Import Showcase by Import Fashion

Words by Tim Wong

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There was several events occurring that day, but Import Fashion was one of the bigger events so this was probably the one to be at. I was rather surprised what location they chose because I had been there before for the Bulletproof meet and I found it pretty small for a larger show and a meet which turned out fine as the lot didn’t overfill the lot to capacity. As with any other import car show, I wasn’t really expecting too much from it because the import scene is usually the same cars year round, but there was a number of cars that I had not seen before.

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RPM (Racing Performance Motorsports) brought out several cars parked right up front. Just last night, they were holding their anniversary party at Ten Nightclub which I found to be pretty enjoyable and they were quite gracious hosts.

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Aside from the vertical door Smart car, I found this rare Subaru Vivio sitting right next to it.

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The Vivio is definitely not a car I have seen nor really heard of in general, but I got a chance to talk to the owner for it a bit. Apparently, he found it some where in Orange County in pretty poor condition and has been restoring and building it up.

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He even had a nice set of Gram Lights for it.

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Inside, you find an original right hand drive configuration in relatively good shape.

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The owner also told me he has some big plans on redoing the engine soon.

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Vivio badge. Just a couple weeks ago, I saw the owner again at the B&G suspension meet and he told he had lost it on the trip down to San Diego which is too bad.

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I never really tire of seeing 8th generation Civic JDM conversions.

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Pretty good looking 8th generation Civic coupe. It has been some time since I saw one that stood out to me, since these are plenty and generally look about the same.

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First generation Honda CR-V slammed on some BBS wheels. He has a “DOHC VTEC” decal on the side which does make me a bit curious to know if he really does have a VTEC head on the B20 block.

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VIP Toyota Cressida

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VIP Toyota Previa

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A couple cars were displaying Import Fashion decals on their cars in support.

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Honda Civic hatch back with a Domani front end conversion. I’m still not a fan of this conversion, but it is still a pretty big hit with certain crowds.

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This Lexus GS with a deep dish wheel filled with Pepsi cans caught quite a bit of attention from the crowds.

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5Axis VIP Toyota Prius

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Low n Slow group rolled pretty deep to this show.

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This Acura Integra was a pleasant surprise to see. I had not seen this particular car before, but the unique paint which not a common color for Integras and the colorful BBS wheels was a really nice combination. The JDM front end and the Type R wing was a nice addition too.

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The JDM Type R interior was pretty awesome too since this isn’t a common modification anymore. I have to say I was surprised to see it was an automatic transmission LS though, not that it makes this car any less impressive.

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Five Axis Scion IQ

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Ending this post with a lovely red Acura NSX with white TE37s.

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