timeless DA Integra in its time capsule and brought out his supercharged S2000 project out to play instead…

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A couple months ago DAve asked me to redo the artwork for his old car crew logo that he had lost the original artwork for and I gladly obliged. Good to see DAve and his crew still going strong after all these years…

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DA Integra on re-barreled Mugen MR-5 wheels that I often see cruising to events to with DAve…

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Speaking of time capsules, this red DB2 Integra GS-R on Racing Hart Type Cs looked perfectly period correct…

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It wouldn’t be an Eibach event without Alex Colon and Enrique Rosario’s Civics. These guys always roll together and it seems like they’ve been out to every event together the last couple of years…

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Enrique is planning on redoing his entire car soon and it will be interesting to see what he comes out with since he’s been rocking this look for so long…

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Alex’s Civic looks the best on bronze wheels, I think anyway, and I’m glad he’s decided to go with bronze Volk SE37Ks for Eibach….

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Shutting it down here for today with a shot of this red Civic on black Sprint Hart CP-F wheels… There is still so much more to come so make sure to stay tuned!!…

6 thoughts

  1. I’m amazed that with so many people you mange to get so many photos free of riff raff.

    Great coverage so far, is this with that lens you rented?

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  4. Can anyone tell me what the aero is on Christian Ruvalcaba’s track-spec Civic coupe on black Enkei RPF1’s above (the sky-blue coupe)? Thanks.

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