Want to rock out with your ruck out in the aloha state? Now is your chance! If you already live in Hawaii or don’t mind the short flight then you might want to check out the illest x Cycleworld “RUCK OUT” Honda Ruckus Rally on February 15th (yes, the day after Valentines!). The rally will start with a meet up at the Starbucks coffee ward and end at the illest Hawaii store which will play host to a custom Ruckus show. There will also be giveaways and a raffle. All in all it should be a great time. I wish I could go! Hit the source link below for the full details.
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Back in the day completing a sub-minute lap at Tsukuba Circuit in Japan was a very big deal. These days with the leaps and bounds made in tuning tech, serious time attack cars are starting to knock on the door of 50 second laps, even quicker really. However, changing the equation from a fully prepped time attack car to a car that has a stock engine block is a whole another story. A while back I showed you a preview of the new HKS GT Supercharger fitted on the Arvou S2000. Well, recently the Arvou team took their S2k to Tsukuba in an attempt to click off a 59 second lap. Keep in mind that besides the Supercharger, the Arvou S2000 has a stock engine block! Do they pull it off? Is the HKS GT Supercharger really THAT good? Watch the video below to find out. Oh, and before you ask, they were in fact running street radial tires.
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Ever since Honda started to visit SEMA in an “official” way many H-heads out there have been hoping that Honda would finally offer a factory version of what they have already been doing for years: boost. This year it looks like fan boys finally got their wish, kind of. The big news at the Honda booth was the announcement of an HPD (Honda Performance Development) Supercharger kit…for the CRZ.
While that is great news for CRZ owners/lovers it is no secret that the CRZ has had mixed reactions from the rest of the Honda community; which could be why HPD decided to make the CRZ the target for this kit. See some complained that the CRZ didn’t have the performance to make it as fun as Honda said it would be. However with this this kit based on licensed centrifugal supercharger tech from Oscar Jackson Racing pushes the output of the CRZ to a healthy 187HP at only 6,500RPMs. More than enough to put more zip in the CRZ’s step. For those Honda fans who are un-fans of the CRZ I offer this consolation: if this HPD supercharger kit works out then there is a possibility that HPD may offer kits for other cars like the Civic Si in the future!
Continuing the boosted theme Honda also brought out the amazing 1,029HP 2014 Odyssey van built by Bisimoto engineering. This thing was bonkers! Not only did it have a ridiculously massive intercooler out front but the van was absolutely slammed and stance’d on some massive Fifteen52 wheels. This is one soccer-mom-mobile I would totally drive
Apart from the CRZ and the bonkers Odyssey Honda also brought out a few trick Si’s as well as what appeared to be a turn-key Civic Si race car complete with cage and race cluster. All in all the Honda booth was a pretty satisfying experience, especially those who have sworn allegiance to the big H!
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Even though we may get older and our tastes change, we never really lose our soft spot for the cars that we loved growing up. And if you’re my age some of those cars are now thought of as “classics”. Its beautiful and sad all at the same time! But I digress… This past weekend was the annual Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) in the shadow of the Queen Mary here in Long Beach. I have been going to this event off and on for the last few years this event has seen tremendous growth. Heck, I got to the show less than an hour after it opened and the massive parking lot was nearly full!
I was astonished to see how many people showed up so early. Although, really I shouldn’t have been surprised. Its no secret that the JCCS is the country’s biggest gathering of vintage J-cars. This event was proof that the rise of vintage JDM love is not just a fad. In fact, this was the 9th year of the JCCS since its start which just shy of a pretty big milestone. Only the legit events last as long as JCCS has. Further evidence is the increasing participation of the OEMs in this show. Yes, OEMs! It started with Toyota but this year Mazda and Honda have joined in on the fun!
In fact, Honda brought out a few gems from their museum, including the original 1984 CR-X Mugen prototype test vehicle! Mazda brought two of their 4 rotor LeMans race cars as well as a pair of 2014 Mazda3s. Toyota provided plenty of vintage eye candy including a few 2000GT’s and mint condition Land Cruisers. Maybe for the 10th anniversary Nissan will get involved? There were plenty of privately owned classic Skylines on hand. Actually, there were plenty of privately owned beautiful classic cars on hand. Rows and rows of mint condition gems that would make anyone with a pulse stop and look at least for a little while.
If at all possible, plan ahead of time and make the trip out to Long Beach for the 10th annual JCCS show! If you love cars you will not be disappointed! In the meantime, if you missed this year’s show we have a Facebook gallery of nearly 200 pictures to enjoy!
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Are you in love with EG and EK Honda Civics? Do you drool over just about any generation of VW Golf? Then you might just be about that “Hatch Life“. If so then Pac Rim’s GARAGETUNED brand has a cell phone case that’s perfect for you. The best part is that its available for iPhone 4/4s/5 AND Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4 so you’re covered on both iOS and Android fronts!
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Guess what? Just like JDMEGO, Pacific Rim has re-designed and re-launched their website as well! Along with the re-launch comes a host of new goodies and apparel from the Pac Rim team. In this new shirt dubbed “Hatchbacks” wearers can celebrate the evolution of the Honda Civic hatchback all the way from the EF up to the EP chassis.
Honda heads are going to want to cop this ASAP!
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Wow, it seems like just yesterday that I made the trip out to Lake Elsinore to visit a fleet of fresh Hondas at the 2013 Eibach meet. Wait, actually it wasn’t yesterday it was just a few hours ago… Yes, that fast and I already have my pictures up. Why? Because its Sunday afternoon and I am a very boring individual. Actually, its partly because my gallery is somewhat modest (150 pictures) compared to what I know will be galleries of thousands of shots from other outlets.
As far as my impressions of the meet? Well I should start off with a disclaimer that the last time I went to the Eibach meet, it was actually at Eibach’s facility. For a while now the meet has gotten so big that organizers have been forced to find larger venues. This year they visited the Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore. While the location was scenic, it was also incredibly hot! As well as at least an hour away from most of the people who would visit. I’d love it if they moved it to some where closer and cooler (temp. wise) but part of the fun is the exodus to get out there right?
The quality of cars was not quite the way I remember it but, well trends are different now and with the economy the way it is there aren’t many who have the money or patience to pay a premium and wait 3 months for those JDM parts. I commend those who still do that despite the economic climate but it seems like the Honda scene is now more about creative without breaking the bank and that in and of itself makes for some pretty fresh rides.
I wasn’t able to capture everything but I figured I would just give you a taste of what was there. Click on the thumbnails for teaser shots then hit the red text for our Facebook gallery. If you want more just stay tuned to your usual internet haunts and I’m sure many more galleries will pop up. For now, enjoy!
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