Feb. 2 was an important day for the Honda crowd. Eibach and www.nwp4life.com managed to put together yet another packed parking lot meet all the while managing to set that elusive car show tone for the next year or so. As Eibach graciously opened its Corona, Calif., gates ahead of schedule-just before noon-a line of eager Honda aficionados, as well as a few other makes we won't bother mentioning, began piling into the suspension manufacturer's mega facility. The visitors continued to arrive well after noon and the sheer number of attendees was simply staggering, which peaked at well over 400 cars. The droves of spectators trickling in throughout the day should go without mentioning. A quick glance at various license plates revealed Hondaphiles from as far off as Arizona, Washington and Nevada, as well as a group of die-hards who made the trek from Mexicali.
A pair of DJs provided a variety of sounds from reggae to drum and bass and everything in between, while hunger pains were cured thanks to the infamous "taco guy" who had many coming back for seconds, for better or worse. As the day turned to early evening, judges made the rounds looking for well-balanced builds, taking notes on the event's best of the best. An awards ceremony, complete with custom plaques provided by BDL Industries, closed out the day. Although Mother Nature caused a one-week delay-the event was originally scheduled for late January-the 2008 kickoff meet proved to be a huge success. Word of mouth and forum-to-forum advertising continues to generate enough buzz to increase participation at each and every event that NWP and Eibach creates. Don't be left out, be a part of history, log on to www.nwp4life.com to find out when the next one is gonna hit.