What's with the random quotes all over this magazine? I'm going to find out if we can get rid of those things. Anyway. I'll be your guest editor for this issue and probably the next couple that follow. I got the call about two weeks ago that the magazine needed someone to help out over here. While I'm severely overpaid and under-qualified for this position, I'm going to front like I know what I'm doing. At least until I have the cash to get the frame pulled on my CRX.
There have been some changes around here. We've added a gallery section that you'll find a few pages ahead. With the price of digital cameras dropping, some serious new talent is developing. You can see it on all the Honda message boards. We thought this would be a good venue for people to show off their skills in print. If you have some shots you're proud of, by all means, send them in. They don't have to be shots of racecars. Shoot whatever inspires you. Get creative. But, try to keep it somehow related to our world.
I was going to try to introduce myself in here somewhere but we all know each other by what we drive. Hi, I'm Andy Hope with the '88 hatch. It's nice to meet you. I've put a picture of it in the "Oh Snaps!" section along with The Rex and a couple cars I've driven for other people recently. I figure I can get away with this abuse of power just this one time. But after that, the section is all you. I'll stop trying to show off although I am about to start name dropping in a second here.
This issue had to come together really quickly and a lot of people stepped up to get it done. Our man Rodrez tracked down, shot, and gave us the scoop on the ill DC5 you see on the cover. He also not only covered the Eibach meet, he organized the thing. Rodrez goes beyond having his finger on the pulse of the Honda scene, the guy's more like the pacemaker.
A week ago we had nothing for the tech section. Brian Gillespie from Hasport handled the questions from our inbox that no one else wanted to touch. Marco Arias knocked out a motor mount install. Then Johnny Mac came through with a story on that ingenious stroker D-series that my good friend Bernardo Martinez put together. All that, plus the staple of quality ink from our regular contributors and I think we've got a pretty good book here. I hope you enjoy it.