Hot Import Nights Phoenix 9-14-13
What was HOT at Hot Import Nights
By Nicole James
Photos by Hans Marquez, Joe Lombrana, Lark Hensman, and Justin Manley
Cars began pulling into the Phoenix Convention Center around 11 Am Saturday morning for HIN – Hot Import Nights. The whole center was buzzing with pre show activities like vendors setting up booths, and drivers polishing up their cars before the public laid eyes on them, and before the cars were judged.
At 5 Pm the public was let into the building were they could look at all the amazing cars. DJ’s were playing music while models walked around posing with different cars and dancing on stage. Dev made an appearance at the show preforming several of her songs.
“This has definitely been one of my favorite HIN’s I’ve been at in a long time.” Said Alex Lopez, owner of Skyprint Media. “Its good to be back in phoenix and see everyone.” Said Lopez.
“I think the show went really well. I love Arizona and I wanted to do something indoors.” Said Wayne Raqueno, the coordinator of HIN. “We definitely want to come and do it again.” Raqueno puts together Hot Import Nights events all over the country. The next show is in Houston. “I like putting on these types of shows because it gives everyone a chance to see what other people have done to their cars and then they go out and put new things on their cars and then its time for the next show and the cycle repeats. I think it helps out everyone. It’s like a triangle of love.” Said Raqueno.
On behave of the entire HIN Staff, thank you to all the vendors that came out for the show, and thank you to all the spectators.
Winners of awards at HIN:
1-Jovi La Victoria
2- RJ Lane
3- Jacob Burdsall
Hottest Club Team Represent (Most Entered)
Hottest Car and Model Display
Hottest Preformance Tuned Auto
Jodi La Victoria
Hottest Female Ride
Waynes Choice Award
Hottest VIP Ride
Hottest Vendor Car
UTI’s Hyundai Genesis
Hottest Lighting award presented by Sylvania zXe
Jovi La Victoria
Ultimate award Best in Show
Jovie La Victoria