One of the events many enthusiasts were looking forward to was Sideway Sundays @ Irwindale Speedway, which Night-Import were the first ones to announce on major forums & facebook. We were definitely stoked about this event and so were many others, but unfortunately, the first event that was supposed to be held on February 27th got postponed because of the 'expected' rainy weather condition. It actually didn't rain on that day and as many of those that were disappointed about the decision, we were feeling the same as well.
The organization decided to move the event on March 20th, 2011, which was yesterday, and when we were all thinking the weather was going to be sunny, it was the opposite.
There were many questions being asked on forums and through messages on facebook, so let me clarify a few points:
1. We are updating nearly 40+ forums with this event. Most of the updated infos will be 'replied' or updated on the original post, so even though you guys hate reading, please understand that we have to go through tons of forums and let's make it easier for both of us by reading the 'entire' information posted.I hope this clarified most of your questions. Questions regarding the event can be asked on our Sideway Sundays event page on facebook or your forum (if the event is not on your forum, please contact us).
2. The reason why our logo is not on the flyer is because of the technical difficulties the organization had in the past. We are 100% supporting and promoting this event.
3. Night-Import is the head of the Media. If you have the proper credentials to register for media, please contact us. Also, we are now limiting 4 people from each site for media. You CANNOT ask if a friend can come along just because media registrants get a free pass and you personally know any of Night-Import staffs.
Now let's start the coverage on the first Sideway Sundays!
The staffs gathered early in the morning to get things organized.
Charles from Prestige Marketing came early with his custom widebody s2k.
Henry also came early to show his car. He's one of the owners we contacted after AutoCon to do a feature on, so stay tuned.
All of the staffs had to wait for about a hour and DJ Pow decided to drive Charles's s2k around the parking lot.
For the first time ever, Irwindale Speedway opened up the track to use as a car show area + drifting. The main oval area at the right was used for show cars, vendors, and spectators and for the left, drifters to line up and drift in the center area.
Appreciate team Infinit coming by to support the event.
Other car show participants. Thank you guys!
Members of SoCalZine and our photographer Andy at the right. Andy came down from NorCal again!
Anthony's RHD CR-X from Infinit.
Widebody G coupe getting ready to drift. I don't know if the wheel setup was used for drifting but there was a HUGE space between the wheels and fenders.
If you enjoy drifting and want to have fun, Sideway Sundays is definitely an event you should consider participating in. It's only $80 for the whole day, equaling to 3 sessions, 1 1/2 hours each.
Tony's Miata from team Infinit.
and his set of VS-XX's.
Rainy and windy!
back to the car show area.
Imagine the amount of cars here if the weather was sunny.
Jason's Takata Green S14 rolling in.
Couple of sponsors/vendors made it to this event.
NOS Energy Drink.
Didn't get a chance to take a photo of NRG Innovations, and Elite-Autosports but they were present as well.
Sideway Sundays main DJ of the day, DJ Pow.
To the show cars.
One of the cleanest looking 370Z's I've seen so far, sponsored by JDM Sport.
Thanks Marc, aka DJ Trademarq, for showing up!
Buddy Club CR-Z.
I'm somewhat digging the vinyl design.
Jackson's Amuse s2k from DTM Autobody.
Charle's custom widebody s2k from Prestige Marketing.
Glad that Kelvin brought out his Evo.
How can you expect a turnout like this when it was raining, windy, and freezing.
Media guys at the center pit area. I want to thank Drew from OMGDrift, MotorMavens, IV Films, SoCalZine, PureImport, and all the others who came out.
Team Infinit cleaning their rides.
Clean and fitted. The rare wheels just made it sexier.
Abraham's EG, but look what happened to the front lip?
The flood/rain broke his
Still clean though.
David Pham from Civic brothers enjoying his meal.
Why did these droplets of water look sexy on Kelvin's Matte Black Evo?
David Motoyasu repping couple of companies and causes. Pray for Japan everyone.
Drifting was about to begin. Andy Nguyen will provide us with awesome drifting shots for Part 2.
I was very satisfied with the turnout.
Jonny's FD Rx-7 and someones MR2.
Troy from Adams Motorsports did a tremendous job hosting the event. There were various activities going on. I think this one was to find the skinniest person.
There's our photographer Andy.
Shot of the Enkei NT03+M Evo.
Gimmie Guy from Gimmie Girls brought out his models to support the event! They stayed for about a hour and had to leave because of the weather condition. Thank you guys for coming!
Spectators/Car Show participants checking out the drifting.
There was a dance battle near the end of the show, something not a lot of events even attempt to put on, but for Troy, he likes to try to add-in some entertainment.
David busting out his moves.
DJ Pow joined in.
Uh oh. Someone's getting serious.
People were enjoying the moment. Game of the day: find Dino Images.
Took a photo of Jason, Edgar, Forged Racing staff, and one of the judges of the day at the right, but look at David at your left. He was dam serious about winning the dance competition.
But again, DJ Pow didn't want to lose.
I walked to team Infinit's tent to chill for a bit, and realized the awards were already give out! Abraham won Best of Honda!
Terry won Best of Interior!
I walked back to the crowd and this time, another dance competition but the winner gets a steering wheel from JDM Sport.
Troy had a good time entertaining people.
Next competitor. Not bad at all.
The final contestant. I'm pretty sure this guy could've done better if the ground was flat.
Announcing the winner.
and it goes to Alvin. Congrats yo!
Shots of the winners.
I left after the awards, but the drifting competition was still going on. I ended up with a cold and writing this coverage with a major migraine, but yesterday's event was tons of fun. I'm not just saying this because we are one of the sponsors for the event. It could've been better if the weather wasn't so freezing, but I'm really looking forward to the next event on May 1st. Hope to see you guys then.