1996 Honda In­te­gra Type R

Name: Stacey Liu Age: 19 Lo­ca­tion: Auck­land Oc­cu­pa­tion: Re­tail man­ager

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Thanks: mum, my part­ner Kris­neel, Ad­vance Panel and Paint, Romeet, Roneet, Ash, and Zain!

NZ Per­for­mance Car: Hi, Stacey. How did you come to daily your Type R?

Stacey: Hey, NZ Per­for­mance Car ! From a young age I’ve al­ways been in love with Hon­das and dreamed of own­ing my own one day — prob­a­bly be­cause I’ve al­ways been around them, as a lot of my cousins owned Euro Rs and Type Rs.

That’s cool; work with what you know. What do you think of the Honda own­er­ship base, and do you think it’s on the rise?

[Laughs] I can’t imag­ine my­self with any other car — I’ve tried so many times but can’t seem to leave the Honda. I reckon there’s a def­i­nite in­crease with own­er­ship — Hon­das have be­come re­ally pop­u­lar, and it’s hard to not want one, too; you kind of get hooked on them af­ter driv­ing one.

And what’s it like be­ing a fe­male in the car com­mu­nity?

It feels great. Peo­ple are gen­er­ally sup­port­ive — al­though you do get the oc­ca­sional neg­a­tive com­ment and judge­ment, but I just brush that off. I think it would be cool to see more fe­males in the car scene.

What would you like to see change to en­cour­age that?

I think it’s just the re­spect that a fe­male de­serves to be given in the car scene. You see a lot of neg­a­tive com­ments cir­cu­lat­ing around, par­tic­u­larly with women in motorsport. Cars should be some­thing that both gen­ders can en­joy, and be ac­cepted into.

For sure; it’s a shared pas­sion. There’s a cage in there, too — does it see some track work?

Yes, there is! I’ve taken my car on the track a few times be­fore the cage was put in, and also once with the cage in. I do plan to hit the track more in fu­ture.

Are there any plans for the fu­ture, and what would your next car be?

I’m plan­ning to fo­cus more on my en­gine. In fu­ture I hope to own a su­per charged S2000 or an Evo, but that’s if I can ever part ways with my Type R first.

Cheers for the chat, Stacey. Keep it up!

EN­GINE: B18CR, 98-spec camshafts, ARC in­take, heat-wrapped head­ers, Buddy Club ex­haust DRIVETRAIN: Fac­tory five-speed, Exedy heavy-duty clutch

IN­TE­RIOR: DKM half cage, DND Per­for­mance steer­ing wheel, quick-re­lease boss kit, Re­caro re­clin­ables, Crow En­ter­prises four­point har­ness, af­ter­mar­ket shift-knob EX­TE­RIOR: Spoon mirrors, Speed­science front split­ter

WHEELS/TYRES: 17x8-inch Buddy Club P1s, 215/45ZR17 West­lake RS Sport semi-slicks SUS­PEN­SION: BC Gold coilovers, Hard Race rear cam­ber arms, 98-spec hubs, 98-spec calipers

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