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2018 ImportAlliance Summer Meet

Talladega Super Speedway

   The ImportAlliance event took place from July 21-22nd at the Talladega Super Speedway. The import themed car meet included other exhibition events all in one. The entire event was hosted inside the infield of the Super Speedway. The Talladega facility was the perfect venue because it offered garages to be used for showcase cars and vendors, a side parking lot for drifting, and competitive roll racing on the track. This was the first time that we have ever attended a JDM event of this caliber and we were absolutely blown away from the selection of amazing vehicles!

Video Filmed and Edited by Pat J. Moon

   The first ImportAlliance took place on July 30, 2006, while evolving to the largest Import car meet in the nation. Because it is considered a “meet” and not a “car show” there is no formal judging or awards presented to the vehicles. ImportAlliance is geared towards the grassroots enthusiast ranging from beginner builders to the more extreme custom and performance machines. The event was created to be more of a celebration than a competition.

   This 1980s 300ZX had a ton of unique personalized creative features. We’re not sure what engine mods it has but the induction system looks aggressive.

   David Knight is the owner of this clean 1991 Volkswagen MK2 GTI. The engine in this sleeper has been swapped to a later model 2.8L VR6.

   The Honda CRX was sold in America from 1984 to 1991. The CRX is considered legendary among Honda enthusiast and is still very popular among the tuner community.

   You never know what you will come across when attending an ImportAlliance event. The unique personalization on some of the cars can be quite entertaining.

   There were some wicked domestic custom vehicles in attendance as well. This bagged Chevy truck proved to be in a league of its own.

   Gold rims on a Subaru WRX/STI is always a safe bet.

   This decked out Scion FR-S is a great example of the more extreme vehicles on display.

   This beautiful 1989-1993 R32 GTR Nissan Skyline made its presence known.

   The dyno was available for any attendee that wanted to see what kind of numbers their ride would put down. They even set up a spectator section right next to all the action.

   The driting was intense and a blast to experience. Everything from late-model Mustangs to modified BMWs put on a show.

   The roll racing was one of our favorite events at ImportAlliance.  Basically, two cars line up while driving at a certain MPH on the race track. As soon as the racers entered pit lane it was petal to the metal at that point. Roll racing offers less abuse on the drivetrain, chassis, and tires versus traditional drag racing where you have hard launches out of the hole.

   At every event we attend we make sure to buy some related gear. Pat J. Moon purchased a nice ImportAlliance shirt while I purchased this cool piece from Lowered Lifestyle.

Additional Information About ImportAlliance

  • ImportAlliance began in Nashville, TN.
  • Ron Cartmell, Don Napier, and Omari Winbush are the principal owners of ImportAlliance.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at ImportAllaince events.
  • A ticket purchase grants entry to both days of an event.
  • Spectators can sign up for ride alongs during different motorsports events.
  • The upcoming ImportAlliance Fall Meet will take place at the Beechbend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY on October 20-21.

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