NorthwestNissan’s 2016 event NissanFest kicked off with light overcast and GOOD VIBES! As drivers were rolling into the pits, I waited for the car show cars to show up. I wasn’t able to get auto-x photos, I’ll have to link to auto-x photos if I see them surface! 🙁 However during the morning I spent time taking photos of the NissanFest car show and parking lot! Part 2 will cover the tandem & open drift! Stay tuned!
To kick off the list of featured cars I wanted to show off what Brandon Schmidt and Nick Shtyrin teamed up to form Red Army Drift Team! For those of you that haven’t been hanging out at the track over the winter, these two have been hard at work forging their battalion. Follow Nickel Automotive LTD, Schmidt and Shtyrin on IG: @thejdmgod @nickelautomotive #RedArmyDriftTeam
Dido @rbhero_ rolled out his beautiful Midnight Purple 180sx. I love seeing the Canadian’s come down to visit, they always have super clean builds. Good Vibes crew showed up in numbers! A few parked in the car show, others in the paid parking.
I was kind of bummed out that these cars were crammed together. I wanted to get better shots of the wheels but with all the people crowded together and the spacing, I could only really get these nose shots.
Justin Nigro is always telling me about this guy, Jordan Dimoff @Lowrize_ on IG. I’ve seen photos of this car circulating the Tumblrsphere instantly fell in love with it. I feel like my photos don’t do it justice, so do some Insta-creeping to peep his car.
DeathSquad’s very own Anthony Bell brought out the Laurel, battle tested, violent approved! I think this is the first time I’ve seen his Laurel in person, I love his setup! The Candian’s are so lucky with their import laws!@llebynohtna peep his IG!
Saw a teaser video going viral on the FB and IG last week, I had to reblog it to get the word out. Michael Weiner @final.round threw together a video for the Riot Factory crew. This Nissan Cefiro, owned by Chip! Follow them on @riot_factory_drift
If you haven’t seen this car lurking about the drift & car show events, let me get you up to speed… Manuel Guzman has been turning heads in the stance scene the past year. What I love about this build is it functions, he’s actually taken it out to slide, granted he would rather slide it with a cheaper set of wheels than risk dinging up these Work Wheels. I really wanna get action shots of his car, one of these days! Peep his build on IG: @_ManuelGuz
Destroy’s Aaron Leavitt hard parked out in front of the grand stands. I spoke to him briefly and he mentioned that he’s got a streetable tune but is working on ironing out a tune for the track. During the off-season, his turner ran into a few gremlins that popped his motor. Best of luck Aaron, hope to see you out there ripping with maximum throttle! IG: @sidewayshatch
Destroy’s Josh Mcgahuey came out to hang with Leavitt, first time I’ve seen his car in person! I can’t wait to see the full Destroy team out in numbers. Hope to see them at Final Bout West! IG: @pitbulldrifter
Parmvir @pumanater24 in the blue Kouki Monster premiering the Dream Chaser livery! I love the specs of his Weds, maybe some day I’ll throw a set on my s13!
Managed to catch Seth Hunt rolling into the car show as I walked over to the parking lot. It’s been a while since I’ve seen his car and I’ve been hoping to catch a few action shots of his car out on the track. It looks like he updated his rear end <3 IG: @SethHunt01
This S13 Silvia was down right THE SHOW STOPPER of the day! Michael Welborn, based out of Oregon, showed up to showcase his Silvia build. Check out his IG for more details behind his build @belikemike52 I’m hoping to see this out on the track real soon!
More event coverage can be seen on our Facebook Page! Part 2 of NissanFest coverage will be posted this week, which will include Team Tandem competition and a few of my favorites from the #NissanFest Open Drift! Below you will find Part 1 Car Show & Parking Lot Photos! Please be sure to tag us or give us a shoutout when you share these out! #NissanPacific and we’ll find you at local events!