Like I said in the previous post, Import Face Off made It's 2012 California stop at the Auto Club Drag Way Fontana this past weekend. Last years show was a bit of a downer. The event had to be cancelled only hours into the event due to rain/wet conditions.
This years show wasn't looking much better. With dark grey clouds circling the event it looked like we had another possibility of the show being cancelled. When I initially arrived at the Auto Club Drag way I was blown away by the number of show participants and spectators that were already there. I guess the desire to race out weighed the weather and or the possibility of a cancellation.
Usually I like to get to the show early so I can set up and get some shots of the various race cars going through tech inspection. In my opinion it's a great place to be able to get some up close and personal photos of the cars while things are still calm. Once these guys get into race mode their not really free to answer any questions nor do they want you in the way taking photos of their cars.
For being in a so called "depression" the turn out of cars and people was amazing. The line of cars waiting for their chance to hit the strip was long. I had a chance to speak with Cliff Wallace, the owner and founder of Import Face Off. Cliff informed me that even though we're facing hard times in the states, Import Face Off as an entity has been growing continuously every year. In 2012 Cliff and Import Face Off have a 34 stop tour around the US. Seems to me that the car show/drag racing scene has a good foot hold in this tough economy. At least we're doing one thing right!
Thanks for stopping by and please enjoy my photos from the 2012 Import Face Off, Fontana event.
Getting them tires hot and ready.
Super clean Honda CRX drag car.
Another casualty of war. When things break it's usually fatal. These dude was done for the day. Total grenade.
The homie Rommel from Motolyric.
This drivers head was so close to his roll bar. Didn't look safe to me.
After the second run this LoCash Racing Honda Civic went ka-boom.
This Toyota Supra is at all the drag events. Car is bullet proof. Run after run with no problems whats so ever. Beast mode!
I'm not sure what year this Eclipse is but boy did this thing get out of the hole quick. Not sure but it seemed to take off like it was all wheel drive.
Old school Toyota Corolla drag car.
Getting it done!
Datsun 240Z drag car.
People took notice when this Chevy Chevelle did it's warm up. I think it ran a 8.9 @ 150mph.
Z time. The Chevelle won this race though. Not by much but with authority.
Chevy SS Silverado. Respectable 14.5 run.
Rotary Mazda RX7. Super loud!
4x4? Why not.
Fine tuning air pressure for maximum traction.
Sick looking wheel. One day I'm sure we will have carbon fiber wheels. This wheel has been treated to a carbon fiber sticker. Looks clean!
ExoSpeed Racing Honda Civic.
Some mini dragsters were on hand. Piloted by 12 year olds, reaching speeds of 75mph.
Don't understand whats up with this Honda Civic rocking a Isuzu badge.
Over all build was nice.
The homie Galvin's RB25 powered Nissan 240. Soon to be featured in Modified Mag.
Jerry built Honda Civic.
Love this VW Golf. Wheels are dope.
Audi wagon id sick!
Clean Honda S2000.
Burn out competition
Photo was taken during the burn out comp.
Looks like this Civic is flying through the clouds.
Serious smoke out. All this smoke is from only one car.
Smoke um if you got um!
Result from the burn out comp.
Winner burned out till the tires blew.
Cliff wallace. Owner and founder of Import Face Off.
LG works Honda Civic.
Thanks for stopping by. Peace!