Do you remember seeing all those videos of night drifting in the D1 Series? FLASHBACK to 2007 Extreme Autofest, Las Vegas, NV and an event which included not only a daytime car show, but a night time Drift competition as well. Even with all the heat of the Las Vegas sun, enthusiasts were in for a huge spectacle of modified vehicles, a full stage with dancers and pop artists, topped off with the times favorite drifters tearing up asphalt as the sun went down.
Few hours before the event, â€śexcitementâ€ť surrounded the Projekt Cars team. One of the vehicles decided to race an AMG MB and a Magnum a hundred miles before the Las Vegas destination. Needless to say, the VW overheated and blew a head gasket before reaching our hotel on The Strip. It was pushed on to the trailer, previously occupied by the BMW e46, and awaited the show to commence.
The Projekt Cars BMW e46 shed its Lambo Blue paint job by Country Club Paint & Body in 2005, and was now adorned in House of Kolor Apline white over accustom body kit. The body kit was created using autoCad, by yours truly, and had the final execution completed by R&R Customs out of San Francisco. The end product is still intact today, thanks to the use of sheet metal on the fenders instead of the popular, â€śdeath by bondoâ€ť rampantly used during that time.
As with all Extreme Auto Fests (EAF), the event was nothing short of a Spectacular array of Automotive candy. Even the sun draining heat off the asphalt did not deter show-gowers in crowding the colossal â€śseatâ€ť to see the night drifting after a full day of show car viewing. As the last of the tires shredded at Las Vegas speedway, we began taking down our make-shift Toyo booth, and prepared for another 800 miles back home.
EAF will be host to it's annual major car show competition, with hundreds of tricked out rides in fierce competition. Auto enthusiasts from all over the region are invited for this competition for cash and trophies. Autofest has created a competition for more than just cars, but for Trucks and S.U.V.'s as well. Both Domestics and Imports attend and compete for Best Mini, Best Full-Size, and Best SUV. From Customized Toyota Mini-Trucks on air-ride systems to Lincoln Navigators on 24" Wheels, you will witness custom vehicles beyond your imagination. EAF not only captures the enthusiasts of Cars and Trucks, but also Motorcycles as well. At select EAF Events, see some of the best built Street Bikes with custom chrome, paint, accessories and more!
See In-Car Entertainment (ICE) at its best. See and hear earth shaking sound systems, custom TV installations, and motorized mobile gadgets in many of these competing vehicles. Plus,
B-BOY / DANCE COMPETITION B-Boy Breakdancing, Popping, and Dance Crew competitions will also be present at EAF events. These are some of the best urban B-Boys / Dance crews come to compete on the main stage. And last but not least, Be entertained with live musical performances on the main stage, E40 will be in concert at the Anaheim venue, May 11th. Our favourite, of course, is the San Diego venue at Qualcomm, scheduled for July 27th. Either event will be jam-packed with extreme rides and awesome entertainment
Pics: Projekt Cars
Date: July 13, 2007
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Information on Projekt Cars: Projekt Cars started in the early 90's as a means to acquire aftermarket parts for soldiers stationed overseas. Always evolving, Projekt Cars now devotes its attention to modifying vehicles and promoting sponsored brands with SEMA platforms through Rollin'Art.