Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

[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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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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[COVERAGE] Tuner Evolution Philadelphia

July 30th, 2018 by Elusive Media

The 12th year running Tuner Evolution Philadelphia is here! This show brings the best of what the east has to show from all different styles and classes; but this is not your typical car show! On top of the impressive amount of rides to check out, some of your favorite import models are here all day for a meet and greet, so grab signed poster or photo with your favorite! Breaking Dancing Competition is always a returning favorite along with musical guests on the main stage. This year we also had a guest appearance from Ryan Tuerck, a 14 year veteran in the Formula Drifting series for an interview and take questions from the fans. And we can’t forget the handful of sponsors and vendors that help but on this show and the Miss Tuner Evolution Contest to finish off the event! Are you ready for next year!? If you can’t wait, be sure to check out other tour locations throughout the rest of the year!

Date: July, 28th, 2018
Location: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Exxxotica New Jersey 10-Years

November 12th, 2017 by Elusive Media

10 Years! That’s right, Exxxotica New Jersey is now in the double digits! Exxxotica pulled off all the stops with over 200 stars, 20 hours of shows on the Chaturbate Entertainment Stage, 20 hours of seminars hosted by Bad Dragon, and over 150 exhibitors showcasing mild to wild! To a nearly sold out expo center, all three expo days have exceeded previous years numbers yet again! The main stage had performances by the Saphire Sirens, Sircus and American Idol Alum, Constatine Maroulis and of course the Ms. Exxxotica competition sponsored by Cam4. All 3 day was packed full of entertainment for all attendees. Celebrate all the years, by checking out our 10 Years Of Coverage by click the link. As always, enjoy the photos and see next year!

Date: November 3-5, 2017
Location: New Jersey Expo Center, Edison, NJ
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[Coverage] RIX Magazine StreetFest 2.0

October 15th, 2017 by Elusive Media

One of the shows I’ve been looking forward to covering and with great weather to kick off the event, you know it was going to be well worth drive and wait to get into the parking garage! RIX Magazine has been in the car scene as far as I can remember and has always been showcasing the hottest cars & models on paper, online and in person. StreetFest 1.0 was a success in April and from all the chatter I’ve been hearing at other events, I knew StreetFest 2.0 would be huge! With over 700 cars and 3000 attendees, this show did not disappoint. There was a wide arrange of cars & trucks for you to check out; exotics, imports, classics, hot rods, track, race, etc. The rooftop of the garage had a stage for a DJ Battle which kept the music going along with a few singers. One of the last events of the night was the Two Step, which should always be done at night! Not only did the cars sound great, but the flames that were produced on these cars… wow! It was a crowd pleaser!! We also can’t forget about the models and vendors that were spread across all show floors. There was plenty to keep you busy! Let’s hope they come back with a 3.0 in the spring!

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: J. Christian Bollwage Parking Garage, Elizabeth, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Stancewars New Jersey

September 25th, 2017 by Elusive Media

Metlife Stadium, just a short drive from New York city hosted StanceWars first east coast event! Welcome to the Tri-State! This show was unlike any other that I’ve covered in the past. It definitely had its west coast feel. A couple couches on the stage where later in the night the StanceWar staff would present awards and a “Couch Talk” segment during the day. The show consists of a Top 100 along with VIP select cars, along with great vendors and sponsors. No dragging out this show, it was a total of four hours. They want spectators and everyone in the show to enjoy it! Since the show started at 4PM and the sunset was close to 7 PM, it made for some fun ever-changing shooting conditions! While there are other Limbo events at shows, having the setting sun really made it have a unique feel. If the couches didn’t give you the idea, the show overall it had a pretty relaxed vibe. I’m not sure if this is a west coast thing, but Mike who runs StanceWars even went the extra mile to say hi and thanks to every car leaving the show. It will be exciting to see what they changed from next year. If you missed this year’s event don’t worry, they will be back next year! Until then, enjoy what the east coast brought to the show! Photos below…

Date: September, 16th, 2017
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2017 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

August 22nd, 2017 by Elusive Media

MPACT returns to the famous Pocono Raceway for packed day of motorsport activities and a place to show off your latest build in the paddock. This unique event not only attracts the hottest ///M cars, but many exotics and high powered track day cars! High Performance Driver Education(HPDE) was there all day for drivers that signed up. National Auto Sport Association(NASA) had everything from beginner to expect levels so you can truly enjoy your car. If you wanted to check out your top speed, the 1800′ side by side rolling race is a huge crowed pleaser with one driving breaking the 200mph mark!! Drivers who signed up for this could roll race all day! Though if you weren’t ready to take your car to the track, you were able to take a ride with Sarli Motorsports Drift Taxi; S62 supercharged engine and sliding sideways is pretty exhilarating! On the opposite end, if you came to abuse your set of rear tires, the crowd judged burnout content is a great place for it. For myself, I didn’t get a chance to partake in any of the events with my car, but i did thoroughly enjoyed playing the MPACT Sim Racing Experience by Crimon Simulation; the setup everyone wishes they had at home! To break up all these activities throughout the day, i always like to visit the vendors (for the show discounts of course) and browse through the paddock to see which new cars showed up. While talking to car owners(new attendees) in the paddock, there was one common thing they all said, “I can’t wait to come back next year! It was such a good time!”. i love hearing that MPACT continues to grow and bring more car enthusiast together. Onto many more years of successful for the MPACT team!

Date: August, 12th, 2017
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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