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.
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.
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!
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! ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.