Somehow one doesn’t exactly think of a Honda Civic being militarized. But here’s a recruit that was ready, willing and able. And hopefully served with distinction.
I can think of worse cars to go off to a war in. These are pretty reliable, and that’s a plus.
That’s quite the battering ram out front.
Caution: photographer’s reflections.
The rear bumper is really impressive.
It’s just doing it civic duty.
Cleverly done, and as you pointed out, some pretty impressive fabrication went into those bumpers!
It is well done, but the tires will rub the fenders at the slightest movement. A tiny bit more ride height seems necessary, or cutting the fenders bigger. It looks like a natural for one of the Grabber 500 events. Love the bumpers. I like car themes like that when they’re done well, ’cause it makes the roadways more interesting.
I’ve seen at similar Mitsubishi EVO in LA- I believe they call them “Battle cars.”
The one I saw had even more aggressive bumpers plus rub bars down the side. The most noticeable modification was the cooling system- The owner mounted the radiators on top of the hood, with big electric fans providing the cooling. The final product looked something like the attached picture- a street car prepared to win any demolition derby.
It looks like a member of the growing Gambler 500 crowd. I know there is a large chapter based out of Oregon, as well as a yearly event there. The idea is to take cheap beater cars and modify them with whatever is handy and see if it will survive the course, which is sometimes off road. Kind of like a 24 Hours Of Lemons done out in the woods.
I like this trend on so much more than the trend I grew up seeing on these…
Not surprised to see veteran license plates on this rig, there are a few veteran plated art cars here in Portland. Thank you Paul for sharing these photographs.
There was a guy in my area who put a similar paint treatment on his rusty, ratty Miata NA. It was oddly compelling.
Photo bombing your own pictures = priceless
Every vehicular excursion I’ve made to NYC has resulted in much nervousness about parking my undented steed among the battle scarred cars of Brooklyn, Queens, etc.
This is the antidote.