Posts tagged Mitsubishi
EVENT: Paul Walker Cruise and Car Show 2017

This year was the 5th iteration of one of the most prominent events in the Minnesota car community, and we decided to return to where it all began, The Automotorplex. The owners had us back to host one of the best yet, except this time they opened their garages to us and even came along for the cruise. With 613 vehicles in the cruise and many more filling the spectator lots, it was a great day to cruise and an even better day to get some dope photos.

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EVENT: Rockfalls Raceway Sport Compact Day Presented by KaTeng and Drive Cartel

For everyone here who has ever been into drag racing here in Minnesota, the name Rockfalls brings with it both fond memories and infamy. Being the closest 1/4 mile drag strip to the Twin Cities, for years, many of us have our first memories of taking our cars out to the strip here. After a while, the number of track worthy street cars willing to make the 90 minute trek into Wisconsin began to shrink precipitously and threats to discontinue hosting Sport Compact Day at the track were made. All of that is in the past however and it is all thanks to grassroots car enthusiasts.

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EVENT: Mitsubishi Cookout 2017

Once again the annual pilgrimage of upper midwest Mitsubishi owners has been completed. Coming from states far and wide to descend upon Central Park in Ramsey, MN, this was the event of the year for anyone who is a fan of the 100 year old Japanese industrial juggernaut. Mitsubishi may be in dire straits now but lets look at this showcase of their history to remind us exactly why we love this brand.

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EVENT: MNCEC's Ignition Show Part 1: Asia

At the beginning of May MNCEC put on their first show of the year, aptly named Ignition. Originally it was going to be held at the US Bank Stadium ramp but due to the turn out at the Winter Ramp Meet in February it was moved to Canterbury Park. We couldn't have asked for better weather at the show and the turn out was unreal. I spent literally the entire show judging with our guest judges; Art from Grimmspeed, Dan Carey from Modern Automotive Performance and Brian Jannusch from International Vehicle Importers. With nearly 1000 cars to judge and 4 people over a course of 4 hours, we had our work set out and it took literally the entire time.

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LISTS: Top 5 Japanese Cars of the 1980s

While America was overcoming their malaise of the previous decade and Europe was doing a fantastic job catering to the 1%, a third option found it's way into the American lexicon. The Japanese automobile. Japanese cars had been around in America since the 1950's but with The Malaise of the 70's the Japanese imports began to find their way into American households in large numbers for the first time. Like the rise of the mammals over dinosaurs after the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction event, The 70's saw the once great giants of American muscle cars lose ground to the more nimble Japanese cars.

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