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|
|Lawrence Ojas||1986 Toyota Corolla|
|Best Luxury / Exotic|
|Jason Campbell||2003 Infiniti G35|
|Kari Sorensen||2003 Hyundai Tiburon|
|Best Old School|
|Juan Barron||1975 Austin Mini Cooper|
|Advanced Auto Design||2002 Cadillac Escalade|