Custom Pinoy Rides made a trip to the recently concluded Hot Import Nights 2 event held at the World Trade Center last April 20-21, 2013. As expected, the show did not disappoint. Due to the large number of photos we racked up, we’ll categorize it in separate posts, and then later on, we’ll do spotlight features on some of the noteworthy cars that caught our attention, along with the Hot Import Nights babes! It wouldn’t be Hot Import Nights without them right?
Anyways, for today, we’ll give you a glimpse of some of the cars that were featured on the show, starting with the awesome 2-door Sports and Muscle Cars that graced the event. Whether your taste be more towards JDM, KDM, Euro, or American flavor, Hot Import Nights 2 has got you covered.
Check out our story, and the rest of the gallery below. Enjoy!
Right, so our cover photo started with KDM and German stars, both probably some of the most famous from their respective countries. Carrying it forward from there, here’s another Hyundai Genesis Coupe looking neat and stanced. I never thought mesh wheels would look so nice in a Genesis but this car pulled it off real well! I like to color combination of the paint with the polished wheels.
No doubt mesh wheels look great on a classic Bimmer.
Speaking of mesh wheels, my favorite would probably be the ROTA MXR wheels, as seen on this Toyota 86 at the Rota booth (as well as on our very own Project Majesty). Notice the subtle kit on this 86. Notice the front lip, as well as the fender arches (rear spoiler not seen on this angle), all from Stivo Racing. Discreet, but it enhances the overall look.
The other Toyota 86’s at the show were also dressed up and kitted out in their own unique ways…
…perfect examples of how you can take the same car, and personalize it to suit your taste.
The JSK booth had a plethora of 2-door sports cars. Apart from having a Toyota 86 on display, they also had their Veilside Fortune Mazda RX-7, as well as their Martini Porsche 911 Race Car, both of which have been featured previously here at Custom Pinoy Rides.
Speaking of the Veilside Fortune RX-7, Auto Junction also had one on display at their booth. How do you like the color, guys? Do you like it in yellow? Or do you prefer the Tokyo Drift color of orange?
Some of the other sports cars at the show were also in yellow, such as the Corvette, and the Porsche Cayman in the Repsol booth. These guys had quite a hefty stable. Two Caymans, a 911, a Vette, and a Mustang? You can go through an entire work week without being seen in the same car!
I wonder how one would have to choose which car to take out for the day. Perhaps by taking a look at the spoilers and picking one depending on how you feel at that point in time?
Let’s take a closer look at that Mustang in the far end of the photo. It’s a Shelby GT500! Don’t you feel chest hairs growing just looking at this?
If you’re not into Fords, then how about this Dodge Challenger?
Or maybe you prefer classic muscle…
…such as this Corvette Sting Ray?
Von Dutch had an interesting theme car on their display, with a Von Dutch City Police Speed Enforcement Eleanor Mustang.
Another interesting 2-door classic, though not classified as a sports or muscle car, is this bright pink and chrome Mini!
Of course, the show would not be complete without the rest of the JDM gang. Again, though not a sports or muscle car, this Honda Civic EF Hatchback was looking real good stanced, and with a lip kit.
Another interesting front-wheel-drive was this Integra Type R, sporting a taxi…
…meets race car kind of theme. I wonder how Honda executives would react to the “taxi” thing?
Another interesting car was South Side Auto Salon’s Nissan Skyline R33 to R34 conversion. We’ve featured how it looked like in its original but modified R33 form previously, which was equally stunning nonetheless.
But if there’s one 2-door JDM sports car that you will always find in just about every car event the world has to offer, it would most likely be the Nissan Silvia.
It’s amazing how you’ll find many schools of thought when it comes to modifying these babies. You’ll find them in drift-specification, such as these Silvias by Goodyear Racing / Autocraft Drift…
But even though they’re drift-spec, doesn’t mean they can’t be really good show cars now right?
Another school of thought is more on what looks to be form over function. This S14 pulled it off well being a melting pot of bits and pieces from the show car world (pink paint scheme, stunning engine bay), VIP car world (hello wheels), and the race car world (front splitter, canards, diffuser, spoiler).
But my personal favorite amongst the Silvias on the show was probably this RPS13…
…Rocket Bunny. Combine that with a shiny set of aggressive-offset deep-dish wheels and stretched tires, and you’ve got yourself a winner!
But hey, the variety of sports cars and muscle cars on the show would not be complete without some European exotics. So apart from the Porsches shown previously, also featured was a super hot Mercedes SLS that had a storm trooper theme going on. This was the first whole car designed by AMG, is the successor to the Mercedes SLR Mclaren, and is the current Formula 1 safety car.
Last, but not least, I’ll leave you with this photo of a Ferrari F430 Scuderia – the car that beat the Enzo in Ferrari’s own test track. Is that exotic or what?
That’s all for now folks! Check back with us soon, as later, we’ll be featuring some of the custom 4-door sports and VIP sedans and hot hatches, and of course the Hot Import Nights Babes to grace the event. We’ll also go into depth and put a spotlight on some of the cars that caught our attention. We’ve got so much more in store for you. So stay tuned!
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