There’s a lot of things that go into these Mash-Up!’s, months of planning and organizing all leading to being able to execute it all when the time finally comes. Rarely does anything ever go 100% as planned, but with a dedicated team (and supporters), everything can still be a big success without any spectators knowing the difference.
O.M.T. or “one more time” is a phrase chanted by fans and judges during a tandem battle during a drift competition that is too close to determine a winner and deserves another run.
The first 86fest was such a popular event that I’m sure everyone was screaming “one more time” and the end of the event. And after months and months of planning, Antonio Alvendia, (@antoniosureshot) of MotorMavens and crew gave the world what they all wanted, 86fest2!
WHAT!? Another event? Already? So soon!
Yup after pulling an all nighter in West Covina for the DaYUUM/Guppy Tea House Summer Shindig, we were up bright and early at Irwindale Speedway for Longo Scion‘s 10 year anniversary / Longo Lexus‘ Pursuit4. Some of us overslept, but we all made it with a nice big 8 +1 car display courtesy from Young from FRS86. Thanks dude!
Snaps: M.Montenegro (Max M Photography)
DaYUUM threw a big party at Mash Up 2 for the Guppy Tea House Temple City grand opening, so when Guppy Tea House started planning a new location in West Covina, CA, you knew another major event was in the works too.
The Summer Shindig, gave people a Hawaii-like luau to cope with the recent summer heat in the SoCal. And it was truly just like Hawaii; with overcast, humidity, and even spots of light rain here and there. All this added to the awesome atmosphere on the night as the weather stayed clear and kept the guests from feeling too hot or too cold, well at least too cold (more on that later, hehe).
“There is no doubt that the Scion FR-S is going to be the dominant and prominent cars [sic] at SEMA this year, and I’ll go out on a limb and say the same will happen again at the 2013 SEMA Show.”
– Neil Tjin
President at Tjin Edition
(Sept. 25, 2012)
Neil could not have been more right in his prediction. The SEMA show is always a really, really, really big show. To put things into context, the SEMA show brings all parts of the auto industry, domestic and international; buyers and exhibitors; styling and performance to tools and accessories, anything you can think of it’s probably there; and then some! Now spread that out through the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, which consists of 3 halls, with one having a second floor, and then the entire outside parking lot. Yup, it’s big.
There’s no surprise on why the Scion FR-S was awarded the hottest sports compact vehicle this year. With a show that big you’d be sure to see all sorts of vehicles, well this year you still could have, but there was not a single area of the convention center that you couldn’t take a few steps and spot a Scion FR-S (or Subaru BRZ). It was almost maddening, maybe even giving some a sense of hysteria!
But all is good, let’s take a look at some of the different FR-S builds at the show. And a few other stand outs.
Snaps: J.Pagtalunan, M.Ishida
Whether in the parking lot chillin’ or on the track tossing it around, its just looked cool. That line can be said about either the Scion FR-S or 86Fest from this past weekend. MotorMavens’ Antonio Alvendia and his crew put together a nice blend of car show and track day festivities at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It was a perfect celebration for the whole 86 platform (AE86/FRS/BRZ).
Come join US at 86Fest held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Sunday October 7th! It’s going to be a dope day of fun and excitement. Experience this event that will be talked about for years.
Do you remember Scion’s first Scion Exposed in El Toro? Rest assure, 86Fest will be the largest event for all enthusiasts.
It’s open to all but please RSVP at www.86fest.com!
The newly designed 86 platform (Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ in the USA) has received international acclaim as the second coming of the legendary AE86. We honor the rich heritage of the original AE86 and celebrate the new 86 platform by inviting all car enthusiasts to 86FEST.
86FEST is the ultimate gathering of Scion FRS, Toyota AE86, and Subaru BRZ enthusiasts. Auto Club Speedway will serve as the destination for the inaugural 86FEST on Sunday, October 7th, 2012.
The meet will run from 10am-5pm, but drivers should arrive promptly at 7am for drivers meeting.
86FEST features the following:
- FRS/BRZ/AE86 Professional Photoshoot
- Timed Autocross presented by Falken Tires
- Roval Course SpeedVentures Track Day
- OEM Audio Plus Sound Demos
- Vendor Village
- Raffle with Thousands of Dollars in Performance Parts
- 86FEST Swapmeet presented by Club4AG
- Food Truck Corral
We welcome drivers of all skill levels to participate in the 86FEST Autocross and Track Experience, and all makes of cars are encouraged to participate in the driving events.