Oaks, PA – This past weekend we rolled out to one of the most anticipated events of each and every summer – Tuner Evolution Philly. These days the Tuner Evolution crew has grown in size, strength, and popularity. What started out 10 years ago as a parking lot car show is now taking over convention centers and ballparks for Tuner Evolution shows and Panda Junction meets in Philly, Charlotte, Baltimore, and Daytona… and word on the streets is that there are a couple other big markets in their sights in upcoming years. For us though, we enjoy the Philly event the most. Because we can bring out our Ford Transit Wagon Battle Wagon and witness one of the few events where the competition aspect still brings out some of the scene’s heavy hitters. This show is now the “go to” event for some of the builders that used to really take the car show game very seriously. And for the younger scene kids that come out to the show – well there’s a fair share of camber, car show models, loud electronic music, and hip hop performances to keep your attention all evening as well.
We had the opportunity to set up stage left, right next to our friends at Performance Bodega & Ferrer Motorsports, and up close and personal with all the action. Just a few feet away was the Legends Display which showcased some of memorable builders from the past decade. It was cool to see some of those cars on the showfloor again. This new era of car builders should take some notes on the attention-to-detail and craftsmanship that went into some of these timeless award winning builds. We had a legend of our own sharing booth space with us as we had the RMiller Autobody S4 powered VW Corrado as a special guest judge in our booth. Still one-of-one after all these years. We also got to spend a good bit of the day hanging with the crew from The Circuit Podcast and our friends at DieCut Culture. The Circuit Podcast guys always make us laugh and they bring a cool new element to this car scene. Give them a listen on SoundCloud or iTunes. Tuner Evolution overall this year, was all about celebrating 10 years in the industry, and we’ve got to congratulate Jay Martinez, Manny Olivo, and the whole TE crew for reaching that milestone. Cheers to another 10 years in the game!