The phrase “from rags to riches” was the last thing I wanted to call this feature, but the more Peter told me the story I couldn’t believe how the car had turned out. Eventually I realised after trying to come up with something a little bit more imaginative, this car truly earned the title. The common build we see in the United States of a bog standard civic being converted into a flawless masterpiece in both the exterior and interior is really something that has only started to come around over here in Ireland over the last few years.
So its a new year, and weve taken a little sort of break from the website, mainly because life got a little hectic. What better way to start the new year with a bit of drift action. We trucked down towards Watergrass hill for the driftfest which has been gaining some serious steam each time this event. It makes for an exciting watch as pretty much any type of rear wheel drive car can be seen tearing it up with a driver of any skill level.
So last sunday brought another Honda meet up in Portlaoise in the carpark at Midway court, the good thing about Midway court is it has a subway and is very central for everyone from all different counties to make the trip. I know your wondering about the picture above also, we managed to get stuck in a High nellie world record on the way up, which was extremely amusing to say the least.I really had no idea there was that many High nellie’s left not to mention useable! I’m sure they bet the record as there really wouldnt be any comparison!
What I love about Japfest is the amount of racing and activities that are on throughout the day as well as the show thats inside the paddock. It can be a somewhat overhwleming task to cover everything as you have time attack, Prodrift, drag racing and track time on all at the same time. There’s something for everyone.
Every now and again a conversation arises where someone will talk about the Honda othria/partner and how its basically an EK estate. I decided tosick up these pictures I had lurking on the hardrive of Partner type R conversion in yes you guessed it Japan.
Check this Skunk 2 video on EK owner Loreto Garcia. This is such a good example of a function meets fashion EK. The car has all the shiny parts to look good and still manages to have enough go to put down an 11 second quarter mile. From the wire tuck to the immaculate TE37′s in smoked chrome. It even sitting perfect… Damn you America and your amazing Honda’s.
Love how simple this car looks, not the biggest fan of the 180 front on the s13 but it works so well here and you could fucking put te-37s on a lada riva and it would look sort of cool maybe not but you get the idea.
These are the new te37v from rays. They looks amazing, and they only weigh a measly 5.3kg EACH! Check it
They look relly nice sitting on The hachirokus from impulse
For a modern wheel it sits really well, The v supposedly stands for vintage and and the wheels come in 114.3 in 4 stud drill pattern and will be offered in 7.5 up to 10-inches wide in two colors only which is a shame. The Endless mono block brake looks amazing lurking behind these wheels. Cant wait to see them on other cars…