Back again with part 2 of Import Alliance summer meet coverage , most of the pictures are from Saturday and a few from Sunday. Check out part 1 here if you have not seen it already!
Start off with this EM1 on BBS
It caught my attention mainly from the shade of blue, it was really bright deep color. The bay is Downstar Bolted down with spiked bolts.
Another EM1 on CCWs, with some wide fender work front and back, I dig it. Made the trip all the way from Wisconsin!
EK Hatch on Lover Souls
Liked the look of this CD7 Accord from Canada
Accord up from Florida
Another favorite from Florida representing Team V2LAB. First saw this car in person earlier in the spring for the Auto Combine. At the previous years there would be no sign of Florida at Import Alliance, glad to see the Florida guys making the trip.
Mugen themed EF sedan from Florida. I feel like I am repeating myself when I say what is my favorite, but this was also a favorite of mine. Very well put together.
Matt Man’s Miata gets so much love every time we post it up. Really nice car he has put together in 2 years,, he has changed up his setup slightly. Last time we saw him at our Welcome To Atlanta meet for IA Spring meet, he was slammed on stretched tires.
As you can see that is not the case anymore.
Even more was the addition of the ITB setup on the B6. You will see plenty more of this car in the coming months!
Matt also had the August Issue of Import Tuner up in his dashboard, his car was front and center on the front page of the feature. Every time I see that spread in the mag, it lets me know that the work we do here pays off and that people are actually looking and paying attention to what we do.
Gorgeous Spoon themed Type R
Cool Subaru World Rally Replica
1jz powered Toyota Corona Wagon
One of our past features from last year out of North Carolina. Looks to be Naturally Aspirated now, check it out HERE.
J swaps are being more common more and more. By the looks of the Jaguar bags over the strut towers it looks like the car is from Florida. Very nice looking color combo.
This old Apache truck was pretty dope, clearly it stood out in the see of imports.
I am pretty sure the truck was bagged by looking at the height, and I think i saw it raise up when it was leaving.
All the homies chilling under the tent in the truck bed
Love this coupe to death!
I always look at Import Alliance as a vacation and I was not up to driving my vehicle to Charlotte , my buddy Cliff was nice enough to lend me his civic to drive for the weekend since he was gonna ride with someone else. Than he ended up riding with me in it, which eventually made me his driver…lol.
Really nice color on this NA Miata, looks to be a little lighter than the OEM mariner blue paint.
It was so hot outside so I took breaks in between taking pictures at the Volatile booth. And there was a crowd of dudes around the booth so I thought they were making some sales. But it was some of the Tuner Evolution models getting some photos with guys. As I sat in my seat, I took this photo..
I was just snapping this photo just because, just by coincidence it looks like the young gal is diggin for gold…hahaha
Gregg from S3 magazine
BMW M3 sitting out on the outskirts of the lot
Another car on the outskirts
3rd Generation Civic hatch with a DOHC ZC, cool car I am sure a lot of folks missed this.
Zeb’s GS300 from ISO
KTuning’s K20 powered FD, was the talk of the weekend, personally I think it is a cool build even being a Mazda fan boy myself.
Smitty’s M45 looking flawless as usual
More shots of SEENIT!’s scooters
Fell in love with this FD as people started to head out .
Custom widened fenders in the rear
The FD has some of the best lines ever on any car, these fenders were done very well.
I overheard the owner say it makes about 500hp on low boost.
K powered Integra in the Ktuned booth.
Never met the owner, but I know the owner of the car is named “Joy” and it is a great build. Good to finally see it in person. Little things like the black alternator go a long way. Instead of overwhelming the bay with chrome and polished everything, running the black accents under the chrome is just right to me, minor details go along way!
I am guessing the tag translates to Red Devil.
J Swapped Del Sol
And throw a big blower on top of it..
Fully functional Transtop
Taking photos at big shows, you always have to deal with this. I sat there and waited at least 2 minutes for a clear shot of the car, and as soon as I click these two beautiful ladies walk in the way…..
But I held strong for another minute, and got a shot of this Del Sol.
K20 in the trunk that seemed to have a full makeover of the rear suspension in order to make it work.
Gas tank mounted up front.
VH45 powered S13, one of the prettier drift cars.
Accord from New York on VIP Modular wheels
Photo of Don Napier’s civic coupe
Don applying some vinyl
That is all of my pictures from IA weekend there are still a few left to get up this weekend. The rest of the weekend we spent hotel hopping and kicking it all around Charlotte. Overall Charlotte was a great host for the weekend, and I am excited for next year. Good choice Don!