Battle Ready B18C Civic

Battle Ready B18C Civic aka Mike G’s Tank

By Aaron Gaghagen

 

Much like celebrity marriages, project cars seem to come and go with the seasons. They start out stock, get their own build thread, hit a couple of events and then get parted out to make room for the next one. Doesn’t anyone stay together anymore?!?

 

Mike G’s fifth generation Civic not the typical project car. He’s owned this ridiculously clean 1992 hatchback since 2002 and had it appear on the covers of Honda Tuning (RIP), Super Street, HCi (RIP) and Import Racer (RIP #supportprint). He’s had various iterations of TANK (or as we call it, TAAANK!) over the years and tons of different wheel setups. We caught up with Mike G on his first ever track day at Streets of Willow Springs for the Continental Tire FF Battle for Super Street to learn more about the new setup and check it out for ourselves.

 

 

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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy

Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.