Variety has never been a bad thing, and it certainly wasn’t lacking at last week’s import exposition. Hosted by the ever-growing SNTRL & Import Expo, Atlantic City was mobbed with the best of the East Coast and Canada. From Vic Morales and his tilted Brz, to Crazy Willy’s sr20det swapped ’68 Fairlady; whatever your fancy, it was there.
(Photos by: Crystal Fox & Words by: Paul Garno)
If you’re like most of us in the car game, performance as well as cosmetics is a big deal. Now there are always those of us who take sides, and if you have been on the forums lately it’s getting pretty cut-thought. It’s becoming a struggle just to ask about a wheel offset. It seems everyone has an opinion about something “Why ruin a perfectly good sports car by lowering it until its undriveable?” or, “Yes your car maybe fast, but it looks stock.” We all share a common goal, but with a different perspective. If we all had the same idea of what was cool and automotive acceptable, there would be no need for an exposition like this. Maybe like the owner of this this beautifully boosted blue e46 M3 you have the time, patience, and the funds to have and achieve the best of both worlds.
Trends come and go but performance is forever. Since the beginning of the automobile, men and women alike have been in an arms race to enhance the driving experience. We habitually come back to one thing, performance. There is something about dropping a gear and cornering a hard s turn that has every enthusiast chomping at the bit. It seems no matter where it is you are from, launching your car and chasing daylight is always a refreshing rush. (To be continued Part 2.)…………..