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.
Honda Day is traditionally one of the biggest most anticipated events of the summer and for 2011, it’s two days long. Our resident photographer MPsarakis is currently on a month long vacation to a country where the time zone is seven hours ahead of ours (Yes the Keepitflush staff here is jealous). So I had to shoot this event all by my lonesome with a simple point and shoot instead of the standard issue DSLR Canon Rebel Xti so please excuse the quality. Just like any major event, people travel from all parts of the country, even some as far as Tennessee, and Canada to see all commuter cars in one place (Don’t get offended I do own a Honda). The weather held out for the entire duration of the event and I only caught in some rain while only 20 minutes from my house, I would like to add that I don’t have any wipers on my car so it was the longest 20 minute drive ever.