When you think it’s time to put your car away for the season, you remember that H20i is hosted at the end of September. Ocean City Maryland hosts this event when this summer destination would be a ghost town. If you think H2oi is just for the VW/Audi crowd, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. People with a variety of cars land here in Maryland for a weekend of looking at ridiculous cars and non-stop drinking and partying.
Since 2010 this event was held in the last weekend of September, where the weather can be unpredictable and downright nasty. 2012 was no different, Weather on Friday night when most people got here, ruined the night’s local meets on 45th Street at OC Steamers. People were forced back to their hotels, condos, local bars to do some well deserved drinking.
H2oi has gotten so popular that alot of people don’t even go the formal event which is held on Sunday. People like to attend what happens over the weekend. There are meets everywhere that are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Just look on Facebook or ask around. If you never been to Ocean City for H2oi, you should plan for next year and this event is one of our favorites.
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.
Photo Courtesy of Canibeat.com
As the colder months approach us, meets and gatherings naturally taper off. Cars are taken off the road to hibernate in the garage and winter beaters are called upon to make it through the harsh Northeast winter. This weekend however is First Class Fitment presented by Canibeat.com. It is one last time to pull out your car and show it off to the massive crowds that will be gathered at Princeton Airport. KeepItFlush will be there to capture the pristine rides that South Jersey has to offer.
If you have been following Keepitflush since its inception, I am sure that you have seen this S2000 on more than one occurance. Whether the car be randomly posted or in the background behind another car, it has certainly “creep-ed” into a couple of other posts quite frequently. So why is this Honda everywhere you ask? The answer is simple, it belongs to one of our staff members.
This S2000 only came into the picture due to theft of an Acura Integra GSR. It was stolen while J. Delagana was at work one day at a local mall. “While going to school I had no option but to drive the Acura, I could not afford to have a daily at the time”, J.Delagana states. His Integra wasn’t your run of the mill GSR. It had a set of Recaro Speeds, Mugen and Spoon Parts, as well as a full paint job, wheels, etc, etc. The insurance company ruled that the Integra was a total loss and a check was going to be issued for the car. Not wanting to buy back the car, JDelagana opted for other cars such as the Subaru STI and Mitsubishi Evo MR, but wanting to stay with the H badge the S2000 was the car that he settled on. Espelir Springs paired with Koni Yellows provide a functional drop and the Hawk HP+ pads keep this Honda out of ditches
Since graduating college, this car is now only driven on weekends and nice days, you wouldn’t believe this statement with the 71K+ plus on the odometer. JDelagana believes that cars were meant to be driven and drives it every chance he gets. Most s2000’s are rarely driven at all. There are still plenty of 00-03 s2k’s with less than 40K on them and that is just sad.
With Labor Day quickly approaching us, it looks like winter is not far away. This Honda has a few but tasteful modifications on it and will be stored away for the winter. This isn’t the last time you will see this S2000, it will be back in spring 2012 with a complete makeover.