Akitech Cup 2016 Central Circuit Coverage…Part 2…

Oh man, I still can’t get over all the great content from the Akitech Cup event. Hopefully you guys got to check out Part 1, if not, it is directly under this post. There is some more information about this event in the first part so be sure to read through it before proceeding further. I mean, you could skip it, but why would you? There are some pretty good photos in that post so you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not looking at it. Not much else really to include in regards to this event. It is essentially a small track day hosted by the guys from ASLAN and it was filled with a pretty solid group of really, really, cool Hondas from Japan. Seeing stuff like this makes me want to organize a track day out there so that we can witness this stuff for ourselves. I mean, the meets that we set-up are usually pretty successful and we already see a similar group of enthusiasts when we are out there so why not, right? I feel like it would be a good way of getting some more cars together and seeing them in detail. It would be cool to have Yuta drive while he’s out there and we could give some more exposure to some of these cars that are very much deserving of some attention. Who knows. Maybe it’ll happen. I just have to talk to some friends overseas and see if it is something that they would be interested in collaborating with me on. Everyone is usually pretty helpful over there, especially when it comes to a hobby that we all love, so I think it is a certain possibility that I can actually pull this off…

For now, take a look at some more great Hondas from the 2016 Akitech Cup, hosted by ASLAN, at Central Circuit in Hyogo, Japan…

ASLAN PRESENTS AKITECH CUP 2016

Central Circuit (Hyogo Prefecture)

3/20/2016

PHOTOS BY ©DAIKI TAMIYA PHOTOGRAPHY

POST-PROCESSING BY STICKYDILJOE

WORDS BY STICKYDILJOE

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A rare glimpse inside the cockpit of one of the competitors that day at Central Circuit…

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Back in the pits, the ASLAN team preps for their next session…

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Ton from TEMPLE RACING, who also happens to be a pretty well-known tattoo artist from the Osaka area, puts on his head sock and readies himself to pilot the ASLAN EG…

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Massive front/rear wheel and tire set-up on the K-powered EG from ASLAN…

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The GARAGE WORK duo…

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Yusuke Tokue’s Civic…

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Makoto Maekakuchi’s Civic. Love the front staggered wheel set-up on both Civics….

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Lining-up for the starting grid…

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Joe from ACROSS’ K-powered EK9 CTR…

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Automotive painter Tatsu from Mizuho Co. Ltd. and his EF9 Civic…

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Fellow racers look-on as more cars cruise out to the grid…

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The yellow NO GOOD RACING EG with unpainted Sergeant front bumper heads out with the LIMITATION-R EG following closely…

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I just can’t get over how great this car looks. Hopefully I’ll run into this car sooner than later when I head to Japan…

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A closer look at the Osaka JDM EF wide fenders…

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E-AT Civic on Enkei NTO3 leaving the paddock…

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Sadly, this AT Civic reppin’ Banzai Attack crashed and the front end was damaged…

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Not a bad line-up I must say…

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If the name “Banzai Attack” sounds familiar, it is the same tuning shop that produced the K-swapped white EF9 SiR that has been featured plenty times before here on The Chronicles…

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ASLAN naturally-aspirated K-EG…

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GARAGE WORK EK with its modified C-West front bumper and custom splitter/canard set-up…

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Pretty awesome seeing the influx of Sergeant/White Crow bumpers popping up in Japan lately….

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Another of the TEMPLE RACING Civic…

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Tokue’s EK looks to be running a Rando Sports bumper that has been modified to hold a custom front splitter and canard set-up….

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The GARAGE WORK team actually made the trek from Chiba, Tokyo area which is about a 7-hour drive to Hyogo Prefecture where Central Circuit is…

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Spectacular-looking front end on this EK4 Civic SiR…

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I love how Tamiya was able to capture the specks of gravel being kicked-up by the sticky Advan race tires…

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REAL COMPANY EF getting some help back into the pits…

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A pair of S2000s in the paddock area…

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EF and EG from REAL COMPANY…

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NO GOOD RACING EG on WEDS wheels going through the S-turn at Central Circuit…

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Makoto and his USDM-face K20 Integra…

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DC5 Integra running what looks to be a Max Racing front bumper…

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Widened Mugen RR from ASLAN…

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A battle of 80s-era Hondas ensues…

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Banzai Attack AT Civic…

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AUTO STAGE CLOSE UP EG and NO GOOD RACING EF…

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GARAGE MINDS EG…

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DC5 Type R leading the way…

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One of the fastest Hondas of the day running its unique aero kit and colorway…

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REAL COMPANY EG…

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At some point during the day, the double-vented hood on the REAL COMPANY EF broke…

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You can see the piece of the mounting area that broke off above…

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Makoto Onoda’s Integra was at one time painted yellow with the same 98-01 front end set-up…

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Interesting how a lot of the NGR guys run the carbon OEM-style front lip on their EG, even when they run this bumper set-up…

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SHINKO SERVICE AP1 S2000…

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Mizuho EF after a small collision on the track…

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CAR MAKE ACROSS EK9, one of my all-time favorite Honda builds EVER….

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Right up there on the list is the LIMITATION-R EG on SSR Type-X wheels…

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TEMPLE RACING EF9 Civic…

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WHARP RACING EK9 Civic Type R…

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It’s a shame we don’t see very many sets of Racing Hart CP-035 or WEDS TC005 wheels floating around anymore…

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Interesting front bumper on this EK. Anyone know the name of it? I remember seeing it a few years ago but the name eludes me…

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Love how aggressive DC5 Integras look with a 9-inch wide wheel up front…

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Closing out this particular section with a shot of the Team MEISHIN S2000 in the pits. Love the colorway on the Tracy Sports racing suit the driver above is wearing. So cool…

Anyways, can you believe there is still one more part coming? Well there is! Haha, so stay tuned!!…

3 thoughts

  1. Joey do you know the name of the Wheels on the White and Pink EG? They look just like BuddyClub P1’s but with only 5 spokes?!

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