Benny's EM1 is truly a statement ; how often do you see a midnight purple EM1? Inspired by his family's automotive background, he has grown to love the 90's Civics, and now, we are here to see the build turn into a reality.
How did we end up with the vehicle that we’re shooting today?
My Civic actually holds a lot of sentimental value to me as I was actually going through a massive set back in my personal life when this car became available for purchase, I wasn’t even looking to buy a new car, but I have ALWAYS wanted a Civic Coupe from the 90’s of which I grew up in. It’s something that had just always called to me as such an iconic car from the 90’s and of course made even more famous by the Fast and Furious movie all though it was the previous shape, people still reference that movie to my car. So when I saw it I knew I had to have it, it came into my life at that time for a reason.
What is the favourite part about your car right now? It can be cosmetic, performance, an experience, or even a memory that you want to share here.
My favourite thing about my car is that no matter where I go it always seems to turn heads and cause people to come up to me and just admire it and talk to me about it. Even stopped in traffic with the window down or people walking past or at car meets, it always gets attention, despite it being “just a civic” the love that people have for these cars is like nothing else I’ve experienced owning a car. So my favourite thing is actually that other people enjoy it aswell as myself.
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to someone who is starting their modification journey for the first time?
The biggest advice I could give to anyone starting out modifying there car for the first time would be to just be true to yourself and be creative. Build your vision, no one else’s, sure other people’s build might influence you in some aspects, but build something that represents you, that you enjoy, do it for yourself, and take pride in it.
Dream 3 Car Garage
Dream car garage in no particular order:
- 1967 Fastback Mustang
- Mclaren P1
- FD RX7
Favourite Fast & Furious Character
Fav F&F character would be Roman Pierce, he’s simply just so funny, plus I can relate, I’m always eating too.
You can only spend money on EITHER looks or performance, which one will you choose and why?
If I could ONLY spend money on one thing either looks OR performance, I would have to say performance, as much as I do like my car to look good, it’s all about the driving experience and track days for me. So performance would just edge it for me.
First Mod on a New Car
The very first modification I always do first is the exhaust, I have always loved my cars or Bikes to sound really good! I’m always known for having one of the loudest cars or bikes hahaha.