#18645 – Blank Canvas

Hello out there.

I hope everyone is staying safe during these insane times.  Never in my life did I think we would experience the things we have.  The current events have been mind blowing to say the least.

But we persevere.


In these dark times, if I can even draw one persons attention away from the negativity that envelops the world these days I would consider my writing successful.  I post, write, and take photos of things I love and things that I want to share with you all and today is no different.

Last week after what felt like a lifetime of waiting, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a car I have been thinking about for a long time, a 2018 Honda Civic Type R.  I cant tell you what compelled me to do it, but I felt like the time was right and I was more ready than ever to dive back in to the world of Hondas and cars in general.

More than anything, I am excited to work on a blank canvas that has a real prestigious history.  The R that can be found all over the vehicle is more than just a trim level for a civic.  To me, it stands for a history, rich with accolades of all things racing.  It is the embodiment of the “Power of Dreams” that Honda fans have come to know.  And I’m incredibly excited to share this passion with my daughters.  They’re already loving the cruises we take.


I found #18645 about 2.5 hours away from me with 5600 miles on the odometer.  It was between this, a CW CTR and a gunmetal one.  Ultimately, I wanted another black car.  Call me a masochist, but the beauty and shine of a black car after being detailed is second to none.  With this car in tip top shape and as low of miles as it had, I knew I had to have it.  After making the stars aligned, I took a half day and quickly hit the road.

When I arrived at the dealership, the only thing I could say was “wow”.  This car was jaw droppingly beautiful, and every bit as mint as I had imagined it would be.  The test drive and inspection checked out, and after some paperwork, I was quickly back on the road and headed home.


The very next day, the first order of things was to get fresh oil into the vehicle.  So I quickly picked up my supplies and headed down to see my friend Josh at Precision Automotive in Rochester Minnesota.  I’ve known Josh for quite some time back in my earlier Honda days.  Hes the guy with the know how and passion for working, building, and racing cars.


We got the car on a lift to do an underbody inspection and as expected, the car is in great shape.



Once the basic maintenance was taken care of it was time for a wash and a cruise.  BTW, having neighbors that are into cars as much as you is great and I highly recommend it.


So far, the experience with the car has been nothing but positive.  It rides amazing, handles like its on rails, and having a Honda that actually makes torque is something else.  It is a really foreign feeling.. but I love it.



I think this thing has a ton of potential and I can’t wait to start “painting on this canvas”.  Modifying cars to me is an art, and I love that everyone has the opportunity to showcase their art in a unique way on their cars and bikes.  The road for #18645 is just beginning! Keep checking back for updates!


For more photos and updates follow me on Instagram @AlphaDigital_


Thanks for looking!


  • Alex

Published by alphadigitalmn

Southeastern Mn Photography Enthusiast

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