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Tuner Bash After Dark - Seattle, Washington

Staff Reports
Sep 12, 2005
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Tuner Bash After Dark (TBAD) busted a Full Monty on the Emerald City as the hottest whips in the Pacific Northwest converged on Seattle's Q-West Events Center on May, 7. A steady stream of spectators filed in the venue to eyeball Seattle's brightest custom imports, get pictures with import models and take in the vibe.

Seattle has had a good deal of import potential with all that Microsoft money and the right demographics. We saw that the Northwest now has the shops, the cars and the passion to realize its potential.

Turbo Magazine Editor's Choice
Ernest Palafox 1991 Toyota SupraAfter narrowing it down to two possibilities we went with the un-sponsored, enthusiast-built 7M-GTE Supra over a heavily sponsored, shop car. Ernest hit all the right buttons with his old-school Supra.

The JZA-70 sports a big turbo, custom intake manifold and the details needed to make power. We like the underhood mounted fuel pressure gauge; it illustrates a serious approach to the tuning portion of the build up.

Along with the $500 in prize money, Turbo will be doing a feature article on the car when the tuning is complete. Get to work Ernest!

TBAD Seattle Showoff Car Show Winners

Best Of Show - $2000
Christian Coujin 1994 Toyota Supra
Mad K Award
Joe Galant 1994 Toyota Supra
|Import Tuner Editors Choice - $500
Alexis Aguila 1995 Acura Integra
Super Street Editors Choice - $500
Lawrence Ojas Nissan 180SX RPS13
Eurotuner Editors Choice - $500
Gene Bowling 1985 VW Scirocco
Honda Tuning Editors Choice - $500
Chris Fowler 1998 Honda Civic
Turbo Magazine Editors Choice - $500
Ernest Palafox 1991 Toyota Supra
Best Crew Team Menace
Best Crew Represent Team Intec
Best JDM
Lawrence Ojas 1986 Toyota Corolla
Best Luxury / Exotic
Jason Campbell 2003 Infiniti G35
Best Paint
Kari Sorensen 2003 Hyundai Tiburon
Best Old School
Juan Barron 1975 Austin Mini Cooper
Best SUV
Advanced Auto Design 2002 Cadillac Escalade

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