The Chronicles Year11 Anniversary Meet Coverage… Part 2…


Just when I thought things were going to slow down after Year11, I find myself running around the last few weeks trying to make sure I have things ready before I board my flight to Australia tonight. I told myself I’d take a break after SEMA but it just feels like things have been non-stop. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing though, because I’m actually having a pretty good time. Yasu is still here and has been here for the last three weeks and he’s also preparing to go back home today. By the time you read this, he should be on his return flight to Osaka already. I’ve been hanging out with him and trying to do stuff that isn’t car-related to make it seem like he’s actually here on vacation for once. We even went to Universal Studios yesterday and just spent the entire day having some fun at the theme park…

In the past three weeks, we’ve had a weekend of Year11, an entire week at SEMA, the Autofashion VIP Festival, and then Super Lap Battle in Buttonwillow. These photos feel like they were captured so long ago but like I said, things have just been non-stop. I still have a ton of content to post but there just hasn’t been much time in the office to get it all up for you guys. Fortunately, I’ve recently acquired a new laptop computer which allows me to multi-task even more than I already do and can work while I’m out of the country. I know many of you have been asking me about merchandise as well because the holidays are coming up. I promise you that when I get back, you’ll have access to all that great stuff. Maybe I’ll even try to get some stuff up on the store before I leave tonight. With that said, here are the rest of the photos from Year11 weekend. There are some photos at the end from Year11.5, but most of it is from the big event at the Eibach Springs facility in Corona. HUGE thanks to Ryan Hoegner for providing me with this venue for the past ten years. I really don’t know how well these events would have been executed without his assistance. He’s one of the few guys that really believed in my early on and I’m happy to see he’s still onboard and so willing to lend a helping hand after a decade…

Peep the photos below and if you guys are in Sydney, Australia, I’ll be there for about a week to hang out and do car stuff. If you see me, don’t be a stranger…

Enjoy!…

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The Year11 awards this year looked great done in mirrored acrylic, thanks to the fantastic work of Muoi Tran from Formula Prints…

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Don’s turbocharged Civic hatchback from the Pacific Northwest still holding-up after multiple drives to California and back over the years…

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“FF Goldy” spent some time away from the track for a weekend of hard-parking at Year11…

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Amir’s RSFuture K20Z turbocharged Acura NSX time attack car recently completed in time for both Year11 and the Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle Finals…

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Tim’s Japanese UCC Black Coffee-themed Civic hatchback running a C-West front and SSR Type-C wheels…

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Thanks to Chris Salinas for supplying the event with tons of ice cold Gatorade..

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This is his K24-swapped Rotrex-supercharged Integra Type R engine bay set-up…

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Another shot of Ryan Blair’s custom-painted widebody AP2 S2000…

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Front-face shot showing off the Voltex front and turbocharged engine set-up…

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Dave Chik’s Civic running a Exceed/Mode Parfume front lip and color-matched Magical Racing mirrors…

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Classic Mugen NR10R wheels…

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B18C swap inside Dave’s hatchback with an assortment of zinc-plated components mixed-in with a Cerakoted radiator and header…

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Keith Cheng has been laying low these last few years working patiently on this S30Z project which he acquired some time ago from a family member…

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JDL Auto Design made the trip out from Arizona in their turbocharged Mazda MX-5 wearing Garage Vary aero and bronze Volk TE37…

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Turbocharged using a Garrett GTX2860R turbocharger at .7 BAR with a JDL Auto Design manifold…

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Desmond Regamaster display booth right by the front entrance of Year11 with a pair of FK8 Civic Type Rs…

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Hasback brought out a couple of Hondas for display at their booth…

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Kei Miura from TRA Kyoto made a surprise appearance during the afternoon and stopped by to get a photo. Glad he’s still very much into Hondas and wanted to come see some of Southern California’s finest during a busy week before SEMA…

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Sara, Brandon, and Ryan’s S2000 parked right up front by The Chronicles booth…

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FA5 Civic SI with a Japanese FD2 Type R conversion paired with a Spoon Sports front bumper. The black doors and bumper make it look like a race car during its test phase before a full livery is applied…

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Carlos’ incredibly clean Civic hatchback sitting just right on Mugen NR10 wheels…

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Eric Mendoza hoping into his Civic and getting ready to head home as the event was coming to a finish…

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Year11 was a vibe, a shame on you for missing out if you did…

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Both of these front ends have something in common, can you spot it?…

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Huge thanks to Mikey for bringing out his Hakosuka and driving all the way up from San Diego to hang…

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I’ve become so accustomed to seeing J-swapped Civics without hoods that I almost didn’t notice that this hatchback at a six-cylinder engine peeking-out through the cut-hood…

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Anthony Keuth might have been to every Chronicles event this year. If not, I doubt he missed very many…

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Kristian showing us his very unique approach at taking photos. Left hand on the ass for ultimate balance…

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Important reminder that ride height is everything…

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EG/EH forever…

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Franky Chan getting out to make sure his Integra was good to go before making the drive back to the AirBnb…

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Always appreciative of all the support I’ve received over the years. I’m glad that people like wearing my shit and continue to…

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White hatchback with a Livesports wing, Battlecraft hood, and Blitz Type 01 wheels. Just needs a front lip and the owner is good to go…

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Todoroki KMO wide fenders on this ZN6 sitting on SSR Professor wheels…

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Gabe Cruz’s S2000 with his custom-vented “Battlecraft”-style hood…

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Jonathan Liu’s custom widebody Honda S2000 wearing an RFY front, ASM hood, and bronze Work Meister S1…

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Mugen MF10 wheels in bronze always photograph so well…

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I’m happy so many of the guys from the Pacific Northwest made the trip down with their cars to hang-out for the weekend…

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Tommy La always switching parts back and forth, trying for different looks. For Year11 weekend, he went with a classic Spoon Sports-look running their front lip and SW388 wheels…

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A timeless set-up for any true Honda aficionado. I think at one point we all wanted a white CX or DX-trim EG/EH with the black moldings, door handles, and all. Throw some TEs on there, a Spoon wing or similar, maybe even a front lip and its perfection…

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The morning after Year11, it was time for Year11.5 aka the final Chronicles and Coffee gathering of the year at the RCompound USA, Battlecraft, and Chronicles facility. I try to do these meets on the same weekend of the anniversary events now so that we can maximize our time with the guys and gals who came from far away. This was by far the biggest turn-out we’ve had all year and the first time none of the coffee got wasted, lol…

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DPK David’s E46 M3 coupe on Volk TE37. He seems to finally be happy with his car after constantly trying to dial-in his ride height and wheel set-up…

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One more of Gabe’s S2000 representing “RIVAL MACHINE”…

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If you like Hondas, we got ’em…

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Back inside the shop, David was spending time with Charlie, our friends Yuri and Robert’s newborn baby daughter…

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I hope she likes car stuff cuz she’s pretty much stuck with us now…

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Kristian’s Hybrid Racing/Battlecraft Civic on display once again before it goes back into the shop for more work. He’s aiming to have the car finished in a few weeks so he can prepare to drive it at the VTEC Club USA “Autumn Speed Festival”…

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15×8 Volk TE37 on this DA Integra…

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A few more of Tommy La’s Civic…

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Including a shot of his recently California BAR’d B-series swap, with A/C still intact and all…

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Chuy made an appearance in his Integra Type R, parked next to the Koyorad booth, which wasn’t really the Koyorad booth. We just need to set-up a canopy for the coffee and the ones we used the day before were still piled-up inside Kristian’s truck…

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“Have you ever seen a Z06 Corvette on Desmond Regamaster EVOs?” ponders the young man in the gray shirt, stricken since childbirth with the inability to look to his right, completely unaware of the Z06 Corvette on Regas…

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Carlos talking Hondas with Omal from the PNW…

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Ryan Blackwood’s hammered Boso-style Mercedes Benz 240D from Team Beautiful Boy…

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Shawn’s DA Integra with one-piece JDM headlights, a Wings West front lip, and Dunlop Formula Hart CP-Rs…

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And with this last shot of Carlos’ Civic CX on Mugen NR10s, we put a cap on the Year11/11.5 coverage. Thanks to ALL who came out to show support that weekend. You are appreciated. Thank you.

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