A few years ago i remember seeing the ever so famous super car meet which was held at the nawam mawatha car park… and i thought wow thats just brilliant. The selection of car that were present that day was insane! Since then i remember hearing a few friends of mine mentioning “back in that day… there was this super car meet where the best of Sri Lanka’s performance cars met”.
From then on the question that i kept asking my self was why hasnt it been happening… I never got the answer to that question until we celebrated our 1 year anniversary of pistontorque last year. Thats when i saw the true potential of our community! Everyone enjoyed last year and that was what made me come up with this meet up, which will from now on been an annual meet up!
Our 2nd Year meet up took place on the 3rd of February @3pm and below is what went down.
As we are celebrating our second year meetup today, I thought it will be fitting to release this feature at our meet.
The car above you see belongs to a good friend of ours, Muzahir. I remember him a few years ago when he used to own a Civic ES RS, fondly remember the part when He and a few mates of his came to pick up a set of Wheels from a friend of mine, and they all ended up carrying 2 wheels in the boot and 2 wheels on the laps of 3 of his mates in rear seat (Tight Fit) They complained of body aches the next day :)
Anyway, Muzahir has always been a Civic Nut, so from a RS to Type R is definitely a big feat.
We last witnessed a legal drag race exactly 12months ago, within a few months after it was organized everyone were soon thirsting up for another one! Although attempts were made to hold another drag battle early and mid this year failed, the green light came from the officials to hold it at the Katukurunda Air Strip to end this year.
We all have heard the statement “we will always remember our first crush”. If i was to take that statement and put it into the life of a petrol head, it would then obviously mean a car. By now you probably know that EK9′s and Me have a sort of history.
If your wondering whats so special about this EK9 to me other than its Normal Aspirated Numbers or its power to weight ratio or its driving dynamics, then let me just tell you : When i turned 18 this car right here was the 1st performance car i drove thanks to my friend who bought it back then. It was the 1st time i felt Vtec kick in at 6000rpm. This was the car that taught me the meaning of simple and functional factory modifications . It also prevented my mind from going rice boy crazy when i took a peek at the world of aftermarket tuning. This car right here is my master! Each time i see it i appreciate Honda for making its 1st fwd car to carry the Type R badge.
In the vast market of Mid size performace cars… you get the honda Accord Euro R that fits into this segment. Euro what you ask? Yes you heard me! Its the Accord Euro R. To those of you who dont knw about this car i will go on to explain. Well whats with the R you might ask? As in the case of honda the R signifies something very special to them, that they are (more…)