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Tech Day 2016 at the Petersen Automotive Museum

Heavy-hitting Hondas converge on the Miracle Mile

Apr 5, 2016
Photographer: Jofel Tolosa

Before the sun even had a chance to cast its rays on the Petersen Automotive Museum's revamped exterior (which is gorgeous by the way) on April 3rd, the Super Street Network and Petersen staff were hard at work preparing for an onslaught of So Cal's finest imports. Though the previous Tech Day events were considered a smashing success, 2016 would be the first time the meet would take place in the Petersen museum's quad-level parking structure.

Originally these events took place at the TEN Irvine, CA facility with a focus on tech inspection for Formula Drift vehicles and an ever-growing meet on the side. Due to the Super Street Network's move to a new location, the tech inspection portion of the event was no longer an option. Still, the meet had proven to carry with it a loyal following and with our gracious hosts at the Petersen Museum interested in putting together an event specifically for Japanese vehicles, it seemed like a no-brainer. With less than a month of notice, hundreds of vehicles confirmed their attendance, with a good chunk of that total wearing Honda emblems.

When most think of local meets, they conjure up images of mismatched body panels, dangerous wheel and tire fitment and the requisite bacon fenders as a result of that fitment. And yes, some of those vehicles were on hand, though they seemed to be completely overshadowed by some extremely well done builds, including a slew of NSXs on site. Here's a look at some of our favorites from the meet...

Tech day 2016 Honda Civic hatchback front Photo 2/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Honda Civic Hatchback Front

Albert Donkor's K-powered, RHD hatchback was recently completed and looks to be ready for battle. Get the full story on this build in Super Street's annual Honda Issue

Tech day 2016 Acura NSX rear wing Photo 3/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Acura NSX Rear Wing

Michael Mao's turbo NSX just barely squeaking by the maximum height clearance bar ;)

Tech day 2016 honda z600 hatchback rear Photo 4/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Honda Z600 Hatchback Rear
Tech day 2016 Honda z600 side profile Photo 5/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Honda Z600 Side Profile

This '71 Z600, with its straight body and spotless paint, looked clean enough to be parked inside the museum!

Tech day 2016 Acura nsx mugen m7 Photo 6/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Acura Nsx Mugen M7

Chad Castelo's Mugen-fitted NSX is the stuff of legends - especially when sitting on classic M7s.

Tech day 2016 Ef honda civic lover soul Photo 7/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Ef Honda Civic Lover Soul

The epitome of "too good" rather than "too much," Matt Bouchard's ITB/ITR-powered hatch is what other 4th gens aspire to be.

Tech day 2016 acura integra type R Photo 8/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Acura Integra Type R

In a world of knock-offs and look-alikes, the personalized plate is almost mandatory for this ITR.

Tech day 2016 Acura NSX Volk wheels Photo 9/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Acura NSX Volk Wheels

Brian Nguyen took a morning break from overseeing B Nutritious, his health-conscience restaurant endeavor, to bring out his recently acquired NA1 on Volk CE28s

Tech day 2016 Acura NSX front turn Photo 13/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Acura NSX Front Turn
Tech day 2016 Honda s2000 Photo 17/20   |   Tech Day 2016 Honda S2000
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