East Coast Honda Meet 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

I wasn’t able to personally attend the East Coast Honda Meet this year but I always like to try to keep an eye out for what’s fresh out in the East Coast so I was happy to find that Eric Badis did coverage. I don’t have a staff like most other sites and prefer to do my own work most of the time, but I can’t always be everywhere at the same time so I am fortunate enough to have guys like Badis who can help contribute to the site from time to time. Eric is probably one of maybe five guys I can rely on to provide me with quality photos that can also get them to me in a timely manner. I appreciate his efforts and am thankful to have a guy like him out there that can come through for me when I need content…

Admittedly, I don’t know too much about the East Coast Honda Meet, other than what was stated on their official Facebook page. On paper, it looks to be another in a series of events like Honda Day and Import Alliance where it is a mix of both car show and car meet. These hybrid type of events give the opportunity for everyone to come out and to show off their rides while still attempting to retain the type of quality that you would normally see at a full-fledged car show. From reading the comments, one of the biggest complaints seems to be the fact that there were too many “not so nice” cars at the event as well as a lot of non-Hondas. It’s a valid complaint but I mean, what do you really expect at an event like this that welcomes enthusiasts of all types? You’re not always going to see what you like and just because someone doesn’t have a car that is built to the caliber that you expect, it doesn’t mean that they are any less deserving of being there than you. If you want top-tier quality, then you need to attend events like Wekfest or other dedicated car shows. It’s the same way out here in the West. I think we just all need to have a better understanding of how to incorporate everyone and also learn to just ignore the cars that are displeasing to your eyes…

Other than the usual complaints, the event looked to be a good one. Every event organizer makes mistakes and improvements. If you believe in the event and like their progress, continue to support it and go be a part of it. If you don’t, well, no one is really forcing you to go so you can always just stay home and do what other kids do and bitch about it online…

Anyways, here is the first half of Eric’s photos. Thanks to him for providing the coverage…

If you would like more information on the East Coast Honda Meet, CLICK HERE to check out their official Facebook page…

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Jonathan Medina’s S2000 reppin’ Ramey Built from Virginia…

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Black EK with green engine bay and what looks like the dirtiest air filter EVER…haha…

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Integra with what I believe is the third set of re-barreled Regamaster EVOs in North America. There’s one set here in Cali on a blue EG, a set in Canada on a red DC, and this I think is the final set….

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Bagged GE8 Fit on JLine wheels…

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8th generation Accord coupe on Vossen wheels…

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Nice, simple coupe on white Volk TE37s…

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A trio of CR-Zs, two with J’s Racing front half bumpers and the other rocking a Mugen front…

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The black CR-Z also had Advan RGIIs that had been refinished…

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…and both also had the matching J’s Racing rear spoilers…

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The Mugen-equipped CR-Z sat on Advan Racing SA3Rs, which to me personally, aren’t that great of a look because of how dated the SA3R wheel is. There is just too much of a generational gap between the chassis and wheels for it to really flow…

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Loved how this white one looked though on contrasting Mag Blue CE28Ns….

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Rootbeerish Brown DC2 Integra on silver Work Meister S1…a lot of “this looks a lot like Gerald Reyes’ Integra” must be going through people’s minds right now. Not a bad car to be compared to…

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One of the reasons why I prefer to be at events is so that I can get a true idea of what I am looking at and remember who’s car was who’s. For example, Eric took a snap of this boost engine bay and I have no idea where the rest of the car is because it isn’t in his photo set…haha..

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Here we finally get a chance to look under the hood of Wilder Bowers’ EG…There isn’t another shot of his car in this set either so this is the EG that I am referring too… HERE

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One of my favorites from the East Coast Honda Meet was this blue EK9 CTR. I loved how the car flowed overall and it looked very, VERY familiar to me so I did some research based on the (current) owner and what I found online and I believe that this was once Jason Pham’s EK9 from Team EMOTION. Reason being is that there aren’t too many EK9s stateside and there definitely aren’t that many that are painted NSX Long Beach Blue Pearl. That in combination with the Chargespeed front lip leads me to believe that they are one in the same. CLICK HERE to see the car that I am referring to and see for yourself… The CTR was also featured years and years ago in Honda Tuning magazine, even though the photos in the magazine don’t represent it’s natural color… CLICK HERE to see that…

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Even the engine bay looks nearly identical with the exception of some updated modifications and trinkets. Really nice car and (if it is the same car) I’m happy to see that it lives on…

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Another clue was that it is still bearing Virginia plates. Two EK9s from the same state painted the same color with the same aero? Not likely to be two different cars. I could be wrong though. Either way, it doesn’t really matter. It’s a really nice build and one of my favorites from back in the mid-2000s. I remember that car really well because I used to follow Team EMOTION and Andy Bui’s work in Import Tuner and other magazines…

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NA1 NSX on Work Meister S1…

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Tae S. Kim’s BB6 Prelude with rare Wise Square front bumper…

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Nice supercharged K-swapped EK…

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Another k-swapped EK, this one with a battleship grey engine bay and Volk Time Attack Edition CE28s…

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Really wish I had more shots of this Civic. Bay looked really nice and had a tucked radiator and all. Well done…

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Turbo AP2 S2000 on CCWs…

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Really vibrant choice of colors on this K-swapped Civic coupe. The shaved door handles was an interesting choice as are the big Work Emotion XD9s…

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Odd to see a rear fog light on an S2000…

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Slammed FG2 Civic coupe…

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And that’s a wrap on Part 1 of the ECHM coverage. I’ll be back with the second portion tomorrow. Thanks for looking and thanks to whoever was rocking The Chronicles decal above. Thanks for the support!..

6 thoughts

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  2. L’ha ribloggato su Honda CR-Z bloge ha commentato:
    A trio of CR-Zs, two with J’s Racing front half bumpers and the other rocking a Mugen front…

    The black CR-Z also had Advan RGIIs that had been refinished……and both also had the matching J’s Racing rear spoilers…

    The Mugen-equipped CR-Z sat on Advan Racing SA3Rs, which to me personally, aren’t that great of a look because of how dated the SA3R wheel is. There is just too much of a generational gap between the chassis and wheels for it to really flow…

  3. That isn’t F7 suspension that’s the cheap knock off replica black works racing bullshit that’s located in Arizona which copy F7 which is also located in Arizona.

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