Words and photos by Vinnie Nguyen
We’ve had a great season filled with many shows and different events. What better way to end it than to end it with a huge show displaying best cars in the Northwest and a huge drift event?
NWMotiv.com and Evergreen Drift teamed up and did a great job on putting together InMotion, the last big event of the season. While the drifting was held on the track, the show was housed by Evergreen’s brand new Evergreen Events Center.
I don’t remember the last time I was at a big indoor car event here in the Pacific Northwest. I recall Hot Import Nights coming up here and holding events but that was back in 2008. The Northwest was missing something like this for the longest time and I’m glad that NWMotiv and Evergreen Drift brought it back. I know that there are already plans for InMotion 2013 and I’m excited for it.
As for the event itself, it was nothing short of awesome. The cars were clean and there was a good atmosphere. Seeing all the work that everyone put into their cars inspires me to hopefully be in their places next year.
The car scene here in the Pacific Northwest is growing and it’s constantly changing. We have a lot to offer and there are people who are willing to push the envelope and be bold with their mods. And I personally love going to different events like these because despite the differences that they may have, everyone interacts with one another because of a common interest.
Congratulations to all of those who won awards and to those who took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the drift competition! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next years season and of course, InMotion 2013!
1st Place – Kyle Pollard
2nd Place – Victor Moore
3rd Place – Matt Vankirk
Car Show Winners
|3rd Place 2dr Street||BRIAN||VERDECCHIA||2009||Mazda||RX-8|
|2nd Place 2dr Street||ANDY||NISSEN-BARBER||2002||BMW||M3|
|1st Place 2dr Street||RANDY||OLIVAREZ||2007||Honda||S2000|
|3rd Place 4dr Street||WAYNE||NG||2008||Infiniti||G Sedan|
|2nd Place 4dr Street||JOSHUA||NIANEKEO||1990||Toyota||Cressida|
|1st Place 4dr Street||ANDREW||LOUANGPHAKDY||1996||Honda||Civic Sedan|
|3rd Place 2dr Mild||MICHAEL||HEASLEY||1991||Nissan||240 SX|
|2nd Place 2dr Mild||RAINIER||DELEON||2000||Honda||Civic Hatchback|
|1st Place 2dr Mild||STEVE||KWAN||1996||Honda||Civic Hybrid|
|3rd Place 4dr Mild||JUSTIN||WALLACE||2000||Lexus||GS 300|
|2nd Place 4dr Mild||KATIE||SMITH||2004||Subaru||Impreza|
|1st Place 4dr Mild||JENNIFER||WINTRODE||2004||Subaru||Forester|
|Best Engine||JUSTIN||MARCH||1979||Honda||Civic Sedan|
|Best Interior||MEL||DIEGO||2004||Honda||Civic Coupe|
|Best Luxury||KENJI||NISHIMURA||1999||Lexus||GS 300|
|Best VIP||YOGI||SONG||1999||Mercedes Benz||S320 LWB|
|Best Functional Fitment||MICHAEL||HEASLEY||1991||Nissan||240 SX|
|Best Static Stance||HENRY||CHAN||2005||Subaru||WRX STI|
|Best Air Ride Stance||MIKE||TOLLIVER||2006||Audi||A8|
|Best Old School||JUSTIN||MARCH||1979||Honda||Civic Sedan|
|Best Team Overall||MENACE|
|Best Team Quality||TRIKSPEED|
|Best Bike||JOHN||MORIMOTO||2011||Ducati||848 EVO|
|Best Track/Race||PATRICK||WIDNER||2010||Mitsubishi||Lancer Evolution|
|Best Female Build||AMANDA||PLUMMER||2006||Scion||tC|
|Best Body Work||TRAVIS||MCPEAK||1995||Honda||Accord Coupe|
|Judges Choice||MEL||DIEGO||2004||Honda||Civic Coupe|
|4th Place Show||KEN||EDWARDS||2004||Nissan||350 Z|
|3rd Place Show||FELIX||YUEN||2007||Honda||Fit|
|2nd Place Show||CHRIS||KENNING||2008||Volkswagen||GTI|
|1st Place Show||JAMARRI||WHITESIDE||2006||Subaru||WRX STI|
|Best of Show||TRAVIS||MCPEAK||1995||Honda||Accord Coupe|