While quite a few things get me down about my car, they are always pushed by the wayside when I remember the sheer healthiness of the UK Honda scene. Things like convoying to South Mimms from Watford Gap Services with around forty other Civics and Integras in a line stretching as far as the eye can see are massive boosts for my inspiration to get my car finished!
I set off from Manchester with my mate Adam at around half 10 and stopped off at both Corley and Watford Gap services for a series of mini-meets and to join in with the convoy down to South Mimms, just outside London.
Normally I don’t bother joining convoys but I’m so glad I joined this one – there’s nothing quite like driving down the motorway with only EG/EK Civics and DC2 Integras for company and hearing the distant sound of VTEC as everyone exercised their right foot every once in a while.
Upon arrival at the South Mimms services I was amazed by how many hundreds of cars had squeezed into the relatively small car park, although the regular visitors stopping to get some food didn’t seem to share this view judging by their facial expressions when trying to find somewhere to park!
The quality of the cars there was, in a word, outstanding. Everything Honda was covered along with all manners of engine swaps and wheel and colour combinations.
All styling scenes were covered too, with everything from Hellfalush style cars to stripped out track cars making an appearance.
The beauty of the UK Honda scene (and the Honda scene in general) is that the cars can’t be pigeon-holed; you can do whatever you want. Whether you want a small car to get round a track as fast as possible or just a car to go low and slow in, the parts are available and the cars are versatile enough to let your imagination run wild.
I’ll let the rest of the pictures do the rest of the talking so you can see for your self just how high the standard of cars was – I’ll definitely be making the 400 mile round trip again for the next meet!
I’ve got plenty more pictures left to edit so keep checking back for more updates!