Been a long time since I did a real post. I’m still slowlyyyy working on my youtube channel. This was my first real S2k event in a year or 2 since I quit my job. It was great seeing friends I haven’t seen in awhile and putting faces to the Instagram screen names of people I’ve never met before. On this particular day it was scorching hot, like really hot as hell. I had to come out, my buddy Gabe, told me that they’re gonna be a very strong S2k showing and since this is S2kandtheAnt, I know I had to come.
If you guys aren’t from SoCal, this event took place in Fontana, Fontana is a good hour + east of Los Angeles. The thing about LA, the more east you go, the more desert it gets. I swore it was good 90+ degrees out there. I rolled with my buddy Peter, who has a pretty sick S2k of his own. I’ll post up pictures of his car some day, he has a pretty nice build in the works.
After arriving at Autoclub speedway around 10:20, 20 minutes after the event officially opens to the public, we sat in line to get in for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Yeah, you heard that right, almost a hour and half we spent waiting in line looking at the best civics the Inland Empire had to offer (take that anyway you wanna look at it). While waiting in Peter’s S2k, I came to the realization that my S2k will definitely retain it’s AC…. No way in hell I’m deleting that shit, it’s not worth it for scene points. On the bright side, the Eibach organizers did allow us to get in free of charge, probably because they were trying to move the line as fast as possible, I like how they took accountability! Big ups to Eibach Organizers.
Another thing I wanna add, for some reason this day, I was wearing shorts that had the the crotch blown out, like it was coming apart at the seams…..shorts that are over 14 years old will do that. So I didn’t want to expose myself by crouching for pictures…. So you’ll notice some of the angles I shot aren’t the best…. and also did I mention it was hot as hell…. I was rocking a spoon umbrella in one hand, my camera in the other hand, and hoping that my nuts down get exposed….. tough life.
After we finally parked. The first thing I saw was this clean PY ITR. I’m sure the parking lot had a ton of goodies, but I didn’t want to chill in one place after sitting in line for over a hour, I wanted to get to the actual meet!
Familiar faces all around. My buddy Chris Lum with his super mint Mugen Ap2 with JDM ap1 clear headlights and Mugen MF10. I don’t think I’ve actually seen his car with MF10s on it in person before this. I love how King Motorsports is re-releasing mugen goodies for non-rape prices now, like the Mugen B2 Radiator caps. Small things like this help people like Chris and I really complete our builds without buying outrageously overpriced 2nd hand parts, seriously people were trying to sell those things for $200 a pop. Now where is the Mugen Spark Plug cover re-release!!!!!
Chris was posted in front of the ICB Motorsports tent and so was this Civic Type R FK8 with Regamasters. ICBMotorsports dropped their new re-release of the Desmond Regamasters! I love how people are putting in an effort to release these wheels again, I don’t care if the market becomes “saturated.” It’s helping enthusiasts get their hands on these wheels without trying to find crappy 2nd hand stuff. Sorry for the pole haha.
ICB selling legit Desmond stickers. Perfect for your Rotas!
Clean Silverstone Ap2 behind the ICB booth. Rocking a Back Yard Special (BYS) wing and Spoon SW388 rims!
Better shot of the Spoon SW388 rims!
Simultaneously with the meet, there was also drag races live on the track to give this meet a great atmosphere. Sportcar motion brought out some badass drag S2ks. I believe that black one was on hoonigan awhile back.
These Regas are a perfect reproduction. Spoon is also bringing back the SW388, but are slightly curved outwards for better Big Brake Kit (BBK) compatibility.
Love the Color on this EG civic in front of the ICB booth.
Great front shot of Chris’s Mugen Ap2, stunning people as they walk by.
This M&M Honda widebody DC5 caught my eye. I don’t see too many of these kits in the USA and with the color it looks absolutely true to the JDM demo car.
Another great EG civic. I love the Olive Color and blue TE37 contrast.
Gotuning Tommy’s immaculate ASM’ed S2000 CR.
swung by the GoTuning X Spoon USA booth to say hi to Areen
All sorts of Spoon goodies for sale. Of course due to the intense sun, they sold out of Spoon Umbrellas this day.
Brand new Spoon support brace for the Civic Type-r FK8. My favorite thing about Spoon is the whole OEM + feeling you get from their parts. For example, the Spoon S2000 Upper Control arm reinforcement gusset was a piece that was actually created by Honda, or how the B16A Spoon cams feel just like the OEM B16A Cams in material texture. With that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if this Spoon brace for the FK8 is actually made by Honda, just look at it, if you work on enough Hondas this screams OEM.
I picked up the Kanpanchi Auto Salon T-shirt for my wife and I. It came in a sweet Type One bag. Hopefully I can go some day.
So much want
This is what I came here for, the row of S2ks…… Most are Instagram famous, up front is Hector Lavario’s Ap2
My buddy Rival Gabe sick Ap2-1 sitting nice on TE37. I like this look way better than the Mugen MF10s he had before. This reminds me of that super expensive Pizza in New York City that has like Caviar, Truffles, goldflakes, Fois Gras, and doesn’t really taste all that great. Each ingredient is a standout by itself, but for some reason together it doesn’t work…… Basically saying MF10s don’t work on every car, it’s about execution and TE37s work much better with the overall execution even though the Mugen MF10 is a more “rare” wheel.
And next to him was Naglas De Fierro’s S2k. We’ve actually seen his car before here. His car has definitely come a long way! His car is rocking an ASM IS Design front bumper, Mugen intake, Car Garage Amis hood cover, Mugen MF10s, and Mugen MS-Z seats (not pictured, I didn’t want to sweat all over his interior). Personally it was my first time meeting him in person, and he’s definitely pretty rad! Of course, I love how all the parts are authentic, that’s how I roll.
Closer look at the engine bay. He’s rocking an Origin Fab intake arm, science of speed hood dampers, ASM Oil Catch can, Amuse Header, and ASM Tower bar! lots of ASM goodies here.
Finishing off the rear, he has a Mugen SS Rear wing, ASM duckbill, painted of course!, ASM tow hook, with an ASM 04 rear bumper, and Amuse Euro S Exhaust!
This grey Ap2 next to him was pretty cool. According to the license plate it’s a S2000 CR?! Like Naglas, he’s also rocking an ASM IS design front end, but with voltex flares. In the world of crazy flared fenders and such, voltex flares seem almost conservative.
Out back some remnants of the CR remains, like the rear wing. I just noticed his burnt Ti finished antenna, interesting…. I wish my ASM antenna never got stolen. More noticeable un CR like qualities, besides the color, are the M Racing mirrors, and Mugen Hardtop.
Front ASM goodness.
My buddy Joe, aka John JingleHeimer We’ve seen his car a few times. Like the Grey car next to him, his car is also an Honda S2000 Club Racer except done Mugen. The Mugen Dry CF hood is looking nice here.
The Apex blue really shines in the sun. He’s rocking some rare White MF10s, since most people that copped the re-release MF10 have Bronze wheels, so you know he’s really OG since with this white set and blue caps. More Mugen notables like the Mugen Wing, Hardtop, and Mirrors. Not pictured is his endless calipers!
Dry carbon glistening in the sun.
Some Instagram people I met in real life….. like DimSum John. He bought his leather Pole positions from my friend Alvin which used to be owned by a friend of Joe, the guy who he is parked next to. Throw back to when we installed these pole positions in Alvin’s car….
Car kind reminds me of my old build a bit probably because it’s Silverstone + Amuse R1 bumper, I believe this is his first authentic Amuse R1 bumper after owning many reps of it. Hopefully once you go authentic you don’t go back! Besides the bumper he’s rocking M racing mirrors on custom mounts that some guy on S2ki made awhile back and Volk RE30 wheels. Don’t see too many RE30s these days on S2000s.
Saw my friend Russian Hammer! He actually bought my Mugen passenger side rail awhile back and I chatted with him during the ill-fated top down meet 2 years ago. He’s rocking an Authentic ASM front end with the ASM IS Design front bumper + ASM fenders and ASM rear fender flares. Mugen top and voltex wing are so necessary. He recently changed his wheels from Red to Bronze…… I know you can’t see it that well haha.
The voltex front bumper was out in full force! I think it was the most common front bumper on the S2000s there! This white car was parked along with the other white s2000s. I like the look, voltex front bumper + spoon hood and ASM fenders. Loving the white CE28 and voltex wing. Great execution with a variety of different companies. I dig how he’s repping 7apple, great body shop, my buddy is getting some parts painted there as I write this. I’m not sure who this car belongs too. Man Eibach 2018 was huge, I didn’t even get to walk the entire show because it was so large. I mainly hung out around the S2ks….
I’ll continue this post in Part II…..