Few mechanical processes out there seem to cause more contention than Honda’s brilliant VTEC variable valve system. There’s nothing quite like a Honda-bashing meme popping up on a newsfeed to get our eyes rolling and we’ve never quite grasped why so many people like to poke fun at Civics, Integras, S2000s and their amazing high-revving, efficient powerplants.
We have a sneaking suspicion, however, that the people that like to mock the house of VTEC and the cars that it powers, probably haven’t ever driven – let alone been passenger in – a properly tuned example. For the enlightened enthusiast, there’s nothing like the sound and kick of a howling Honda VTEC motor as it rips through the rev range on its way towards somewhere north of 8,000rpm.
So with that in mind, this month we decided to give a little love to the VTEC community, and invite all you Honda-heads out there to submit your own builds to be showcased at the end of the month on Speedhunters.com.
Spent endless months in the body shop creating an inch-perfect Civic with a crazy show-worthy engine bay?
Maybe you’ve gone in the opposite direction and pulled some kind of Frankenstein motor together using whatever you can find for your track hack?
Perhaps it’s a tidy balance of all of the above…
Or maybe your VTEC motor isn’t in a Honda at all…
Turbocharged, supercharged or gulping down natural atmosphere – we want to see it all!
If you want to take part in this story, we’d love to hear from you! Here’s what to do:
- E-mail your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the exact subject line of ‘VTEC Submission’.
- For this theme, we want you to select 3-6 high resolution images to send to us. Please include a range of different shots if possible. They don’t have to be professional pictures, although higher quality images will be more likely considered for publication.
- Tell us your name, location and some information about your build or project.
- Attach the images directly to the email, ensuring your images are a minimum of 1920PX on the longest side. Ideally they should be RESIZED to 1920 x 1280PX.
- Make sure the image is free of any distracting watermarks. Don’t worry, we will make sure you are properly credited.
- If you haven’t taken the images yourself, we’ll need to know the name of the photographer (please make sure you have their permission to use the images) to credit them accordingly.
- Closing date for submissions is June 21st 2015.
Like always, we’re looking forward to seeing what pops up in our IATS inbox!
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