In October of last year we took you on a trip across the pond for MIMMS Honda Day Belgium, an all Honda affair that brought in attendees from all over the UK, France, Germany, and more. Since then, the series founder and organizer, Dav, listened to the enthusiasts from the UK and EU regions in order to make the events bigger and better for 2019. The outlook is packed with events planned from the UK to Europe, with Germany and the Nurburgring on Dav's radar. To kick things off for 2019, the series begins in England, for MiMMS Honda Day—Rywire Edition.
Dav follows the global Honda community and draws inspiration from across the planet, not just for the events but for his personal build as well (more on that to come sooner than later). With the internet and, more specifically, social media allowing for the enthusiast community to watch and interact with one another with ease, it's no secret that the U.S. Honda scene is arguably the most watched in the world. Therefore, it's only natural that certain individuals stateside would stand out to any and all paying attention. One such individual is none other than Ryan Basseri of Rywire Motorsport Electronics, whom Dav requested come out and be a part of the first MiMMS Honda Day event of 2019 at Santa Pod Raceway.
A long and storied history as the premier venue of drag racing in Europe, Santa Pod Raceway was established over 50 years ago on a disused WWII base and served as Europe's first permanent drag racing venue for both 1/8- and 1/4-mile racing and is home to many European and world racing records. This awesome venue provided the perfect location for the loyal MiMMS Honda Day attendees to bring their vehicles out, enjoy each other's' company, and show and race their Honda builds.
Civics of all types and generations, Integras, Preludes, Type R's galore, and everything in between, could be seen spread out on the grounds and heard as enthusiasts lined up and launched throughout the day. MiMMS gatherings always bring out an eye-pleasing array of Hondas, and the eclectic turnout never disappoints. And it isn't just Honda chassis showing, either, as Honda-powered chassis of various types made their presence known as well, including a Mazda Miata with a K-powerplant, a Toyota Trueno with a turbocharged K-swap and a rare Ford Mexico powered by an S2000 swap.
It's a pleasure to see, study, and appreciate the global automotive culture in person, and being the official host of the UK's largest Honda performance event is an honor I take very seriously. Dav specifically sets out to throw an event that isn't solely about cars, it's about community and conversation and keeping the Honda culture alive and thriving. Interacting with Honda enthusiasts from all parts of the UK and EU is an immense pleasure, and I look forward to providing you guys coverage of the MiMMS events throughout 2019.
We haven't seen many K-powered BB6 Preludes and even fewer have a supercharger hanging off the side. Ultra-clean swap in a spotless bay!
This JGTC-inspired NSX was definitely an attention-grabber all day long. Its period-correct color, graphics and aero put a smile on the face of all of those who stopped to study and stare, and its turbocharged powerplant and exhaust note left no room for skeptics.
Crisp white paint, Liberty Walk aero, and TE37s made this S660 a crowd favorite.
If an F-series swapped Ford Escort or K-powered Miata aren't your thing...
...maybe a turbo K Toyota Trueno or MR2 will suffice.
Integra Type Rs, Civic Type Rs and even Accord Euro Rs, MiMMS events always bring them out.
This 2010 CR-Z stood out with its colors and livery over the aerodynamic front end, and took to the drag strip multiple times throughout the day—turning heads each and every time he fired up and launched the K-powered body.