Video: 30 years later, this Honda Civic Si is still hunting for more speed

How long does it take to perfect an autocross setup? A couple of months, maybe a few years?

For Chris Raglin and his wife, that number is 30 years–and counting–as the two have been competing with the same 1986 Honda Civic Si since the first weekend they owned it.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/22/22 1:01 p.m.

I always applaud people who stick with the same car for decades, because it's difficult to ignore those shiny new toys sometimes.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/22/22 1:34 p.m.

D Stock? Atlanta? 1993?

Did I run against this car?


CrustyRedXpress Dork
9/22/22 1:38 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

I always applaud people who stick with the same car for decades

Me too!

It gives so much more time for development...getting 150hp out of a mid 80's SOHC honda is really impressive. I see ITBs running to a cowl intake, some kind of COP setup, massive fuel pump(?) and he mentioned custom headwork, high comp pistons and some kinda of machine work for the integra transmission. 

Just hundreds of hours of development time over decades.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/22/22 3:03 p.m.

I also noticed an electric water pump, and I'm interested in what all that stuff on the passenger floorboard is...

calteg SuperDork
9/22/22 4:27 p.m.

That's really impressive. At what point does the chassis fatigue though?

nealt New Reader
9/30/23 12:26 p.m.

So awesome to see this car still out there chasing trophies. Congrats Chris!

greasemonkeyreborne_5x1gs Reader
4/29/24 12:07 a.m.

Your passion in the video is awesome.  Great car.  Enjoy many decades to come

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