This was my third year at Simply Clean's annual meet in Daytona, FL, and it was certainly a great weekend. This event is probably the definitive stance meet of the Southeast, and if that is what you want, then this is where you should be. I think my tastes have changed over the past couple of years, so I'm less enthusiastic about some of the builds here, but I'm always down to enjoy cars with friends. And there were plenty of both.
Kirt and I left Friday afternoon in his brand new 2015 Accord Sport. We certainly weren't aiming to break any necks on the trip, but this car really is pretty awesome. It made for an incredible weekend chariot for the Average Squad.
After recognizing a few cars that our friends at Southrnfresh had been posting, we realized that we were within miles of each other on I-75. We caught up and managed to squad up for the rest of the drive down. Joseph's Mazda6 is an incredible build, even taped up. I'm not sure how Simply Clean decides who gets top spots, but they really missed this one.
We also spotted Lauren Renfroe's VW Beetle on I-95. Great looking car!
After grabbing dinner and checking into our house, we made our way over the the BC Racing pre-meet at Buffalo Wild Wings. This little event, which has been hosted by CCW in the past, serves as a great teaser for Saturday. We also met up with Jose and Joel Lopez, our roommates for this weekend, and grabbed some neat shots of their Harleys. These two have built some of the neatest cars in Central GA in the past couple of years, so we are excited to see the new projects.
Saturday was packed and bright; not exactly what you want for good photos. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of builds, and the creativity displayed. Even the walk-in yielded some neat stuff, including a couple of GE8 Fits.
This NSX was probably my favorite of the show. No matter how much you spend, you just can't beat a simple build with classic wheels. With a few extra well thought-out details, an owner can create a car that stands out among flash-in-the-pan trendsetters, and will be remembered.
Sometimes though, going crazy with contrast can work.
This TSX just worked for me. Some neat JDM touches, factory option aero, and Enkei wheels are just my definition of modern Honda build.
This vintage JDM Toyota was another one of my personal favorites of the day. Just look at those details!
Cars from the Japanese Domestic Market newer than 25 years are illegal to import into the US. That being said, I'm happy that some folks still risk it. Its awesome to see an authentic DC5 Integra Type R in person!
Simply Clean reserves the pavilion for the "top" cars. Some of these aren't to my taste, but I'm continually surprised at the lengths that owners will go in pursuit of their vision.
The back lot serves a bit of a catch-all for the event. You'll find a variety of cars, built to various different styles and levels of execution here. That being said, there's always a few gems to be found.
If I remember correctly, all of the aero on this Fit were designed and made by the owner.
I'm always excited to see the latest Acura models laid out with cool wheels. They don't get a lot of love nowadays.