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.

IMSCC 2013 Results – Day Three: Fuel Economy & Autocross

The third day of the Import Meet Street Car Competition was broken into two categories: Fuel Economy and Autocross. A quick reference guide for the competitors can be found here.

Photos by Ryan Cutuli and Nick Poirier. Text by Matt Haugness.

Going into day three Johnny and his R34 held onto the lead followed closely by Stu in his Toyota Supra. With only two events left in the competition they both understood performing at full capability was critical.

Watch IMSCC 2013 Quality, Fuel Economy, & Autocross on YouTube.

Fuel Economy

Since the autocross portion was being held in Bremerton and most of the other events were in the Seattle area the 1.5 hour drive to the autocross track was the perfect way to measure the fuel economy of each car. A Shell station in Redmond was picked as the starting point for this portion of the IMSCC. All of the competitors were required to use the same pump to fill their cars until the nozzle clicked. Seaport Petroleum filled all of the E85 cars using their mobile pump which had a similar shut-off mechanism.

IMSCC 2013 Results – Day Two: Build/Fabrication Quality & Car Show

The end of the second day of the Import Meet Street Car Competition was broken into two categories: Build Quality/Fabrication and Car Show. A quick reference guide for the competitors can be found here.

Photos by Ryan Cutuli, Randy Montgomery, and Nick Poirier. Text by Matt Haugness.

Build/Fabrication Quality

After finishing the morning part of day two, the competition moved to Speedware Motorsports in Redmond, Washington. Here the competitor’s cars were put on lifts and judged on the quality of their build and fabricated parts. Speedware Motorsports is known for having one of the nicest shops in the Pacific Northwest and a highly skilled staff. Kelly Campbell (their service lead) has been a huge supporter of the IMSCC since the start and was happy to spend his evening judging the cars with the help of his coworker Rob Blundell.

IMSCC 2013 Results – Day Two: Peak Horsepower, Power Delivery & Ride Quality


The first half of the second day of the Import Meet Street Car Competition was broken into three categories: Peak Horsepower, Power Delivery, and Ride Quality. A quick reference guide for the competitors can be found here.

Photos by Ryan Cutuli, Randy Montgomery, Sam Fu, and Nick Poirier. Text by Matt Haugness.

Watch Import Car Dyno – IMSCC 2013 on YouTube

Peak Horsepower

Day two of the IMSCC began at Carb Connection in Kirkland, Washington on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Carb Connection has an in-ground AWD Dynojet dynamometer that was well suited for the variety of drivetrain configurations in the group. The goal with the peak horsepower category was simple: determine which car produced the most horsepower.