Eibach Honda Meet 2014 Coverage…Part 1…

It’s pretty remarkable to think that it has been ten years since the Eibach Honda Meet first started… Things were so simple back then. Ryan Hoegner from Eibach Springs came up with an idea to organize a small Honda meet at the Eibach Springs facility and decided to ask his buddy Matt aka “Rodrez” for help. The meet was a success but neither had any indication or idea that the meet would be as big as it is in 2014, nor did they think that they would still be doing the Eibach Honda Meets a decade later. Like everything great in life, it is only accomplished with passion and these two guys are diehard Honda guys who set out just to get fellow like-minded enthusiasts together. The idea is still very much the same today, but let’s just say that things have “blown-up”. A couple years ago, the venue for where this event would take place was moved to a new location because the meet simply got too big. People complained and argued that they always liked the Eibach Honda Meet at the Eibach Springs facility, but it didn’t stop the meet’s continual growth. People kept coming, and more came, and then even more came, to the point where the new location couldn’t even hold the crowd that the meet brought out. Again, the venue had to be changed to meet the rise in attendance so in 2013, the Eibach Honda Meet landed at Lake Elsinore inside the confines of Storm Stadium. This venue, though it sounds far for many, was the perfect place. It was huge and able to house all the Hondas and enthusiasts that the duo could ever ask for, and it was in a city that wasn’t nearly as busy or crowded as the old Irwindale location. With events like this, created by enthusiasts like you and I, there were issues. The size of the crowd needed to be managed better, and the set-up of the cars within the meet had to be expedited. For the most part, things went well but it could always be better. Some people complained but they are also the type of people who just simply love to complain. Ryan and Rodrez knew what they had to work on so they worked throughout the year to come up with a better game plan to make setting the entire event up better and smoother. The two worked meticulously to fine tune the entire layout of the event and brought more people in to help iron out the kinks that they encountered before. People continued to register in hoards so this was set to be the biggest Eibach Honda Meet ever…

In 2014, on their tenth anniversary, the Eibach Honda Meet had its largest and greatest event to date. Everything flowed so smoothly that some vendors showing up late for set-up didn’t even affect how the event played out overall. I honestly have never seen these guys so stress-free in all the years that I’ve been participating and helping with the event. It was a great thing to see and it put a smile on my face. Rodrez, who is particularly quiet in moments of stress, was surprisingly chipper and talkative. Ryan, who is usually angry at someone for doing something stupid, was hanging out by my booth and eating cookies. Both were….happy. Which is what I want to see from these two hard-working individuals. They both have regular jobs, families, and a plethora of other shit going on in their lives and they invest a lot into making the Eibach Honda Meet a great event. Success is the goal and I am 100% confident in saying that the 2014 event was a incredible success. Everyone that I spoke to had a great time and nothing but good things to say about it. People mentioned the weather and it being a little hot but that is how it is typically this time of year. I’m sure if they could control the weather, they would make it nice and cool for everyone but we live in an imperfect world so we just have to live with it. I admit that it was hot but compared to last year, this was way better because there was a nice breeze throughout the day…

Below is my coverage of the event. I’m still going over the photos now but this is what I have so far displayed in the exact order in which I shot it. I actually have to try to get everything finished before I leave for Japan tomorrow afternoon, otherwise, it’ll never go up. Anyways, thanks to Rodrez, Ryan, and everyone who came out to help make this event a great one. Everyone worked tirelessly and took time out of their schedule to make sure that their fellow enthusiasts had a good time so I think we should all give them a round of applause for their efforts. Remember, events like these are a privilege and not something that we are entitled too. The fact that they continue to do this after 10 years shows how much they care about the Honda community as a whole. I’d also like to thank Ryan Der, D.J. Murdok, and the others who helped manage The Chronicles booth while I was out running around trying to do coverage. Without their help, I wouldn’t be able to take photos because I’d be stuck at the booth all day. I love the strong community aspect whenever events like Eibach occur. I was told by some of the people working the event that they even witnessed people offering to pay for strangers to get in because they didn’t have cash on them. There wasn’t an ATM machine near so they would have had to leave to go get cash but people are kind enough to pay to get them in without even asking for anything in return. That’s pretty fucking awesome…

Enjoy the coverage folks. Today, we’re going to look at the vendor area which I covered first before I moved onto the main lot to look at the other cars in attendance. Thanks for looking and thanks for the support from those of you who stopped by the booth to pick up some merchandise or just came by to say what’s up or pass on a kind word. It is always appreciated…

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We open up the Eibach 2014 coverage with a shot of The Chronicles booth. For this year’s display, I decided to feature DPK David’s EJ1 Civic coupe which recently received some new updates, and DPK Jared’s S2000, which also got some new goodies after it was featured in Honda Tuning magazine. Next to Jared’s S2000 was Michael Mao’s NSX, which was on display at the Mackin Industries booth, but the cars were laid out so well that it looked like it might as well have been in my booth too…

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David’s recently had his new Battlecraft hood painted by Premier Autobody in North Hollywood as well as getting his front and rear bumpers refreshed. The car has seen some wear and tear over the last couple of years so it was time to give it some new life. He has some other stuff for the car that has yet to be added but it should be good and ready for Wekfest Long Beach in a couple of weeks…

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Jared has had his Mugen SS front bumper for awhile now but was just waiting for the right time to install it. After his feature in Honda Tuning magazine, he decided to finally get it painted and installed. He also wanted the car to have a completely new look wheel-wise so he decided to try these WED’s TC05s. It was generally a love/hate reaction but I personally really like it. I still prefer his car on the Mugen wheels he has but it never hurts to try something different…

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You guys saw the debut of Michael Mao’s new look for his NSX at Autocon L.A. just a couple weeks ago. For Eibach, he was on full display at the Mackin Industries booth on his Volk Racing TE37 wheels…

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Eibach Springs’ K-swapped Acura Integra Type R with their Eibach Multi-Pro R2 coilovers…

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Go-Tuning Unlimited brought out the full Spoon Sports package with their booth display…

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The legendary Spoon Sports EA-T Civic with built ZC engine….

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Spoon Sports’ ZF1 CR-Z which recently competed at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill Challenge…

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Speaking of CR-Zs, Honda Performance Development brought out their turbocharged CR-Z Hybrid R concept…

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Evasive Motorsports-prepped Spoon Sports S2000 on black Volk RE30…

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Ryan Novak’s track-built Honda Civic hatchback. Interesting carbon fiber front finisher piece on the grille…

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Sportcar Motion’s “Dark Knight” RSX race car…

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Alex Doan from Ballade Sports’ K-swapped S2000 with full Spoon Sports aero…

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ASM-themed S2000 track vehicle…

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Donut’s gutted Acura Integra track car on red 949Racing wheels and Special Project Motorsports’ P1-spec front splitter/lip combo….

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Lee Randle’s Integra Type R on 15×8 black Volk Racing TE37…

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One more of the Ballade Sports K-swapped S2000…

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I just can’t get enough of Evasive Motorsports’ Voltex S2000 on new bronze Volk Racing ZE40s…

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David Nguyen’s Integra LS with JDM ITR front end conversion, Spoon Sports carbon front lip, Mugen Gen. II wing, and Regamaster EVOs…

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Downstar Frank’s personal K-swapped RHD EG6 SiR Civic….

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Motormavens brought out a duo of EF Civic hatchbacks on AME-produced Fatlace wheels for their display….

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Dave Chik’s supercharged Honda S2000 from old school Team Metrospeed….

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Jorge Hernandez’s timeless Civic build with First Molding front lip on display at the ICB Motorsport booth…

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Jay Calderon’s K-swapped Integra with full Mugen aero and 17×8 Mugen MF10 in black….

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I love how the engine bay is executed so I always try to get multiple angles of it…

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Sportcar Motion’s Jackson Supercharged Acura Integra Type R. Camo is usually supposed to camouflage whatever it covers but the Sportcar Motion build might be the first time camo has ever made a car stand out way too much…haha…

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Alex Colon’s Civic received some new parts in the form of a J’s Racing front lip and NBC Racing front fenders…

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These guys don’t often make appearances at meets since they are always at the track, but when they do, they make sure to come out for the Eibach Honda Meet. Two of these guys even decided to wash their cars for a change…

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Kristian Wong’s “Marvelous Tune” Civic hatchback with C-West front bumper and raw Battlecraft fiberglass hood. Up front, he’s rocking bronze 17-inch SSR Type-C and in the rear, he’s running 16-inch Regamaster EVOs…

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Yuta’s 4-door circuit Civic from Heartbreakers. Always been a fan of his Z and he’s always had a very interesting way of building cars and making them his own….

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My buddy Cody Chan’s single cam Honda Civic track car done in Japanese inspired “Itasha” style. He’s a big fan of the Evangelion series so he decided to cover his whole car with it. He actually wrapped the hood over here at The Chronicles private HQ a couple months back…

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Clean DC2 Integra on 16-inch Regas…

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Phaze2 Salem’s Acura TSX with Spoon Sports/Phase front bumper, J’s Racing hood, and 17×9 Barramundi Design Eleven wheels…

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Kyle Buss’ TSX also with Spoon front bumper and bronze Work Emotion CR-Kiwamis…

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Edson from Premier Auto Body’s Civic coupe with Chargespeed front lip and bronze Volk TEs…

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Eden Mao’s S2000 on Diamond Black Volk CE28s…

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Karl’s Maritime Blue S2000 with J’s Racing aero and color-matched Volk TEs…

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Good to see S2K Jay’s S2000 once again. It’s been awhile since any of us have seen it at an event or on the road…

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Andrew Horn’s Civic track car representing DROWsports….

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DPK Jimmy’s del Sol made its first public appearance of 2014…

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Aggressive fitment of the TE37SL wheels on this Mugen-themed EP3 hatch…

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I really liked the details and execution on this particular EP3 Civic. The polish on the Mugen MF10 wheels look good along with all the polish work on the pieces in the engine bay…

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Dustin Mcquery’s Honda Tuning-featured DA Integra on original Work Meister CR-01 wheels. Interesting story about these wheels is that they used to be on a RHD DA that was owned by the late, great, Randy Gagan. I was surprised to hear that the car was still around and that Dustin got the wheels from the current owner of Randy’s DA…

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This DC5 RSX looked pretty good on CCW D11L wheels…

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Can’t say that I’ve ever seen a set of Advan Racing RCII wheels on a del Sol before. I’ve always been a fan of the RCII so it was cool to see a set pop-up at Eibach….

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This Civic was one of the more subtle Hondas in a sea of intricately-styled vehicles…

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Nice clean set of BBR Competition wheels on this Civic…

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There were a ton of 9th gen Civics in attendance at Eibach 2014. This sedan was one of the cleaner ones with the full lip kit and Work Meister M1Rs…

Well, that’s a wrap for now. Part 2 coming up very soon as I continue to go through the rest of the photos from the event. Stay tuned and thanks for looking!!

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