As we've all been eagerly awaiting the return of spring and the warmer temps the season brings with it, we were all very excited for this month's IMCC meet. The warmer weather wasn't the only thing we were pumped about, this month was the first time we had our stand in place as we launched our merchandise range which thankfully was very well received.
As an additional draw card for the night we had Tomi Raikko's soon-to-be 6-second LJ Torana on display which quickly became a focal point for the meet, especially when the hood was removed, showing off the crazy twin turbo power plant.
Throughout the night we had a steady stream of cars rolling into the venue and yet again another big crowd of onlookers from all over.
While things are pretty much contained to the Plaza's VIP parking area we're expecting that once the warmer weather really kicks in and daylight savings returns that we will extend the meet back out into the main parking area as it did the night we christened the new venue 5 months ago.
As usual, amongst the slew of local rides we also had quite a few out of town visitors this month. In the mix was a group that the old school small car enthusiasts in particular would be familiar with, Cyber Motorsports brought out a group of their latest toys, a nice mix of big $ exotics and Japanese rockets.
Many would consider these guys pioneers of the Australian small car scene having been a big name in the aftermarket industry for a long time, so it was awesome to have them along to the meet and after the feedback we received, don't be surprised if we see more of the Cyber cars in attendance in upcoming meets, possibly even with some of their iconic cars from the past!
The local talent was extremely appealing this month with some absolute stunners in attendance.
Hot Rods were also out in force with several touch examples scattered about.
It was great to see some of the lowrider guys also coming out for the night...
It certainly doesn't take a genius to understand why these cars are so popular at the meets. the detail, styling and of course their ability to alter their stance with the flick of a switch or 4, much to the excitement of those around them.
As always the Subaru crews were out in force again this month, proving without a doubt that they are one of the more dominant make-specific groups in the region.
These flat-four lovers roll in 10+ deep every meet, showing their support, rocking up in rides at different levels of modifications, from mild...
To wild.... Yes, thanks to the new airbag suspension setup, Ken's race-inspired rig has made a return and we're glad to have him back!
With the introduction of our merch range this month it opened up another avenue to raise some funds for a good cause. This month, after coming across a story on our FB news feed we decided to work with the Bowyer family from Fairy Meadow to help fund raise for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, in hopes to find a cure or ongoing treatment for a rare auto-inflammatory disease called Periodic Fever Syndrome which their young son Riley suffers from.
Thankfully the Bowyer family were able to make it out to the meet and we got a chance to catch up with them. As you can see by the smile on Riley's face he and his older brother Dylan had a ball checking out the cars.
IMCC will be donating 10% from the sales of the IMCC hoodies and T-Shirts from the night in support of the Bowyer family and the important research carried out by the institution.
We're very proud to be able to continue offer support to local families moving forward and give locals the opportunity to enjoy a family friendly night out.
With daylight savings set to kick in next month we're excited as to what October's meet will hold for us. Hopefully we'll see you there!
Until then, be sure to head over to the Event Gallery page HERE to check out the rest of the snaps from this month's meet.