EVENT COVERAGE: East Coast Honda Meet Richmond, VA
Making the second trip down to Richmond Virginia for this annual event is always a good way to end the month of June. We decided to do the coverage of this event in a different way and it will be a timeline of the course of events that took place over the weekend.
We decided to make our trip start on an early Friday morning where we met up on the Garden State Parkway NJ. A quick bathroom break and a fill-up we proceeded to begin our 7 hour journey down south to Virginia.
It wasn’t long before we ran into the long arm of the law. Pulled over on the Garden State Parkway after only 30 minutes of driving. A certain someone decided not to pull over with the rest of us and left the other two cars to fend for themselves. Good thing the cop was cool, it could of turned out alot worse.
Our first stop of our journey was right before the Delaware Memorial Bridge. We finally get out of New Jersey and head to Delaware but not before some food and gas.
The weekend called for the temperatures on the East Coast to exceed 100 degrees+ with humidity. At least we were going to have good weather the only draw back is if we can actually go outside.
After 40 miles of traffic and a tired left leg from pushing in the clutch we arrive at our hotel for the weekend and it couldn’t have come soon enough. Everyone was looking forward to relaxing and hanging out at the pool the rest of the evening.
Willy decided instead of sitting in traffic, he was going to ride the shoulder for a couple of miles. The consequence was a nail and a screw in his tire. Nothing that a tire plug kit couldn’t fix though.
The next morning we woke up to beautiful weather after an evening of torrential downpours and threats of hail. Around 11:30 or so we finally arrive at the Richmond Raceway. The location of this years event was critical on housing all of the attendees and cars. It was very well organized and laid out.
After a couple of wrong turns we finally are on line waiting to get into ECHM. Poeple were getting impatient from the long lines and decided to walk around and hangout on the median.
Hondas from all states made their way to the raceway to check out all things Honda and to meet other enthusiasts.
A shot of our buddy Ryan’s JDM front end Integra. Seeing this car reminds me of the days when I used to own one, until the day it got stolen while I was at work!
While taking pics I ran into these two gentlemen who thought I was a photographer for a major automotive publication, where they dead wrong. Anyway very nice guys who just wanted me to snap a pic of them.
I had Shawn volunteer to drive my car while I had the duty to snap pics in the hot sun. He turned up the a/c while waiting on line.
After months of planning and people taking off of work, we finally arrive to ECHM 2012!!@!.
The NSX, one car that all Honda owners aspire to own one day. This is a prime example of one that is kept in pristine condition.
After spending five plus hours baking in the hot sun, dinner, relaxation and some drinks was in order.
Vodkas from Pinnacle and Ciroc were called upon to ensure a good evening.
If you’re familiar with Honda Day at both Atco and Englishtown, Im sure you have heard this song coming from a couple of Hondas throughout the day.
Randomness ensues and Mr. Webb is caught on camera doings weird things with those California rolls.
1:30am came quick. and with a good buzz going and people getting hungry it was not a good idea to drive out and get food. Pizza Hut was called to satisfy our hunger. We even waited in the lobby as not to miss the delivery.
If you haven’t noticed, we are based out of New York and Waffle Houses are few and far between. We make it a tradition as to visit one every time we attend ECHM and this year was no different. You can’t go wrong with the “All-star” special or whatever it’s called.
There were alot of us eating at this small Waffle House so they spread us out so they can accommodate us. Some Creeper shots never anyone.
Since we were in our final hour of leaving the State of Virginia, Miss Alexandria had a good idea to take a group photo.
ECHM for this group was fun and memorable, we hope to do this again next year and hope you enjoyed our journey New York to Virginia.