Honda Day 2012 has come and gone with this event growing each year and more people sharing the passion for everything Honda. Waking up and leaving at 1am has become the norm if you want to get a “prime spot” in the car show or whatever they call it these days. I wanted to change things up this year and actually enjoy the event without being excessively tired, so I decided to enter the gates in the later afternoon. Reasoning being is that I am tired of waiting in line for countless hours in which I could be doing better things like sleeping, but also had prior obligations like doing the Warrior Dash event in Northern NY.
For the past six years, I have been driving my 06 S2000 each year to this event, unfortunately it didn’t make it out due to the catalytic converter taking a crap and breaking my o2 sensor in the process. So cruising in the Nissan Altima while smoking a Montecristo I head down solo to meet up with the crew.
With it being difficult to contact everyone because of dead phones and no chargers, I was fortunate enough to run into a friend of mine Manny T with his RHD DA Integra. I know this owner personally and it has taken him a long time to get to the point where he is now. Car I would say is 90% done with a little details to be addressed but the end result should be nothing short of perfection.
More Integras but of the DC variety. JDM RHD Type R nevers gets old, especially one that is done up right!
I swear the ESR (Eat Sleep Race) is at every Honda Event I go to on the East Coast. Anyways I have seen the PY ITR over the years and it is always immaculate.
Honda Day this year was filled with quality builds that were found in the “main part” of the parking lot. This EK Civic is a prime example of what goes on here in the North East.
I had to post this engine bay. Fully shaved with a wire tuck, it always looks like it would not run, but it does and runs rather well.
Lots of vendors were on hand at Raceway Park. A lot of quality parts on hand and available for purchase for the right price, if you got the cash.
No legitimate Honda gathering is not complete without an NSX. This interior is in excellent condition even with taking its age into consideration, seats look so inviting.
Exterior is adorned with Rio Yellow Pearl that shows its characteristics in the sunlight. A stock NSX is a great drive and how Honda engineered it to be.
I love seeing Hondas the sport rustless and undamaged quarter panels. That is something that will never go out of style
Front mount with Mugen bumper and a TSX with CCW’s in the background = WIN !!!!!
We close out the post by saying that we finally had good weather this year. For the past three years IIRC the weather has not been entirely cooperative. Englishtown is always a good meet at the end of the summertime. You MIGHT see us this year at ITR EXPO in Ohio next week so look out for updates and pics. Keep It Flush will definitely be at Wek Fest on August 26th in NJ doing coverage and enjoying the day with the crew.
Before the winter ruins the good moods of everyone, I wanted to take this shoot of my friend Andy’s R32 & Brendan’s STI.
I would have to say these two cars are one of the nicest rides in Orange County!
Honda Day 2011 went off without a hitch however, it has been a tradition for the past like two years to have it rain at the end of the day. For me personally, having Honda Day cancelled last week was surely a blessing in disguise. With having prior obligations on August 14th, making it to Honda Day was impossible so i was hoping it would be pushed to next Sunday, and it was!
Honda Day started for me at 2:45am on Sunday morning. With normal people still out or at least getting in from the bar, club, or party, Honda Enthusiasts are waking up at this time in order to get into Raceway Park. With all the intentions of going to bed early, it simply didn’t happen. Last minute car preparation and helping a friend fix her flat tire at a local shopping center kept me up most of the night which is not a bad thing by any means. Having my phone fully charged with a flurry of text messages and BBM’s is how i got my wake up call instead of my usual standard issue bedside clock.
With a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other, I set out to meet some people on a Garden State Parkway rest stop scheduled for a 4:30am roll out to Honda Day 2011. With over 30 or so cars at the rest stop and no one on the parkway at that time of night, we arrived at Exit 123 in record time. A stop to the local Wawa was in order since with is less than a half a mile from the track, and we were greeted by many other enthusiasts with the same intentions as us of getting there early. Arrival to the gates of the racetrack was surely one to remember. It’s still pitch black outside and there were hundreds of cars lining up for Honda Day already. With over 2 hours to kill before the gates opened it was a time for people to catch up on some sleep or walk around check out some cars and talk to some people. Pretty sure I forgot some pictures so I will add as the day goes on.So now we present to you some pics of Honda Day!! Enjoy!
High Resolution Pictures (Click Click)
All enthusiasts that are attending Honda Day tomorrow are probably in their garages right now doing the last minute details such as detailing, installing new parts, painting cars etc. To some, it’s kind of exciting doing things last minute and makes going to the event much more fun. I myself have also fallen victim to this practice, from changing oil to lowering the car, last minute prep is how I get things done on my car and ready for our crews 4am roll out to the almost famous Raceway Park. See everyone tomorrow and check back for full coverage of Honda Day 2011.