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We Love Our Hondas - Holeshot Editorial October 2009

Editor's Letter

Sean Klingelhoefer
Oct 1, 2009
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Super Street used to say (way back when) that the Honda Civic was this generation's hot rod, the next evolutionary step in street performance. Their line of small gas savers (and those from the Acura lineup) were reminiscent of the domestics from even way back'er in the days - took well to aftermarket tuning, made big power that nobody really expected, performed well at the track and most of all was just so damn cheap to do. Made perfect sense to keep following the Honda scene, I guess, and so did the rest of the country. We featured Hondas so much that we were often times called Honda Street, not that we minded.

To this day, some could argue that Super Street is and might always continue to be "that Honda mag", a pigeonholing we like to embrace from time to time. For a few years, fixing up Hondas kinda dropped below the radar, along with some of their hardcore followers - but they're back, and in a big way. Even I ditched a turbocharged 240 project to go back to my roots. It even seems like a good bunch of you are rediscovering how much fun it is to drive something that is so fast and looks really good at the same time. You're taking over car meets across the country, dominating time attack classes and making it more difficult to be competitive in the car show arena. It's all good, though; you do it for the Honda love.

So with that in mind, I'd like to present to you a collection of some of the world's finest Hondas. Call it an homage to the cars that helped propel this rag to superstardom. Of course, we've got some other great technical pieces here, too, especially since we've come a long way from the intakes (still a great basic bolt-on; turn to page 80 for further proof), headers and exhausts that were key for making power. The K-Series has undoubtedly taken over as the new king and we love it. There are some of us in the B- and D-Series who might argue but who says a little competition amongst friends and family is bad?

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