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Sumospeed Springfest 2017

Sumospeed returns for their 8th annual car show

Jun 9, 2017
Photographer: Faiz Rahman

On Sunday, June 4th, the sharp snap of exhaust blips filled the usually quiet halls of the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the eighth annual Sumospeed Springfest. Highly anticipated every year, the event brings in cars, vendors, and visitors from all over the East Coast and, in recent years, has essentially taken over the convention center's massive indoor hall. Beyond the rows of cars both inside and out, vendors like title sponsor Stock or Modified Bodyworks and Canibeat were on hand, along with food vendors and a DJ to provide a little ambiance.

In 2010, the event kicked off with considerable interest and participation, and over the past few years has grown into one of the largest events in the East. With 1,000 cars registered and an estimated 7,000 attendees throughout the day, it's safe to say Sumospeed has found their groove in the organized car show realm.

Variety is the name of the game at Springfest, where you can find VIP, stance, race, street, and show cars all combined for an eclectic mix of the best the East has to offer all under one roof. One group of note, Japanese Classics LLC, brought with them a unique group of JDM cars that had everyone stopping by for a visit. And while we couldn't make it out this year in person, we did have our friend and triggerman, Faiz Rahman, to lean on for a few snaps.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 r31 skyline sedan Photo 2/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 R31 Skyline Sedan

Like it came out of a time capsule, this ultra-clean R31 Skyline was sporting some badass livery and caught plenty of eyes throughout the day.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 supercharged DC5 Photo 3/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Supercharged DC5

This '06 Type S showed off a tucked and shaved bay complete with Comptech supercharger, titanium intake arm, and carbon fiber air box, while on the outside a Max Racing front bumper and sideskirts, along with bright blue TE37s, complete the package. See the full feature here.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 s chassis Photo 4/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 S Chassis

We're loving the color on this 240SX sitting on SSR wheels.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 mugen tsx Photo 5/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Mugen Tsx
Sumospeed springfest 2017 mugen tsx Photo 6/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Mugen Tsx

We don't see many second gen TSX builds floating around, but this example complete with an authentic Mugen kit, grill, and rear wing, accompanied by a set of bronze TE37s, shows what can be done with the CU2 chassis.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 bn sports lexus sc300 Photo 7/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Bn Sports Lexus Sc300

SSR Professor SP3s and a BN Sports aero kit make all the difference in the world on this sexy Lexus SC.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 rhd ej civic Photo 8/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Rhd Ej Civic

Andy Vasconcellos' Honda Tuning featured RHD-converted Civic EJ hatch features a built, turbo LS/VTEC setup, Walker Japan front bumper, and some custom Kevlar touches that Andy himself put together in his garage.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 mr2 Photo 9/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Mr2

Even if you've forgotten about Toyota's iconic mid-engine, turbo two-seater, others haven't, and they continue to build and maintain them. This version caught our attention as it sat on re-worked Blitz 03s and was fitted with a carbon fiber front lip.

Sumospeed springfest 2017 sheepey built exhaust Photo 10/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Sheepey Built Exhaust
Sumospeed springfest 2017 mitsubishi evo Photo 11/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Mitsubishi Evo

Sheepey Built exit pipes peeking through the hood vent of this EVO

Sumospeed springfest 2017 faiz rahman is300 Photo 12/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Faiz Rahman Is300
Sumospeed springfest 2017 faiz rahman lexus is300 Photo 13/61   |   Sumospeed Springfest 2017 Faiz Rahman Lexus Is300

Faiz Rahman's IS300 is loaded, front to back, with modifications that include flared arches over Volk TE37s, a 2JZ power plant, and in the rear a massive chassis-mounted wing that towers over a set of custom LED taillights.

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