EIBACH HONDA MEETS
PHOTOS Luke Munnell, Josh Rivera, Jonah Licata
When the Eibach Honda Meet first took place at one of Socal’s neverending ghost-white business park expansions in Corona, home of Eibach’s North American headquarters, it was apparent that it was something to build upon. At that time, some 14 years ago, having around 100 cars of one particular make show up for a gathering was a pretty big deal. The years that followed have seen monumental growth, year over year, and the upward trend continues.
The momentum created by more than a decade of successful events on the West led to a whole new event for 2017, one that took the spirit of the Honda celebration to the Southeast with a stop in Orlando, Florida. The inaugural gathering showed promise right away, much like the original Socal meet but this time, using a modern measuring stick, it was even more promising with 400 cars registering to take part.
››The biggest change to the 2018 Socal Eibach Meet compared to prior events was the addition of drag racing. A catalyst to the booming import performance industry in its early days, the Eibach Meet is hoping to help bolster the sport’s popularity in Socal and bring in a whole new demographic.
››Robert Romero’s DB2 Integra and Arturo Parker’s ED chassis Civic both look clean enough to steal a trophy or two at your local car show. However, both are very capable on the strip and, in fact, Romero holds the title as the quickest/fastest second-gen Integra around.
››Japan’s M&M Honda isn’t widely known in the U.S., but that’s beginning to change. Its Hyper widebody kit, seen here on this DC5, consists of multiple pieces that carry a tight fit and completely transform the look of the Rsx/integra.
››Ever since the old days, when the meet was held at the Eibach facility in Corona, California, Auto Fashion has been the designated DJ and voice of the gathering. Though the company is often associated strictly with VIP builds, at last year’s SEMA, it unveiled a few Honda builds to show it is multifaceted, one of which was this Mode Parfume kitted S2k—the first of its kind.