I go to a lot of car meets around Houston. It’s fun to meet up with old friends and shoot the shit, but more often than not, people ask, “why don’t you ever feature Hondas?” My answer is usually the same. You see, I grew up in the 90’s where import “tuning” was all about big rims, gaudy body kits, RS Akimoto intakes and custom conversions. Hondas were THE cars to modify. Nowadays, my tastes haven’t strayed too far from my VeilSide combat roots, albeit, a bit more mature and modifying Hondas have gone through a series of changes as well. For the last few years, it’s been tough for a Honda to make me say wow. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate a shaved and tucked engine bay as much as the next kid, but most of the Hondas I see around town are lacking in some way.
This past sunday, the good folks over at NonStopTuning, a.k.a. NST, celebrated their illustrious 5 year anniversary in La Marque, TX with over one thousand close friends and family! While some businesses celebrate with cheaply made cake and cheesy party hats, NST took it a few steps further by holding a drift competition and car show held at Gulf Greyhound Park just south of Houston. Despite the bitter forty degree weather, that didn’t seem to stop the hundreds of spectators from (as JohnP so eloquently put it) getting their drift fix. Luckily, there wasn’t any disappointment from the drifters as they put on their multiple layers of clothing and kept their heads warm in their helmets.