Category Archives: Import Meet News

Garrett to Sponsor the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition

We are pleased to announce that Garrett Performance Products will be a major sponsor of the Import Meet Street Car Competition for 2014.

Garrett products are produced by over 6,000 employees and serve the leading global engine and vehicle manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, DDC, Fiat, Ford,International Truck Co, Peugeot, Renault, Saab and Volkswagen.

Through names such as AiResearch, AlliedSignal, and the Honeywell of today, Garrett has sustained its reputation for revolutionizing turbocharger technologies generation after generation. From its long list of industry firsts to its leading-edge patented dual-ball bearing turbos for high performance vehicles, Garrett develops and manufactures the same cutting-edge boosting expertise that goes into all Garrett products. The fact that Garrett ® turbochargers are the preferred choice of leading original equipment manufacturers and many top race teams in CART, World Rally, American Le Mans, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Pikes Peak is a telling example.

Today, Garrett continues to redefine the art and science of boosting technology with advanced air management systems for the full spectrum of modern engines. With over 30,000 turbos produced EVERY DAY, you know the Garrett name is one you can trust.

We are incredibly excited to have Garrett as a sponsor of the IMSCC this year. Based on the large number of winning motorsports teams that run their products, it’s clear that they produce the best performing turbochargers on the market. Be sure to check out the full line of products available on their website.

[Source: Turbo by Garrett]

Hawk Performance to Sponsor the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition

We are excited to introduce Hawk Performance as a major sponsor of the 2014 IMSCC. They have provided gift certificates as prizes for the first, second, and third place finishers and they have also given us a special promotional code for fans/followers of the IMSCC. The promotional code below can be used to save 25% off of any order on the Hawk Performance website (promo code effective until 12/31/2014).

USE PROMO CODE ‘RACEIMSCC’ TO SAVE 25% OFF OF ANY ONLINE ORDER – CLICK HERE TO SHOP

We Are Now Accepting Applications to Compete in the 2014 IMSCC!

Last year, ImportMeet.com brought together some of the best import cars in the Pacific Northwest for a unique competition to determine the best overall street car. Our 2014 search for some of the highest quality import street cars in the Pacific Northwest begins now.

We are now accepting applications to compete in the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition!

The final 10 selected cars will be compared in the following categories:

  • 1/4 Mile E.T. – Drag Racing – (Pacific Raceways – Kent, WA)
  • Peak Horsepower – Dyno – (Carb Connection – Kirkland, WA)
  • Power Delivery – Dyno
  • Autocross (Bremerton Motorsports Park – Bremerton, WA)
  • Skidpad
  • 0 – 60 – 0 Test
  • Car Show & Fabrication/Build Quality
  • Fuel Economy
  • Retail Price
  • Ride Quality

Read all about the 2013 IMSCC here:
http://www.importmeet.com/blog/category/imscc/imscc-2013-results/

The cars we select will be introduced with a full feature article and video on our website. See which cars competed in the 2013 IMSCC here.

2014 IM Pro Am Drift Media Partnership Announcement – Galen Callahan

A couple months ago we started looking for a Pro Am driver to partner with for the 2014 Evergreen Drift season. Our goal was to find a talented driver with a unique import car and share their build/season with our followers. We received a variety of applications but we ultimately had to choose one driver to partner with.

We are pleased to announce that we have selected Galen Callahan as our 2014 Pro Am driver. Galen is rebuilding his 1990 Toyota Cressida chassis that he competed with in 2012 and is taking the car to another level for 2014.

Watch Galen’s announcement video on YouTube.

DriftCon 2014 – Import Car Show & Drift Event – May 18, 2014

On May 18, 2014, ImportMeet.com will be partnering with Evergreen Drift to produce DriftCon, an import car show and drift event at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. The event will take place during round 2 of the Evergreen Drift Pro Am competition. All makes, models, and styles of import/European cars are welcome at the show. The event will be held from 12pm – 5pm.

What:
Import car show (inside of the gates of the track)
Import meet (inside of the gates of the track)
EVD Pro Am round 2 competition
Team Tandem drift competition
Beer garden
RC drift track by Raincity Raji Kon
Large vendor area (email info@importmeet.com for information about how to become a sponsor/vendor)

Cost:
Spectator Pass: $10
Pit Pass: $15
Car Show: $25 (includes Pit Pass) – $35 day of the event
Meet Parking (Inside the Gates): $15 (includes Pit Pass) – $20 day of the event
Team Tandem: $300 per team of 3

We Are Searching for Talented Media Contributors for 2014!

With the start of the year we feel that now is the perfect time to announce that we are looking for talented media contributors for 2014.

If you are passionate about import cars and have any of the following skills we want to hear from you:

Photography
Videography
Blogging
Graphic Design
Social Media Management

Introducing the Import Meet Street Car Competition – IMSCC

Ever since the launch of ImportMeet.com we have wanted to create a competition that would be exciting to compete in and follow along with online. The competition we had in mind would combine various forms of motorsports activities to attract the most readers and variety of import cars. We are proud to announce that in 2013 we will be holding our first ever Import Meet Street Car Competition (IMSCC).

2012 SEMA Gear Giveaway!

We collected a bunch of stickers and lanyards from some of the best companies at SEMA 2012. Want to win one of our four prize packs? Complete the three easy steps below to have a chance of winning. Winners will be announced on November 21, 2012.