Exclusive Content: Unpublished Photos of Matt Bouchard’s EF from 2015 SS Honda Issue…

Textbook Definition of #OldSkool!!!  Check out http://stickydiljoe.com/ and this awesome build!

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Matt’s EF is just one of those builds that you KNOW belongs in a magazine. I knew it from the first moment I saw it pull up to my Year.SIX event last year. It is a great car. It wouldn’t even be a stretch to say that it is probably one of the best EF builds to ever come to fruition. The parts selection, overall execution, and the fact that he took the time to rotisserie the entire shell, essentially building from the ground-up, really makes this build special. When it came time to select cars for the annual Super Street Honda Issue, I knew I had to squeeze Matt’s EF in there. I contacted Matt with pretty short notice and he was more than willing to work with me to get the car shot. Sometimes, guys are hesitant to shoot because they are worried their cars aren’t ready yet…

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Wekfest Los Angeles 2015 Coverage…Part 1…

Someday I plan on attending a Wekfest or Eibach! Need to start planning for the future.

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Damn, these just seem really dated now with all that has gone on in the last month or so. The trouble with having both Eibach and Wekfest LA so close together is that it adds to the bulk of work I already had from my Japan trip. There are a few builds that go to both events too so it can feel a bit redundant. I think many of the guys realize that though so they always have either a completely new set-up for the show, or they come out with some new additions for Wekfest LA. To be perfectly honest with you guys, I feel like the Los Angeles Wekfest event is quickly surpassing the Norcal show as the front-runner for the best event in the nation. The Norcal event has long been considered the “Super Bowl” of the series but the LA show is getting incredibly popular. More…

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Stickydiljoe Alki Beach Meet 2015 Coverage…

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You guys saw the Vlog, now here are some of the photos I captured that day. Originally, I didn’t even plan to do a meet or anything but since I just wanted to relax on Sunday during my Seattle trip and we didn’t have anything major going on, I wanted to get some car guys together. So after I shot Wiiizzer’s RSX that Saturday evening, I posted up a little thing on Instagram inviting people out to Alki Beach. It wasn’t going to be big or anything. I really didn’t have expectations for it. The guys that I actually knew and talked to were going to be there to chill anyway so it could have been just their 4-5 cars and it would have been completely fine. I think it could have been bigger since the weather was so nice but it was also Father’s Day so I didn’t want…

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BIG News Today!

At 11:50am at the Detroit Auto Show today, Acura is going to unveil the new production model NSX.  This has been a long anticipated moment for many that have already put down a deposit on the car as well as many who are hoping that this new model will do what the last one did, and that is put the supercar world on notice.  Last time Honda did this, they set the bar for a what a supercar truly should be…Fun to drive, comfortable, and RELIABLE.

This car is going to be a big deal in the automotive industry, soooooo…Watch it live!

 

Welcome to 2015

We here at TruForm. hope you had a great holiday season and a happy New Year celebration. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for a few things.

1. New year’s resolution. Maybe you resolved to finish a car project this year? Maybe you want to get in shape. Whatever it may be we want to see you succeed!

2. Tax time. Hopefully you’re getting money back!  Perhaps you’re saving for a vacation, or car parts, or putting it towards a retirement goal. Whatever you do, we hope you’re making progress. 

3. Working on the car. It’s cold out and like many of us your garage may not be the warmest place in your house, but we know you won’t let that stop you. 😉

Share with us what’s going on and remember, spring will be here sooner than you think, so get to work!

TruForm. Fall Food Drive & McSalty’s Meet

Truform. is getting together one more time this year to benefit the Ozarks Food Harvest and give back to those in need.  We would like to make sure the word gets out, so feel free to spread  this information around, invite your friends and family, and let’s make this event a big success.

Date: December 7th

Time: 4:00pm

Location: McSalty’s on Battlefield Road

We look forward to seeing you!

BMT…Otherwise known as the Boston Mountain Tour

My alarm goes off at 6am every day…only on most days I’m not too overly excited about anything.  Nov. 1st was a very different day, however.  This was the day of the 16th semi-annual running of the Boston Mountain Tour, an S2000 oriented event in which enthusiasts from 7 different states had converged on Eureka Springs, AR to participate.   This event has been on every spring and every fall for the past 8 years, and was started by one Julie Urasaki and Jerome Moore of http://www.S2KI.com who discovered the great winding roads of Arkansas and wanted to share their fun filled routes with friends.  Today the event hosts up to 50 participating cars, not all of which necessarily have to be S2000s (you just better not talk any trash if you aren’t in a Honda roadster), some have been known to bring Hondas of various types, Miatas, Porsches, and even an occasional Ferrari.

 

On this Saturday morning, it was cold.  In fact, this was the coldest BMT morning on record.  I walked outside to the lightly frosted cars…nobody was around yet.  It was chilly, so I can understand why people weren’t out there hanging around the cars talking like they normally would be.

Early morning shot with the sun ringing and showing all the pretty colors in the trees.

 

 

So I went to breakfast and found all the drivers!  I can’t say that I blame them.  It was much warmer in there.  After breakfast they do a brief registration and  driver’s meeting where they talk about keeping it between the mustard and the mayonnaise, and to stay out of the lettuce in order to avoid the ketchup.  After the meeting everyone started getting ready for the drive.

 

This is Chris’s supercharged AP1 making over 400whp.  It’s an impressive car for sure!

 

 

Matt’s turbocharged S2000 will break traction with ease, so combined with the colder temperatures of the pavement we were driving on and the extra power that he was putting down thanks to said air temps, he needed to be careful not to overdo it!  Seeing as how this is his showpiece for his detailing company, Daily Detailing, we wouldn’t want him to undo that shine.  Just look at that reflection!!!

 

From the hotel, we went to one of the local state parks down by the water for a photo op before running off to play in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas.

Forgive the poor image quality, it’s hard to get a good picture while moving, shooting with a cell phone, and through a dirty windshield at that!

All told, we had 33 S2000s and 5 “S2000 enthusiasts” running in 4 separate groups.

Groups 1-4 pictured in lines from left to right, and the 5th row being our photog for the day, who would hide in the trees at certain locations as we drove by and took pictures.

 

After about 80 or so miles of spirited driving, we stop for a 15 or so minute break.  Good time to stretch the legs and grab a quick refreshment before making the second leg to the lunch stop.

Gravel parking isn’t the first option, but the paved lot was full.

 

It only took us about 30-40 minutes to make it to lunch after that, and I picked a nice little spot to park in the shade.  Do you know what it’s like to get into a leather seat that’s been baking in the sun?

 

My group had the only 2 CR’s that showed up for this event.

 

After an awesome run through Mt. Judea, and before we hit Hwy 125 (a.k.a. Pig Trail) we made another stop at a gas station for a much needed potty break. Worst part is that this place only has 1 bathroom…for everyone.

 

Andy, pictured here on the far right, is the current organizer/Tour Master of the BMT and has been doing this for the past 4 years or so.

 

There is a rest stop along Pig Trail that sells snack food and drinks, along with various Pig Trail memorabilia items for passers through to pick up as tokens of their visit to this iconic stretch of road.

 

The red S2000 has also seen the hallowed roads of the Tail of the Dragon.

 

Andy and Julie-san chatting it up while we rested at a scenic lookout point along the side of the valley along Pig Trail.

 

Pig Trail can be a treacherous stretch of road with truckers that can’t fit around the road’s sharp hairpin turns, bikers that love the areas roads, but clog them up a lot, and slow moving traffic that hates the fact that you’re there acting like a hellion when all they want to do is get home.  Luckily, we didn’t encounter any of these on our visit, and I’m thankful.  The last thing I need is to get shot at by a local that doesn’t like my presence or the fact that I came to enjoy the roads!

 

Here’s one last shot while “spiritedly” making my way down Pig Trail.

This shot shows good movement…and trust me, we were moving!

 

This was a great trip, and if you love getting your machine out and going for a great drive down some fun roads while spending time with a good group of people, then feel free to keep an eye out in the Ark-La-Tex section on S2KI for the next event, which will be in the spring time.  Just go to http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/forum/88-ark-la-tex-s2000-owners/

 

Be safe, have fun, and keep the shiny side up!

Wekfest Texas 2014 Coverage…Part 1…

My goal is to attend a WekFest in 2015. Thanks for the Coverage Stickydiljoe and if you haven’t had Whattaburger you’re missing out..

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I love Texas. I really do. I don’t want to live there or anything, but visiting is always guaranteed a great time. Don’t tell anyone, but Texas is usually my favorite stop on the nationwide Wekfest Tour. I look forward to it every year because of two reasons; 1. The people are always incredibly nice and courteous and 2. The level of growth from year-to-year with their builds is very apparent. I think I’ve been doing the tour the last three years now and it is very obvious how much better their cars have gotten. New Jersey/New York is always good too but you have certain expectations for their builds and you expect them to be at a high caliber going into it. Texas started out as probably the “youngest” of the cities on the tour. The West is obviously the dominant region, the East incredibly competitive, and Texas was…

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