Tag: Hatchback

Encounter: YF☆戸辺POWER – Yellow Factory EG6 at Tsukuba Circuit


To this day, the  ‘Encounter’ post I did on the Yellow Factory EG6 at last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon has been the most popular post on this site with over 137 shares.  I’m not sure what it was about it, but everyone seems to like the aggressive, all-out, time-attack style.  I like it simply because it’s consistently one of the fastest Honda’s at the track!  As of last year, the YF’s EG6 best time was a 1’01.38 – impressive right?  Well at this particular event, it managed a time of 1’00.345; crushing it’s old time by over a second!  A hero among the Honda community.  Click past the break for more shots, compliments of JDM Clips.

Feature: Johnny’s 559 EK


Elementary.  The basics.  Simplicity.  Classicality.  Yes, that last one is actually a word.  All these words can sum up the look of Johnny’s fresh hatchback.  It’s almost more about the things he chose not to do, then what he did do that makes this EK so clean.  It’s a nice change from the over adorned, gaudy looking masses that make up the majority of modified cars these days.  Johnny lives in my hometown, and we met through theJDM awhile ago.  This is his second build and I’ve been wanting to shoot it for some time now, so I caught up with him at Eibach.  It’s tough to get creative shots at a car show, so consider this a preview to a more worthy future write-up.  Enjoy the pics past the break.

Feature: IL4’s Time Attack EK

Inline Four has been dedicated to Honda and Acura tuning for over a decade now.   I’ve been going to them since I moved to So-Cal in 2005; back when they were in the tiny office off the 22.  They have now moved to a better, larger facility in Garden Grove, but they’ve kept the same attitude about tuning and service.  It’s a great shop that continues to grow in many ways, including a new line of their own performance parts.  This year they have completed the build on their K-powered race car, and it’s already winning events.  I made a trip down to Inline Four last week with a friend to inquire about some cams for his EG, and so I could pick up some wheel spacers for my coupe.  Lucky for me the EK was parked out in front of the shop.  I had only seen the car once at Nisei and since I had my camera with me I asked Brandon if I could snap some pictures.