The H Factor – Part 3 | Mimms Honda Day @ Croft Circuit 2021

My aim is to give the UK car scene some prominence on a bigger scale. I’m not doing this for anything other than the pursuit of capturing the best of what we have over here when it comes to enthusiast culture. Immortalising the product of peoples’ passion and dedication to what some may consider “just another hobby”. For certain individuals, this is their life.

Likes and followers ought not to be a matter or quantity, but quality. What I mean by that is, if I waste my time chasing after “reach” or similar stats, 1000/10000/100000/1M won’t mean anything if: 1) What I’m providing is generic; 2) My work doesn’t have a direct effect on the reader, giving them some insight into the subject of an article or perhaps some inspiration to do what I’m trying to do; 3) I feel that it becomes a chore and end up doing this purely to strive for social media relevance.

If what you’ve seen and read resonates, then I’ll be glad to have put the work in wrapping up this event coverage piece for all of you.

On the day, track sessions were running throughout, giving everyone with a helmet and a sensibly-loud [is that a thing] car the chance for some seat-time. I think they ran for about 20 minutes at a time, so it wasn’t an open pitlane, trackday type of deal, but drivers could sign on more than one session. I suppose that’s convenient, because you and your car could let some steam off and then take a breather without pounding on it all day and being concerned about tyre/brake wear. It was fairly priced too, so if you didn’t take your machine out on track that day, you missed out! There’s always next time!

That morning, a pair of E92 M3s were garnering a bit of attention, unsurprisingly. Both wore mostly matching parts from what I remember, inside and out. Although, I think one was a Type R Limited or something…

BBS E88s measured 18″ in diameter, half-cage fitted behind the B-pillars, and functional stance gave these two BMWs that Euro Clubsport look.

The E92 3-series coupe is struggling to age.

I take it the owners of both M3s like to frequent the Green Hell. Croft Circuit probably felt like a playground to them.

The weather took a little dip around lunchtime, so that’s why some photos aren’t as sunny and colourful as others. Didn’t have an effect on how much presence this monochromatic R32 showed though.

FR machines took a back-seat that day, but a Skyline is a Skyline after all.

Bolt-on overfenders give the car some beef without the obnoxiousness, and also room to fit the Work Meister S1 split-rims.

Ridox bodyparts is all an A80 Supra really needs to ask for. But then to go and sit it on an iconic set of 3-spoke wheels in flat bronze! I don’t think you need a dictionary definition for the word sick-as-fuck.

A white EK hatch with painted USDM side mirrors appears! And then I saw a guy walk out and sit on the front wing, so I decided to go have a chinwag.

Every Civic I saw with that unmistakably shaped oil dipstick, I’d be on it like a fly to shit. Okay, that’s the wrong metaphor, but you get what I mean. If you don’t, all will become clear in a future blogpost *hint hint*. The owner planted a K24 engine from an Accord, and the numbers this thing allegedly churns out sounded like it could be a weapon for a nat-asp motor. To be honest, I just admire how nice that camcover looks 🙂

I’m pretty sure this EG was for sale.

OEM optional extras mixed in with aftermarket bits.

Gave me a USDM throwback kinda vibe, dunno why.

One very fast teal CR-X being hammered round Croft by owner Colin.

That K-Tuned shifter assembly is a clue as to why I said very fast.

Tidily swapped in a K-series, not a bad idea eh?

Whatever was in this EK coupe, the driver was exploiting every measurable ounce of it.

Tom – whose old NA MX-5 was hands down the sickest I’ve ever come across in the UK – was someone I followed on IG because you could tell by the execution of his every idea was done with precision and tact. Then all of a sudden, I stopped seeing his Advan-liveried Roadster on my timeline. Well, this is the reason. A Datsun Sunny Truck with a Honda heart transplant. Even if you’re against the whole “inter-brand engine-swapping”, you’ll have a hard time criticizing Tom’s work of brilliance.

I didn’t know wtf I was looking at, but it ripped every time it passed by out on track. As we were leaving, I made sure to grab a snap of it. Upon closer inspection it was a Corolla GT, whatever that is. Sat pretty on RE30s though.

Strictly B-series here.

Sep and his Accord Euro-R on their way out.

All in all – as if it weren’t obvious – a good time was had by all…

…except that one EP3 that got trailered off track.

JDM CR-V with some hench OEM-spec rainguards.

That day happened to also be the Euro 2020 final, which as we know, a lot will be trying to forget about. Anyhow, everybody seemed to, not be in a rush, but packed up their belongings earlier than expected. The weather looked like it was taking another turn aswell. Let’s hope this minter of a yellow EK9 here got home dry.

Finally, all that I have in my “Mimms Croft 2021” folder has been uploaded and shared with you who’ve held on ’til here. Extra bonus photos will be posted up on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thanks for tuning in, share the blog if you want, and I hope to katch your attention next time!

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