Saturday morning I fell out of bed, threw some clothes on and headed to Diode Dynamics to meet Nick. I strolled in around 9AM and we loaded up the FR-S with all sorts of goodies and headed to Kansas City where we would be hitting the Annual Acura Zine event. 

Everything was going fine heading out of St. Louis until somewhere near Columbia. Then, oh my god mother nature was pissed, I mean really pissed. We drove into a hellish rain storm and it really felt like a hurricane. Despite not being able to see the end of my hood, and hydroplaning like it was my job, 80mph still seemed like a good idea, and we actually made pretty good time! 

We got into Kansas City a little after 1pm and the weather was perfect, of course. It might have been a little cloudy, I don't really remember. But anyway, I finally got the chance to go check out a couple buddies shop down in the West Bottoms called the Never done Design House. I've been tracking their progress pretty closely on this place and I was so hyped to be able to get in there and see the workings. Ryan was in there working on his transmission and was able to give me a little tour of the place. I can't even tell you how hyped I was seeing their progress. these guys are incredible and probably some of the most talented people I've ever met in my whole life. I'm very excited to see how the place turns out! 

It turns out my Aunt, Uncle, and 2 cousins were in town that same weekend so it was really nice to be able to spend some time with them and grab some dinner and catch up with them before they took off on their road trip!

Sunday was show time! Me and nick hopped in the FR-S and drove down the street (literally) where the event was. We got there around 10AM and there were only a few cars in the lot. As the clock moved, the attendance grew, and it turned out to be a pretty good show! I was really hyped to see that there were 4 NSX's that came out to play. But what really caught my eye car wise was a 1984 Honda Prelude. This thing was perfect. The owner even had the original pamphlets that came with it. I was so happy to see this car. 

Even though there was a lot full of some sick Acura's, I couldn't help but to notice the awesome architecture that the dealership had inside. There was a Lounge area which looked like a hotel lobby equipped with a bar, comfortable chairs, and a large TV. there was also a large bowl filled with candy. It was love at first sight. The glasswork was super clean, and the aluminum accents were perfect. I thought it was a little strange that they had incandescent lighting in there, but the warmth of that light when reflected off of the glass, aluminum or squeaky clean tile floor was a really nice touch. I walked around in there for probably 30 minutes just observing, and touching everything. I had heard that they redid the whole place about a year ago and they were pretty proud of it. As they should be. It was fantastic. Well done Jay Wolfe.

After the show, Nick's parents cooked up one of the greatest dishes I had ever consumed in my whole life. Also, our buddy Greg came over with his M6. Greg is an ultimate detailer, and I swear to god it could be pouring rain, snow, hail, or whatever and Greg's car would still be exceptionally clean and as smooth as silk. I don't know how he does it. But it makes me feel bad about the neglected paint on my car. Thanks Greg, haha. After a fantastic meal and kicking some tires, we headed back to St. Louis for another week on the grind before we hit a few car shows next weekend. Here's some images.

cheerz to the longest post I've made so far!


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