Sometimes we forget where a ton of our car enthusiasm really came from. Back in the day we would see these awesome cars that were modified for the race track and do things they never thought were possible. I’m sure the 40’s and 50’s was an extremely exciting time when it came to experimenting on how to make cars faster and look better. Today, we seem to have many of these things down to a science, and it’s becoming more of a creative process. We are constantly looking to break open a new trend and perfect current trends. One “trend” I believe will become more popular is the motorsports fitment. Meaning, functional, fast cars with awesome fitment and great amounts of low. As with many of these posts, below is an example of such. Firstly, I’m sure this particular S2000 gets a ton of track time, but it’s an example of what could come. An awesomely built car with great fitment and low.
Lets face it, when it comes to going fast, it really isn’t the priority for a bunch of vdubbers. You definitely see more Honda heads on the quarter mile track then volkswagens when the shows come around. It does get you to wonder. I guess it has to the do with the ease of moding Honda motors as opposed to German motors. You really don’t see many 9-second small German cars, while there are dozens of Honda’s that can hit 9’s all day long. Not sure if its disappointing or not, but it does suck when it comes to quarter mile times, and Honda’s owning the game. At the end of the day it boils down to what guys are into now-a-days.
Found this vid of a 900hp 16v that has been spread around the interwebs, and going into the 8’s. I must say, that’s REALLY impressive for a street car. What’s even better is that he drives it home. Props!
This is what it’s all about, friends and motorsports. It’s great to see that these guys are still keeping the function side of this game alive. You hear and see so much stance and fitment you forget where it all started. On the race track. Great video about a close group of friend not following any trends and doing what they love.
Ah man this is so cool. Super modded drift cars ready to roll to the track, pulled by huge trucks, which also probably modded. That’s living the dream right there.
Boy do I have a soft soft for 80’s civics. Something about the squared look that gets to me. The EC hatch below, you just don’t see modded anymore in the states. I mean it has to be a great platform for a track car. I know of one or two that are being built now for show, but I’m surprised there aren’t more. I guess the older they get the rarer they get and more work they’ll need. But I think it’s worth it. It’s such a classic look. The one I posted here looks great. With a widebody and a set of the new Work CR01’s it looks ready to be beat on at a track. If I can find those fenders, I’m building one!
Gotta love the classic tire stencil.
Import Alliance was this past weekend. I was really trying hard to go this year, but it just couldn’t happen just coming back from Miami. I am definitely PLANNING on attending next year. Anyways, as photo’s begin to filter onto the internet I found a pretty good video of a walk around the track. As a lot of you may know this show is huge! And like a lot of other big shows the night life seems to be just as good as the show itself. But more on that in a later post. Until all of the pictures come out, and I pick out the standouts, this video is a pretty good idea of what goes on at the show.