Sunday, March 13, marked the latest Import Face Off, dubbed IFO, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix Arizona. IFO is a sort of all-purpose event with drifting, drag racing, car show, and an audio competition. While the target demographic is imports, vehicles of all makes, models, and era’s are welcome and do attend.
The turnout wasn’t the strongest it has been in previous years in part due to the slightly high temperatures, but there were still many things to see and do under the warm Arizona sun. Spectators and participants came from all corners of the southwest to show and drive their sheet metal with cars in attendance from California, Nevada, Utah, and even Texas making an appearance, proving that IFO is a pretty popular event for enthusiasts and tuners alike.
Out on the drift track, it was a drifters delight as tarmac temperatures were high and grip conditions were slippery to say
Saturday, March 5, marked another massive Instagram Meet in Scottsdale, Arizona. No one knows exactly when or how often the Instagram Meet takes place, but it typically occurs on a random Saturday night in front of some of the local businesses in the north Scottsdale area and is open to anyone willing to come. The turnout is usually huge with upwards of 600-800 cars. This event was no exception.
As a result of warm spring air and clear skies, a wide array of cars and enthusiasts attended the meet. Most cars in attendance are what any car minded person would expect to see: Mustangs, Civics, BRZ’s, GTI’s and 240’s were none too scarce. However there were plenty of rarities hiding in the rough such as several NSX’s, Supra’s, R32 GT-R Skylines, and even a Galant VR-4 being one of the rarest to make an appearance. In addition to a variety of years, makes, and models, cars also
March 4 was the start of Goodguys’ 2016 show season at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona and featured over 2,000 show cars, rods, customs, trucks, and muscle cars across the polo field and upperpadocks making up their 7th annual Spring Nationals.
The winners circle included Tom Karp’s ’61 Buick – the season’s first finalist award for Custom Rod of the Year; Utah’s Alan Miller in his ’70 Chevelle was the season’s first Muscle Machine of the Year finalist and Tom Anderson’s fresh ’56 Ford from Hot Rods & Hobbies grabbed the season’s first Truck of the Year-Late finalist.
In addition to the beautiful cars the event also featured AutoCross on all three days of the show. Winners at the season opener included Scott Fraser (Pro and Duel transfer winner with a 106.001 lap), Adam Watkins in Street Machine with a 111.406, Speedtech Performance in the truck class with a 112.244, Ken Burk in Hot Rod with
The third annual Concours in the Hills took place Saturday, February 13, at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Unlike the more traditional Concours d’Elegance, the Concours in the Hills is not the typical “white glove and straw hat” event, but rather a casual and fun gathering of enthusiasts. Additionally, this Concours showcases a very diverse range of ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers. At this event, the cars on display ranged from from million dollar, 200 mile per hour cars such as Bugatti Veyron and La Ferrari, to muscle cars, sports cars and pre-war classics.