DORT-FEST

WAGGING WORK WITH HONDA-HEADS

NZ Performance Car - - Contents - WORDS: JADEN MARTIN PHO­TOS: ADAM CROY

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

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