Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

[COVERAGE] Tuner Evolution Philadelphia

August 10th, 2019 by Elusive Media

Tuner Evolution is back to kick off it’s 12th yearly event in the greater Philadelphia area! This year Philly is the 3rd stop on the Tuner Evolution tour, after expanding to Puerto Rico to start it all off. Year after year, TE Philly has had no issues filling in the 150,000 sq foot indoor facility with tuners, vendors, sponsors, models, and of course spectators for the 7 hour show. This years show brings back a fan favorite break dancing competition, RC drifting and the model lounge. Fans also enjoyed a new addition this year where Host Bear Dillinger interviews builders and their cars.T here was also a slew of giveaways at the stage, which included school supplies for the kids at the show! If you’re itching for more Tuner Evolution, they have three more stops!

Date: July, 27th, 2019
Location: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] CF Charities Super Car Show ’19

June 5th, 2019 by Elusive Media

CF Charities is back with another successful year! The goal was to raise 200K, and well exceeded it this year with a total of $318,000! This CF Charities even is a unique event, or I should say events. This is really a 4 day event starting off with Student Awards, Private Track Day, GALA, and finally the Super Car show that includes a parade on the public roads! If you want to see additional coverage of those events or more information about this great charity, please visit their website at https://cfcharities.org/. Enjoy the coverage!

Date: June 2nd, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Clean Culture X ImportExpo NJ Season Opener

May 28th, 2019 by Elusive Media

This maybe the season opener, which means spring, but today felt like it was mid July! I won’t complain though, lots of every type of automotive at this years season opener. Exotics, tuners, domestics, imports, classics, trucks, and a lot that falls into its own category. Cars were flowing in all day! Enjoy the coverage!

Date: May 26th, 2019
Location: Metlife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Exxxotica New Jersey

November 11th, 2018 by Elusive Media

Welcome back to the 11th year running, Exxxotica New Jersey! Three days packed full of stars, exhibitors, shows, sponsors, seminars, and after parties that you shouldn’t miss! Every year this show finds a new ways to bring new fans and returning fans back. One of the main stage attractions this year was the rapper that we all know, Coolio along with world renowned Jazz saxophonist Jarez! Along with the 100’s of new and returning Stars that come back each year, Miss Exxxotica is always a fan favorite! A Special shout-out and Congrats to the couple that got engaged on the main stage (see photo below)!! Enjoy the coverage and Exxxotica NJ will be returning for Halloween Weekend! See you all next year!

Date: November 2-4, 2018
Location: New Jersey Expo Center, Edison, NJ
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[COVERAGE] American Flat Track Meadowlands Mile – Inaugural

October 31st, 2018 by Elusive Media

The inaugural American Flat Track Meadowlands Mile event presented by Ducati has two classes, Single & Twin with speeds that go well into the triple digits was located in New Jersey with a view of New York City in the distance. While I spoke with many fans that were local, there was an impressive amount of fans that were traveling from outside the Tri-State area considering the rainy damp weather. As night sets and the track light reflects of the mist in the air, the heats continue and we are ready some nail biting finishes in the main events! The Single main event, 1st and 2nd were .006 between each other, the top 4 places in the Twin event were all within .800 of each other! With 15 and 25 laps races, any slip up would of knocked you off the podium. I know I’m looking forward to this event next year. It’s good to see Flat Track racing so close to home!

Singles – Top 5

POS # Rider Sponsors Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1 52 Shayna Texter Husqvarna Motorcycles,Roof Systems,Parts Unlimited,Drag… Husqvarna FC450 15 Laps WINNER 0:40.296 25
2 1 Kolby Carlile Estenson Racing,McCandless Trucking Center,Utility,Autolite,K.C…. Yamaha YZ450F 0.006 0.006 0:40.526 20
3 62 Dan Bromley KTM North America,Bromley MOtorsports,Steve Bromley,Henderson… KTM 450 SX-F 3.337 3.330 0:40.696 17
4 94 Ryan Wells Honda,Al Lamb Dallas Honda,Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals,S&S… Honda CRF450R 3.729 0.392 0:40.437 15
5 38 Tanner Dean Waters Autobody,D&D Powersports,RLJ Racing,Spectro… KTM 450 SX-F 3.809 0.079 0:40.590 14

Twins – Top 5

POS # Rider Sponsors Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1 4 Bryan Smith Indian Motorcycle,AllState Motorcycle Insurance,Shoei,Rockstar,Indian… Indian Scout FTR750 25 Laps WINNER 0:37.898 25
2 1 Jared Mees Indian Motorcycle,Rogers Racing,SDI,Hernleys Indian,Motul,Alpinestars,National… Indian Scout FTR750 0.343 0.343 0:38.033 20
3 23 Jeffrey Carver Jr. Roof-Systems of Dallas TX,Indian of Metro Milwaukee,Happy… Indian Scout FTR750 0.565 0.222 0:38.232 17
4 14 Briar Bauman Zanotti Racing,Roof Systems,Western Powersports,Hard… Indian Scout FTR750 0.868 0.302 0:38.109 15
5 17 Henry Wiles Bandit Industries,Wilco Racing,Willy Built,Mad Dog… Indian Scout FTR750 6.613 5.744 0:38.499 14

Date: October 6th, 2018
Location: Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, East Rutherford, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Top Gear Imports Supercar Show – Fall ’18

October 8th, 2018 by Elusive Media

One of the largest Supercar shows on the East Coast! Top Gear Imports hosts two events per year, one in the spring and the other in the Fall. This event is free, but donations are collected for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local Paramus charities. You will see lots of rare and one off exotics! If you’re into cars, you need to make it to at least one of these events per year! With another day of perfect weather, this was a must for me!

Date: September 30th, 2018
Location: Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Inaugural BMW E46 M3 East Meet

October 1st, 2018 by Elusive Media

Finally the weather has corroborated with us and the 1st E46M3 meet is in the books! As most shows this summer, weather played a huge part. The first sold out meet was cancelled due to poor conditions, but reschedule for this fall, and it was well worth the wait. With perfect driving weather and temperature, this once again sold out (reserved parking) meet was held out at the Palisades Lookout state park. I’ve never been to this location, but it sits atop massive cliffs that over looks the Hudson River with New York City to your south. I’m not sure of the official number, but e46M3’s were lined up along the old RT9W and there were cars traveling hours away to join in. It was fantastic to see so many different spec’d cars together. Enjoy all the CSL/OEM/modded hotness and see you back here next year!

Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica New Jersey Round 9

September 14th, 2018 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica continues at New Jersey Motorsports Park with many championships ready to be clinched, but with heavy rain and winds, mother nature wasn’t going to make it easy! This weekend reminded me of my first time attending MotoGP back in 2008 at Indianapolis, a Tropical storm race day. In this occasion, this was my first time attending MotoAmerica and both days mother nature was relentless in not giving us a dry race, But this did not stop everyone from viewing some top class racing. It’s still amazing me every time witness see a wet race and how fast these rides can go lap after lap on the edge. The next time you see a bad forecast for a race weekend at MotoAmerica, don’t worry, racing will continue and you will be in awe!

Congrats to Cameron Beaubier (Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing) for taking this years 2018 Motul Superbike Championship (His third time), Alex Dumas (Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha) to clinching his Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship and Andrew Lee (KTM Orange Brigade/JP43 Training) for securing his Stock 1000 Championship!

A special shout-out to Roger Hayden! He’s retiring after the next round in MotoAmerica and 20 years of racing motorcycles competitively. It was fantastic to see him race over the years along with seeing him racing in some wildcards in the past; MotoGP and Moto2. This also marks an end of an era for the 3 Hayden brothers. I will miss cheering them on from either the TV or attending a race!

Date: September 7-9th, 2018
Location: New Jersey Motosports Park, Millville, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] WEKFEST New Jersey ’18

August 28th, 2018 by Elusive Media

WEKFEST hosts some of the cleanest builds in the US. Builds from exotics to muscle and everything in between. You won’t see any cars here that are not show and go ready. With limited amount of space at the expo, only the best will gain entry into the building. I’m always surprised to see so many new vehicles i haven’t seen this late in the season. WEKFEST definitely sets themselves apart from the rest!

Date: August 26th, 2018
Location: The New Jersey Expo Center, Edison, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2018 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

August 14th, 2018 by Elusive Media

MPACT Motorsports Festival and Car show is exactly as it sounds! A collection of what car fans love about motorsports and a show warped around it! Track Day with HPDE, the front straight of Pocono Raceway for rolling racing, drifting ride alongs, and a lot closed off to show off a bit to the crowd, aka some burnouts/drifting around a 1000RR! Like most shows this year, weather played a big part of the day. The forecast wasn’t in our favor, but with Bimmerfest not happening this year, and with MPACT being rain or shine, anyone with a BMW had to make the venture up to the Pocono Mountains. Anyone that did make the journey was not disappointed by quality of cars and vendors that showed. I personally love to pick up maintenance parts and cleaning supplies at MPACT each year. With the heavy down pours in the afternoon, some decided to pack it in early, and most ran for cover in the paddock(get to know your fellow enthusiast!), but a few wanted to “soak” up the experience in the rain! The music kept going, the storm eventually passed and the event continued! Enjoy these wet and fun photos!

Date: August, 11th, 2018
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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