|Ben Levy's Automotive Blog|
Supercar Saturdays have started again and May's event was quite impressive. It was not as packed as some events in the past, but that was probably because of the risk of rain and that it was the first one of 2013. As you can see below, there was more than enough to keep me busy.
I've been going to Tuner Galleria since 2010, when it started as a small section in the World of Wheels show in Chicago. With the huge increase in modified imports over the past two decades, it makes sense to add a car show that focuses on something besides Detroit Iron. I screwed up by forgetting to post the pictures from last year's show. The pictures from last year and the 2013 show are now online.
Round 2 of AutoMass was over the weekend. My main reason for going was the car show, but the drifting was not bad at all. There weren't a huge amount of cars on display, but they were generally pretty good cars. The view of the drifting was not too great if you were late, like I was. I plan to go for the VIP ticket next time. There were many nice Nissan Zs and Infiniti Gs. On the FWD side, there were plenty of nice Hondas. There was even a RHD Civic coupe that was there.
All the pictures are available here
Last weekend was the last FNL Saturday of the year. JDM Chicago's decision to move to Saturdays was risky, but is worked out to be easier on people's schedules and the venue had much more room for the hundreds of cars. The Acura NSX was the nicest looking car there. There were plenty of nice imports out though. You can see all the pics here.
The final Supercar Sunday of the year was last week. The supercar season went out with a bang though. The Bugatti Veyron was the the star, but I was never much of a fan of the jelly-bean shape of that car. One of the cleanest pro touring Camaros I have ever seen was at this show. A couple of red Toyotas also stood out to me. The older cars, like the Celica and Cressida, are very impressive because just because they are so rare (especially in that condition). I think next year is going to even better because the shows were much more organized this year. You can see all of my pics here, but some of my favorites are below.