Import Face-Off 2011: Gainsville, FL

Photos by Cliff Wallace - www.importfaceoff.net 3rd annual Gainesville, Florida IMPORT FACE-OFF: October 16th, 2011 Yet another IFO with increased attendance from all previous years. Thank you to all the fans for the continuous support. Even without a working 2nd gear, David Penton from Winter Haven, FL (black Toyota Supra) won the Forced Induction Pro class running consistent low 10s throughout the day. For a second event in a row, Chris Pena from Winter Haven, FL (green Toyota Supra) won the Forced Induction Sport (Street) class running consistent mid 10s. During the “Beat the Heat” round where the FIS winner…

Import Face-Off 2011: Wichita, KS

Photos by Cliff Wallace IMPORT FACE-OFF Kansas International Dragway Wichita, KS March 20, 2011 FWD CLASS: Max Ramos from San Antonio, Texas (purple Civic pic) secured the number 1 qualifier position with a 9.71 second pass at 161 mph, but blew the welds off his intake manifold in the process (FnF style). JB weld and clamps made for a quick, temporary fix, but all for nothing as Max ended up red lighting in the first round of eliminations. With Max out of the picture, number 2 qualifier, Chan Thammavongs (teal Civic) running half a second faster than the rest of…

CES 2011: Las Vegas, NV

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stormed into Vegas once again to display the latest in gadgets, home theatre, computer and, of course, 12V audio and multimedia. Each year CES brings together new products and new faces to the scene, but as in many years past, it was the major players that attracted the most attention. Some of the latest audio builds drew in onlookers by the hundreds and there were more than a few noteworthy installs. Pioneer went with some hot resto-mods like Camaros and Firebirds all in blazing Pioneer red. The vehicles underwent extensive modifications and the systems…