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KSportUSA and Bondurant School Car Show, Go Kart Racing, and Drift Exhibition

By Nicole James

Photos by

Hans Marquez, Joe Lombrana, and RJ Lane

Many car enthusiasts have been to what is now called The Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, formerly known as Firebird International Raceway, but how many of us have been over to The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving within the complex? Sure, we have all seen the Bondurant cars, but today the school was open to the public.

With about two and a half weeks’ notice and information only spread on Facebook and by word of mouth among the car community, this KSport and Bondurant event had a great turn out on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon.  Admission was free, and car enthusiasts were able to park their cars on the Bondurant Schools Main Skid Pad. For $20 per race, people [...]

Formula Drift Seattle Round 5

By Lark Hensman

Photos by Paco Ibarra

July 19th and 20th found our tofu van drifter in Monroe, WA at the Evergreen Speedway for Formula Drift Seattle Round 5. Paco Ibarra who regularly hits the track in his Toyota Privea Drift Van headed up to the northwest to check out Round 5 of Formula D and enjoy a weekend chock full of drifting shenanigans. As our drifter turned photographer found out, you never know what can happen until these built to the max cars hit the ground and burn rubber. The top 32 cars hit the track on Friday and battled through Saturday night, fighting not only against each other but their cars as well; a wing here, a bumper there, blown tires, and dented fenders from kissing walls and love taps amongst themselves. It was a weekend full of amazing tandems, beautiful models, determined drivers, and [...]

Suspicious Garage BBQ

By Lark Hensman

Photos by Hans Marquez and RJ Lane

This past Saturday Suspicious Garage hosted another annual BBQ in conjunction with the Elevens’ Paint & Fiber. It’s a gathering that happens towards the end of summer that many in the valley look forward to every year. It allows one to hang out with good friends, food, family, and cars. As the music from the DJ booth fills the parking lot you are able to mingle with a menagerie of people and check out the work that the boys have done over the years. Many of the cars that have been worked on over the past year show up to let everyone get a peek at the great work these two shops provide. This year Efrain from Suspicious added a little twist to the BBQ by setting up a full blown yard sale of car parts in the garage [...]

The Summer Kickback Dealer Showcase

By RJ Lane

Photos by Javier Contreras, Justin Manley, Lark Hensman, & RJ Lane

On a bright sunny day outside of LA, CA at Puente Hills Mitsubishi there was a car show for mostly import tuners presented by It’s JDM Yo and Prestige Marketing. Many vendors and clubs made it out including JDM Sport, Vapezen, Royal Origins. Sky Print Media, R-Rydes, and JDM Fresh. Here are the photo highlights from the event.

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GoodSpeed Performance Lab

Photos and written by RJ Lane

Joe Morell and Jon Firpach are car enthusiasts that saw a hole in the auto aftermarket and performance game. They started GoodSpeed Performance Lab with the principal of providing the auto enthusiast a knowledgeable and trusted environment to get aftermarket performance work done. The goal was to offer their clients the kind of value and service that most other industries provide. In the performance auto world there are many levels of “shops” from I know this guy that works out of his garage to we need to charge so much that value isn’t even considered any more due to overhead. GoodSpeed does everything in house, except bodywork, to aid in keeping their costs down for the consumer. They also provide information, bordering on a cars 101 class level of education; to the customer before, during, and after the building process to include the customer and [...]

 

On Sunday 1/27/13 Import Face Off will be adding to a huge car enthusiast day at Firebird Raceway.

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