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The Chronicles#8217; Non-Honda Builds of 2011#8230;

this is a first#8230;During the last months when I was busy to figure out how the order of the Top Ten Hondas of would go, I came up with an to spotlight some of my favorite builds of the year. I am after an avid automotive enthusiast and I cars of all types. I don#8217;t own a Honda anymore personally, and at one time had a Toyota, Honda, and now a (Infiniti).

I always have my eye out on because I can appreciate a great without brand bias. reason why I#8217;m always for great builds in general is I work in the magazine industry. sort of my job to go and seek out new cars to so I have to always be aware of new that are coming out every

This list isn#8217;t in any order, much like the Honors list, because I all these cars are great in own right. All are very different and from varying parts of the Some I have seen in some I hope to someday way, it#8217;s my personal of favorite non-Honda builds 2011.

The Top Ten Hondas list always trump any other I make here on The Chronicles but to my deepest appreciation for their work, here are some that stood out to me the most and captured my attention#8230;.

Joy Abdalla#8217;s STI#8230;

This car absolutely my breath away when I spotted it at the 2011 SEMA just a great looking I love how aggressive the widebody is on it and how it flows with the original of the STI. Where this really shines though is the hood#8230;the bay is very well-done and one of the Subaru engine bays I ever seen.

Everything just comes nearly perfectly#8230;the custom aero, engine bay, just top-notch#8230; I believe is going to be in an issue of Import in the future so make sure to a copy of that. I had a chance to the owner at one of the industry parties#8217; the SEMA weekend in Vegas year as well and when Do from MayDay Garage us, I can honestly say that I was very to see that it was a female owner. not saying that I#8217;m that a woman can build a car, because I#8217;ve it plenty of times before#8230;I#8217;m saying, a lot of STI owners are usually bro#8217;d-out white dudes or gentlemen that seem they enjoy a good game of Warcraft#8230;haha, okay not totally true but thumbs-up to Joy for building herself a wonderful  A favorite of mine for sure#8230;

Weir#8217;s K20-powered Volkswagen

Nick#8217;s Caddy is probably one of the builds of 2011. He wasn#8217;t the to do a K-swap in a VW Caddy but his is definitely the well-rounded. When I first about this thing, I was interested in seeing it in person. for me, I had a chance to fly out to Nashville, TN for the annual Import Alliance meet and I did get the opportunity to see it for myself.

There are things here and there obviously don#8217;t make it by any means, but Nick never it to be. It#8217;s a little rough the edges and that adds to the of the truck. For what it is, the quality of is very good.

How often are you going to see a VW caddy a K-swap and a battleship-greyish bay? a one of a kind build with unique personal touches to it leave no question that the work of Nick Weir. He was that he didn#8217;t get the Rotiform that he wanted for it but the Work look pretty good on This Caddy was one of the highlights for me in and I#8217;m happy that I got to see it in to appreciate it.

Nick is a bit of a weirdo so his reflects his cars..haha. This is most certainly an odd-ball but odd in a very cool way#8230;

A60 Toyota Carina wagon

Speaking of oddball builds, Toyota Carina wagon is as outside of the box as it gets. I first this thing at the Hellaflush event and I#8217;ve been for more information and photos of wagon ever since. It has a Firetruck theme on the outside and it#8217;s actually used at one of the I love how it#8217;s a mix of genres and a mix of old school styling and new technology.

The bay is and shaved with the cage through the firewalls to the shock and the heart of this Carina is a BEAM#8217;s 3S-GE from the market Toyota Altezza. It has individual throttle bodies, a header, and a custom semi-trailing arm If that#8217;s not enough, this also features a Tilton system and 14#215;8.5/9 RS Watanabe this thing is so sick.

I know that the #8220;stance#8221; and style is just getting out of hand but when it comes to a like this, it works#8230;. is over the top and not meant to be anything too seriously#8230; I don#8217;t know you guys, but I thoroughly enjoy old Toyotas, Nissans, etc. and cool when you see something this that has a mix of everything#8230;

Jin Aimgain VIP Lexus LS400#8230;

LS from Kyoei USA has to be my favorite VIP of 2011. I say that because always preferred the more VIP #8220;look#8221; and Jin has executed it well. I say #8220;traditional#8221;, I mean, it#8217;s not all about wheel fitment and fenders.

He has taken the time to a well-round VIP project#8230;he#8217;s paid to the interior, which is essential building a VIP project, and he#8217;s some one-off touches make it stand-out in a sea of black and VIP cars. I love the simplicity of the kit and the contrast of the red pinstriping and red exhaust It#8217;s another car that every well because the has paid great attention to details. The red also transfers to the front fogs, something you really see, and the black/red is also found throughout the and custom stitched interior#8230;.VIP-style all about cramming stupid wheels into your vehicle and this is a great of how to build a VIP-style car#8230;

Tam#8217;s Carlsson 2010 Benz E350#8230;

I#8217;ll be the to admit that I am not all that with European vehicles. just not something that taken an active interest in the years. I just love cars and Japanese automotive so my attention has been devoted to

When I ran into Wilson E350 at SEMA 2011, it me want to learn more a car that I would otherwise normally. It was sitting in the outside area and it just looked so sitting on the ground on some bronze BBS LMs. I walked up to it and that it also had a full aero kit.

Everyday I went to the SEMA show week, I found myself by to take another look at it. If you seen my coverage from and Autocon in 2011, then you likely have already me rambling on about how much I this build#8230;I#8217;m not that big of a fan of Benzs but I love this

Ka Wong#8217;s F20C-powered AE86 Corolla#8230;

I#8217;m a big fan of Ka Wong he not only built himself an AE86 Corolla, he also to be one of the nicest people I#8217;ve met. This car has been for about two years now but I like the that he continues to add new stuff to it. year, he showed-off his custom set-up in his trunk and it just his Corolla that much untouchable at car shows.

The guy has been a winner and he#8217;s very deserving of all the accolades that he It#8217;s just one of those that you can#8217;t help but you know? Not only because of the orange color but because of the engine swap and the myriad of things he#8217;s put into build.

There are very few AE86 that are built this of quality and I#8217;m happy I#8217;ve had plenty of chances to see Corolla in person.

Ryan FD3S and FC3S RX-7s#8230;

Deguzman happens to have a of two of the finest RX-7s in the west I don#8217;t know how or why he has both sick … builds so just sit back and enjoy the His FD RX-7 stands out much because of the yellow tone but his FC is not a car that you should just

It#8217;s in mint condition and I his FC is also his daily driver. included links below to you to some online features of cars so that you can read about them if you choose. never had a chance to meet guy or speak to him but he has great taste in and has a very good sense of I really like both of his and they are definitely two highlight of mine in 2011#8230;

Must be right? Haha#8230;round of a applause to guy for having a pair of well-built

Brandon Burke#8217;s S13 Nissan coupe#8230;

I didn#8217;t get a chance to see Burke#8217;s S13 until December of but it immediately became a favorite of in 2011. I just love how it is and how it can still look really without having any wild What I like the most it is that it#8217;s completely and everything but the paint itself was put inside his crappy garage.

a little rough around the here and there but it#8217;s a throwback to how cars were put back in the day. Brandon is self-taught and put this whole car himself without having the of any shop or anything. I can#8217;t say more about it because his Street feature drops in a month so just pick up issue if you want to hear me more about how great it

Mark Arcenal#8217;s Hakosuka 2000GT#8230;

2011 will be remembered as the year that Welt cemented it#8217;s in America and that#8217;s largely due to the of Mark Arcenal from His Rauh Welt Porsche was the of the second half of 2011 but my Mark Arcenal automotive will always be his Nissan 2000GT. I just feel the Rauh Welt look is a that Akira Nakai and it will always be Nakai#8217;s

Mark#8217;s Porsche was built to Rauh Welt so the car is very Nakai#8217;s creation and not truly His Skyline on the other hand, is of Mark#8217;s handy work and has elements to it that are more of Arcenal himself. It#8217;s not off another car that#8217;s already done before and I love the look of it. It#8217;s style in purest form.

I also how Mark himself described the car in a that I#8217;ve attached Check it out and you#8217;ll understand why I this build so much than #8220;Pandora One#8221;. You can how big of an enthusiast he is just by listening to him about his car#8230;really neat

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