Circuit Soul has been creating a lot of buzz on the west coast. With their RWB build and grand opening last month. I love all their Japanese influenced stickers and shirts. Top notch designs.
For me this is the best part of H20; aside from the fact that there are far too many little get togethers to attend. We arrived early this year (Monday) so the first few days are full of empty parking lots and non-congested streets. It’s kind of nice; it’s easier to shoot at Taphouse, that’s for sure.
I was loving this TT, so simple, so good.
Yo Dan, why you no have bagged Tiggy yet?
Although my B5 looks dumb with the hood up because the grille is attached to it; it does make bumperless look less awkward. Still, Pre X Evo’s do it for me.
Ya, we know, it’s a VW show; and there are a lot of cool VAG cars in attendance. There are a lot of cool non VAG cars too, and we can’t forget them. They; this STI for example, are largely responsible for what inspires me when I change things on my own car.
Don’t ask me why, but this Allroad reminds me of Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter; only white…with copper wheels…
To end off; a few I got when parked on the side streets of the Ocean side around 45th.
Gill wasn’t sure if this was static or bagged…cut.
Someone we know just bought these
This was my first time at Berlin Klassik, and while it was further away than most of what we attended this year, it was worth it.
The VW stuff was what we usually expect out of local shows; but the BMW crowd definitely stole the show.
I always try to shoot as many Audi’s as possible, here were a few of my favorites/a few I don’t see as often.
Gill’s old wheels
My 2 favorite Benzes in attendance
As a primarily VW show it is only fitting that I show you some.
I showed you this mk4 at Spring Fling with Lobster Claws on it; I think I liked those better. They suited the massive Porsche brakes.
There were a few other great mk4s in attendance:
One of my top 5 favorite wheels on probably one of my top 5 favorite mk1s:
I do NOT like mk3s…but there are certainly exceptions to every rule.
The others, all of which were looking great!
Each year this is the local VAG show I look forward to the most. It typically brings a wide array of European beauties and this year did not disappoint.
Pfaff Tuning was the title sponsor once again
I spent some time browsing the Audi’s; it always surprises me how few end up showing, nevertheless they are my favorite part of the show.
More to come soon, I haven’t even touched VW; let alone Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes. I also got some great shots of our own cars, 6 of us were fortunate enough to place!
Almost there. We’re leaving for Montreal tomorrow morning. For anyone who’s coming along and is unfamiliar with the group. I’m the brown dude (Gillbert), in this heap. Or say hello to either driver of the Audis in the below (Kruise Info link). Okay, well it isn’t a Euro car. But this was all I could take pictures of tonight. Kruise Info.
As for the show. We should have 10+ cars in the show grounds with Steve’s 2012 Finest BMW award winning E30 in near our booth. He’ll also be in the Burnout competition. Show floorplan. Please stop by the booth to say hello!!
Made my way back up to Seven Automotive to lower my coils, have my wheels put on, and get an alignment.
The Nexens from Sterling Tire. Wanted the tire to be in similar size to the 215 40 Falken 512 I had last year. No rubbing so far, so I think I went with a good size.
Deceptively clean fender.
So glad I got the lips done at Precision Rim Repair. Such a big difference from last year.
….if you’re black or white. Via. srnec_m.
Older stanced cars are my favourite. Whats better than showing an older chassis some love. No need to scrap them. They may not have the same part support as newer cars but they make up for it in character. Jess Kang’s EF is one such example. The parts list isn’t extensive. The final product that she was able to create, is certainly noteworthy. People say you can stance any old car and get internet points. Not true, your mods still have to come together in one cohesive body. If you have to mangle your fenders just to fit those RSs you bought. THAT isn’t cool. If you leave the small nicks and dents your 20+ year old car have inevitably accumulated, that’s just personality.
While Jess is an accomplished photographer she asked Jon Schusteritsch and Ivy League East’s Brian Arthus to take over the camera duties. I’ve found a lot of photographers are hesitant to shoot their own cars.
White on white with black trim and retro grey interior. The woodgrain wheel brings it all together. Be it NRG, Momo or Nardi they as ways look good in a retro ride.
Your name, Your car:
Jess Kang, 1991 Honda Civic DX (EF sedan)
What do you do?
I am a Sales Lead Supervisor at White House Black Market and photographer for Canibeat
What do you love more, your boyfriend or your car?
Well right now, I’m single haha, but there’s nothing I could love more than my car
When did you buy your car, and when did you start modding it?
I bought the car in May 2012. I had just moved out of home with nothing but my bags. I scrounged up the money I had and bought the car with 134k miles on it. It was stock for a week and lowered on it’s stock wheels right after. A few weeks later, I received my first set of wheels and threw them on immediately.
What mods are currently on the car?
The car is basically stock besides a custom suspension. People ask me what suspension I’m on and I can’t really answer them other than “custom.” The suspension is a hybrid combination CRX and Accord coilovers. With the car being as low as it is, it still travels very well. My rear suspension is maxed out but the front can go lower. I also have a NRG woodgrain steering wheel that I absolutely love. My wheels are custom widened steelies.
I also have a mk3 lip on my front bumper. The front and rear bumper sits much, much higher than the actual frame of the car so the lip levels out the undercarriage. I had my motor raised but my motor mounts have been shot for a while so I’m really taking a risk everytime I drive the car haha.
Is there an older car that doesn’t look better with a mk3 lip? Same goes for the wink mirror.
Do you cringe or smile when you drag frame on an obstacle?
At this point, I don’t think I make any facial expressions haha. It’s such a normal occurrence that I’m used to it by now. When it doesn’t scrape when it should is when I start to get worried
If you didn’t own your current car, what would you be driving? Would it be modded?
If I didn’t own this EF, I’d probably be driving a 3rd Gen Accord Sedan with the flip-up headlights haha, and it would probably be lower. People ask me why I never considered an Euro car, and believe me I have, but I figure realistically, old school Japanese cars are better for me, and they go lower.
How long are you holding on to it?
EF sedans are pretty hard to find in good condition. I have a line of people that are waiting for me to sell this car, and maybe one day I will, but not anytime soon.
For the spring, I plan on coming out a little lower by switching from 175/50 tires to 165/50 tires. I also will be ordering top hats for the rear so I can drop the rear a bit more. Other than that, there’s not much that I plan for the car other than normal maintenance. I want to keep it a simple and clean daily.
Id’ like to thank a few people for helping me with the car. I wont mention their names because of unfortunate events that lead us to drift our own ways, but I will always be thankful.
Thanks Jess, for allowing us to post you car!!