Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the opener for the 2013 Evergreen Drift Pro/Am and Grassroots series on Saturday, and Northwest Nissans‘ NissanFest 2013 on Sunday. It was a weekend filled with drifting and very nice cars. For the Pro/Am series there were 16 competitors, and over 40 competitors for the Grassroots series. It was my first time being at the Pro/Am and Grassroots competition and from what I saw, the rest of the series shows a lot of promise.
Can’t Fake the Fitment. Is it form or function? You be the judge!
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Photos by Zach Taiji and Vinnie Nguyen. Words by Zach Taiji.
This past Saturday marked our third annual Golden Gardens meet with StanceWars, to help kick off the spring automotive season in the Pacific Northwest. This has always been our biggest meet, with attendance almost doubling each year (last year was 1500+ people).
During a somewhat gloomy early morning on March 9th, 2013, hundreds of people and cars started showing up to one of Seattle’s most prominent beaches. Several local automotive businesses such as That-Steez, Meister Werks, ImportMeet, and of course StanceWars showed up early to set up tents while the NOS girls brought drinks for our visitors.
Photos by Vinnie Nguyen and Zach Taiji / Words by Zach Taiji
In late February 2013, the Pacific Northwest had its first automotive event season opener, thanks to our friends at ImportMeet, and local restaurant XXX Rootbeer. With the help of Facebook and word of mouth, the event quickly went viral as more than 1,500 cars showed up throughout the day.
Thankfully, the weather held out for the majority of the day, and local law enforcement were present during the event to help regulate traffic and drivers while local car enthusiasts also volunteered to help.
Despite the more-than-expected attendance, the meet went very smoothly as local business parking lots and street curbs filled up with cars ranging anywhere from Hondas and Nissans, to VW’s and BMW’s.
Other local automotive businesses and clubs showed up with booths during the day, as the crowds explored what the automotive scene has to offer for 2013. Oh, and let’s not forget about the XXX burgers – one of the biggest reasons worth attending!
What was your favorite car from the XXX Rootbeer Import Meet? Did we happen to snap a shot of your car? Let us know in the comments, and check over 250 high-res photos from the event below!