08 AUTOCON NEW YORK

AUTOCON BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN THE BIG AP­PLE

Super Street - - Contents - WORDS & PHO­TOS Sam Du

There’s been plenty of car shows in the New York/new Jersey area be­fore, but noth­ing has been done in the heart of Man­hat­tan. By some divine magic this past July, Autocon or­ga­niz­ers se­cured Pier 94 lo­cated along the Hud­son River for its sec­ond an­nual N.Y. show. It’s a venue typ­i­cally head­lined by the likes of Ma­jor Lazer and Ar­min van Bu­uren; how­ever, a car show? Un­heard of! Sure, enough, though, Autocon came through in a big way as nearly 300 of the East Coast’s finest mod­i­fied cars filled the for­mer ship ter­mi­nal.

Be­cause this was a whole new venue, it was a whole dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence. Car own­ers who haven’t nec­es­sar­ily brought out their rides for events in the area de­cided to test the wa­ters and be a part of this first for the scene. Spec­ta­tors were also plen­ti­ful—10,000+ strong. Many took ad­van­tage of the fact that there’s free park­ing on the streets on Sun­day, but there were thou­sands who took the train in from wher­ever they’re from to avoid the chaos of New York traf­fic.

It was a cel­e­bra­tion that won’t be for­got­ten for years to come, and it’s our hope Autocon will be back at Pier 94 to do it all over again. Fingers crossed. CON­NECT: au­to­con­events.com

››RJ Devera of Meguiar’s was on stage all day high­light­ing some of the stand­out cars of the show, which in­cluded this For­mula E race car (all elec­tric). ››Supra or RX-7? We’d like to see Calvin Chan face off against Dy­lan Scan­nell some­day on the track! ››Ro­tary fans were dig­ging Je­sus Lopez’s ’85 Mazda RX-7. ››Ray Del­gado’s S2000 was fea­tured a year ago, and it’s good to see it still look­ing fine as hell.

››If only the 300ZX came like this from the fac­to­ryé

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