ILDS Winterfest 2016 1 Robert Anderson

I love Driving Slow (iLDS) presented Winterfest at the Florida State Fairgrounds in the beautiful city of Tampa on December 10, 2016. This year’s Winterfest was sponsored by Status Racing and Motorsports by Reeves. The event featured an indoor and outdoor space which allowed for their Top 100 cars (Fresh100) and all-styles dance battle to showcase indoors and the show cars and vendors to showcase outdoors.

This year celebrated the 6th annual Winterfest and iLDS complemented that with custom 6-speed shifter trophies. All of the trophies included shift knobs that were removable and could be used in the winner’s car. As always, Winterfest is a community give-back event in partnership with Toys for Tots. Each year iLDS gives away a grand prize to a guest that donates a Toy for Tots; this year’s give away was a pair of Status SPA racing seats.

iLDS strives to change the status quo by doing more giveaways, involving the younger generation, and promoting unity in the automotive community. They achieved this by allowing children on stage to participate in the giveaways and proving a family-friendly experience. They gave away over 300 pieces of merchandise though out the day from iLDS and their 29 attending vendors. Winterfest greeted its early arriving guest with packs of Winterfresh gum. What event do you know that gives out packs of gum to the first 400 people to arrive?  Additionally, 3000 custom made rubber bands for admission were given to guests as a souvenir. Overall, Winterfest was a success and we can only expect to see it grow in the years to come. More info on iLDS can be found online at http://ilovedrivingslow.com.

COMPETITOR AWARD LIST

Classes:

1. Best Old School Kevin Mckoon (1915 Ford Bucket)
2. Best Truck (soflo 6 4 white 250)
3. Best Bike (Kam from Ruckhouse)
4. Best scoot (bobby Lilland) Storm trooper Ruckus
5. Best Euro (Javier Negron) Blue Audi
6. Best Other Euro (Corey Martin) 1956 Bug
7. Best Fitment (Jose Aponte) Lexus ls430
8. Best Battle Stance (Matt Lamphier) Miata
9. Best Air Ride Daneil Dillard (Blue Lexus)
10. Best Static (Steven Lee) Tan RSX
11. Best JDM (S1 Built Green GTR)
12. Best KDM (Hector Munoz) RedGenesis
13. Best American (Taylor Dublin) Challenger
14. Best VIP (Vish Lexus LS430
15. Best Paint/Finish (Angel Lylessi) White G37
16. Best Sound (Dean Baptiste) 2010 Honda
17. Best Female (Brianna Booska) White Evo X
18. Best Engine bay (Jermey Davis) 95 EG
19. Best Interior (Jose Matas) White Accord
20. Best Japanese (Omar Morel) Acura Integra
21. Best Other Japanese (Khalil Greaves) Nissan Laurel
22. Best Super Car (GT3RS Motorsports By Reeves)
23. Best of Show (911 RWB) Joesph Lyons
24. Best Team Quantity (Tampa Bimmers)
25. Best Booth Car (Titan 1150 HP GTR)
26. Team Quality Courtesy Flush

ILDS Winterfest 2016 2 Robert AndersonILDS Winterfest 2016 3 Robert Anderson
ILDS Winterfest 2016 4 Robert AndersonILDS Winterfest 2016 5 Robert Anderson
ILDS Winterfest 2016 6 Devin Dees
ILDS Winterfest 2016 7 Cristian LaureanoILDS Winterfest 2016 12 Cristian Laureano
ILDS Winterfest 2016 8 Cristian LaureanoILDS Winterfest 2016 9 Cristian Laureano
ILDS Winterfest 2016 10 Cristian LaureanoILDS Winterfest 2016 11 Cristian Laureano

Contributors: Erick Garcia, Roscoe Lewis. Photos by Robert Anderson, Devin Dees, Cristian Laureano.

Driven Aftermarket Autoshow: Calgary, AB

Drivenshow returned to Calgary, AB on May 25th and 26 at the majestic U of C Olympic Oval. Over 50 exhibitors were on-site, 450 vehicles were on display, and Nakai-San from RWB returned to the event, stylish as ever! The roll-in process or Driven in Calgary was very unique. On Friday, May 25th, between 6PM and 10PM, Driven "Ignition" combined the spectacle of show vehicles parading into the Oval with music, lights and a high energy atmosphere. Stay tuned for #morecoverage in an upcoming issue of PASMAG! www.drivenshow.ca (function(d, s, id) js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://embedsocial.com/embedscript/ei.js";…

Eurokracy: Montreal, QC 2018 (Photo Gallery By Chris Carpenter)

Through The Looking Glass // Eurokracy: Montreal, QC at ICAR on June 16-17, 2018 (Photo Gallery by Chris Carpenter / CB43Media). Stay tuned for more coverage in a print edition of PASMAG! (function(d, s, id) js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://embedsocial.com/embedscript/ei.js"; d.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(js);}(document, "script", "EmbedSocialScript"));…

Hot Import Nights 2016: Houston, TX

Gillman Subaru’s Hot Import Nights presented by Valvoline returned to Houston, Texas, with a sold-out event of 14,024 in attendance at NRG Center on Saturday, December 10th. The final car competition of HIN’s 2016 year featured 306 vehicles - the top vehicles and car teams, who showed up in full force. Javier Rodriguez took home the Best of Show award with his impressive Infinity G35 and Ducky Tysdal took home the Hottest Performance Award presented by Valvoline with his 1,230-whp twin-turbo LS-swapped Genesis. The Suicide Stage filled the massive hall with electrifying visuals, DJ battles by DJ Pri Yon Joni,…

Panda Junction 2015: Aberdeen, Maryland

The 2015 edition of Panda Junction was hosted by Tuner Evolution (www.tuner-evolution.com) and Los Goonies (www.losgoonies.com) on Sunday, May 3rd at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland. Text by Randi Bentia. Photos by KC Image Thousands of enthusiasts attended the annual meet and witnessed a featured area of tuners in the Top 100 showcase, located closest to the stadium, and a vendor area of the local shops that displayed and sold their latest products. For more Panda Juction info, visit www.tuner-evolution.com and www.losgoonies.com. Contributor: KC Image For more Panda Juction info, visit www.tuner-evolution.com and www.losgoonies.com.…