GALLERY> SoCal Hondas Swarm Norm Reeves

Two weekends ago, my friend Scott Toshima invited me to come out to a meet he was throwing at Norm Reeves Honda, off the 605 freeway in Cerritos CA. I’ve never owned a Honda in my life, so I never had a reason to go there previously, but I was definitely down to support whatever function Scott was throwing… plus, he said that several of the best offset Hondas in Southern Cali would be attending.

Well, Scott wasn’t lying. I was honestly quite impressed with the level of the cars that came out to this gathering, which wasn’t even a major carshow or anything; it was just a simple Honda meet in the parking lot of a local dealer! Even though it wasn’t some sort of big event like Import Showoff or something like that, the H crowd showed up strong to show off their new wheels!

That’s right, I said wheels! It seems that there are more and more Honda owners catching on and joining the low offset/stretched tire movement, and I think that’s a good thing. Sure, there are a lot of people who hate on this new trend in the Honda scene, saying that it makes no sense to stretch the tires and camber the rear wheels on a Front Engine, Front Wheel Drive car… but hey, Volkswagen guys have been doing it for years, and their cars are FF too!

I was pretty impressed with the setup at Norm Reeves Honda, because I wasn’t expecting much more than a bunch of cars parked in a parking lot… but to my surprise, they had a BBQ grill going, a big tent with a DJ and a sound system, and a ton of giveaways! Here’s a photo of our boy Scott from Norm Reeves on the mic, raffling off some prizes. I’m not exactly sure what he’s holding in this photo, but they were giving out some pretty cool stuff (again, to my surprise). Some guy lucked out and got some a pretty sick set of lugnuts that I would have personally wanted to win. Damn, no luck for me.

Hit up Scott directly if you need any Honda OEM or performance parts.

Even the staff of car magazines came out to support the event. Jeren, Brian and Tobin (above) from DSPORT Magazine came out to support the event, and I even saw a guy from Daytona Magazine in Japan.

By the way, if you like the Full Metal Jacket inspired “Born to Race” shirt that Tobin’s wearing, you can get it directly from our friends at Eat Sleep Race. Whoever gave them the idea to make this shirt in black is a genius, damn.

I didn’t get to meet the owner of this red NSX, but I thought it was AWESOME. Someone told me it’s owned by a girl. Man, I’m pretty impressed. This NSX looks pretty damn sexy and clean… I bet it’s a super fun freeway car! If you know who owns this car, please email us at motormavens(at)gmail to give us the contact info!

One thing I like about the Southern Cali Honda scene is the fact that people are always doing some innovative stuff. Check out the trunk lid of this Integra, which has a collage of logos, ranging from JUN to Obey to Supreme to Babe Blvd to “Team Your Mom’s House.” Nice.

Here’s the front of the same car, which features a front chin spoiler with the same graphic treatment, and a simulated Burberry pattern on the fender and grill. This is a pretty crazy scheme!

Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh. San Gabriel Valley’s Infinit Wheels crew came out to the meet with a ridiculously strong showing of Hondas that made everyone break their necks. They all rolled super hard with some rare Japanese wheels and extremely clean cars… some of which had MotorMavens stickers on them! What a cool surprise; to find our stickers on cars we had never even seen before! Coooooooool.

I’m telling you… Infinit Wheels had people TRIPPIN. Me included. Come on man! So sick.

I was rushing around trying to take pics of all the cars before they drove off, so I only caught a quick glimpse of this extremely clean black EK Civic, and I wasn’t able to get close enough to find out if these Mugen RNR wheels were authentic or fake.

I know, you may be thinking, “Dude. The car is just parked right there” but I was rushing around, shooting pics and passing out MotorMavens flyers and saying hello to everyone I saw. Believe me, I was pretty busy. Gorgeous looking car though.

I was jocking the hell out of this black CRX. Seriously, cars like this CRX make me get excited about Hondas all over again, like it was 1995 or something. The only thing is, this CRX would smash on any other CRX from the 1995 era, with its fresh JDM parts, aggressive stance and rare, good offset Japanese wheels! So fresh.

Let’s take a closer look at those wheels! Hey, wait! Those aren’t SSR Superfins… they’re… DEFI wheels? Wait. As in Defi, the company who makes electronic boost and temp gauges?! Crazy.

Yeah, yeah, we’ve seen EG6 Civics before… but WAIT. What the hell is this Civic doing with a set of SSR/Modex Dori Dori wheels… and in 5×114.3 lug pattern?! Aren’t EG6 Civics 4×100..? Yes! So what the hell is going on here..? Wow, those Infinit Wheels kids are crazy. Sick.

Oh SNAP! Another 5×114.3 EG Civic?! This time, it’s rocking one of my favorite wheels of all time… the Sprint Hart CP-R Competition. I absolutely loved these wheels when I bought my set back in the 1990s. Even though I had them on a slow ass FWD Toyota Celica. They looked awesome on that Celica though.

Honda Civic Orthia?! It looks like our boy Danny from Infinit got his Civic painted… well, sort of! Last time we saw this car, it was at Nisei Showoff and it had a silver front end.

Wowwwwwwwww just look at this immaculate blue Honda Civic Wagovan! This EF Wagovan belongs to pro drag racer Bisi Ezerioha and it’s putting out 700 HORSEPOWER. Yes, SEVEN HUNDRED. More on this car very, very soon. Stay tuned!

Here’s the last pic I’ll post up for now… I didn’t even get a chance to shoot that many because I got to the meet late… which might have had something to do with the fact that I attended the Boombox 3 Year Anniversary Party at Grand Star Jazz Club the night before with some friends from out of town.

If you want to see some more photos from the event (and from a person who knows a lot more about Hondas than I do), check out Joey’s website, The Chronicles. He took a lot more photos than I did, and did a great job of shooting all the cars at the show before they drove off. Just don’t be offended by some of the language and terminology on the Chronicles blog though, haha! Joey kinda keeps it real.

::Antonio Alvendia

MotorMavens Readers' Blog

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28 Responses to “GALLERY> SoCal Hondas Swarm Norm Reeves”

  1. Tizer says:

    What an amazing set of cars. And those wheels, drool!

  2. Hechtspeed says:

    Dang Gina! I’m a Honda fanboy. Thanks for posting. Heading over to “The Chronicles” now! Can’t wait for the Bisi feature! That guy’s been doing it big for years! 700hp Wagovan?! Oh hells yess!

  3. Chris Bautista says:

    been out of the honda scene a looong time but damn. love those ssr turbo disc covers though! oh yea holy crap on that civic wagon 700HP???

  4. eight2178 says:

    thanks homie.
    thought you forgot about us over here!

    i’ll send you the info on the nsx owner…check your email.

    as far as the ek, i’m sure those were REAL RnR’s, as it was part of JHPUSA’s display.

  5. om1kron says:

    I wanted to go to this meet since I support the honda scene to the fullest but I own no more hondas, and probably never will after converting to RWD.

  6. That event looks beast. We need more of them going on my way to help our scene build.

    I love how wagons have become dope now. It is great to see people venture outside of the norm to build a great looking car.

  7. Dat wagon iz clean! 700hp ftw!! I jus saw the vid on you tubeee

  8. efcivicman says:

    700HP WAGONVAN that is so cool please do a feature on it soon like tommorow or friday.ALL those hondas are sick especially the ef crx.And i like the a website has such a braod spectrum of car cultures since you have a honda meet and a rod meet on the front page.

  9. Gaijin says:

    Super Street magazine was following the build of the civic wagon for the past couple of months

  10. BlueSlug says:

    700hp!!!!111 JEsus christ that’s a sleeper if there ever was one, more on the Wagovan, please!

  11. eight2178 says:

    …I know Antonio has something up his sleeve with Bisi’s wagon.

    stay tuned!

  12. I spy a set of my favorite old school Works in that last pic. ;) Been thinking of getting those for my Miata… But I’m not sure yet. Wheels for the S13 first.

    Hope to get out and see the SoCal Honda crowd in person sometime in the next year or two. Most of my favorite Civics come from that area.

  13. jae bueno says:

    Very nice coverage Antonio! Love the photos!

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  15. .: Jover :. says:

    Man, i can’t believe I let myself literally sleep on this! So fresh.

  16. [...] That’s right, I said wheels! It seems that there are more and more Honda owners catching on and joining the low offset/stretched tire movement, and I think that’s a good thing. Sure, there are a lot of people who hate on this new trend in the Honda scene, saying that it makes no sense to stretch the tires and camber the rear wheels on a Front Engine, Front Wheel Drive car… but hey, Volkswagen guys have been doing it for years, and their cars are FF too! Continue reading and view more photos on MotorMavens! [...]

  17. D1RGE.EXE says:

    Holy mother of……you said 700HP wagovan????? I am trembling in awe and a puddle of my own urine.

    freakin undercover axe-murderer of a car that is…

  18. PLAGUE MURKZ says:

    damn Antonio… your putting in work for the motormavens crew! SSR Challenge Racing Defi’s FTMFW!! i’ve wanted those since ’92, LOL.

  19. moomoopanda says:

    Just an fyi, the five lug comes from ITR’s and is a bolt-on affair onto EG’s.

  20. pholife says:

    infinit..DUMA APRROVED!

  21. [...] were pretty hyped after seeing Bisi Ezerioha’s turbocharged Honda Civic EF Wagovan in our previous post about the Norm Reeves Honda Meet. I was hyped when I first saw it too! It’s pretty crazy to have a front wheel drive car with [...]

  22. Dope coverage, crazy how the Honda scene keeps coming out with dope trends.

    Bisi’s civic is a crazy sleeper, haha i would never expect that to have 700 hp

  23. Steven Ponec says:

    I don’t really like a lot of the wheels on those cars. But the NSX! WOOOOW! Crazy colorful and clean :)

  24. spd racing says:

    the 4 door dark green integra with the dc2 front looks pretty dope!

  25. lalo says:

    yo what up homies did u guys see the redbull models i got laid by one of them!!!!

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