Category Archives: Import Meets

Triple XXX Root Beer Import Meet 2014 – Official Event Coverage

This year was the second time that we organized the Triple XXX Root Beer Import Meet in Issaquah, WA. Last year was a huge success with minimal issues so Triple XXX invited us back to do it again.

Text by Matt Haugness. Photos by TK Akiyama, Randy Montgomery, and

Even with snow on the roads in BC and northern Washington, the turnout was just as impressive as last year. Being the first large car meet of the year, all types and styles of cars were in attendance.

XXX Root Beer Import Meet 2014 – Front Row Parking Contest

With two weeks to go until our XXX Root Beer Import Meet and paid VIP parking full, we wanted to have a way to showcase some of the best import cars that might not have gotten a VIP spot already.

Fill out the form below to be entered into the Front Row Parking Contest. All we ask is that you get permission from the photographer who took the photo (if you didn’t take it yourself) and that you stay for the entire meet (10am – 2pm). Only import carsĀ (produced by an Asian or European manufacturer) will be considered for front row parking.

Triple XXX Root Beer Import Meet – February 23, 2014 – Issaquah, WA

On February 23, 2014 we will be holding our first event of 2014 at Triple XXX Root Beer in Issaquah, WA. Last year was one of the largest meets in the NW.

This is a FREE meet to attend but VIP parking spots are available right next to Triple XXX Root Beer for $10 pre-registration or $20 the day-of (if available). There are only about 100 spots available for VIP parking.

VIP parking registration is CLOSED.

It is important that everyone follows the rules for this meet. As with all of our events, all makes and models of cars are welcome to attend.

No excessive revving
No burnouts
No racing
No littering

4th Annual Mt. Baker Import Run – Official Event Coverage

This year was the fourth time that we have organized our annual Mt. Baker Import Run and every year it continues to grow in size.

Like last year, we started the event with an hour long pre-meet at the Sunset Square Cost Cutter in Bellingham, WA. After a short driver’s meeting we left town and began the climb up the twisty mountain roads to the Heather Meadows overflow lot.

Photos by Ryan Cutuli. Text by Matt Haugness.

StanceWars 2013 – It’s Crafted – Event Coverage and Photo Gallery

StanceWars was held on July 6th this year in the Bellevue College parking garage in Bellevue, Washington. The same company that created The Old School Reunion and WaterWerks, Happenstance Event Productions, is the sole organizer behind StanceWars. This year the event ran from 6pm to 10pm and was followed by an after party that went until 3am.

Photos by TK Akiyama, Ryan Cutuli, and James Chrosniak. Video by TK Akiyama. Text by Matt Haugness.

NWMotiv’s Forum Fest 2013 – Event Coverage & Photo Gallery

In the days leading up to Forum Fest this year I probably checked the weather report at least 10 times. The monsoon that ruined the event last year was still fresh on most people’s minds including my own. Even though it called for rain before and after June 22nd this year, when it came time to have the event the weather couldn’t have been better.

Photos by TK Akiyama, Ryan Cutuli, Sam Fu and Wicked West. Text by Matt Haugness.

The Old School Reunion 2013 – Photo and Event Coverage

For the last five years, Mike Tolliver from Happenstance Event Productions has hosted The Old School Reunion in the Seattle, WA area. This is Mike’s longest running event and every year it continues to draw in a wide variety of cars from all over the northwest. Just like last year, the event was held at Country Village in Bothell, WA.

Photos by Sam Fu and Matt Haugness. Text by Matt Haugness.

HyperFest 2013 – Photo and Event Coverage – West Virginia

Every year the “Automotive Amusement Park”, HyperFest, comes to Summit Point, West Virginia bringing automotive enthusiasts from all over the Mid Atlantic, and East Coast regions together for an action-packed weekend.

I’ve only missed HyperFest one out of my six years of being a resident of West Virginia, and each time there is something new and exciting compared to previous years.

HyperFest is an event that is broken up across the five tracks at Summit Point with activities going on simultaneously throughout the day starting at 8:25 in the morning, and ending well after the sun has set and the live music has been performed.