Labor of Love
Rough around the edges? Maybe. Loved as much as any other car? Definitely.
Josh Trouton has a piece of work on his hands, but that's exactly what he wanted,
I've actually seen Josh's Integra around town quite a bit before this shoot. I've also watched it change, repaired, and changed again. If it's not the lack of power steering or A/C, the continual mechanical issues would make any normal person sell this car.
That's just the thing, though. Josh won't get rid of this car. Problem after problem, it only brings him closer. Sure, if this was a brand new car, the situation would be different, but it's not. Josh bought this Integra (sticker-bomb and all) knowing what was entailed.
With plenty of character, and stickers to spare, this Integra can't be mistaken for anything else. Even thought it's constantly changing, this car always caries a style of its own. Hated by some, loved by others, Josh builds this car for himself more than anything.
If I have one favorite part of this car, it's definitely the rims. XXR 002's that fit Honda center pieces just work together. Unfortunately there was a wheel cleaner incident before the shoot that stripped the deeper orange off the rims, but they still look good!
Cars like this are what set this page apart. This page isn't about one certain type of car, really nice cars, or rare cars. This page is about cars that are dreams, and if there's one thing that's true about dreams it's that they're all different.
If there's one thing more valuable than money, it's time. In my eyes, a car that someone puts a few thousands dollars and hundreds of hours into is much more valuable than a car with tens of thousands of dollars and hours at a shop.
With one inch spacers, and a B18A1 engine, this Integra has the potential to be great. Josh has many more ideas for under the hood, and I can't wait to see what happens.
Riding in this car wasn't bad. It felt like it wanted to keep running and running hard. It may catch its brake lines on fire sometimes, but it keeps on running.
I'd like to thank Josh for his time, and the two times we had to meet to make this happen (thank you mother nature). I look forward to watching this Integra evolve.
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