To make your mark in the car show circuit you’ll need more than just a wild paint job and some fancy wheels. You’ll need to go one step beyond the rest and soul search for the right paint, the right look and the right colors to fuse your dreams together. You see, creativity is the key to making ingenious designs, but working within your budget will always be vital to finishing off your car.
So through calculated planning and a very patient four-year construction time, Lewis Clark of Carson, California, now admits that he “didn’t think that the car would turn out the way that it did.” He goes on to say, “I call my car ‘All Show’ because when people see it, they think that it’s not for driving.” But little do folks realize that his vehicle is driven daily and by no means a trailer queen.
And with a multitude of trophies already cramming his space, don’t be surprised to find them up on ebay as Lewis finds a way to make room for more. His vehicle is the quintessential example of a quality build-up and the by product of careful planning and big money. It also goes to show you that if you want to run with the big dogs then you’ll need to stop playing like a puppy. With that said, be prepared for Lewis Clark to leave his mark at a show near you.
Owner: Lewis Clark Vehicle: ’99 Honda Accord City/State: Carson, California Club: Irresistible Showteam
Rims & Rubber:
Rolling in complete agreement with this Honda is a set of chrome 19×8-inch Neeper Ghinis melted into P215/35-ZR19 BFGoodrich G-Force tires.
Suspension: On the suspension tip, Lewis wasted no time or money when it came to beefing up his Accord. His air suspension was set up by Kustom Work in Whittier, California, and consists of three Firestone compressors, four fast valves and 10 switches, all of which are fed by two 5-gallon chrome air tanks. Did we forget to mention that his complete suspension is chromed out as well?
The very soothing gray suede interior sports flamed puffs which were wrapped onto the Carisma race style seats. Coupled with Sparco seat belts and the additional ponies from the NOS, this powerful combination is sure to have all occupants in a complete state of disarray and nausea. Additional interior niceties include the chrome Monkey Bars roll cage (which was completed in only two days), Autometer gauges and Momo steering wheel. And what car would be complete without a Weapon R shift knob?
Benny and Mike form Pro Auto Sound in Santa Ana, California, laced this wild audio/video system beginning with the custom fabrication of kick panels to house the 6.5-inch Phoenix Gold midrange speakers. Out back, the rear speaker panel was custom molded to integrate a set of Phoenix Gold separates while a trio of 10-inch Phoenix Gold subwoofers fire into the back seat. From the back of the box, a piece of Plexiglas allows viewing of the subs, while two Phoenix Gold (1-400X4 and 1-1200X1) amps are mounted onto custom platforms which offer a very uplifting experience. Of unique importance is the fact that Lewis also has a custom music CD which was sponsored by Phoenix Gold.
Engine enhancements weigh heavy on the aesthetic side as everything under the hood was chromed and polished. For a more refined and performance oriented look, all of the screws under the hood were replaced with allen screws while the stock intake was chucked in favor of an AEM cold air intake with bypass filter. Other performance goodies include an AEM fuel rail with fuel regulator, AEM under drive pulley kit, and Nology sparkplugs and wires.
Paint & Body Mods:
When Esteban from Auto Explosion got ahold of this Honda Accord he laid down coat after coat of PPG electric blue paint with a hint of red pearl, but that was the easy part. Prior to the dip, Esteban was busy prepping the vehicle for a facial makeover which consisted of 2002 Lexus SC430 headlights, M3 side vents, Black Widow body kit and Black Widow II carbon fiber hood, as well as the very expensive (and very unique) integration of a Ferrari 360 Modena front bumper. To help sustain the sporty look of the vehicle, the stock gas lid was replaced with a unit from a new Mitsubishi Eclipse while the carbon fiber hood was splashed with clear candy to allow the grain of the carbon fiber to still be present while adding color to the hood.