EIBACH HONDA MEETS

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WORDS Ro­drez

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.

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