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Tuner Galleria - Chicago, IL

Import Car Show and After-Party Chicago, IL

Charles Trieu
Sep 8, 2011

With over 700,000 square feet, 700-plus cars, booths, and vendors, World of Wheels throws one of the largest car shows in the country. At the end of winter there really isn’t much else to do in Chi-Town but shovel snow, so over the course of the three-day event over 80,000 people were in attendance. The show featured everything from lowriders to monster trucks, with different halls dividing the many categories. Everything—and we do mean everything—under the automotive umbrella was showcased at this event.

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On Saturday of the three-day weekend event, World of Wheels Chicago gave its showgoers something a little extra: Tuner Galleria. In a separate arena upstairs, the guys from Tuner Galleria hosted the all-import, European, and modern muscle segment, delivering a complete package with a fleet from Prestigious Models (including several past IT cover models), Jersey Shore’s Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, DJ Miki Taka, Poreotics’ Justin Valles from ABDC, and hype-girl Melyssa Grace. It was a great show for people like me who like to see imports, domestics, lowriders, and rat rods. Ending the show, TG and PM hosted an after-party that was outright ridiculous. We can’t print all the incriminating pictures, but we can upload a few on our site. We don’t plan to ever miss another Tuner Galleria event and neither should you!

Best of Show:
Anthony Shockwave
Porsche Boxster GT2

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Best Team Overall:

Best Team Representation:
Team EST

Best Overall Domestic:
Anthony Shockwave
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Best Overall Euro:
Matthew Kaiser
Volvo S60

Best Overall Import:
Paul Tolson
Lexus RX400H

Best Rising Star Domestic:
Bobby Novak
Eagle Talon

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Best Rising Star Euro:
Andre DeVera

Best Rising Star Import:
Chris Ocampo
Toyota Supra

Best Vehicle Manufacturer Awards

Best Acura:
Russel Christopher
Acura Integra Type R

Best Audi/VW:
Joey Limoncielli
Audi A4

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Best BMW:
Michael Plante

Best Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep:
Devin from Benchmark
Dodge Neon SRT4

Best Euro Other:
Anthony Shockwave
Porsche Boxster GT2

Best Ford:
Kali Griffen
Ford Mustang GT500

Best GM:
Anthony Shockwave
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Best Honda:
Efrain Ramirez
Honda Z600

Best Hyundai:
Dominica DeDemonico
Hyundai Genesis

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Best Infiniti:
Ming Ng
Infiniti M35

Best Lexus:
Paul Tolson
Lexus RX400H

Best Mazda:
Mike Diehl
Mazda Mazdaspeed3

Best Mercedes-Benz:
Jake Pedersen
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Best Mitsubishi:
Steve Douglas
Mitsubishi EVO VIII

Best Nissan:
Ming Ng
Nissan S15 Silvia

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Best Scion:
Ben Causby
Scion xB

Best Subaru:
Mike Cerra
2008 Subaru STI

Best Toyota:
Pras Kroun
Toyota Supra

Best Specialty Awards

Best Bike:
Tommy Cucinotta
Honda CBR

Best Engine Performance:
Mike Reichen
Mitsubishi EVO II

Best Female Ride:
Dominica DeDemonico
Hyundai Genesis

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Best Individual Display:
Matthew Kaiser
Volvo S60

Best Interior:
Matthew Kaiser
Volvo S60

Best JDM:
Joey Feng
Nissan Skyline GTR R34

Best Luxury and Exotic:
Anthony Shockwave
Porsche Boxster GT2

Best Mobile Entertainment:
Sixto Robles
Hummer H2

Best Paint and Finish:
Paul Tolson
Lexus RX400H

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Best Stance:
Ming Ng
Nissan S15 Silvia

Best Undercarriage:
Bobby Novak
Eagle Talon

Best Vinyl Graphics:
BeBe Sfetcu
BMW 330

Car Competitor Apple iPad Raffle Winner:
Chii Racing Culture

Tuner Galleria Chicago Dance Crew Winner:
Design Dance Company


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