What's the best way to see another country's car scene? Attend a local car meet of course! We landed in LAX @6am, got stuck in customs for 2hours, picked up our rental, stopped over at Makito's workshop and then headed straight to Eibach HQ in Corona for the Chronicles Year 8 Anniversary event.
Waiting outside for the rest of your squad to arrive before you roll in.
The chronicles ( https://stickydiljoe.com/ ) has become synonymous with Honda guys worldwide. Held in the parking lot of Eibach HQ, the meet focused primarily on quality and individuality. Having a love for Hondas, the Chronicles have deep roots in the Honda community, gaining a loyal and strong fan base just shy of 300K ( facebook page here : https://www.facebook.com/tnorivalnoequal/)
A perfect example of what we're talking about, same same but different; both heavily modified with more or less the same amount of mods but have been executed differently. We'd be happy to take either one back home.
What's your style; all out bling or a well thought out clean engine bay?
....and all this time we thought that was a tow hook, we were so wrong, it all makes sense now!! Lol.
Motivation for John@Greaser to get his DC2R into gear and on track more often!
Seeing a R32 GTR is somewhat rare in the states, so when the owner popped open the bonnet
(hood), we noticed a bunch of people crowding around it. We were honestly more interested in the 350Z, seeing them is not unusual, but heavily modified versions are far few in between.
Wats (Watanabe) on anything looks good!
The R32 GTR rims work quite well on a EG!
A track ready NSX = badass in our books!
Centre of attention was this Rocket Bunny NSX.
Seeing and hearing it roll in was very cool but our favorite was this K-swap Civic.
The attention to detail and minimalist approach was the key to it being our favourite, also included was the EF civic next to it - John only got one photo, doh!
And of course the FD Spoon Civic time attack race car, cause it was the most no f**ks given, beat up, and dirty AF on display.
Someone in Australia should build one, from what we've heard the chassis is quite capable, the suspension design isn't bad and the K-series engine package is well proven!
There was a handful of Porches on display, but most people had VTEC on their minds, nonetheless very cool.
On the way out we saw this beat up 180SX, kind of reminds us of Hit and Runs old Reaper 180SX.
After Chronicles we met up with Makito and his buddies at Rotary power USA, these guys have been in the business of triangle power before any of us could walk, owner Jeff and his crew were super chilled.
More next time, or when we stop at another Starbucks.