Almost Stock ‘19 R on 255/35-19”
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- Oct 14, 2019
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- Destin, FL
- 2019 Civic Type R FK8, 2017 Lexus GX460 Luxury
- Vehicle Showcase
It was a pleasure to meet you in person mate, the photos you post don't do your car justice.Friday and Saturday about 60 Civic owners (all Gen-X variants +1 fearless leader BB Gen-XI Sport, few Accords, couple party crashers) hung out at Fontana and drove Tail of the Dragon in NC/TN, all had lots of fun. ToTD is 318 turns in 11 miles, crazy! We had a blast driving other area roads too, try it sometime if you can. Son & I agree it’s a self-service roller coaster.
Best part (besides the road fun) was the people. Met several members here (Bob) and made new friends. Great time to drive hard, compare mods, share experiences from all around. I was honored to receive a car show attendees choice award for best FK8, thanks people!
Planning next years trip once Tim (great job!) settles on dates. Tasty food abounds and camaraderie was enriching, all in the easy going and beautiful cool mountain resort getaway of Fontana.
Stock is one heck of a car. Glad to meet you too. Event in NC (Fontana Village) & TN (Dragon) turned out great, perfect weather too. The R capes exceed my comfort level and perhaps driving skill. My first two runs in the rain Friday afternoon behind the fastest driver there (he left after dam shoot) scared the crap out of me (& son) but the lateral grip on fresh PS4S was still amazing through 636 turns (out & back).Made it back to my apartment yesterday from the Wake the Dragon event, but forgot to post due to my AC being dead at my apartment. It was fixed today and now I am just enjoying the photos taken from the various photographers setup on the dragon. Looking forward to the event next year!
As my first time ever really driving this hard in my life, I am shocked at how well the Type R handled those 1.3G turns, but I immediately gained significant confidence in the car and started pushing as hard as I could. And even though my Type R is still stock, I feel I only pushed it to about 90%.
It was a pleasure to meet you in person mate, the photos you post don't do your car justice.
Not good parenting, but the kids has good taste in carsAlmost kidnapped a small child to teach his mom a lesson. Ran up to my car knocking on the window "I love your race car!" I was dying laughing until he tried to open the back door while asking to go for a ride. NO! I pulled out that parking lot so fast. Watch yo damn kids people!