Welcome to Honda Fest Thailand (HFTH), the largest Honda-centric customized automotive present in all of South East Asia.
Given what number of Honda followers there are in Thailand, this occasion may fairly probably be probably the most extremely anticipated of all the modified automotive occasions held within the nation. Fanatics flock from throughout Thailand to be part of it, with upwards of two,000 automotive entry purposes acquired and spectator tickets promoting out in 30-minutes flat.
Honda Fest Thailand is huge, however earlier than I present you what the latest occasion was all about, let me clarify the way it all started.
5 shut mates, all of whom are well-known in Thailand’s Honda scene, joined forces to run the very first HFTH occasion in 2019. Nongnuch Backyard in Pattaya – an attractive place that anybody who involves Thailand should go to – supplied the backdrop.
That first occasion attracted greater than 2,500 automobiles and 4,500+ spectators, and in following years – even within the midst of the COVID pandemic – Honda Fest Thailand grew to draw greater than 7,000 followers via the gate.
For the 2022 HFTH occasion, the organizers wished to do one thing just a little totally different. The theme ‘Really feel Like Japan’ was adopted, with the Japanese vibe scene set at Affect Velocity Park – a kart circuit right here in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. Additionally new for this occasion was a revised automotive choice course of, capping numbers to simply 450 automobiles.
Given Honda Fest Thailand’s recognition, it’s not shocking that individuals are actually travelling to the occasion from neighboring nations. I flew all the way down to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to hitch my mates for his or her 1,500km street journey up to HFTH. It took about 20-hours, and there have been just a few pace bumps alongside the best way, however it was an expertise I’ll always remember.
Arriving at Affect Velocity Park, the setup did certainly have a comfy Japanese feeling about it, which everybody appreciated.
Thailand’s Honda tuning scene is de facto numerous, and that confirmed within the wide selection of kinds on present. All the favored H-badged fashions accessible domestically had been represented – Jazz (Match), Civic, Integra, Prelude, Accord, S2000, NSX and extra.
Even some choose two-wheeled Hondas had been invited alongside.
One of the crucial highly effective (and doubtless the quickest) automobiles on the occasion was AZC’s 2015 Honda Jazz, which contains a big-boosting K24 engine good for 1,100hp. It’s finest quarter mile time? A flat 9.0-second cross.
The RB1 Honda Odyssey was one of many last few MPVs that featured a low wagon-like roofline, and this instance appears to be like powerful slammed with a black-on-black scheme.
Of particular word had been the engine bays. Whether or not it was NA or featured some type of compelled induction, each bay I noticed was tastefully and cleanly modified.
Right here’s one thing you don’t see each day, an EF Civic 4-door sedan transformed to 2-door, and an EK Civic 3-door transformed to 5-door. The latter sounds a bit odd, however one way or the other it appears to be like fairly good!
In fact, 5-door Civics are the norm now, and this model spanking new FL5 Sort R appeared excellent in Enhance Blue over black RAYS Volk Racing TE037 6061 REDOT 2020 wheels.
Oak Membership, Thailand’s official Spoon Sports activities distributor, had a particular NSX on show. The enduring blue and yellow NA2 has been on mortgage from Spoon Sports activities in Japan for the previous six months.
As regards to NSX’s, the one and solely Liberty Stroll NSX in Thailand – as constructed by Infinite Motorsport – was on present and parked up subsequent to a different NA1.
Idemitsu Thailand was proper behind HFTH 2022, and even introduced out their Civic EF hatch.
As has been the norm because the very first Honda Fest Thailand occasion, in direction of the tip of the night a really particular competitors was drawn. Everybody who attended may get within the draw to drive residence in a fully-built EG Honda Civic. Speak about a next-level occasion prize!
Honda Fest Thailand 2022 was one other enormous success, and I’m already wanting ahead to the following one. Till then although, take a look at the huge gallery of photos beneath.
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