B.A.C.C – Classic Car Revival 2017

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I’ve been sitting on this post for a few weeks, due to it being the heart of Crop Over but now that’s out of the way things are back to normal. Moving on with today’s post, Barbados Association of Classic Cars held a Classic Car Revival at Content St. Thomas. I hadn’t attended one of these shows in a little while, so it was nice to see how things grew over time. One of the things I really do enjoy about this show is that it caters to the entire family. I arrived late in the afternoon; however there was still a great showing of cars on hand and also quite a bit of people soaking up the calm and relaxing atmosphere. There was plenty to eat and drink as well as a few booths with various products on display. All in all it was a great turn out both on the enthusiasts who brought out their cars and those who genuinely were interested in learning more about these amazing cars from a time past. As usual the cars that made it out were in pristine condition, the owners really do pay serious attention to detail when it comes to the restoration of these classics. Just by taking a look at some of them, it is clear to see how deep the passion for these vintage rides go. While I was there I managed to take a few photos, I do hope you guys enjoy.

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It was good to see more and more classic car enthusiasts making the effort to attend these shows over the years…

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First generation Mazda Miata NA roadster…

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Toyota MR-2 in exceptional condition…

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A selection of cars specific to the 1980s…

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This Porsche 911 was era specific down to the wheels…

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Parked directly next to it was this Citroen 2CV6. This carries a 600cc air cooled motor putting out 33hp and has a top speed of 60mph…

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Spotted a few enthusiasts sharing some info about the car…

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Peugeot 304 Cabriolet with the top down…

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A few cars down was this Porsche 911 Targa…

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Rear fenders with the optional air vents…

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An American classic, Chevy Nova with an attached sheet displaying its history since coming to Barbados…

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A look at the Courtesy badge found at the rear of the vehicle, indicating this particular model was in fact imported by them…

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Taking a look under the hood, you definitely couldn’t miss the brightly painted engine…

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Period correct white walls which the owner kept to remain true to every last detail…

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Coming down to the 1970’s…

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Ford Cortina 1600 E looking classy as ever. The 1600 E was the first Cortina to be recognized as a classic…

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One of the most popular British classics is the Morris Minor. In 1960, it became the first British car to sell more than a 1,000,000 units.

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Bright yellow convertible version of the Triumph Vitesse which is a very sought after car by enthusiasts worldwide…

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A few more shots…

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Julie’s Party Rentals provided a jumping tent for the kids while their parents got a closer look at some of the classics on show…

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This Ford Anglia Deluxe was in immaculate condition and was trailered to and from the show. Production date for these ranged from 1962 – 1967.

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Convertibles were very popular in this era and this Sunbeam Alpine was no different…

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1965 Austin Healey Sprite MK.3 looking as amazing as it did when it debuted…

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As the day progressed the show would see more and more enthusiasts who came out to admire the display of classic cars…

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The 1960s graced us with this Mark 1 Honda S800 of which the owner had a display indicating its history since arriving in the island.

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It truly is a thing of beauty, with attention to detail being at the top of the owners list which can be seen with license plate…

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When I got to the 1950’s I thought it was absolutely stunning to have vehicles from this era which still ran after some 65 plus years…

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The Citroen Big 15 was on show with a sheet displaying some useful info about its features and some history…

 

Thats it for the Revival show, I’ll close out with a few photos of some bikes that were on show.

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Street Kingz: DC2-K Build… Introduction

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I’ve been extremely busy with my day job the past few months and as a result, the site has unfortunately been put on the back burner. Those of you who follow the site would have noticed the lack of updates. Believe me when I say content is the least of the issue, it has just been difficult to find the time to post. Things have calmed down a bit so hopefully in the upcoming weeks I will have some regular updates.

A while ago I brought you guys an inside look at one of the cars from Street Kingz, today I’m bringing you another project from the group, Meagus’ DC2 Integra GSR. Meagus has been around the car scene for quite some time owning numerous vehicles from selective manufacturers. However, his biggest achievements wouldn’t come until he made the switch over to Honda. Where he would go on to be the first FWD car in the 11 sec. bracket in the 1/4 mile with a time of 11.9 secs @ 123mph at his first event. That time was achieved in the same DC2 Integra I’m bringing you guys today; which previously had a turbocharged B18c motor that made 478whp @ 24psi on the dyno.

The car developed an issue which resulted in the motor starving for oil; and following this Meagus took a break from the scene and the car sat for a while. During this period Meagus was caught up in the hype happening within the all motor league and got the urge to be part of the scene once again. Soon after he purchased a 4 door EK with a B18c swap. It wasn’t long before Meagus started to acquire key pieces to the puzzle of his next build, with familiar faces around. On its debut at the 1/8 mile B.A.D.D event, Meagus piloted the car a 8.96 secs @ 82mph run making it the first B Series to drop into 8 sec. bracket.

After having so much fun with the Civic, Meagus was starting to miss driving around the Integra; this was exactly the type of inspiration needed for him to finally get a move on with the Integra build. A decision was made to part ways with the Civic and devote all focus on to the Integra. With all the hype as of recent surrounding the all motor league coupled with always wanting to do a K swap, the direction in which he would take the Integra was simple.

In the planning stage Meagus was adamant about a few things where the swap was concerned. Comfort would be placed at the top of the list, as it will remain a street car. The car must be easy to drive, retain the full interior and most importantly AC and PS.

Now you guys have some history behind both the car and the man, let’s move forward with some photos…

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A few shots of how the car sat in its earlier years, shortly after Meagus purchased it…

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Couple shots at the B.A.D.D Thicketts Thriller 1/4 mile event…

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24.5″ M & H Racemaster and O.Z Racing Crono Evo wheel combo…

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The EK sedan that led to the build I’m bringing you guys…

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The car sat in hibernation awaiting its next step…

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For a really long time…

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AEM big brake kit with slotted and drilled rotors which saw better days…

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As it sat on jack stands slight progress was made…

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USDM front end looking fresh again… Mishimoto intercooler still mounted long after the motor was removed…

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A few more shots of the shell which still remains in very good condition…

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That’s it for today’s post, thanks for taking a look and I hope you guys enjoyed a first look at Meagus’ DC2 build. I also want to thank JDM Squared for the photos; stay tuned for more on this project…

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