New for the '10 show circuit, from the creator of Hot Import Nights, is the RPM Event Series. The first of four stops scheduled for '10 went down in Chicago earlier this year. Dig up coverage of that on month we bring you coverage of their Irvine, CA, presence. Breaking M.O. a bit, the Irvine event was held outdoors, during the day. No worries-the green, serene setting of Hidden Valley Park never disappoints, and this time made for a relaxing departure from the bass-booming, fist-pumping, large-scale import events of West Coast days past. Musical acts and B-boy demonstration ensued, but we were there for the cars. And in a venue located equidistant from L.A. and San Diego, we expected more of them from the latter city's tuners-this event was heavily dominated by the L.A. crowd.