One of our missions here at nw-built is to provide the Pacific Northwest with an outlet where cars and people of all different types and color can join together in one place – in essence, bringing to light the diversity of our region. Last year we took it upon ourselves to fulfill that mission by hosting an event at Golden Gardens in Seattle, WA. It was a huge success being our first big event, and welcomed over 400 cars. Most importantly it showed that people and cars of all types can get together without all of the e-thuggery/flaming, to have a great time and enjoy the Pacific Northwest automotive scene & atmosphere.
Last Thursday marked the fourth “not so loko” Pacific Northwest StanceWorks meet. Much thanks to Paul Bruney organizing another cool event. The location this time was Juanita Park in Kirkland, WA – and while it wasn’t the greatest of locations for numerous reasons (parking, cops – see below), the overall meet had a laid back feeling and it was great to see old and new friends. Plus it was at the beach, and the sun stayed out all day.
Photos by Mark Bello
Remember this car: http://nw-built.com/?p=1223? Well if you read the feature, you’d come to find out that it was parted out and sold, in hopes for a bigger and better project. That time has come, and the new chassis is a 2006 Lexus IS350. It’s something with a little more luxury and power; definitely an upgrade from an Acura RSX.
This past Saturday morning was like any other, in the Redmond Town Center (RTC). As I pulled into the plaza, several shops and tourists surrounded me. I started looking for a group of exotics, as my car creeped through the several stop signs within RTC. A little farther in, to my left, stood a security guard. Behind her was a street blocked off filled full of beautiful exotic cars from Porsches, to Corvettes, to Ferrari’s and Lambo’s. I knew I had to pull off to the side and snap some photos. A couple of cars really caught my eye, the first one was this Lexus LF-A that appeared to be from California. It’s such a beautiful car and a technological masterpiece.
Parked near the LF-A was this Porsche Carrera GT. These things are super expensive, and go for over $400k nowadays. Powered by a 5.7L V10, they put out over 600+ HP stock.
Sir Mix-A-Lot was also there as he usually is, and brought his orange Lamborghini Murciélago.
Another car that really caught my eye was this Porsche 996 (GT3 RS, I think). The BBS LM’s and kit really set it off.
And finally, an immaculate AC Shelby Cobra.
Every Saturday morning from 8:30am at the Redmond Town Center you can check out these cars and fulfill your caffeine needs, it’s definitely worth it!