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Hot Import Nights Fontana - Staying Power

Car show, Aug 19th 2013

Oct 21, 2013
Photographer: Jofel Tolosa

As southern California's ever-growing car show season winds down for 2013, Hot Import Nights added one last event for show-goers. Presented by Sylvania and hosted at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, the Saturday "evening into night" soiree included a variety of show cars, exhibits, and vendors, along with a drift competition and of course, plenty of import models. And while the HIN show series isn't the massive powerhouse that it once was in the 2000s, the large number of events they produce throughout the year is proof that they're still going strong - a tall order when you consider the overwhelming number of old and new shows and events that span across a short, four month period each year. In fact, with so many meets and shows in Socal throughout the summer, you typically see many of the same cars month after month, show after show. With this particular event however, the Honda badge wasn't exactly prominent, with many of the cars coming from the Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota camps. However, there were some Hondas in attendance and our triggerman Jofel Tolosa snapped a few pics.

(Though this is the last Socal HIN event for 2013, they will continue their tour by hitting Hawaii on December 14th, and Florida on December 21st)

Hot import nights fontana EP chassis civic 01 Photo 2/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana EP Chassis Civic 01

There aren't a lot of nicely modded EP chassis Civics floating around, but this owner has one of the cleanest we've seen. Polished Mugen MF10s match the polished valve cover and intake manifold while contrasting the factory blue paint that smothers Mugen aero pieces.

Hot import nights fontana honda civic wagon 02 Photo 3/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana Honda Civic Wagon 02
Hot import nights fontana b series swapped civic wagon 03 Photo 4/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana B Series Swapped Civic Wagon 03

Though it wasn't popular with enthusiasts during its early days, the Civic Wagon has certainly picked up steam over the past few years, over 2 decades after its introduction. This example sports a B-series swap, de-cluttered engine bay and a right hand drive configuration.

Hot import nights fontana paxton supercharged acura NSX 08 Photo 8/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana Paxton Supercharged Acura NSX 08

One of the wildest builds we've come across, this Paxton supercharged NSX features a Sorcery widebody aero kit, custom rear diffuser, and custom taillights.

Hot import nights fontana honda s2000 09 Photo 9/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana Honda S2000 09

This S2000 sports SSR wheels and a J's Racing front fascia that partially hides a nice V-mount set up.

Hot import nights fontana JDM front end integra sedan 10 Photo 10/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana JDM Front End Integra Sedan 10
Hot import nights fontana JDM integra sedan engine bay 11 Photo 11/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana JDM Integra Sedan Engine Bay 11

Mildly modded Integra sedan with JDM front-end conversion, cleaned up engine bay, and ITR "style" wheels.

Hot import nights fontana RHD CRX 12 Photo 12/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana RHD CRX 12
Hot import nights fontana RHD CRX 13 Photo 13/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana RHD CRX 13

Right hand drive CRX on BBS wheels with a B-series powerplant.

Hot import nights fontana JDM front end integra 14 Photo 14/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana JDM Front End Integra 14
Hot import nights fontana JDM front end integra 15 Photo 15/18   |   Hot Import Nights Fontana JDM Front End Integra 15

Years ago, a JDM front-end converted Integra was extremely rare. Today, it's become almost expected. This black Integra with purple bay relies on a Victor X intake manifold and Hasport mounts, and has much of the factory clutter has been removed for a cleaner appearance.


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