WAGGING WORK WITH HONDA-HEADS
hose of you who aren’t a fan of anything with an H-badge should look away now; this ain’t the article for you. On the flip side of that coin, if you love all things high-revving, lightweight, that go ‘dort-dort’, and are practically circuitready street racers, get a load of the calendar staple that is the annual NZHondas.com North Island Mega Meet on the Hampton Downs National Circuit.
With a solid 60 cars in attendance this year, it was pretty on par with, if not better than, recent years’ turnouts. If you thought it was just daily-driven beaters being abused, you’d be dead wrong. No matter the Civic, Integra, Accord, or other Honda you prefer, there was some form of it there, and, more often than not, it had been engine swapped with something else from within the family. Alongside all the street cars were several race-prepared Hondas, making their way around the track among the pack just to mix things up a bit and school the less experienced.
Not content with picking just one example as our favourite — there was simply far too much cool stuff going on in whichever direction you were looking to pick just one — here are five of our favourites from the day.
Tyler Holes’ Civic Coupe EJ1
Bryce Kamizona’s Civic EK9
Justin Pulley’s Integra type RX
Jamie Wiggins’ Integra DC2
Mitchell SainsburyBrown’s Civic EF3