IMSCC 2014 Giveaway – Win Hawk Brake Pads

In addition to sponsoring our Import Meet Street Car Competition this year with some awesome prizes for the competitors, Hawk Performance is also providing us a $100 credit to give away to followers of the event. We’re going to select ONE lucky winner from all of the entries this Friday July 25, 2014 at 6pm. Follow the simple steps below to enter into the contest.

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2010 Nissan GT-R – Dan Nguyen – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Competitor number five for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is Dan Nguyen and his 2010 Nissan GT-R. The IMSCC is an event that will compare some of the best import cars in multiple categories (drag racing, autocross, dyno, car show, etc.) on August 8-10 in Seattle, WA.

Other competitors will be announced leading up to the competition so be sure to check back regularly. Join the Facebook event page for notifications.

Dan Nguyen’s fascination with import cars started while working his first job as a clerk at a grocery store. When he was pushing carts in the parking lot one night, he randomly found a brochure for the brand new Acura NSX. Since that day, Dan’s made it his goal to own an NSX as soon as he was able to.

Dan joined the Navy shortly after graduating high school and served overseas. Once he finished his service, he knew it was time to buy his dream car—the Acura NSX. He bought his first NSX and modified it mildly. Then a few years later he bought his second NSX with the plan of turning it into an NSX-R replica. He spent years sourcing rare parts from Japan and building the car and it was even featured in Honda Tuning Magazine.

Dan applied to compete with his NSX-R replica last year but due to unfortunate circumstances, the car ended up not being able to compete. This 2010 Nissan GT-R was his replacement for the NSX.

Text and photos by Matt Haugness. Video by Dustin St. Hilaire (Jessup Visual Works).

Watch 2010 Nissan GT-R on YouTube.

1990 Honda Prelude – Looks Can Be Deceiving – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Our fourth competitor for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is Blake Henney and his 1990 Honda Prelude. The IMSCC is an event that will compare some of the best import cars in multiple categories (drag racing, autocross, dyno, car show, etc.) on August 8-10 in Seattle, WA.

Other competitors will be announced leading up to the competition so be sure to check back regularly. Join the Facebook event page for notifications.

Blake Henney has always enjoyed owning cars that most people don’t usually consider fast. He loves being able to show up to a track and prove that even the most unsuspecting car (when properly built) can turn heads. Nearly every Honda that he has owned has been a complete sleeper and his 1990 Honda Prelude is no different.

Text and photos by Matt Haugness. Video by Dustin St. Hilaire (Jessup Visual Works).

Watch H22A-swapped 1990 Honda Prelude on YouTube

1991 Nissan Fairlady Z – Balancing Act – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Our third competitor for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is Matthew Bueler and his 1991 Nissan 300ZX. The IMSCC is an event that will compare some of the best import cars in multiple categories (drag racing, autocross, dyno, car show, etc.) on August 8-10 in Seattle, WA.

Other competitors will be announced leading up to the competition so be sure to check back regularly. Join the Facebook event page for notifications.

The most important aspect of any build is how complete it is. It’s fairly often that we see cars where the primary focus of the build is engine modifications but the rest of the car remains mostly stock. This could be due to a bunch of different reasons (budget, time, priorities etc.) but it doesn’t change the fact that even though the car may be faster, it will perform worse than stock in many other areas.

Having a nice balance of power and agility is something that Matthew Bueler learned early in his days of building cars. Since then he has made every effort to keep the build of his 1991 Nissan 300ZX balanced.

Text and photos by Matt Haugness. Video by Dustin St. Hilaire (Jessup Visual Works).

Watch Nissan 300ZX Turbo on YouTube

2004 Subaru WRX STi – Style Shift – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

We’re pleased to introduce Jeff Vuong as the second competitor in our 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition. The IMSCC is an event that will compare some of the best import cars in multiple categories (drag racing, autocross, dyno, car show, etc.) in August 8-10 in Seattle, WA.

Other competitors will be announced leading up to the competition so be sure to check back regularly. Join the Facebook event page for notifications.

It’s no question that stance has grown to be a large niche in the import scene. Despite the amount of growth stance has had, the Subaru community has always been the one group that is the most divided in their opinion of it. One side appreciates Subaru’s rally heritage and drives them because of how well they perform. The other side views Subarus as any other car and doesn’t particularly care about how fast or how well it can handle the corners.

For Jeff Vuong, it has never been about building his 2004 Subaru STi to fit with any current popular style. Everything he has done to the car was because it was what he wanted at the time and in the last four years of ownership he hasn’t been afraid to make drastic changes when his preferred style shifted.

Text & photos by Matt Haugness. Video by Dustin St. Hilaire (Jessup Visual Works).

Watch 2004 Subaru STi – Jeff Vuong on YouTube.

2002 BMW M3 Turbo – Second Chance – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

We’re happy to introduce Andy Nissen-Barber as the first competitor in our 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition. The IMSCC is an event that will compare some of the best import cars in multiple categories (drag racing, autocross, dyno, car show, etc.) in August 8-10 in Seattle, WA.

Other competitors will be announced leading up to the competition so be sure to check back regularly. Join the Facebook event page for notifications.

Sometimes second chances come around in car ownership. The car you see on this page is actually the second E46 M3 that Andy Nissen-Barber has owned. Around 4 years ago he began building his first M3 after starting his career in the automotive industry. The car was mildly built and Andy used it as a daily driver. Unfortunately, the build was stopped short since it was totaled when another car hit him in the middle of an intersection.

Text & photos by Matt Haugness. Video by Dustin St. Hilaire (Jessup Visual Works).

Watch BMW M3 Turbo on YouTube.