On 12/22/12 the guys from Extreme Auto Concepts had a car meet at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, AZ. The parking lot was filled with modified Nissans, Scions, and Subarus. Team Alpha Squad and Team JDM Fresh came out to support the event. With the picturesque back drop of the lake and the grill kicked into high gear good times were had by all.
We had the opportunity to go to the premiere aftermarket auto show in the world, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, NV. Anything you can think of for your car is there; plus 63 other things you didn’t even know you had to have. This being our first time at SEMA it was overwhelming to say the least. The show encompassed most of the 3,200,000 sq. ft. of the Las Vegas convention center. To say it was large is an understatement. The areas are grouped together in segments that make it somewhat less intimidating until you get there. The south hall had one entire floor dedicated to rims and tires. The other floor of that hall is for new products and exhibitors and off-road, trucks, and SUVs. The north hall was comprised of products and services for the automotive repair and body work industries. The central [...]
The automotive sub culture is one populated with people that have slightly askew views. For the idle layman just out to enjoy a car show, identifying the brand of car show regular he is dealing with is as important as avoiding the proverbial land mine.
The typical car show goer is someone who possesses a minor understanding of at least one model of car and an appreciation of cars in a much broader sense. They may even watch an automotive TV show on the odd occasion. If they see a car of some notable rarity, they will look affectionately at it and even have the where-with-all to ask a poignant question or two. Now, the fact that the owner of said [...]
On a gorgeous overcast September evening at Speedworld Raceway Park in Surprise, AZ a tribute was held to honor our fallen heroes from the twin towers and our military men and women who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we hold dear. Part of the entry fee went to raise money for the Military Assistance Mission. The night was full of show cars shining brightly, and drag cars making pass after pass, to be capped off with jet cars turning night into day. The show had 25+ cars vying for commemorative plaques featuring the fallen towers. Team Swat , Team Aftermath, and Team JDM Fresh all took home a hand full of plaques. The racers had three categories: fastest e. t., best reaction time, and quickest 60’ time. Great [...]