It’s good to be back at Import Alliance.
This past weekend, Wooley and I traveled to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Import Alliance’s Spring Meet. We brought some of our friends, and caught up with others – and got plenty of incredible shots in the meantime. Here’s all of the amazing content we got, we hope you enjoy & share with your friends.
I ended up getting to the track around 7am both days.
Everything was quiet for the first hour or so.
But as the sun began to rise, the cars began to pour in.
Soon, the showcase lots began to fill.
Showcase was split into 4 main categories. RHD/JDM, CTR’s, Honda’s and Euros.
The staff had some of the best of the best positioned on top of wooden pedestals.
By about 9am, it was getting harder and harder to find a spot to park!
There were quite a few surprise appearances.
Our friend David Patterson AKA That Dude In Blue was there. They had to bring their landlord’s 2J powered Nissan – not bad though, I must say!
Outside of the far paddock, there were CTR’s as far as the eye could see.
On the other side of the paddocks was quite the drift spectacle.
I brought my Honda Orthia and look what showed up! Dean is a friend of mine and happened to purchase the same spec car as mine.
Speaking of friends with cool cars, here’s Liam’s cool RHD car. The thing has super low miles and is gorgeous to see in person.
In the corner of the JDM section was this crazy, lifted R33 Skyline. Only one word to describe it: Yes.
This new Lexus caught my eye. The thing is a complete SLAB.
Spectator parking in the infield also had a few interesting cars!
This RX-7 was in my top 10 cars of the event for sure. Thing had a turbo as big as the rotary engine. Solid car.
Uhh, y’all know this is IMPORT Alliance, right?… In all seriousness, beautiful cars.
Quite the lineup of amazing VW’s!
We ended Saturday with a photoshoot in the middle of an industrial park. Good times.
Again, 7am got here way too fast. But it gave me time to shoot some paddock cars uninterrupted.
Russell’s NSX is my 10/10 for the platform. Just perfect.
One of a total of SIX RWB cars at Import Alliance!
Once the sun began to rise, again, the cars poured in. This RX-7 was one of the most singularly impressive cars in attendance.
The JDM section was slightly rearranging their parking situation early on.
My friend Charles AKA The Humble Mechanic brought out his Spektrum Yellow Golf R – one of only a handful in the world.
Speaking of yellow R’s – HondaPro Jason brought his Phoenix Yellow Type R as well!
After about 10am, the drifting really started to pick up.
This 350Z was having a lovely time eating cones.
This Golf R even got sideways – temp tags and all!
Towards the end of the day, a few of the more high end cars got invited out on track for a private photo session.
This supercharged BMW was incredible. Such an amazing car all around.
Of course, Russell’s NSX sounded heavenly.
In a lot of ways, this was kind of a “return to glory” for Import Alliance. This felt like a throwback to 10+ years ago – a place I’m sure we would all like to go back to. I can’t wait for the next one.
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Text & Photos by Ben Battles