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Siam Meet Up 2018

Thailand's thriving enthusiast movement rolls on...

Mar 19, 2018
Photographer: Streetmetal

Last year we brought you coverage of a large number of feature cars, meets and race events from Thailand. The country has proven time and time again it's packed with dedicated, hardcore enthusiasts, and in 2018 it continues to grow. We recently received an email from Thai native Street Metal, an automotive photographer who covers any- and everthing automotive-related, and who captured some photos at the 2018 Siam Meet Up. From what we understand, this event is announced via Siam Street Racing's Facebook page and was designed to bring local enthusiasts and car clubs together to see what everyone's been working on, talk shop, and meet a few new faces.

Honda builds are common in Thailand, and much like the U.S. come in all forms, from mild SOHC builds to all-out, high-powered K-series drag cars. In addtion, we often come across an array of Skyline, RX-7, and Silvia builds, as well as some off-the wall, cross-platform engine swaps that stir up as much geniuine interest as they do controversy.

Siam meet up 2018 toyota corona Photo 2/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Toyota Corona
Siam meet up 2018 4g63 swap Photo 3/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 4G63 Swap

Once mild-mannered and rather mundane, this Toyota Corona sedan people-mover has been completely reworked inside and out and is now powered by Mitsubishi's verable 4G63.

Siam meet up 2018 f20 swapped civic Photo 4/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 F20 Swapped Civic
Siam meet up 2018 rwd converted civic Photo 5/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Rwd Converted Civic

Though not yet complete, this 6th-gen Civic coupe is fitted with an F20 swap and what look like to be S-chassis shock towers as it embarks on a RWD conversion.

Siam meet up 2018 nissan skyline gtr Photo 6/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Nissan Skyline Gtr
Siam meet up 2018 nismo nissan skyline Photo 7/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Nismo Nissan Skyline

Not surprising, there were a few Nissan Skylines in attendence. In fact, there's a large Skyline community in Thailand and we covered a few GT-R meets last year.

Siam meet up 2018 vw scirocco Photo 8/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Vw Scirocco

Yet another one the U.S. never got, this bright pink VW Scirocco features a louvered hood and fenders, large hatch wing, Brembo brakes, and 19-inch rollers.

Siam meet up 2018 k series swapped beetle Photo 9/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 K Series Swapped Beetle

Drag race-specific VW Bugs aren't at all uncommon, but Honda K-series, ITB-powered versions certainly are.

Siam meet up 2018 integra coupe Photo 10/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Integra Coupe
Siam meet up 2018 integra sedan Photo 11/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Integra Sedan

This group of Honda builders all shared the same paint scheme and boasted very complete builds. The coupe sits on Work Meister CR, while the sedan uses Barramundi Raycod wheels - both rely on ITB K-swaps.

Siam meet up 2018 spoon fd2 Photo 12/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Spoon Fd2

This FD2, also with the Honda group, uses a Spoon Sports front bumper and mirrors along with a set of Volk TE37s.

Siam meet up 2018 mazda rx7 Photo 13/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Mazda Rx7

There's no shortage of Mazda RX-7 builds in Thailand, including high horsepower builds equipeed with high-end aero, oftentimes relying on their native rotary engines.

Siam meet up 2018 nissan silvia Photo 14/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Nissan Silvia
Siam meet up 2018 nissan silvias Photo 15/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Nissan Silvias

Not to be outdone, the Silvia community also had a strong showing at Siam Meet Up '18, with S-chassis builds from various generations in attendance.

Siam meet up 2018 street metal booth Photo 31/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Street Metal Booth
Siam meet up 2018 civic ek sedan Photo 47/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Civic Ek Sedan
Siam meet up 2018 rocket bunny rx7 Photo 60/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Rocket Bunny Rx7
Siam meet up 2018 liberty walk r35 Photo 73/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Liberty Walk R35
Siam meet up 2018 nsx Photo 89/104   |   Siam Meet Up 2018 Nsx
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