IMSCC 2014 – Schedule & Competitor Quick Reference Guide

2014 IMSCC Spectator Schedule

Friday – August 8, 2014
Carb Connection (Dyno) – FREE (only ImportMeet.com media will be allowed inside while cars are running)
13611 NE 126th Pl #240 Kirkland, WA 98034
1pm – 4pm

Achtuning (Ride Quality / Build Quality / Car Show Judging)
FREE
14540 NE 91st Street Redmond, WA 98052
5pm – 8pm

Saturday – August 9, 2014
Bremerton Motorsports Park (Autocross / Skidpad / 0-60-0 / Fuel Economy)
FREE (18+ only – must sign waiver)
7500 SW Old Clifton Rd, WA 98367
10am – ~5pm

Sunday – August 10, 2014
Pacific Raceways (Drag Racing)
$10 entry fee – FREE Parking
31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042
9am – 5pm

2014 Competitor Quick Reference Guide

2002 BMW M3
Owner/Driver: Andy Nissen-Barber
Location: Kirkland, WA
Tires: Toyo R888
Fuel Choice: Pump (92 octane)
Estimated Horsepower: 600+

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2004 Subaru WRX STi
Owner/Driver: Jeff Vuong
Location: Kirkland, WA
Tires: Dunlop Direzza DZII
Fuel Choice: Pump (92 octane)
Estimated Horsepower: 380+

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2003 Mitsubishi Evolution – David Otzwirk – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Competitor number seven for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is David Otzwirk and his 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution. 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.

Since the day David Otzwirk received his driver’s permit, cars have been a huge part of his life. So much so that he recently started a car dealership with his father in Kent, WA named Ozzy Motors. Their business caters to the newer import and European cars and has sold a large number of Subaru’s and Evo’s in the NW. Ozzy Motors is also the title sponsor of local Formula Drift Pro 2 competitor Mike Phillips.

It was his 1995 Honda Civic that he swapped with a B16 that really got David interested in modifying import cars. While owning and building a large number of other cars, he always dreamed of getting a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Once he decided it was time to get one, he scoured the Internet and found this 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR in San Diego, CA.

Text and photos by Matt Haugness.

Meet the 2014 IMSCC Judges – Ride Quality, Build Quality, and Car Show

Below you will find brief introductions to the people judging the subjective events in the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition.

Ride Quality Judge – Valeria Boo

For the 2014 IMSCC, the best overall ride quality will be determined by Valeria Boo. She will go for a ride in each of the cars and decide which car is the most comfortable and practical.

Name: Valeria Boo
Nicknames: Val, Boo
Nationality: Bolivian, German, Brazilian
Location: Seattle, WA
Facebook Page: Valeria Boo
Instagram: @valeriaobey

1994 Toyota Supra Turbo – Johnny Nelson – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Competitor number six for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is Johnny Nelson and his 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo. 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.

Without a doubt, the 90’s was the golden age of Japanese sports cars. The Acura NSX, Mazda RX-7, R33 Nissan Skyline, and the MKIV Toyota Supra were all released within a few years of each other. Clean versions of these cars still fetch a premium and most import car fans dream of owning one of them someday.

Johnny Nelson bought his first dream car five years ago – an FD RX-7. It was at this time that he became heavily involved in the import scene. After blowing up the RX-7’s rotary engine at the local drag strip he decided it was time to step up to the next car he had always dreamed of owning – a MKIV Supra.

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

Watch 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo on YouTube

Formula Drift Seattle 2014 – Round 5 Competition Coverage

Check out our FD Seattle Offset Kings car show coverage.

No other drift event held at Evergreen Speedway produces as much smoke, noise, and excitement as Formula Drift. When round 5 returns, people from all over the northern and western US make the journey to Washington State. This is the drift event to attend in the northwest and the thousands of spectators that show up for the main event know that it can’t be missed.

Photos by TK Akiyama. Text by Matt Haugness.

Formula Drift Seattle 2014 – Offset Kings Car Show & Paddock Photo Gallery

Check out our FD Seattle drifting competition coverage.

Round five of the Formula Drift Championship returned to Monroe, WA for the fifth straight year last weekend. With every round of the tour, Fatlace produces an “Offset Kings” car show on Saturday of the two day event.

There is so much coverage overall we feel that the best way to present it is in two posts. Below you will find a gallery of some of the highlights of the car show as well as photos taken in the pits.

Our full drifting coverage will be posted soon!

Photos by TK Akiyama & Matt Haugness.

Acura of Lynnwood Import Meet 2014 – Official Event Coverage & Photo Gallery

For the last six years, Acura of Lynnwood has had a meet or car show at their dealership in Lynnwood, WA. This year they approached us and wanted us to bring an even wider variety and quantity of cars. We had always heard great things about the event so we decided to join on board and try to make it even better.

Text by Matt Haugness. Photos by TK Akiyama.

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.

We also have a promotional code below that anyone can be used to save 25% off of any order on the Hawk Performance website (promo code effective until 12/31/2014).

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StanceWars 2014 – Event Coverage & Photo Gallery

StanceWars 2014 was once again held at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA on July 5, 2014. This was personally my first time at the event and I was thoroughly impressed. Mike Tolliver and his crew at Happenstance Event Productions did an awesome job of bringing together some of the best stanced cars in the region (and some from even further away). This year they brought a mobile dyno to the event and this was an added form of entertainment for the thousands of spectators.

I will definitely be making an effort to attend future StanceWars events as this was my favorite event so far of 2014. Below is a photo gallery of some of our favorite photos from StanceWars.

Photos by TK Akiyama & Matt Haugness.