On Sunday March 25, Northwest Nissans held Nissan Fest at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. This event was the first of its kind for both entities and it was without a doubt a success. The event replaced a meet NWN had held in previous years at another location where turnout exceeded capacity. The track handled the drifting event with NWN help and NWmotiv.com handled the car show aspect. Did I mention the whole event was FREE to spectators?
On Sunday the 23rd of October cars from all over western Washington descended on SyKart in Tukwila for the monthly nw-built.com forum meet. Individuals and crews from Olympia to Seattle participated in a successful event. Well over 30 drivers showed up for the evening to show off their rides and to compete on the Karting track.
It was good to meet people from many different forums who are willing to meet as one Northwest group. The meeting went off without a hitch. Hondas were parked next to Nissans and Subarus with only some good natured teasing overheard. The good part about holding a meet at a karting track, you get a chance to back up that smack talk about your skills behind the wheel.
Keep an eye out for information on our upcoming meets. There are meets in the Southsound , northern areas and the middle ground every few weeks. There is also the monthly meet we encourage everyone to attend to keep in touch with other folks from the Pacific Northwest. Let’s keep getting together to celebrate the car culture of the Pacific Northwest.
Last Friday’s meet at Cozy Bubble Tea in Redmond was in my opinion a complete success! There was a great turn out of cars and plenty of people to talk to. I came around 7:30pm thinking that I wasn’t going to be able to find parking but luckily I found one right in front of the Cozy Bubble Tea place!
I was with a couple of my friends and we headed into Cozy. I ran into Zach and a couple of other friends as well. We started walking around and checking out all the clean cars as they were showing up.
I noticed a lot of BMW’s and Lancer Evolutions parked around the shop and I later found out that the owner of Cozy was the owner of a couple of the Evos. I was one of the “regulators” of the meet and there weren’t any problems except for a couple of cool people who decided to do some burnouts and rev their engines.
There were stickers being sold and if you didn’t get a chance to pick some up, you can get them here!
I saw some familiar cars and faces and made some new friends. There were a lot of NSX’s, the most I’ve seen at one place at a time, so that was pretty nice.
As the night went on, people came and people left. People were just hanging around talking to their friends and really, enjoying the meet. I left at about 11:00pm I believe, but still there was people hanging around.
I didn’t really get to try the bubble tea but I heard from various people that it was pretty good. Hopefully next time when I’m in the area, I’ll stop by and try their bubble tea and you guys should try it too if you didn’t get a chance to.
Well I’m out of here, watch out for the next meet-up!
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. We had some past and recent features come to the meet like:
Mike Gayvoronskiy and his monster MX5: http://nw-built.com/?p=155:
Vernon Lim’s stanced RSX: http://nw-built.com/?p=1678:
And Andrew Le’s baller status G35: http://nw-built.com/?p=1666.
Cj Ramos came with his clean Mazdaspeed3 as well.
One of my friends brought his stanced skateboard as well. I’ve seen it online thinking it was fake but he had it right there for everyone to see. It was something new and pretty cool. After a while, we all headed down to Five Guys. It was my first time there and they had some good burgers.
After eating, we all headed back up to the garage where we all just chilled and talked until slowly we all headed out and by then it was dark. Compared to bigger meet ups like tomorrow’s Honda Tech Meet, todays meet up was small. Though that was the case, a lot of us got to meet each other and actually talk to one another; old friends got to see each other again while new friendships were made.
See you guys at the next meet up!
Words and Photos by Mike Diep
The Sarapbuhay at Pochi meet wasn’t the biggest, but it was definitely one of the most chill, laidback meets I’ve ever gone to. There wasn’t loud music or free NOS being given out, but there was Pochi’s!
A lot of familiar cars rolled through and as always, a few new ones I haven’t seen came as well. There wasn’t much revving or crazy girls yelling “GET OUTTA MY F*CKING CAR”; but there were plenty of great people there to go along with the sweet rides.
I also got plenty of pictures of all the LowerClassmen’s cars. Sadly, I couldn’t get all of them in one shot though – I did manage to get six outta seven in a picture.
In conclusion, I think this is one of the top 5 meets I’ve gone to in 2011 so far. More events need to be like this one, and I cannot wait for the next.