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My motorsports career began with Hondas. I dreamt of owning one since before I could drive. It was a CRX. I ended up purchasing an EF Civic though, and later an EG. My love for Honda and all things Mugen has been a long, drawn-out affair. Although when my career took me to Japan for employment at a world-renowned tuning shop, the reality of the tuning industry's lack of interest there crushed any preconceived notions I may have had about how much better Honda was in the land of JDM.
There's no doubt that Honda led the battle toward modern-day tuning as we know it in the U.S. B18C-swapped Civics were the stuff of legend for most enthusiasts-that is until the rise of drifting and the arrival of factory turbo'd, all-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S., but I digress. Unlike its U.S. counterpart, Honda isn't quite so popular oversees. Since the beginning of the JDM craze, enthusiasts have been building cars in hopes of mimicking Japanese builders to a tee. Once deployed to Japan I was shocked to find out that Honda enthusiasts were few and far between and tuners catering to Hondas, well, were practically non-existent. So why don't Japanese tuners share in America's Honda love? That, Honda fans, is the million-dollar question.
notice halfway through the vid, the porsche camera car can't keep up