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Honda Daily Drivers: Beater with a Heater

**The following is a post from blog contributor Perry Nation and in no way reflects the complete opinions of the KMS staff and in fact we feel even more strongly about these cars than Perry has expressed.**


Tucked away in the King Motorsports Facebook page is some kind of button that allows ordinary civilians to share pictures of their Honders. And this makes me very happy. I want to share some of these pictures with you blog-reading people. These are the cars I would drive if I were banished to Winterfell.


This daily driver was shared by Justin F. Lowered on stockies, nice and tucked with special windshield spiderweb design, offset and marbled passenger front fender and CF-inspired hood. Special seat covers protect the OEM seats. Additional ventilation beneath the passenger side headlight brings in extra cooling to the brake system. This Civic is as much at home on the track as it is in the backyard next to that concrete well that came with the house!



This beaut was sent in by Charles M. Best to let him introduce us to his EF: "last pic of the first car 365k on the clock before i took it off the road because of rust. It had koni yellows purchased through king motorsports back in 1990 by my father for his 85dx (bought new in 84) also had the jackson racing springs, JR short shifter, JR front and rear sway bars and JR Bushing kit. and it had a 13" momo monte carlo purchased new in 1990 by my father. plenty more done but this is what was taken off my dads old 3g. right after this picture i upgraded the injectors, added a hedman header and a side pipe. Miss this car but not that much since i have a better 3rd gen now ;)"

Charles we are loving your black-on-red color scheme with the meaty tires and the bold primer patch with color-matched gas tank fill door. Photographically speaking this is a work of art and we appreciate how the architectural and parking lines accentuate the subtle, shy curves of your EF. The green PARK sign is the icing on the cake and brings the perfect STOP-NO-NEVERMIND-GO-palette balance to your red masterpiece. Also you must have been very close to the ground to take this picture.



Here is a proper EF wagon from Shawn D. Shawn has *only* cultivated a wee bit of rust so far because he is busy chasing down his true automotive passion, which is finding and then parking in front of ridiculously large red doors. We see some rust starting at the taillight seam which is encouraging and a good start! Shawn you must be as tall as Chewbacca because those front seats have become back seats.



Yia L. wants ya'll to meet the Red Rocket: "93 civic Dx, d16z6 swapped, 261k on Chassis, 264k on engine. rear ended so the trunk does not seal, smells like exhaust in cabin when the front window is cracked/opened. This is truly a beater with a heater! Did I mention snow tires up front for extra Wisconsin traction?"



This 93 Civic Si was shared to us by Unikeone D. He bought this green EG gem because the heater went out in his 4 door Civic. The EG has become his garage project car and presumably has heat. It's got special features like lightweight steelies up front, universal 4-lug alloys in the rear and just enough rust to let people know he's serious about living where it snows. Unusual sheetmetal deformations above the rear wheel wells belie the hidden mysteries of this car's past -- was it stanced beyond sanity? Was there a fender rolling session using a 20" rim and a speed bump? Did a snow chain that should have been installed on the front tires come loose and tear up the inside of the fender? As it is with roommates you find on Craig's List, used cars should have some secrets that you discover when you are tired and vulnerable. The rear end features defensive metallic protrusions that can knick the shins of any would-be thieves.



Dustin's Ek hatch makes me cry, bitter, rusty tears of desire. My mind wanders to days of youth, when camel statues were still magical and when hiding people inside cartop carriers was not illegal but instead encouraged. We hope to see thee again at Dyno Day, Dustin. Don't make us beg.


This next beater with a heater is owned and driven by Alvin S., which clocked an impressive 313,763 miles and counting. He's opted for a unique rear wiper *BLADE* delete, rather than the more pedestrian rear wiper *arm* delete. Alvin must work with reptiles, because there is a snake escaping from the trunk and wrapping itself around the muffler. The front seats have been upgraded to racing hammocks with ultra rare JDM material sourced from Babies "R" Us.






This Geo Metr- er, Honda Civic was shared with us by Mikle I., direct from Hungary. His Civic features custom time attack steelies, a Christmas-inspired paint job, and is the very rare lightweight bumperless edition EF that Honda only briefly offered overseas (the stuff we miss out on due to over-zealous US safety standards...). We do like the door and window trim delete, which is popular in Europe. Also, Mikle, we caught you sporting that Mugen sticker on the hood, and you know what? We are proud. There is something poetic happening there with your gas tank fill door, like some kind of stencil/spraypaint experimentation that is perched on the edge of self-discovery. Keep up the good work!




Shulong X. shared this amazing 1994 Integra DC2 LS with us. This picture was taken from a moving tram during the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot tour, which passes by famous retired film cars. That's right! This is the "Silver Flame" Integra featured in the "Jurassic Parking" TV series! Only 7 of these "picture cars" were made, 5 of which were destroyed during filming the 2nd season of the show. 1 was shipped off to the Smithsonian, and this last remaining car was actually driven on set by Gary Coleman in season 4. It features a full working interior and an upgraded suspension that has been replaced numerous times due to all the jumps it was featured in.

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