Frankie’s Garage: The Honda Civic Rally Car

hondarallycrosscivicHonda is entering the world of rallying with it’s Civic Coupe.  The once-popular “Fast & Furious” pocket rocket Civic will compete in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) in 2016.

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Frankie’s Garage: The New Hot Hatches

fordfiestast2002016There maybe a plethora of supercars at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, but also the working man’s hot hatches.  The Ford Fiesta’s big brother, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is taking all the press coverage and car talk, but this new Ford Fiesta ST200 is no push-over.

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Frankie’s Garage: Euro Hot-Hatch Battle

hothatchbattleBattle of the top Euro-spec hot-hatches, the 2015 Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R Limited Edition versus the 2015 Honda Civic Type R.  EVO takes a look at both cars on the track.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Euro-Spec Civic Type R

hondacivictyperThe Type R badge returns.  The UK/Euro-Spec Honda Civic 4-door sedan that gets the special treatment.  Wild and outrageous aero parts and rear spoiler looks to make a statement.  Xcar Films takes a look and reviews this pocket rocket.

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Frankie’s Garage: 2016 Honda Civic Concept

hondacivicconceptcoverHonda at the 2015 New York Auto Show introduces the all-new 2016 Civic Concept.  This 10th-generation Civic finally has the look and feel of the glory days when everybody wanted a Honda Civic.  At the press conference, Honda has stated that various Civic models will be available starting this Fall with the Sedan model first, then a Coupe version, Si Edition, a 5-door hatch and even a Type-R.

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Frankie’s Garage: JDM-Inspired Skate Decks

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Power House Amuse Honda S2000 F20C Skate Deck, MSRP: $59.99USD

These JDM-inspired skate decks can be use as decks, but also makes for a great display showcase for automobile fans at their office, man-cave or garage.  Check out the many different lines of JDM-styled skate decks at SCW Performance.

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Garage Tuned x Kanjo Spec Racing Skate Deck Civic EK, MSRP: $59.99USD

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Frankie’s Garage: 2014 SF Auto Show

SFAS 057Maybe you’re tired from the turkey feast of yesterday and the insanity shopping of today, but we at Retrenders, the ones that have an auto-fetish spent the day at the 2014 San Francisco Auto Show.  The SF Auto Show also showcased the Auto Salon, you know, the rides with the crazy bodykits, big wings and wheels low to the ground.

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Frankie’s Garage: Concepts & Hot Rides at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

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The 2014 Paris Motor Show kicks-off October 4 thru the 19th, and there will be plenty of hot rides and concepts cars.  But knowing me, if I was in Europe right now, I would be up in a little town called Munich for Oktoberfest drinking beer and eating all kinds of meats.  Now back to the topic at hand, the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris will showcase concepts and future offerings to the car buying public.  One wish, please bring the UK-spec Honda Civic Type R hatchback to the U.S.

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Frankie’s Garage: Osaka Street Racing and Civics

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From BOWLS FILMS The Kanjozoku – Osaka’s Infamous Street Racers is a neat mini-documentary on the street racing scene in Osaka and their love of the Honda Civic.  If you ever watched the anime Initial D or played Tokyo Xtreme Racer on the Playstation, then this will give you a taste of night street racing on the highways and byways in Japan.

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Frankie’s Garage: Clean StanceNation Civic EK9

hondacivicek9A look on UK-side of the pond, a clean StanceNation JDM-styled Honda Civic Type R EK9 hatch-back.  Car Throttle interviews Ben Parker about his hot hatch ride.

Frankie’s Garage: WekFest Japan 2014 in Nagoya

wekfestjapanOur Retrenders team have been to many WekFest events here in the States, but not in Japan.  Check out this mini-tour of WekFest Japan 2014 – Port Messe, Nagoya by BOWL Films.

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Frankie’s Garage: Front Wheel Drive is back!

honda civic type rBack in the mid-90s, here in California, Honda’s were all the crazed.  The past couple of generations of Honda Civic’s were bland and Acura discontinued the Integra line-up, so Honda didn’t really have that cheap affordable sports compact ride anymore.  Now it’s back with this “rice rocket” front-wheel drive car, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R Concept.  A 4-cyclinder packing 280 horses looking back to Honda’s rich racing heritage.  Too bad this model is only UK Europe-spec.

Frankie’s Garage: Honda Civic Type R Hillclimb

honda civic type rWatching this video makes me wanna watch the anime Initial D.  This Honda Civic Type R EP3 powers up the mountain roads and carves the Swiss Alps like nobody’s business.  The Civic Type R corners and sticks to the concrete.

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