Wednesday Work Break: 2018 East Coast Eibach Honda Meet
Back in 2004, the desire to unite a collection of Honda enthusiasts birthed the first Eibach Honda Meet at Eibach Suspension’s US Headquarters in Corona, CA. In the fourteen years since its inception, the once-simple car gathering has not only outgrown its residence at the Eibach facility, but also the state of California.
On the hunt for exciting new locations across the country to bring more like-minded Honda fanatics together, Ryan Hoegner (one of the event’s co-founders) and friends have branched out and created a handful of new stops including Ohio and Florida. However, one largely popular region always escaped their grasp: the Northeast. That is, until now.
For the inaugural East Coast Eibach Honda Meet, the crew positioned themselves between the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States, by using Turn 14 Distribution’s Pennsylvania warehouse in Hatfield, PA. This proved to be an easier transition for Hoegner than he had imagined, as the warehouse’s parking layout was nearly identical to the meet’s roots in Corona.
The event itself ended up being quite a perfect day. Albeit a little on the hot side, the elite quality of East Coast builds that surfaced was an impeccable representation of the build potential housed on this side of the country. The food trucks on site to provide great meal options, the outstanding vendor support lining both sides of the parking lot, and the wide range of serious Hondas combined to keep attendees and show entrants entertained throughout the morning.
It was an amazing day for me to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, display my car, eat great food, take some pictures, and best of all, ogle some of the finest Honda builds I’ve ever seen. Solid day.
As awareness is spread of a new destination for the East Coast Honda faithful to showcase their craft, the gathering is sure to outgrow its new location, too. If you missed it this year, be sure to check out the gallery below, and come out to next year’s East Coast Eibach Honda Meet.
We’ll see you there.