Mimms has taken a turn for the best recently. It’s been transformed from a Service station car park meet to a civilised upmarket indoor show. Literally.. Before these functions were ‘meets’, now with being inside all of the best Honda’s come out to show off their perfect bodywork dripping in genuine JDM goodies. Bluewater shopping centre played host for the day with two levels including outdoor area rammed with well-executed pocket rockets.
Tegiwa were on the lower floor representing ‘Yellow Speed Racing Europe’ a performance coilover and big brake kit manufacturer who are big overseas especially in the Taiwan Time Attack, TTTC (Taiwan Touring Car Championship) and D1 Drift Championship. Now we have the European division and YSR Europe are the sole European distributor of Yellow Speed products including a range of camber products, air jacks and accessories. You can find the range of products at www.yellowspeedeurope.com where you can request custom spring rates etc to accommodate your handling needs for on road or track. Our stand did attract A LOT of attention, mainly due to Kiel Priestman’s Skunk2 Europe sponsored brutal Civic EG drag car. It’s not everyday you see a ¼ mile slaying monster up close.
There was a multitude of well-built cars, from simple and functional DC5s to track spec brutes. The many combinations of JDM wheels and Big Brake Kits kept the crowds cameras flashing. One of the highlights from the upper indoor area of the show was the S2000’s. Carbon roofs, Spoon roofs, Mugen, Feel’s, J’s Racing… every important major JDM brand was there and lots of it.
It was great to see the range of Honda’s, not just performance models but the likes of the CR-Z and Jazz. A few classics were dotted about including a pristine white CRX owned by Gurdip along with a first gen civic and B-Powered classic Mini (tight squeeze). Obviously there had to be a Godzilla (Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R) lurking and there was. A bayside blue example which is always a pleasure. Honda show or not, such a car is always welcome.
The show overall was a real success with a fair few trade stands, quality cars, food and drink within a short walking distance within the shopping centre and of course…in true Tegiwa fashion.. ‘Krispy Kremes’. Until next time..