Nostalgic Wednesdays: Honda CRX Exclusive

It's Exclusive, but Doberman not included.

Last Nostalgic Wednesday for 2011, what could be a good year ender? Why not a Honda CRX. Why the CRX you say? The Honda CRX was one of the fathers of the “ricer” cult in the US. Also referred as the “pocket rocket”, the CRX was a quick fix for tuners and marketed as a sporty compact car. If you’re in the market for a CRX, it’s like hunting white unicorns. I know a clean,unmolested CRX is hard to come by these days. But let’s try to up the ante and since it’s a year ender NosWeds, Let’s talk about the black unicorn, uber rare 89′ CRX Si Exclusive.

Before the Si-R, Honda had two CRX models in Japan, the 1.5X and the Si. Based on these two models, they came up with 7 other trim models. With only 350 units built, the Si Exclusive would be considered the rarest CRX.

From White Trash to High Class: Colter Morgan’s Oh-So-Wide 240sx S14.

So before I left Texas for Maryland, I tried to find another blogger and photographer to join our team and fill the void I was leaving. Actually, truth be told, I’d been looking for these two mythical beasts for at least a year. We’re pretty picky about who we work with because it’s more than just photography skills, writing skills or even ninja skills that we’re looking for. It takes a certain personality to put up with our constant jokes and stabs at each other and there has to be that passion for cars which is hard to find in someone unless you get drunk with them.

Another hard day for Santa.

**Disclaimer #1 Neither Santa nor MaydayGarage condone drinking and driving**

Santa/Satan's Chariot.

Beaming with excitement!

Nostalgic Wednesday: Chaparral 2J “Sucker car”

The Chaparral 2J,also known as the ‘fan car’, and also the ‘sucker car’, was the first of only a few race cars to feature fan-assisted aerodynamics. Built during the 70’s, the car was basically a giant racetrack vacuum-cleaner; a movable skirt underneath the car sealed in the vacuum created by two large fans mounted at the back (thus the name “fan car” and “sucker car”).

The 2J was powered by a chevy v8 that was tuned to push close to 700hp. The owner,Jim Hall, also decided to add a snow mobile engine behind the car. The two 17-inch diameter fans were powered by a single 45hp, JLO Rockwell snowmobile engine, which ran at constant speed.

Quick Post: Re:Vision Holiday Car Meet.

So on my quest to find cool cars and meets here in the state of Maryland, my newfound friend Danny Rodman (the guy with the really awesome MX83 Cressida from 100 drifters of December), told me of a meet this past Friday in Rockville, MD, just a little outside of Washington D.C. Although I got there a tad late, there was still a small group of cars outside of this shop despite the frigid weather.
Variety was the thing to take from this meet as the cars ranged from Domestics, to VIP rides, to drift cars, to even high end exotics and electric cars, there was something for everyone.

I saw a small handful of cool cars but I couldn’t take many pictures of them because they were outside in the darkest of parking lots. I was hoping there’d be a little smidgen of light outside, but alas, I wasn’t so lucky. I did manage to take a few photos, but I won’t go into detail about this meet. I’m praying that car meets in Maryland aren’t in pitch black conditions like this one, cause it’s really hard to convey what goes on when you can’t even see your own hands!

Four door luxury car or two door sports car?

Pretty rare first gen All Trac with a weird looking second gen RC hood

You'd think I was at a brothel with how pink these lights were.

Inside the actual shop, people kept warm and checked out some local rides.

A very tidy S13 SR motor resides in this Sil-Eighty.

**insert GoldMember reference**

This S13 was very clean both in and out.

Tesla making it's rounds.

Seems kinda odd to see a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale next to a bunch of imports.


Till next time!