Inspiration From Weird Places

As of late, I’ve had a lot of different plans of what I’ve wanted this Civic to become. All that noise is gone, and I’m definitely just going to keep it a simple street car until I’m in a different point in my life, not going to struggle and stress so hard just so it will be a tiny bit different for the next summer. From now on, it’s just going to be consumable items, and maintenance for this guy.

With it’s recent rise in popularity, I’ve noticed a lot of hate on Kanjo and it’s culture, specifically from track guys. I understand why they dislike it, they track to keep it off the streets. But to me, when it comes to FF Hondas, Kanjo is what makes the most sense. It’s where my roots are, and those roots are deep, with the release of that Kanjozoku video, I’ve even confirmed that the way I think about cars is the same way real Kanjo racers think about cars. So that is the direction this car will keep moving. Light aero, light tune B-series motors, loud exhaust, small wheels, weight savings, dangerous cage setups, and sticky tires. Bare minimum, all out driving fun. At the end of the day, Kanjo is about driving, and to me, improving my driving is most important.

But back to the reason for this post. For a little while, I was shooting for big aero and shit. I’ve wanted it for years, ever since the first time I saw the Garage Work EK on a Crazu Knights post. I bought those Dmax canards, I had plans and some materials to build a splitter and diffuser, and I was in the process of buying a wing. I’ve also even had plans for making my own widebody. But after driving for a few months with front aero, I found that it’s not as fun. At least not on the street, that and my fuel consumption had risen quite substantially haha. Plus in order for me to do it exactly how I would want it, it would cost a lot of money that I definitely don’t have. ANYWAY, I’ve found a few guys on various forms of social media that have done similar setups to what I wanted. But pretty much all of them were done poorly, and anyone that did it well, didn’t really have any style, they looked too much like track cars. I’m into that, but the car has to look good yaknow? (I’m not going to name names, but quite a few of them were weirdos with huge aero that don’t track, don’t have any plans to track, or only autox. Like, seriously? Who needs a GT wing to autocross an FF Honda?).  But in a way, they have done well to inspire me, or at least reaffirm what my thoughts were on how I was going about my plans.  They showed me how to not do things, and how awkward things could look if I did it wrong. I guess this is me talking shit, but if you think I’m talking about you, I’m sorry haha. Oh well, all these plans aren’t completely dead, but are definitely put on hold for the long haul.

This is pretty much what the car’s going to look like for the remainder of this stage in my life. I need to work on me, this thing’s gotten enough attention haha.

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4 thoughts on “Inspiration From Weird Places”

  1. […] “With it’s recent rise in popularity, I’ve noticed a lot of hate on Kanjo and it’s culture, specifically from track guys. I understand why they dislike it, they track to keep it off the streets. But to me, when it comes to FF Honda’s, Kanjo is what makes the most sense.” – Geeky LURv […]

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