2010 Remix Award Tour Los Angeles – Bringing Back the Car Show
With the fate of many national car show venues in limbo, a new start-up, REMIX Award Tour, is making a big splash. Partnered with the Xtreme Drift Circuit series and run by many of the guys who made HIN a huge success, there will be 8 stops in 2010 (both in tandem and solo) offering live music, girls, and tons of cars in a city near you. REMIX Events is all about bringing back real car shows and giving the people what they want, and so far they’re nailing it. At their first event, in conjuction with XDC at Irwindale, CA they brought it all: cars, models, vendors, music, and some serious drifters.(Click here for the gallery.)
The sound of an LS1-swapped 350z shaking the entire complex had me smiling before I even walked in, and the action didn’t disappoint. Capping off all the sideways action is a judged car competition with some of the coolest categories I’ve ever seen. The usual “Best JDM” and “Best Domestic” categories are there, but so are some fresh ones like, “Best Engineered Vehicle”, “Best Frame” and “Best of Show Peformance.” This allows more people to be recognized for their creativity and hard work. It all added up to a great day at the track, leaving me with a giant smile (and a professional-level sunbburn.)
Growing up, the car show was a big part of my life. Whether it was the small Tuesday classic car meet I attended when I was 11, or the monolith that is Hot August Nights that invades Reno, NV for a week, these events cultivated my love of cars at an early age. From there I moved on to import shows, local meets, Industry auto shows, and everything in between. The point is: we need car shows. They give us inspiration for future projects, and help satiate our cravings until our budgets grow.
I can’t afford a modified GTR or a 900hp Supra, so until I can, attending a car show is the only way for me to get up close to these amazing machines. It’s also a place to learn about new parts, meet vendors, and learn about everything that goes into building a dream car. And in between the cars and the parts are the beautiful and always friendly models. It’s like Willy Wonka’s Choclate Factory, for car geeks. I’m glad that REMIX Events is keeping the show going. It’s where seasoned fans go to enjoy their passion, and where new ones might get their start. Thank to REMIX Events, the show will go on.