CarNVL 2019: Pleasanton, CA

CarNVL 2019: Pleasanton, CA

Photography by Donnie Rochin (@r0cean11_Photography)


CarNVL: Car + Carnival = Car Festival!

For many years I've known Cary Michio Inayoshi and the events he's involved in, which include Wheels N Meals and Shukai. And so when he mentioned to me, while in the VIP grandstands at Formula Drift #FDLB earlier this month, of a new event he's organizing called CarNVL at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California on Saturday, April 20th, it was a no-brainer for us to work together and get (more) people involved (and engaged).

When Inayoshi announced that this new event was to be called CarNVL, I showed my respect (a proud moment) to him right away - I always love hearing when car show organizers add value for their guests/attendees.

"Dude, I'm going to have a ferris wheel at the show," I remembered him telling me over the roaring of engines and screeching of tires at FDLB. This took me by excitement (not by surprise), because I felt that the vibe and hype of the show would be Instagram/Social/photo-friendly.

CarNVL Pleasanton California 2019 PASMAG ROC 4614

He also mentioned many other activities in our conversation, like - bike stunts by Str8Up crew, kid zones like - live animals, kids rides and balloon animals - (amateur/pro) drifting, an appearance by the Easter bunny, and food trucks (as he pointed to a child eating a J-shaped treat called a Hawaiian Honey Cone). Seeing my body-language and smile, now very similar (in size) as the kid eating the Hawaiian Honey Cone, Inayoshi asked me how PASMAG can get involved. Naturally, I mentioned our Tuner Battlegrounds initiative and how it creates social and online engagement, and awareness of the vehicles, builders (registered for the event) and their passion, which can have an exponential reach. Inayoshi reciprocated the same excitement.

CarNVL Pleasanton California 2019 PASMAG ROC 4535

They day after our conversation, the wheels spun as fast as the engine did, and it all came together, while I was on vacation too!

Stay tuned for more announcements and an award winners list!

For more CarNVL information, go to http://car-nvl.com.

Related Articles

IASCA Worldwide Announces Finals Event Locations For SQ And SPL IASCA Worldwide Announces Finals Event Locations For SQ And SPL
East Wenatchee, WA, April 16, 2022 – The 2022 IASCA World Finals will take place in three locations, one for SQ and two for SPL, in conjunction with...
Toyota’s Tacozilla Toyota’s Tacozilla
This is the first time an auto manufacturer’s own build has made one of our top choice lists, but in this case, Toyota deserves the recognition for...
Register Now: The PRI Show Is Almost Here! Register Now: The PRI Show Is Almost Here!
All Roads Lead To PRI Register to Attend PRI 2021 The PRI Show is almost here! The lineup of events, seminars, and special guests is growing daily,...
The Famed Aggieland Money Round Enters Its Eighth Year The Famed Aggieland Money Round Enters Its Eighth Year
With the addition of the EMMA Sound Quality format to the IASCA SQC and MECA Sound Quality formats, SQOLOGY Aggieland VIII SQ Invitational promises to...
Brooke Berini Attacks Her Personal Best at 2021 TX2K Brooke Berini Attacks Her Personal Best at 2021 TX2K
Brooke Berini and her 'Alpha Princess' Nissan GT-R are back in the news! AMS Performance can build some mean machines, and over the weekend at TX2K,...
PASMAG's TuneUp - Episode 26 PASMAG's TuneUp - Episode 26
PASMAG's TuneUp presented by Kicker is our weekly look into what's trending on our social feeds, from the track to the street and everything...