EIBACH MEET PHILADEL­PHIA

››THE ALL-HONDA AF­FAIR LANDS IN PHILLY

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Be­tween the mega car shows that travel the coun­try, the re­gional events, and the count­less lo­cal meets that, whether re­oc­cur­ring or spon­ta­neous, typ­i­cally at­tract a large and loyal fol­low­ing, the sum­mer months are packed with car nerd ac­tiv­i­ties. Some pre­fer fully co­or­di­nated events com­plete with big-dol­lar spon­sors while oth­ers are more apt to hit a meet for a lit­tle or­ga­nized con­fu­sion in a free-for-all sort of en­vi­ron­ment.

The Eibach Meet has al­ways hov­ered some­where in the mid­dle: or­ga­nized and struc­tured yet of­fer­ing a “come and go as you please” vibe. Be­ing forced to stay put for 8-plus hours isn’t ev­ery­one’s idea of a good time, and hav­ing the free­dom to choose is one of the things that makes lo­cal meets much more ac­ces­si­ble. So you can imag­ine that when Eibach Meet an­nounced a Philly stop last Au­gust, lo­cal Honda en­thu­si­asts were un­der­stand­ably ex­cited.

Hosted at Turn 14’s ware­house park­ing lot, the Eibach Meet brought the same laid­back, tight-knit feel you’d find at its Socal event. Along with that comes some in­cred­i­bly well-built cars, some of which reg­u­larly keep a low pro­file but shook things up by mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at the event.

Through­out the day, plenty of Type Rs and a healthy amount of gen­uine, tough-to-source Ja­panese goods could be found at ev­ery cor­ner. The K-se­ries move­ment was out in full force, but that doesn’t mean the B-fam­ily was dis­re­garded. A num­ber of built and boosted as well as nat­u­rally as­pi­rated set­ups made sure the ’90s hero wasn’t for­got­ten.

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››We’ll ex­ploit Ray Del­gado’s AP2 any chance we get. One of our fa­vorites, it was fea­tured last year and still looks im­mac­u­late. This time around, his S2000 is on TE37S rather than its pre­vi­ous Rega­mas­ter Evos, but his sig­na­ture wheel color re­mains. ››Chris­tian Loza’s Mu­gen-clad TSX lead­ing a small pack into Turn 14. ››You might think the word “clas­sic” is thrown around far too much in the Honda world, and we’d be in­clined to agree, but when it comes to a white NSX on bronze Mu­gen MF10S, well...

››Wil­liam Wang made an ap­pear­ance with his del Sol, which was fea­tured on the cover of Honda Tun­ing in 2013. ››Su­per Street alumni Shyam Sookram brought out his ITR out­fit­ted with tons of Mu­gen parts, JDM Re­caros, and Spoon Sports– dec­o­rated en­gine bay. ››We know, we know, you had that car in your Gran Tur­ismo garage. We got it. This CTR is look­ing bet­ter than ever af­ter a restora­tion and some choice ad­di­tions from Spoon Sports.

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