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Top 9 Hondas from AutoCon LA 2016

Los Angeles Convention Center, April 23, 2016

Rodrez
May 6, 2016

AutoCon's LA car show season kickoff brought out a handful of Hondas, most of which can fall into a few different categories. You have the show cars, the street cars, the track cars, and in a few instances, the "all of the above" type builds. The truth is, unlike the old days, it's tough to draw the line between the various styles and intended purposes as motorsport influence can be felt on even the most finicky of pampered show builds. Add to that the purpose-built track cars that feature shaved engine bays and fancy doodads strewn about their abused yet well maintained chassis, and eyebrows are raised, Internet trolls flourish, and general confusion abounds.

Regardless of what they're built or used for, we snapped a few pics of some of the Hondas in attendance. In no particular order, here's a look at the cars that demanded the most time from our prying, bloodshot eyes during AutoCon LA.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 silver s2k rear Photo 2/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Silver S2k Rear
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 silver s2k front Photo 3/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Silver S2k Front
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 silver s2k ce28 Photo 4/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Silver S2k Ce28

We're not sure what the intention was, but this Silverstone S2K is put together perfectly. From the Voltex front, to the CE28 and custom orange Spoon Sports caliper combo – this Mugen-topped AP1 is done right.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 teal civic ef front Photo 5/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Teal Civic Ef Front
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 teal civic k20 swap Photo 6/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Teal Civic K20 Swap

We admit it, we're suckers for old school cool. This RHD fourth gen. is more than just a pretty, Mugen MF10L-equipped face; it features a K-swap surrounded by a very clean engine bay and a very tidy interior. Classic Honda with new school technology? We'll take two!

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 ingram civic front Photo 7/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Ingram Civic Front
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 ingram civic rear Photo 8/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Ingram Civic Rear
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 ingram civic b16 Photo 9/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Ingram Civic B16

Speaking of 4th gen Civics, James Ingram's B16-powered version is strictly dedicated to chasing lap times. The shock and awe that showgoers must have felt when they actually spotted a factory engine harness in plain sight … oh, the horror! ;)

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 white nsx rb profile Photo 10/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 White Nsx Rb Profile
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 white nsx te37 Photo 11/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 White Nsx Te37
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 white nsx rb rear Photo 12/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 White Nsx Rb Rear
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 white nsx supercharger Photo 13/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 White Nsx Supercharger

If you could have listened closely while AutoFashion USA was cutting off portions of this NSX's chassis in order to fit the Rocket Bunny kit, you might have heard the countless tears shed by purists worldwide as they hit the ground. We did a quick tally to determine the exact number of F's given by its owner and, after using the new math, carry the two, divide by … well, it came out to zero. Zero f***s given. Love it or hate it, this Gruppe M supercharged NSX is breaking necks worldwide.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 yellow ap1 rear Photo 14/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Yellow Ap1 Rear
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 yellow ap1 front Photo 15/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Yellow Ap1 Front

The shade cast over the top of this yellow AP1 wasn't from the anti-Honda establishment, but rather the massive, custom chassis-mounted Voltex wing that's been expertly integrated into the rear bumper cover. The WedsSport TC105N wheels, duckbill, and rear flares finish it off nicely.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 civic coupe sohc profile Photo 16/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Civic Coupe Sohc Profile
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 civic coupe sohc bay Photo 17/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Civic Coupe Sohc Bay

They said, "Save the SOHC," so this coupe owner did just that, but with a little extra spice. When the guy telling him he "should have done a swap" doesn't realize that the D-series, aided by forced induction, will run circles around an NA swap, this guy reminds him with a hood exit exhaust set up popping out of a shaved and tucked bay. Love the fact that he opted for a coil-over-plug conversion to top it off.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 honda prelude rear Photo 18/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Honda Prelude Rear
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 honda prelude turbo Photo 19/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Honda Prelude Turbo
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 honda prelude interior Photo 20/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Honda Prelude Interior

We don't see many Preludes at car shows or track days, but this red fifth gen. gives you a little of both. With a GTA banner and a host of aero upgrades to accompany the boosted H22, this build looked serious.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 honda crx rear Photo 21/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Honda Crx Rear
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 honda crx front Photo 22/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Honda Crx Front
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 honda crx engine Photo 23/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Honda Crx Engine

That rusted out, beat up CRX that you always see on the way to work is a far cry from this JDM front-end-converted version. Sitting on Work Meister CR-01 wheels and armed with an ITB-equipped B-series swap, this Si seemed to check off all of the right boxes.

Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 blue s2000 front Photo 24/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Blue S2000 Front
Top 9 hondas from autocon la 2016 blue s2000 rear Photo 25/25   |   Top 9 Hondas From Autocon La 2016 Blue S2000 Rear

Low and aggressive, this S2K was fitted with a Voltex front and V2 street side skirts, as well as a custom carbon fiber top that, with even more limited rear visibility than a Mugen top, has to be tough to reverse with.

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