It's mid-summer, and going to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., one of the hottest places on earth (well, it seems like it anyway), is the last thing anybody wants to do. But car enthusiasts are a different breed, in that we'll wake up early in the morning, endure torturous heat, and wait in line for hours just to be around cars and fellow enthusiasts. The Motor Massive/86Fest show was proof; it brought not only car show enthusiasts, but also autocross and time attack fans.
The guys at Motor Mavens changed up the format for 86Fest this year by classifying it under a bigger event and renaming it as"Motor Massive." Motor Mavens founder, Antonio Alvendia, explains, "We (86FEST and GTA) thought it would be better to create an umbrella event name. 86Fest and GTA are some of the attractions within MotorMassive, much like the Slammed Society car show inside Formula D, or the D1GP and JGTC inside the GT Live event back in '04 at Auto Club Speedway."
As with every 86Fest, the guys at Auto Tuned came with some of the best cars of the show, from a Vlene-equipped FR-S to Justin Reyes' refreshed BRZ with Aimgain's newest Kouki 86 aero. LTMW also showed support by bringing a row of Pandem-fitted FR-Ss, as well as a new Nasu Metallic Purple Rocket Bunny version One FR-S built by Roland Suzuoka. He tells us he's on Airlift suspension and rocking Work Seeker EX wheels.
At the Super Street Garage booth, we had our current cover car, the widebody Acura NSX built by Leon Casino. In the Global Time Attack session, Kyle Padelford brought out his amazing R34 Skyline which will be getting a spotlight article of its own very soon.
The heat was basically unbearable, but being around so many cool cars and hearing racecars rip across Auto Club Speedway meant it was well worth it.