Mayday Garage | Event Coverage: Hot Import Nights Houston

Event Coverage: Hot Import Nights Houston

I’m going to do what we’ve failed to do in awhile… and that is posting coverage within a week of the event. Hah. I’m only doing this because I took some time off from work to get my wisdom tooth removed.  I’m writing this while in pain. Thank god it wasn’t too tough making this post since we only had a handful of ok photos… you’ll see why…

I haven't been to a HIN show in years so I was expecting low light conditions... Chris Young's S/C'd RSX

Only a few handful of people/teams brought lighting gear for their display... Henry' Do's spectrum silver SSR's...

Shooting wide open with my lens and my 5dmk3 I still could barely get the right exposure... Dennis' RX8

David Yim's Accord on TE37's...

Team 5 Star in attendance...

To keep the entertainment alive, DJ Tito was one of the many DJ's mixing it up...

Lights, music, action...

What's a HIN show without go go dancers?

Azn Azz

I liked the paint on this S13...

Team Ikon still alive and kicking it... in the dark.

Tiny's cleanly shaved and painted engine bay...

Cody C's lowered E36 M3 on ACS's now with a grey gunmetal centers...

Lowered in the rear...

SUV's are usually high off the ground in Texas...

But this one likes to stay low...

Spectator attendance wasn't too bad, but it could've been a lot better...

Hulk green painted Miata...

Stance Autoworks Datsun 312

Khiem found his favorite car out of the show...

This is probably one of the reasons...

He drives with that in his car daily...

A print of my photo! Sweet!

Guess he got the memo too...

Mayday Mikey gave this GC8 a thumbs up...

I really dislike shooting in low light with high ISO because of the different type of exposures... and not to mention Canon doesn't handle dynamic ranges very well.

The EMOTION team had a good amount of cars in attendance...

Berny's Drift ready IS300...Berny's Drift ready IS300...

Jace's RHD S13...

And nearby was Jace and DJ Tito...

Aaron practicing his POV video skills with the GoPro...

A very clean zed but tough competition in the Nissan class...

The BRG wrapped Zed we saw earlier in the year at WekFest...

Team Emotion's Turbo CRZ...

Stance Autoworks team brought out a Supra with an Abflug kit...

I'm not a huge fan, but it looked really good..

One of the best looking Honda S2k's at the show... which is prob why it got first in the Honda class.

Damn...

Team 16niss swept a couple of trophies away as usual...

When shooting a black car in these lighting conditions... remember not to shoot against the light...

Looks like Khiem had the same idea...

With only a few cars out there, RE repped pretty nicely...

DJ Sven Neer takes the stage for a bit...

To keep the guys entertained there were a few models there....

 

To keep the show enjoyable, everyone would just have a few drinks... or shots....

A normal 370zed on TE37SL black edition...

DWS hustling with wheels...

And wheel hubs...

Phuc's civic hatch..

Kimo's famous Mustegra...

Tight for space?

Dennis' NSX...

Chris Shively's "Yellow Thunder" 350z and Best of Show winner....

The end.

-Danh-
dphan@danhphan.com

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