Once again, for a ninth year, the SpoCom show surprised us with an array of unique whips, high-energy entertainment, and both classy and questionable models, kicking off its 2015 tour at the Anaheim Convention Center in - you guessed it - Anaheim, Calif. Despite the rainy weather, over 6,000 fans rolled through to see the 450 cars on display. Chances are, you may have already seen these cars by way of Instagram or Facebook, but seeing the details of these high-caliber builds still manages to get us excited (or maybe it was Constance Nunes at the Toyo Tires booth).
Every year, car builders have to make the tough decision about which car show to debut their beloved project. If you didn't catch Floss Design's Rocket Bunny Nissan 240SX at Wekfest San Jose, SpoCom OC was the place to check it out. Among the hundreds of cars, it was Robert Green's Mazda RX-7 that was a showstopper for us. Allegedly it's the first RX-7 with the Fujita Engineering Afflux body kit in the United States. If that's not cool enough for you, the four-rotor motor in the engine bay might do the trick.
"SpoCom is unique for its integration of both trade and consumers," Tricia Kawasaki, Spocom's Director of Public Relations, tells us. "No other one-day show can boast as many manufacturers and endemic booths that are associated directly with our marketplace. So we get both the serious buyers along with the lifestyle aspect."
SpoCom's name was derived from the words "sport" and "compact," and was started in 2006 because the SpoCom staff felt there was a need to revive the scene. Today it stands as one of the most bona fide events on the car show circuit.