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Old 08-24-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Motion Auto Show: Evolution of the Sport Compact Car Show



http://blog.roadandtrack.com/motion-...pact-car-show/

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Within the sport-compact world, sadly, the car show scene has been on a downward spiral. Nation-spanning show series are non-existent and the bright embers of stoic franchises have long since smoldered. A moment of silence, please. All that’s left are meets or online forums where users often brandish words behind the safety of avatars and their animated gifs. Sigh.



In recent years, a new show emerged on the West Coast, specifically Long Beach, California—apt considering SoCal is the birthplace of the heavily Japanese-influenced tuning movement. This event was different. While most sport compact car shows mixed in heavily modified vehicles with a heavy dash of models, laser lighting and music, the new show sprinkled in the entertainment elements but added a strong emphasis on vendor exhibits. Think SEMA with more lifestyle. Sure, there were vendors selling branded tchotchkes and displaying some of their wares at shows prior, but not on this sort of level. You could actually walk to booths at this show and learn about new products, should that be your thing.



Despite management changes that consequently resulted in the change of the show’s name, the newly dubbed Motion Auto Show returned to the Long Beach Convention Center this past Sunday, August 21st, for the fifth time. Despite some lingering doubts whether the rebadged show would maintain its appeal, 5500 spectators, 125 vendors and over 300 show cars spanning Japanese, European and domestic makes can’t be wrong.



Here are some of our picks. For more info, check out www.motionautoshow.com.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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The scene is wayyyy dead compared to how it used to be.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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Thank god theres no more NOPI. Buncha retardz.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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I have still have video from the mid to late 90s at Englishtown. It is amazing how different the culture was compared to now... so obnoxious that I haven't been to an event in probably four years.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:44 AM   #5
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Thank god theres no more NOPI. Buncha retardz.
LOL Import Tuning Mag loved It..
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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I agree. The tuners of the 90's just went overboard with stupidity. I am very pleased to see the maturization of the market.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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[GeorgeW.Bush]I, also, am pleased by maturization.[/GeorgeW.Bush] :trollface:

While I never really enjoyed the looks of the sport compact market, I've always appreciated quality fabrication. The level of fabrication has increased substantially in this group since the mid-to-late nineties.

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Old 08-25-2011, 10:33 AM   #8
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I kinda miss the Extreme rice. (I'm talking tens of thousands of dollars in customization, not mismatched, ill fitting, unpainted body kits.)

It was kinda fun in its way.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:38 PM   #9
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I kinda miss the Extreme rice. (I'm talking tens of thousands of dollars in customization, not mismatched, ill fitting, unpainted body kits.)

It was kinda fun in its way.
There is some floating around on this site.... Not going to name any name$
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:01 PM   #10
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I'll take that 2010+ Legacy. Thanks.
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