Madness Central was already abuzz with activity when we got up this morning. Cars were being worked on, final preparations for the meet itself not to mention feeding a hungry pile of guests! There were a large number of people staying overnight and they were spread out front and back of the house....
|Looking like a used car lot behind the house!!|
Here's a few shots from the meet itself...
Ford Aspires were also in attendance...
|There's a shirt from each year of Festiva Madness on the hood of this Aspire!|
|1990 Festiva GTA|
|1290cc Mazda BJ engine|
|Festiva GTA wheels|
Festivas sold in the Asian market had more bells and whistles than those sold elsewhere. Such things as power steering (a small number of Festivas in North America did have this), power windows, air conditioning and an in-dash beverage cooler, less exposed plastic inside, better seats are just a few of those items.
|GTA's came with a Momo steering wheel and a beverage cooler (under the lid in the center of the dash)|
|More cloth and less exposed plastic inside.|
My other favorite was Theo's 1991 Festiva. It has a Mazda B6T engine under the hood mated to a G series transmission which is physically larger and quite a bit sturdier than stock so can handle the increased power easily.
|Theos' B6T Festiva|
Other modifications include the BMW 3-series headlights, a Honda Civic short shifter, and a number of suspension improvements that have been developed by the community over the past couple of years. One of the most striking changes is the addition of a set of SSR Mk1 wheels. Theo's are 13"x6" and shod with 165-60r13 tires.
There were a few awards handed out before the end of the meet. The long distance award went to Jeremiah who made the trek from Spokane WA. We were honored to win the "Fan Favorite" award! There was also a "best costume" prize, hard luck award, and trophies for lowest and highest mileage.
|The Fan Favorite trophy!!!|
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