I am still sorting out my photos for editing and coming up with the written content for new How-To/DIY articles. So in the mean time, I plan to share the events I have attended and the photoshoots I’ve had with my DB7. Today I will be sharing my time I had at Eibach Honda Meet 2009.
Eibach is the home of an annual Honda Car Meet that’s been going on for decades. Unfortunately, 2009 was one of the last years to hold the meet at the Eibach Springs facility due to its limited capacity. So every year, as the Honda car community continue to grow, the location & venues continue to migrate to larger locations. I personally loved it when they Honda Meet was held at the Eibach Springs so after since they changed locations, I stopped attending because there is usually more chaos when there is more people. The last Eibach Honda Meet I attended was last 2012 and it was crowded with rude-manner people, hot as heck & just chaotic with the parking for spectators.
I hope you guys enjoy this never-before-seen coverage of Eibach Honda Meet of 2009. 🙂
Location – Eibach Springs in Corona, CA
Just arrived at the meet with some budies and this is the first thing I see, a swarm of Hondas of all models, waiting to be entered into the Eibach Springs parking lot.
I did not snap much pictures from the gates because I want to start from the back and circle around the VIP show cars. First thing that caught my eyes was the group of Acura/Honda Integra Type R’s! From the classic 1997 Acura Integra Type R to wild race-prepped Integra Type R’s. This was the beautiful lineup.
After gazing at the group of Integra Type R’s, a friend notice me immediately and greeted me. Him being a Lakers fan, he wanted me to take a picture of his attire and Rays Engineering RE-30 wheels. His car was also a rarity since his Integra Type R utilizes the Cwest body kit. From the matching rear bumper with vents to the sideskirts. You can also see a Mugen Gen. 2 spoiler to complement the lip kit.
Love this duo of Acura Integras because it shows two different facelifts. The left is the ’90-’91 Integra front w/ rare OEM lip and the right is the ’92-’93 Integra front just slammed. Both have JDM 1-piece headlights.
Random but always a pleasant treat to see a Nissan Silvia S15. These are import-only vehicles so you can understand its rarity here in the US. It’s right-hand drive only and was never sold in the US market. If if correct, this was owned by a female driver. This S15 sitting on tri-spoke Super Advan SA3R wheels.
Saw a clean, Mugen equipped Acura RSX but was astonish to see its wheels/brake setup. It was just so flashy like bling bling haha. This Acura RSX had a set of polished, or maybe chromed, Mugen MF10’s with matching center-caps & Spoon brake calipers.
This 2nd Gen. Acura Integra had a nice paintjob but even nicer engine bay. I like the white valve cover to give contrast to the body’s paint and with subtle touches of polished components. Notice the super rare Red Horse carbon fiber strut bars. The wheels were also money which were Sprint Hart CPR’s.
I forgot to take a picture of this Honda Civic EK hatchback which had a rare Honda Orthia front end because the custom and RARE wheels caught my eyes the most, the SSR Defi Fins wheels. It was even cooler to see a set of clean Sprint Hart CPR’s to its right.
After walking around in the heat, my friends and I wanted to see the inside of the Eibach Springs facility. It had a office but mostly a large workspace where you could see their signature coilvers and springs being made. We left shortly afterwards but stopped by this rare classic, the 1997 Acura Integra Type R. It’s rare because this was the first year of production for the Type R trims and the only year with the ‘94’97 front end. What made this car even more awesome was the super rare Mugen lip. Also had a killer engine bay too. 😛
I really really enjoyed this car particularly because it had a front end from the 3rd Gen Integra that is not often seen since it’s located in a different domestic market – The UKDM/EDM Integra Type R front end. Now you may be thinking, it looks just like a regular ‘98-’01 Integra Type R front but notice the subtle additions of the fog lights. This black Acura Integra had the rare UKDM/EDM turn signal lights too. Very nice build with lots of JDM gooies to balance with that rare UKDM/EDM ITR front end.
But in the end, the 3rd Gen. Integra front I love the most would have to be the ’94-’97 Integra front end. This car was a favorite of mines during the even so you’ll see this car again near the end of this post. From the teal paintjob to the Mugen replica lip, this build was spot on.
The famous Honda Civic EG hatchback that influence the whole stance scene. He repainted the engine bay to have four different colors. I can appreciate the art expression because he had a very well tucked engine bay too.
Always a pleasure to see a 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen Integras side by side with the JDM bar headlights. This orange 2nd Gen Acura Integra also had a rare Mugen bumper & side skirts, suble touch with the Spoon mirrors & window visors. All while sitting on some white Sprint Hart CPR wheels. Doesn’t hurt with that turbo intercooler too. 😛
By now, my friends and I got tired and notice most VIP cars were leaving so we opted to take some rolling shots. At the gate, I saw this rally prepped Subaru Impreza STI on gold 5Zigen FN01R-C wheels.
This 3rd Gen Acura Integra with JDM ITR front was okay because I honestly was more interested in the Honda CBR1000RR motorcycle to the left haha. Definitely a dream liter bike, hopefully one day I’ll own one…*dreaming*
Another ’96-’00 Honda Civic EK sedan with a Backyard Special front bumper, slammed on BBS RS wheels. If I remember correctly, this guy drove all the way from San Diego at this height. Definitely deserves props considering 1) the challenge to drive slammed & keep the paint clean and 2) because the front bumper isn’t polyurethane!
Okay folks! There you have it, a revisit to the past to when Eibach Honda meet was still held at the Eibach Springs facility in Corona, California. Stay Tuned! More How-To/DIY articles coming soon! Thanks for reading, I hope you have a positively awesome day! 😀