Orlando’s H20 Show Brings Out the Hondas

Just a short drive from Orlando, Old Town Blvd. in the city of Kissimmee, Florida, once again played host to Hondas2Orlando. Not to be confused with H20i, the VW event in Maryland, H2O has over the last two decades brought out hundreds of memorable Honda builds.

2021 is the event’s 21st annual get-together, making it the longest-running Honda-specific event in the entire Southeast. What began years ago as a CRX-only show transitioned to welcoming all Honda/Acura models around 2010 and, in turn, experienced increased growth from locals.

The day included free goods for early registered vehicles from the likes of Hondata, as well as a raffle that included Honda Vintage Culture gear, Mugen parts gift certificates from King Motorsports, and more. Raffle earnings and donations were then provided to Paul Walker’s Reach Out Worldwide.

You don’t see many first-gen CRX builds at car meets or shows these days, and even less with the very ’80s Straman Coachworks convertible conversion, like this 1985 model.

The unique two-seater was fitted with a B16 and a custom turbo kit, courtesy of LHT Performance, and showed up in the pages of Honda Tuning Magazine about 13 years ago.

Look back at the early days of K-swapping an EF chassis Civic or CRX and realize how far things have come. Packaged neatly in this early ’90s bay is a custom turbo kit, large Skunk2 intake manifold, and appropriate ancillary parts and piping, with room to spare.

This del Sol bay, shared with its fifth-gen Civic sibling, offers both a wider and longer engine compartment compared to its predecessor. The additional space welcomes turbo components or, in this case, leaves plenty of room for an uncluttered intake path and sweeping exhaust manifold design. Downstar billet aluminum hardware, coil-on-plug conversion, and custom AN lines add some modern touches to the classic B-series.

As everyone awaits the arrival of the next version of the Civic Type R, the current model continues to pick up steam. Modified examples have become commonplace at every car meet, show, and track event across the nation and the aftermarket continues to unleash new parts.

The recent unveiling of the new Integra was met with more backlash than any other Honda in history. And though some seem to have forgotten (or are just experiencing selective memory), a four-door version accompanied all three previous generations. This ITR sedan with Mugen aero bumper is a reminder.

This black DC2 Type R is what most think of when the name Integra is mentioned. Its controversial quad headlight look was a talking point upon its introduction in late 1993, but soon fell by the wayside as the car’s ability to perform overshadowed any styling complaints. In 1997, the U.S. got its first taste of the Type R and the rest is history.

For years Honda enthusiasts have been clamoring for a new version of the S2000. A fan favorite from the very beginning, the legend of the high-revving roadster has only grown and with third and fourth owners now taking hold, the aftermarket continues to support an ever-increasing number of S2K builds.

Before Honda removed the Civic coupe from their line up, most buyers were already reaching for the keys to a sedan, especially with the Si model. The eight-gen Civic Si is a favorite among builders with many opting to convert the front and rear to JDM-spec, like this one. Other than trimming the crash bar, and some very minor wiring for the headlights, the Japanese version’s front is a straight-forward bolt on.

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