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Driving like a pro in a Mugen CRX Pro – Family Album Treasures

I love the 1980s aesthetics of this photo: the proud owner of a Mugen CRX Pro wearing knock-off Converse Allstars and aviator model glasses. He would be totally fashionable today. But I digress…

1980s aesthetics with a Mugen CR-X Pro
1980s aesthetics with a Mugen CR-X Pro

If you look closely enough, you can see this Mugen CR-X Pro isn’t just aesthetics. A roll cage is barely visible through the rear quarter window. Also, a bucket seat is installed for the driver and the car has twin exhaust pipes. Finally, it sits on a set of Heroes Racing iSpeed wheels. These wheels are designed to pull air into the wheel to cool the brakes. This CRX seriously means business!

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Iron Tail 1991 Honda CRX – Down on the Street

A second-generation Honda CRX was a common sight for a long time. I used to see one zipping by once or twice a day. However, over a very short period of time they have all disappeared! Well, all of them except this one! I encountered this one during a grocery run during the summer of last year. I quickly took two photos and forgot about it until I scrolled through my photo timeline a few days ago.

1991 Honda CRX mk2 down on the street
1991 Honda CRX mk2 down on the street


This second-generation Honda CRX was registered in late 1991, making it one of the final CRX-es to be sold and registered in the Netherlands. In 1992, Honda replaced the second generation with the newer CRX Del Sol. It appears to be well-used and worn down in every aspect. Even though it’s showing its age, the current owner seems to be using it well!

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Commercial Time: Honda Ballade becomes a ball of dances

The Honda Ballade was a loaded subject between Honda and Rover. Honda helped out British Leyland in the early 1980s by allowing BL to build the Honda Ballade locally and sell it as the Triumph Acclaim. When the second generation was due in 1983, the Ballade was redesigned and based upon the same platform as the third generation Honda Civic. However, the rebadged version wasn’t an Acclaim. It now was sold as the Rover 200.

The Rover 200 was actually a Honda Ballade
The Rover 200 was actually 96% Honda Ballade
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Widebody Honda CRX Mk II ED9 [Down on the Street]

This widebody Honda CRX Mk II ED9 has been featured two and a half years ago in the down on the street photo series.
Honda Civic Mk2 Widebody second time
Back then it looked like the build was relatively new and I shot a few photos of it. I even made an attempt to shoot a video Wasabi Cars style, but as it was winter the lack of ambient light made it look horrible. And then it disappeared and probably went back to Poland.


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Friday Video: The very first Best Motoring video!

Back in December 1987 the very first issue of Best Motoring video became available. The video was a monthly magazine containing not only car news and reviews but also extensive how-to’s on subjects of mastering cornering or drifting. KaKo posted this video in four separate parts:
Best Motoring first video: Mitsubishi HSR Concept
The first video covers the Nissan MID-4 II, Toyota FXV-Ⅱ and Mitsubishi HSR concept cars. Followed by a short video (in sepia) about the Tokyo Motor Show from the 50s till 80s including the 27th motorshow that just happened days before the release of the video. And last part of the first video covers an extensive test between various cars including the new (second generation) CR-X Si and the Nissan Skyline GTS-X R31.

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Down on the Street: Honda CRX mk2 widebody

A few years ago I stumbled upon a Honda CRX mk2 (EG2/4/6) on about every street corner, but stumbling upon one nowadays is actually quite rare. So imagine how happy I was stumbling upon this one:

A Honda CRX mk2 with massively widened body work and deep dished Gotti rims!

Attached to the hatch there is the ubiquitous CRX spoiler you see on everyone of them but with the widened bodywork it doesn’t hurt at all: Continue reading

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