A good car show needs space. Enough space where the cars on display can sprawl themselves in attractive positions. Otherwise, you're stuck with a Walmart parking lot 'bro meet'. Hence my only gripe is with the lack of sprawl space at Import Faceoff in Las Vegas, besides that, great fun.
It's held at the Motor Speedway, famous for Sprint National cup races and the hepatitis bowl that is the Electric Daisy Carnival. All day long, competitors in hopped up Hondas and supercharged Toyotas duke it out on the drag strip, tires be damned.
Now , the entire Import Faceoff shebang, goes the entire year in multiple cities around the US. So yes, you too can enjoy the lung burning aromas of drag racing, race fuel, drifting and burnt hotdogs. What's great about the whole experience is the race atmosphere: teams sitting in the lot tuning their cars, hearing rev limiters getting the holy hell beat out of the them. Being able to weave between race cars and team camps, seeing everything up close. And the chance to nab a blackened, extra crispy burger that bears a striking resemblance to bits of shredded tire. These people are racers, not cooks.
Nothing is wrong with a bit of walking room between cars at a show; you have the chance of seeing a car from its most flattering angles and your butt has a better chance of clearing the roof line next to a 'hella flush' Civic. However, the great drag races, drifting, cars on display and that fantastic cough inducing atmosphere more than make up for it.
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