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.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately guys… being preparing business assignments as of late lol. Anyway a few weeks back I was invited to head over to pannala circuit to shoot a few pics for a few of my mates getting their cars tested. I convinced my mate Sam who had never been to and had always wanted to go to pannala to go along with me…. And for the rest of the 1hour we were there.. this are the results.
Thiwanka’s DC5 rolls into the pits.
Ever wondered what our Memories & Dreams have in common? Well to you & me there will always be a car/cars that would always bridge the gap. Whether you have seen a car and some day dream to own it, or driven it and some day hope to drive it again… what ever the case is, your love for that car will always be within you as you grow older.
Well for me it was kind of a different story….
It all started when a good friend got his hands on an EK9 and thats when i got the opportunity to drive it. I must say that experience has further helped me in a way to pay attention to how the car behaves on the throttle inputs. After a year or so my friend told me he sold it, as a result that experience became a memory to me. But the words EK9 always stuck on me, i remember there had been times i had wished to drive it all over again on many occasions.
When i started getting to know more people, i noticed that there were a few who did own Honda EK4’s &9’s. Then it came to the point where i started pursuing photography…
I am hereby pleased to give you the “Cream” of the event at the recent Speed Championship 2011 – Round 3 races.
What you see above are the Honda Civic’s that run in the SL H upto 1600cc event as they wait for the OK to head out on track.