Car Club: Autoconceptelite East

Club Name: Autoconceptelite East

Year established: 2006

Number of members: 14 and growing

President: Manny Ramdowe

Team sponsors: SMAX

Individual sponsors: SMAX, BASF, Falken, Toyo, Yonaka, Fueltech, Seibon, eneos, Kicker, LED Glow

Club history: Autoconceptelite started 10 years ago on the west coast, but I decided to build a strong east coast team to dominate all classes.

Awards/accomplishments: So far in 2011, we've won awards from Best Team, Best Paint, Best Euro, to Best in show. (We’ve) dominated the Acura, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, (and) Mercedes classes all year.

Media coverage: our cars have graced the covers of top magazines both nationally and internationally, have been featured on multiple ads, DVDs, and TV shows.

Car Club: Autoconceptelite East Car Club: Autoconceptelite East Car Club: Autoconceptelite East
Car Club: Autoconceptelite East Car Club: Autoconceptelite East Car Club: Autoconceptelite East

Shows attended: SEMA, Tunerwars, Streetwars, Carlisle, Spring Nationals, Summer Slam, Honda Day, OC Carshow, and many local events as well.

Future plans: To continue to dominate on the east coast and travel to the west to combine with our west coast teammates.

Membership/models: Membership is free but every member but agree and approve all new members before becoming official! We currently have 2-3 models but always looking for new faces

Car Club: Autoconceptelite East

Club vehicles:

Honda Civic SiR II RGD
Mercedes Benz CLS
Nissan 350z
Infinity G35
Nissan Altima
Acura TSX
Honda Inspire
Nissan S15 SHD
Subaru WRX STi
Acura Integra Rhd
Mazda RX7
Dodge Challenger SRT8
BMW M3
Honda Amuse S2000
Mini Cooper
Porshe Boxster

Final thoughts: I feel right now we are the best team on the east and I believe numbers don’t show best, quality shows best. We might not have numbers like a lot of teams on the east, but we have quality and when we pull into shows, (the) looks on people’s faces say it all.

More Vehicle Features

Sacred Veil: Hitomi-san's 1993 Veilside Fortune FD RX-7

Is it too much of a stretch to suggest that of all the cars from the Fast and Furious movies, Han’s Veilside Fortune FD RX-7 from the third installment, Tokyo Drift, ranks as one of the most memorable from the…
Read More

The Siesta is Over: 2012 Ford Fiesta

Rallycross Fiesta is inspired by motorsport, built for the street Developing show car concepts is just one of the perks of working for a motorsports-involved company like Motegi Racing. It gives the gear heads around the office an opportunity to…
Read More

Soot Salon: Cummins Powered 1990 Mazda Miata by Pistonhead Productions

The dirty little swap that could. The little town Huntsville, Ontario, has been a little overcast lately. A dark cloud seems to hang over it, and no one seems to know why. Well, the region put their top environmental scientists…
Read More

Rally Remix

Rally Innovations has built a reputation for innovative products and stylish designs. Composed of a team of long time car and rally enthusiasts the shop boasts over a decade of experience in the field. Their mission statement is clear: to…
Read More

Black Mamba: 1995 Nissan Silvia Spec GT-R

Scott Buwalda of Cumming, GA owns the 1995 Nissan, um, car, shown here. Because he has done such a great job on the car, you may not recognize it at all. It’s a 260SX...sorta. You see, with nearly 12,000 hours…
Read More