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2008 Eibach Meet - All Honda Events

All-Honda Eibach Meet

Rodrez
Aug 1, 2008
Htup_0808_01_z+2008_eibach_meet+eibach_location Photo 1/15   |   2008 Eibach Meet - All Honda Events

2008 marks the fifth year of Eibach's annual Honda meet in Corona, Calif. Events held in May typically bring hot weather and dry air but this year was different. Temperatures reached boiling points and beyond with the day's high at just over 100 degrees F and no sign of a breeze for miles. Nevertheless, die-hard Honda guys and gals weren't about to let Mother Nature deny them from attending what has become the year's most anticipated Honda event ever.

Htup_0808_03_z+2008_eibach_meet+three_honda_del_sols Photo 2/15   |   We don't see nearly enough Del Sols these days but to our surprise the Eibach event featured quite a few scattered throughout the parking lot, including this trio parked up front.

After four years of organizing one of the nation's largest Honda events, Eibach's Ryan Hoegner and Honda Tuning contributors Ben Howard and some guy by the name of Rodrez have finally found the winning formula. Utilizing a program that eliminated years past's massive traffic jam woes, this year's roll-in went off without a hitch. Many were shocked at how quickly they were able to verify their spots and pick up flyers and raffle tickets. It didn't happen in the blink of an eye but it was fast.

Htup_0808_04_z+2008_eibach_meet+honda_element_on_volks Photo 3/15   |   Yeah, the Element has never been a popular choice to modify, but Ojay's taken on the challenge and brought his to the next level. Bride seats, huge Volk rollers, and a sick gold and black paint scheme set him apart from the other lunch boxes.

Like before, new trends were spotted quickly. Shaved and tucked engine bays stuffed with K engines and custom one-off upgrades were seen at every turn. Right-hand drives were out once again in full force, adding more members to the right-hand-drive army and occupying a considerable percentage of the cars there. Old schoolers represented well with an abundance of DAs and EFs sporting period-correct wheels and JDM-inspired armor. On the wilder side of things, Hasport debuted an innocent looking EG body Civic with a V-6 somehow shoehorned into its bay. We can only imagine the kind of damage this swap will incur on innocent bystanders once it becomes commonplace.

Htup_0808_05_z+2008_eibach_meet+ef_honda_civic_b20_vtec_swap_itbs Photo 4/15   |   Gilbert's Circuit Hero-sponsored hatch is an inspiration to '88-'91 Civic fanatics everywhere. This little monster's highlight is the A-Sport individual throttle bodies and B20-VTEC combo within the spotless engine bay.

The biggest difference this year was the addition of Eibach's spare warehouse, which was used for VIP parking. Packed with chairs and tables for patrons to eat, drink, and relax, the shaded bay offered many a chance to escape that unyielding super nova perched overhead throughout the day. Those who braved the sun had a chance to stop by their favorite manufacturer in "vendor row" to ask questions, gather information, and free handouts. Source Interlink Media's own Greg "Yamz" Yamamoto was seen greeting fans and handing out freebies all day long from Honda Tuning's first-ever Eibach meet booth.

Htup_0808_06_z+2008_eibach_meet+honda_civic_on_volk_te37s Photo 5/15   |   "Jagermeister" made his way out of the blazing streets of Arizona to the heat stroke-induced business park of Corona, Calif., but his white TE37s and Back Yard Special front bumper looked perfect on his clean white coupe, despite the heat.

The weather may have affected attendance this year but the Eibach meet is still going strong and, of course, everyone's already asking when the next one will strike. Stay tuned to www.nwp4life.com and other popular Honda forums for the lowdown on next year's meet.

Sources

Eibach Springs
Corona, CA 92879
800-507-2338
www.eibach.com
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