There are a number of reason why this car sticks out to me, but I especially like the photo above where the driver is holding a trophy and pointing out one of the battle scars it took to earn it. I think that -- and most of the photos I put up here, for that matter -- speaks more for itself than I could ever hope to get across. (Except I have to say that Air Walker front is dope).
Bonus - Normally we don't post much of anything FR on here (let alone a non-Honda!), but when I saw this EK9 owner's private S13 (another Techno PRO Spirit car), I had to share:Techno PRO Spirit 38TEC
Check: As always, a killer set of photos from AJ of Ill Photography (Also seen over on Risky Devil). This time focusing on one of the -- if not the -- cleanest/nastiest streetable "FD2s" I've yet to see from Chicagoland. You honestly see very few of the newer sedans with much of anything done around here and this one effectively exemplifies what's missing.
Aka, lovin' the car CJ. You must let me drive it, on I90-outbound! But seriously, dope.
This time, the privateer-built, circuit-spec EK9 to make you gasp or at least say, "whaaaaaaat?!" is from Fukushima City. A continuing theme to notice as we draw inspiration from yet another great specimen; wider fitment upfront thanks to oversized fenders (from Acceleration this time) and dope wheel selection (15x8 +15 TE37s upfront), as well as aero components working properly together with an aftermarket front bumper.
So, I was randomly trolling on the Mugen Power website a couple months back the exact same day they announced/released the specs for their version of the latest Insight -- or for reference, when this link was first active.
I saved the photos from what they had posted up and planned on posting them on here -- writing this prompted me to actually look back at the files' save dates and when the news was released, which are both on Feb 5. For some reason I figured not that many people would be interested and scoffed at the idea for a post, as I often do with many of them. This time, though, proved to be my mistake. They showed up everywhere throughout the following week! (I was kind of disgruntled over it, and looking back now I notice I didn't really post much for the rest of that month -- haha)
Oh well. Now I can stop kicking myself in the ass over that, as I bring you what the title states, an Insight by the stylin' Honda gurus of Noblesse:
In that color and with that most-likely-bagged stance, it's easily one of the sleekest Insights I've seen yet. Which one to choose, Mugen or Noblesse? Regardless, I wonder if, and hope that they'll do more with this one.
Personally, I love driving in wet conditions. There are a lot of guys out there who don't bring their shit out if it's raining, I'm just not one of them. But when Jamo and I stopped off at a local meet hosted by the ChicagoZ forum this passed Sunday, I was surprised to see there was a pretty decent turnout despite cloudy skies accompanied by rain.
Now not everything that showed up was necessarily even worthwhile (unless you get a laugh out of widebodied Scions with lambo-doors, and random things of that nature), but there were a few hidden gems amongst the masses. We got mobbed by the paparazzi when we first parked, but after a few minutes of people jockin' Jamo's DC2 it was pretty chill and we walked around to see what there was to offer.
Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera on me to snap any photos myself. But we have these to share thanks to Young, aka BlackiePhotos. Next weekend should be a lot nicer out -- supposedly temps near 80 degrees -- we'll see how things go.
PS - Here's an extra shot from over the weekend. While we gave my car a much needed fresh coat of wax on Friday, we had CrazuKnights umbrella girl tryouts: Hahaha, clearly just kidding April.
I came across this group that I thought would be worth sharing. Consisting solely of FF Hondas -- potentially the first team orange, haha -- Zero Fighter:
Take a look at the stickers on the back of that last EF8 again. Wharp Racing X Zero Fighter. I imagine most of you reading this have seen, or should own, the JDM Insider video featuring Team Wharp, and know why that particular vinyl is significant.