Nopi Nationals 2006

Decided to dig through the archives and post some old stuff for awhile. Enjoy!DSCN0340

Honda Civic with old school hood graphics at their finest.

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Nissan S13 looking quite period correct for its time.

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This wild Honda Civic drove in pulling a trailer. I can’t imagine what this must have been like to drive at full chat.

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Lexus GS headlights on a VW Beetle with some “interesting” bodywork. 2006, folks.

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This Civic blew me away in 2006 and it is still breaking necks today. I should do a feature on it sometime as the craftsmanship is amazing.

Altima Convertible

Nissan Altima convertible… ooookkkkaaayyyy…

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This Audi was one of the rare cars actually on point.

Supra27

This Supra was another. Rear fitment is a little off but other wise pretty well done.

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The Fuzion Tires chop top Jeep Wrangler on some import-tuner style wheels in a eye-catching grape purple paint job.

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I thought this was the cleanest car at Nopi. A Saturn SL2, which had every inch gone over and either upgraded, or refinished to an exceptional level of quality.

Skyline

I didn’t even know how awesome this was, only that I’d never seen a Skyline like this KPGC10 before.

Solstice

NOS sponsored Pontiac Solstice.

R33

Another well done contestant, a gorgeous R33 Skyline on gold BBS wheels.

IS300

Widebodys were everywhere and rarely looked truly “right”, like shown on this Lexus IS300.

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Boser hoods were still all the rage in the euro circles, like this MK3 Jetta demonstrates.

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Pontiac Firebird on Corvette wheels was a bit of a fish out of water among all the imports.

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R32 Skyline on Nismo wheels and wearing a RB Motoring banner. Wonder what happened to this car after Motorex went under?

G6

GM brought a bunch of modded vehicles every year. In 2006 this banana yellow Pontiac G6 was one of them *shudder*.

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Speaking of shuddering, how many of you would daily this wild Lexus?

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Push me-pull you Acura Integra… Integra’s?

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Nissan Sentra with chameleon paint and a Pulsar GTI-R hood.

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I still think this was a game changer in the Lexus SC game. NOS sponsored drift style, don’t know if it ever competed or was just a show pony.

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Daihatsu pickup. Ridiculous is about the only word I can think of to describe this.

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Last but not least. I believe this was packing decent firepower underhood but some questionable graphics on the exterior.

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Sema: Acura and Honda

This year the domestics were definitely more prevalent than the imports. That being said, Acuras and Hondas:

I was really surprised to see this clean JDM swapped Acura Integra on beautiful Mugen MF10 wheels and powered by an equally gorgeous gold-plated ITB shod K swap.

RAcura Integra (1) RAcura Integra (2)

I should have taken more pics of this quarter mile monster.  RAcura Integra (4)

The aero on this thing!

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Look! Time travel is possible! It has to be, cause this looks like it came straight from 1999.

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Another top notch build in the Toyo Tires treadpass, a widebody NSX.

RAcura NSX (1) RAcura NSX (3)

Another shot of the wild Variant Factory NSX.

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This color combo is becoming more common but NSX’s arent!

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Check the details of the rolling stock!

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This one has a bit of a mid 2000’s vibe.

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The Rocket Bunny Acura NSX did not get a good spot in the show and seemed very overlooked. Unfortunate but oh well, what can you do?

RAcura NSX (9) RAcura NSX (12) RAcura NSX (13) RAcura NSX (15)

The engine bay setup was pretty on this beast.

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Why no headlights? Because race car!

RAcura RSX

Got camber?

RHonda Accord

Another track prepped machine.

RHonda Civic

A few from the Honda Fit showcase.

RHonda Fit (1) RHonda Fit (2) RHonda Fit (7)

Spoon Sports livery looks good on every Honda!

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The wild widebody of the Tjin Edition Honda Fit!  RHonda Fit (10) RHonda Fit (12)

Honda Fit with matching Honda Grom!

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Bisimoto built Fit packing big turbo power!

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Color matched graphics and wheels.  RHonda S2000 (1)

Not something you see everyday, an Amuse kitted S2k.

RHonda S2000 (2) RHonda S2000 (3) RHonda S2000 (4)

 

Import Alliance 4-16-2010

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Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.4: Cool stuff

So I’m way behind posting up general pics, so enjoy a random mix of cool cars that showed up!

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Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.2: Honda Civics

The bread and butter of any good Import Alliance meet: the Honda Civics!

Clean and simple, a good example of the popular style right now.

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Not quite sure why the fender is a different color, but I’m a big fan of color matched wheels!Image

Another simple Civic: Drop, stylish well fitted wheels, done!Image

I was digging the front bumper setup on this EG coupe!Image

Shaved bay, chromed components, white letter tires, and more.. tons of stuff going on here.Image

Another EG showing how a shaved bay should be done.Image

Enkei’s new Apache wheel, well represented on this EF hatch.Image

More on the car this engine bay is attached to coming up soon!Image

I like this shade of blue, and the BBS RS’s aren’t bad either!Image

Some nice details on the EK Coupe: 5 lug swap, Prelude wheels (with the rears going the wrong way) Projectors, etc.

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Stance done wrong: too much height and needs either more camber or a narrower tire.Image

Stance done right!Image

I have a friend who just bought a Civic like this:Image

Anyone know what wheels are on this super-dumped EK sedan?Image

Not a fan of the hood bra or front camber, but otherwise really nice!Image

This thing had some seriously tiny tires on it! I think they were 165/45R15’s!Image

Yet another example of the less-is-more style.Image

Mugen edition Civic looking mean!Image

Look, twins!

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I know there’s not much done, but I like how aggressive this one looks, I like the color and it was so clean!

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Another set of wheels I can’t identify! Also note the Civic RR style bumper.Image

The JDM converted rear looks so much better than ours!Image

K swap and J Line wheels set this Sunburst orange EK off right!Image

Some like it, some hate it, but either way the Rat look is making an impact on our scene.Image

Four red EG’s all together.Image

Lower it! Drag DR27 low offsets on this one too.Image

It’s amazing what a drop and a good set of wheels will do! Why don’t more people mod beige cars?

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Yep. Pennies.

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I think this guy had the worst luck of anyone I’d seen at the show. Busted oil pan, cracked wheel, damaged quarter panel, and cracked windshield.Image

Teal and blue: 1 of a kind.Image

Okay, maybe 2 of a kind!Image

XXR 527’s making an appearance on this gunmetal EK.Image

The stance on this thing is spot on. I love the color, the wheels, the fitment  the whole package just works for me.Image

Steven Campbell, take notes!Image

White on white Civic peeking out of the line of stanced hellaflush rides!Image

Got camber?

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J lines again!

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Gold on black, a timeless combo!Image

Like K swaps?

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Pretty nice tuck going on here!Image

 

Much more to come!

Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.1:

Inspired by a thread over on vwvortex.com I present Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.1:

Toyota pick up on Fuchs wheels:

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Ford Ranger on Mustang wheels:Image

Ford Fusion on Bentley wheels:Image

BMW E36 on X5 wheels:Image

First Gen Camaro on Corvette ZR1 wheels:Image

Chrysler Aries K with SRT4 wheels:Image

Mitsubishi Lancer OZ wheels on a Mitsubishi Colt:Image

Crown Vic wheels on Ford Ranger:Image

 

 

Honda Civic with Jeep Cherokee wheels? Why not?!Image

C4  Corvette sawblades on Chevy BlazerImage

Going against the grain

These guys march to the beat of a different drum:

Ford Faimont Rally cross?

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Saturn SW2 Touring Car?Image

Volvo XC70 desert exploration vehicle?Image

Audi Quattro drift car?Image

BMW E30 tow rig?Image

RWD Honda Civic drifter?Image

Lamborghini Gallardo winter beater?Image

Old ’40s lifted and diesel swapped tow rig?Image

Nissan 240SX rally cross?Image

Subaru GL prepped for wilderness survival?Image

East Coast Fitment Fitment Festival 11/03/12 v.1:

A collection of images from The East Coast Fitment Festival in Concord, NC.

This Pontiac looked slammed in more ways than one. Image

I love these fender flares, I would definitely use these if I had an E36!Image

Mustang Mach 1 wheels on this Nissan 300ZX looked good.Image

This paint was crazy, it had a ton of pearl or flake or something in it.ImageImageImage

Not a fan of this paint job, but at least it was well executed.Image

Why orange grille and wheels? Because racecar.Image

The fitment this Evo was rocking was pretty impressive. I love these deep dish Work wheels.ImageImageImageImageImage

JDM front bumper on this Infiniti M series looked good… I liked his flag too. Image

R32 Skyline wearing a Veilside kit was a treat.Image

More to come!