The Honda Issue is once again upon us, and despite what the naysayers will lead you to believe, this is the one and only Honda-specific issue that we do every calendar year. There have been a lot of changes at Super Street lately, but one thing that has remained constant in the last five years is the work I've contributed to create the Honda Issues. Many of you may not know who I am. Some might be familiar, but for those who may be new, I am Joey aka "StickyDilJoe." I have been a contributor at SS for years now and during that time, I've devoted my efforts into creating my own website, The Chronicles, which is a site rich with Honda/Acura content.
The Honda Issue is always a special one for me because many of my friends and I continue to modify these cars in our thirties. Hondas were the cars that first introduced us into the tuner community and our love for the brand has never waned. Many of us have even tried to build other makes, but somehow we've been lured back to modifying Hondas. These are the cars we love and it has been a pleasure to see how much the worldwide Honda community has grown over the past decade. The words "JDM" are forever embedded in our vocabularies and our builds have become so incredibly intricate and innovative that now the Japanese are in turn drawing inspiration from what they see here in North America. This creates an amalgamation of great ideas and the exchange of brilliance has really breathed new life into the community.
So for this issue, I wanted to offer you guys a little bit of everything that is great about the Honda scene in 2014. The Integra that you see on the cover really needs no introduction. ATS Garage has been producing some of the best Honda builds in the US for nearly a decade now and Ferd Natividad's project is their latest stunner. While the ATS Integra is known throughout, there is a Civic in particular from the Northwest that you probably haven't heard about yet. I traveled to Seattle to bring it out of hiding. It's a classically-styled Honda that anyone can appreciate. If that isn't enough to tickle your fancy, there are features that you won't see anywhere else like a story on a pair of K-swapped Hondas built by two brothers, famed tuner Bisi Ezieroha's insane turbocharged Odyssey project and a look back at an EG Civic which was a benchmark in the West Coast Honda scene during the early 2000s that stills exists today—literally in the exact same condition! There are some surprises included that I think you'll find plenty interesting, including a look into an infamous underground racing subculture from Osaka, Japan. I'm proud to say that I was a big part in this book coming together and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together. To make this issue a little bit more personal, I've even put emphasis into showing the faces behind some of these great builds. Thanks for the support and to Sam for the opportunity. If you'd like to see more of my exploits in the Honda community, catch me over at stickydiljoe.com.