This was our first time checking out the Imports@UCI Car Show, the yearly confab put on by the University of California, Irvine's official car club, Imports@UCI, since 2007, and we were pretty impressed. The weather was perfect, a good-sized crowd turned out, and most critically the caliber of cars on display was fairly high. Makes and models ran the gamut, too, the invite welcoming all manner of import, domestic, Euro, truck and motorized two-wheeled vehicles.
Vendor row included the likes of AEM, K1 Speed, Greddy and others, and the day also included giveaways, raffles, a race-room simulator, a demo by Miyagi Auto Care, and music throughout the event by UC Irvine's EDU (Electronic Dance Union). Near the end of the event awards were handed out for Best Function, Best Form, Best in Show, Best Classic (1980s and before), and a Sponsor's Choice prize.
It's believed by organizers the ninth annual Imports@UCI Car Show was the largest ever on the campus, and if true is a pretty sweet achievement. With key members of the Imports@UCI board graduating this year, it looks like a new group of students will oversee next year's event, hopefully continuing to build momentum to make future shows just as big or bigger than this year's. We know we're gonna do our best to keep the calendar open for the 2016 edition, and if you live anywhere within convenient driving distance of UCI you'd be smart to do the same.