IMPORT FASHION'S INAUGURAL "IMPORT SHOWCASE" EVENT AT K1 SPEED IN TORRANCE A SUCCESS
Being in Southern California has many great perks. From all the great trendy spots, celebrities, local attractions and the many events. Especially, in the car / automotive scene. There are events literally every day. From small meets, car shows, grand openings, and the announcements of NEW shows every weekend! This past weekend was Import Fashion's Import Showcase and we were there with JDM Sport to enjoy it!
Import fashion is known for great coverages of the many local events (like most car blogs/web sites). BUT they differentiate themselves by bringing some fashion flair to their coverages. You'll notice it as well through their personal vehicles ie. "GINA" HOT PINK G35 by AA Autoworks that is VERY well-known locally in So-Cal and not to mention in the automotive scene online around the world. The founder of not only Import Fashion but surely the creator of Import Showcase is Alvin P. a import enthusiast (as well as model enthusiasts) at heart. You probably know one of their models - need we mention Ela Passion? (Made Cover of the latest Performance and Sound Magazine PASMAG). Import Fashion is also well-known in the local VIP Scene as well being affiliated with very popular VIP car crews/clubs and company/organizations!
But onto Import Fashion's 1st (hopefully ANNUAL) Import Showcase. Alvin (founder) and his IF crew spent countless hours and sleepless nights prior to this event to make sure that all friends, fans, and supporters of the 1st Import Showcase had a great time. Careful planning, organizing, staffing, and pain staking hours of preparing the awards and laying out the floor plans at K1 Speed really showed. And all we can say is GREAT JOB! Roll-in was announced literally NIGHT-OF but we're sure not too many knew what that was but everybody knew the show started at 12PM. Our staff along with JDM Sport arrived at suggested roll-in time (before 11AM). Car Show participants and Vendors were greeted with the iF TEAM up front to register. You were then direct you to your designated locations. ON-SITE registration for car show participants was available BUT you could have also registered ONLINE as well to get a discount.
Vendors were few but definitely great big supportive vendors where there. Including NOS Energy Drinks, PASMAG, 3T Motorsports, Aimgain U.S. our friends at JDM Sport were there, Syndicate Customs, and a few other vendors who were their to enjoy the festivities.
While vendor support was limited there was a HUGE support from the So-Cal automotive / fashion scene. itsJDMYo came out to support as well as Fatlace. Not to mention local car crews including but not limited to Low N' Slow, BP VIP, AutoConceptz, TEAM Hate, Immaculate, amongst MANY others. There was also one REALLY incredible CUSTOM GXR Bike that was unveiled for the first time for show circuit which not too many knew of. It was the "Clown" Custom Paint and now WIDE REAR LIP/RIM Chrome Bike from TEAM HATE by owner Ryan "Showboat" Babkok. BIG Car shows had also came out to support that were seen including staff from HIN, Extreme Autofest, Motion, and SpoCom to name a few. And since this was IMPORT FASHION - there were a great amount of models. Obviously, the very popular Ms. Ela Pasion graced her presence for all her fans and the Import Showcase attendees representing her crew Import Fashion. Ms. Holly Lee also showed up near the end of the show taking plenty of photos with fans and in front of cars. JDM Sport also brought out their sexy quartet of ladies including Ms. Elyse, JennaLynn, Brittani, and Lena Love! All we can say is photographers and fans surely had a great time of taking photos all day & let's not forget our good friend BIG ABE & KUYA PROTECTION!!
MEDIA was also attended in masses as we saw favorites Night-Import, UM Works, Firm400, AdvanSpec, AutoEvents.com, EAF, Neurotic Minds, itsJDMyo, to mention just a few! Questions is where they there for the cars or models? Guess it's a choice of preference, right? But we definitely guarantee this event had GREAT media coverage so keep your eyes and ears on local social media and blogs for pictures and coverage!
The car show - had some major heavy hitters of the import scene - from VIP, STANCE, TUNER, and CUSTOM - you could find all types of rides there. Fans of car shows were not disappointed. Granted the lot was small BUT the cars that filled the K1 Speed lot made a great showing. Awards were also very FASHIONable! Trophies of all colors and sizes from 1FT to 4FT were later award at the end of the show to the winners which our affiliates at JDM Sport (www.Facebook.com/JDMSport) / Firm400 (www.Facebook.com/Firm400) will be posting on their Facebook Fan pages.
Congratulations to Import Fashion and the 1st Import Showcase! GREAT event and I'm sure I can speak for our affiliates of AdvancedJDMParts.com (AJDMParts.com) - GREAT SHOW! We look forward to the next event.
Thanks to JDM Sport for having us with them!
AdvancedJDMParts.com (AJDMParts.com) in association with JDM Sport x Firm400.
We will leave you fans with this great RECAP video of Import Showcase by UMWorks / Night-Import! Enjoy!