For the 8th year in a row, Tuner Galleria joined forces with domestic powerhouse World of Wheels to showcase some of the best cars the third most populated city in the U.S. has to offer. And like any show series currently taking place around the country, a solid number of Honda builds took part, making their way through the 30-degree temps in order to enter the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Ill.
Over the years, the line separating street cars from show cars and race cars has become increasingly blurred. Sometimes that mild, lightly modded hatchback might actually be packing a built and boosted punch under its factory hood. This makes for a nice surprise in between some of the over-the-top cars that sometimes lack a definitive direction. As with any car show, quality, high-level builds are often accompanied by less than stellar efforts. Fortunately, the more serious of the bunch made an impact and our friend, Ginash George, a newly discovered Adidas shoe addict, was able to capture some images in between his judging duties at the show. We've highlighted a few of them here:
A bright red Honda NSX with mild aero upgrades perched on WedsSport SA55M wheels will almost always serve as a highlight.
This ITR with JDM front end wears its Mugen aero kit proudly with a J's Racing rear wing and custom MF10s joined by Spoon brake calipers. Under the hood you won't find a K-swap or even a turbo set up, but instead, the C5's bay is fitted with a few Mugen bits and pieces and left close to stock.
The mild-mannered exterior on this EJ1 from 1320 Crew looks like any other streetcar you might come across in your neighborhood. Under the hood, it's a different animal entirely, with its tucked and shaved treatment, hydro-dip valve cover, and most importantly, a very nice turbo setup.
Also from the 1320 Crew, this EH hatchback sports a clean, subtle appearance on the outside and a nicely organized turbo kit under the hood. The coil-on-plug conversion and Precision snail are a nice touch, but that original HT sticker on the window is the crowning piece!
What's better than one NSX? Well, two, of course. This Acura version was incredibly clean and simple, sitting on Regamaster wheels and sporting a tough-to-source Backyard Special rear wing, ARC exhaust and a @con10der8 rear diffuser.