Exclusive Content: Unpublished Photos From Franklin Woo’s Civic SS Feature…

I’m actually on my way to Australia by the time many of you guys will see this, but now is as good a time as any to get these up since I won’t have new event coverage for you guys to look at until I get back next week. I have some updates lined-up while I am gone however, so please stick around to see new content. Today, we’re going to look at some of the unpublished, as well as a majority of published, photos from Franklin Woo’s magazine feature which appeared in this year’s annual Honda Issue. Originally, I had shot these photos up in Washington back in mid-2016. They were put on the backburner for a bit since there was so much going on but it all worked-out because it ended-up being in the issue that I actually wanted it to be in, which is the famed “Honda Issue” which Super Street magazine does every year. Woo’s Civic is a classic-style build which encompasses many elements from the EK9 Civic Type R, but with a little splash of some of Franklin’s own style…

It was around 2015 I believe when I first spotted this Civic during one of my yearly trips up to the Pacific Northwest. I host a gathering up there whenever I make the trip and it was at one of these gatherings when his car caught my eye. It isn’t anything too crazy. For myself, I dig the Civic Type R-look even though it has been done over and over again a million times over worldwide. There are right ways to do it and certainly some misrepresented CTR-style builds everywhere but Franklin gets it just right. Overall execution is fantastic and I really enjoy how understated the car is. He’s seemingly touched every inch of this car from the ground-up and has even owned it for quite a long time, which is unusual by today’s “fly by night” standards where guys are just quick to build and sell. I told him in 2015 that I would come back to shoot his car for Super Street and I came through on my promise. I’ll attach the digital link to the Super Street feature below so you can read more about it…

The most interesting part of putting this feature together was that I couldn’t come up with a adequate title for it, and I came up with one that was a bit generic by most standards, in which Sam Du from Super Street responded by telling me that the title had been used on more than one occasion already. We chatted back and forth coming up with a good title when I just decided that it should be titled after his last name “Woo”, which is also a bit iconic in pop culture when you think of WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler, Ric Flair’s famous war cry, which is a long exaagerated “Wooooo!!!”. It worked, it made a reference to pop culture, and it suited the story. Mission accomplished.

Enjoy the photos.

Click here to read his entire Super Street feature in digital format…

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