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.
On January 28th, a bunch of local car enthusiasts got together at the local Triple XXX Rootbeer in Issaquah. Triple XXX has been well known for hosting all sorts of car meets – from Muscles, to Hot Rods, to Imports. Most importantly, it’s a great place to get together because of the great food and large venue to accommodate lots of cars.
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 and words by Vinnie Nguyen
Today’s meet up at The Landing in Renton was pretty sweet. I borrowed a fisheye lens from a friend so I knew I was going to have some fun with it for today. Some of us had gotten there early, so we were able to see everyone as they rolled in one by one. As expected though, as more cars came through, the more agitated the security got. Surprisingly enough, they didn’t kick us out right away. They gave us a fair warning that if someone were to come through revving their engines and/or going past 10mph then they were going to kick us out. We were all poking fun at what the security guard said, “Yup! They’re going to kick us out!” was what you would hear a lot of the time when someone came rolling up.
John Hong, Julian Gossage, and I got together last week to hit up Seattle and snap a few photos as the sun set. It was a beautiful day, and definitely felt like summer in the Pacific Northwest. We started out by getting a few rolling shots as we crossed I-90 and headed out to downtown Seattle.
Last Saturday NOS Energy drink held a release party for the new flavor that is being released, Charged Citrus, at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma, Washington. The day started off like every other Pacific Northwest day: dark, cloudy, and a little bit of rain here and there. However, the gloomy looking weather did not stop all types of enthusiasts from coming out early to try and snag from free swag and try out the new flavor of NOS.
Check out this video of Mike’s MX-6 ripping up intermec.
Went with the Mazda Racehouse crew out to cruise Intermec. The car featured is Mike’s MX-6. Lots has been done to it; in a couple words it’s been stripped to 2200 lbs, has bolt ons, and a ton of downforce. This thing rips through twisties, one of the grippiest cars I’ve ridden in.