Experienced by Adrian McQueen
Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles
Import Expo came right into the heart of downtown D.C. for Sunday Funday, filling up the top level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with some of the hottest cars from the DMV and Tri-State area. There was no shortage of imports, domestics, muscle, trucks and exotic vehicles. The vibe inside the venue was electric with a true family feel with real friends and car show competitors having a great time. Car clubs such as Kleen Edition, Timeless Automotive Group and many more shut the event down with a lot of custom eye catching rides. Slammed and wide body vehicles were of no shortage in the room, as well as a large influx of performance modifications. What a pleasant surprise that not one but two Honda Civic Type R’s were in the building. These two beauties attracted large crowds throughout the day. It was evident that a lot of money and time had been invested into the rides showcased at this show.
A great mix of vendors were on site offering the latest in performance parts and accessories. Special guest model Hannah Sell set the scene on fire signing autographs and posing for photos next to some of these sick rides. The car show held competitions in various categories such as Best Engine, Best Wrap, Best in Class and more. The DMV area does not have Import Expo style shows like this since the days of Hyperfest and Hot Import Nights (H.I.N), so this was a great twist from the norm. I feel that with a bit more outreach and entertainment additions to the show, this event will continue to grow and become a must attend event for the automotive culture. A huge thanks must go out to Meguiar’s and Shoe City for coming on board as sponsors for the event, giving away gifts to the crowd and show winners. The Import Expo show is really a scene taken right out of the films Fast & Furious or Need for Speed. Enjoy the photo gallery and see you next year.