Eibach Honda Meet 2011: Part Two

As the day progressed, more cars were rolling in and out which continued to keep things interesting. The rain continued on and off, but personally I don’t think it was anything to complain about; just some showers here and there. Didn’t stop us from shooting.

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This was probably one of my favorite cars at the event, though its a conversion, the aggressive lights and sharper body really make it stand compared to the sister USDM models.

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Simply beautiful…

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Euro-spec EP3…

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The current-model Accord coupe is very sleek and aggressive-looking. I can bet they will become quite popular in the coming years – there have even been rumors about another Euro R model slated for production across the Atlantic, though unconfirmed. Also, notice this car has Colorado plates…

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I like the support for Eibach, but the rising sun theme just seems tacky…might just be my OCD…

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I won’t hate on a particular style or trend, but I will say that there are certain cars that are “trend followers” that are just trying to get the publicity and there are cars that are built from the heart of the owner. This car is an example of the former. I always see a few at the big events. They don’t follow a clear path and are instead a homogenous mixture of bipolar form and function. I.e. canards for aerodynamics and then huge bike rack on top. That sort of thing. Again, I guess it’s just my flaring OCD that’s the problem…I don’t know…

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Are you keeping count?

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RSX rolling through, past the ever-popular portable restrooms that show up year after year.

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Never used to like the aftermarket Denji headlights for the 5th gen Civics, but seeing them on this car changed my mind. The blue projector and JDM Stanley corners look brilliant. The green paint also resembles the Lucky Green “2D8” scheme from the Porsche 997 GT3 RS.

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Very cool bay!

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Still raining, but don’t worry it will clear soon.

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By mid-morning, we were all hungry so we decided to endulge in some Eibach food. For barbequed patties on a rainy day, they weren’t bad.

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We continued onward, past this simple red CX hatch.

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…and this turbo’d metallic gray hatch, which had TYC one-piece projectors. Like the Denji’s, I was never fan of the TYC’s until I saw them on this car. The dark housing and subtle reflector almost makes them look stock. They flow with the car really well.

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…Here’s another angle from the front.

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Domani conversion. Very well done.

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On our way back to the car to dry off, we spotted this gray RHD EG, rolling on my favorite “OEM” Honda wheels…

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…the 98spec Type R wheels in gunmetal. Notice the NSX brake setup. This car has probably been through a few tricky canyons in it’s lifetime…

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Back at the car, we dried off our gear and took a short rest and before we knew it the weather began to clear.

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Now I’m used to seeing Elements here and there at Honda meets, but rarely Pilots!

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Watched this NSX, along with many other cars, roll in as we met with some others at the base of the hill…

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Phoenix Yellow ITR on bronze TE-37s.

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Subaru WRX…

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Cool sky blue Bug spotted on our way back up the hill…

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…another angle.

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As the sun broke through the clouds, more people showed up to scope things out. With the traffic to and from the Eibach lot growing, cops began to post-up and direct traffic and crowds, in addition to keeping their eyes peeled for easy prey. Luckily I didn’t hear of any incidents, other than some guy getting towed for blocking the road which was a dumb move anyways. I’ve looked at coverage on some other sites, and from what I can tell there were no “get the fuck outta mah carrr!” incidents or anything. A couple members on Honda-Tech are reporting their cars stolen from various lots around Eibach. It’s like a thief haven out there; I was even nervous about my own car being a stock Integra and all. I checked back multiple times and kept checking my alarm screen, but luckily all I picked up were a few vibration warnings from all the people racing down the street with their loud ass exhausts. We saw one guy with a wheel boot on his car, but he was also parked right up front by the gate…you can never be too secure I guess…

Anyways, I’ll stop at this point for now. The remainder of the day was probably the best, so I’ll save it for last. Most of the engine bays were open due to the improvement in weather, and thus cars were seen the way they were meant to be seen. So…check back later for Part 3. I’ll leave you with another wheel shot from Tim (with another Spoon caliper):

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– Matt

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