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MKIV

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Finding car enthusiasts  in this particular of New York is few and far between, and locating cars that are clean and thought out is almost non existent.   M. Biagini one of our good friends, is not brand loyal to say the least.  Jumping from Acura, BMW, Infiniti to this current MKIV Volkswagen.  What you see here today has come along way from what it was.  This car was pretty much rebuilt in less than six months. Originally taking storage in a body shop storage lot,  Biagini saw this as an opportunity to bring it back to its former glory.

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I remember that day Biagini called me and asked my opinion of this car. Told him that I  remember the original owner having it and seeing it on a daily basis and if purchased, it would be a good platform to start off with.

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This was pretty much the first rebuild of a car that Biagini has done. He had to source a new engine and bought every single OEM interior piece new.  Patience and time where critical especially when dealing with everyday life issues.

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Being that this is his first VW, no electrical gremlins have make their way into this car just yet.  His future plans are maybe to sell it  and  get the Nissan 350Z he has always dreamed about.

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H2O 2012 Coverage !!!

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.


EVENT COVERAGE: The OC Meet

The first annual OC meet was held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Campbell Hall NY. If you’re a local to Orange County you are well aware of the local car scene that we have up here. With the success of monthly meets at the Middletown Walmart, Nick Terzo, Steve Smedley and others decided to have an official daytime meet in a park like setting and the OC Meet was born.

This meet was not meant for a specifc make or model of car.  Anyone who has an interest in cars were welcomed to bring imports, domestics, euro and anything in between.

Everything was well organized at this meet. Nice layout of all the vendors, real bathrooms, and also a DJ was in attendance. A lot of nice cars came throughout the day and the quality of cars was on point, no bombs here.

 This meet was posted on Facebook and news spread immediately.  People from all parts of the tri-state area were willing to travel for this inaugural event.

One of the things that caught my eye was this silver Civic.  To the untrained eye this might appear to be a run of the mill Honda, upon closer  inspection it is a legit Civic Type-R that is Right hand drive imported from Japan.  Most are either Championship White, Black, or Yellow, few get imported to the states in this rare silver finish.

Always had a fascination with sticker bomb’ed hoods so I had to capture the opportunity to snap this pic

Speaking of stickers, I would like to take a time out and give Angela at StickerBomb NJ a shout out  for making KeepItFlush alot of stickers in a short span of time, THANKS AGAIN!

As the colder weather is approaching, We are looking forward to seeing another local quality meet before the snow falls.


EVENT COVERAGE: Honda Day 2012 Englishtown, NJ

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.