There was more than just the Eibach Meet going on in the Honda world this past weekend. Europe’s biggest Honda event, HondaFest 2015, was also taking place in Venlo, Netherlands. This event has a lot more to offer than your average car meet. It’s full of exciting challenges and skills competitions, including an Ultra Racing Handling Course, and an EBC Brakes Kickdown Competition. NWP4LIFE user Manlong (MLN) took home first place in the kickdown competition. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, it’s a test of both speed and braking ability, where participants must accelerate as fast as they can to a marked area, and then brake precisely in a designated area without crossing the line. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.
A huge thanks to Katjana Vrösch for sharing her HondaFest 2015 Europe coverage with us. Check out her Automotive Photography page for more of her awesome work. Also, please follow Manlong’s Facebook Page MLN Projects. Enjoy.
Manlong joking around on his way to 1st place.
Beautiful Type R glowing in the sun.
Kickdown competition winner with his prize.
Dustin’s Jasper Green DA9
It’s been too long since we’ve covered an Eibach Meet, so it was awesome to get out there today and take some photos, and catch up with some old faces. Eibach Honda Meet 2015 featured a lot of big-name vendors, in addition to the hundreds of non-vendor participants. Spoon Sports USA had a fleet of their cars on display, including their NSX and the Civic Type R that won Global Time Attack. Loi Spec Garage was stationed at the Eibach booth, which had several other awesome cars out front. ICB Motorsports had a strong presence in the vendor area, as did Falken Tires. There are many others who I am leaving out, so check out the pictures below for more detailed coverage.
A HUGE thanks to Ryan and Rodrez for all the hard work and planning that went into making this event possible. Hosting a meet of this size is no easy task, and they do an amazing job year in and year out.
Rodrez and Ryan answering trivia questions.
Possibly the cleanest EF in the world.
Love the matching shirt and valve cover combo.
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Here are a few shots from an impromptu photoshoot with Loi’s (@loispecgarage) and David’s (@dthai_07) Type R’s in El Monte, CA.