2012 Speedhunters Awards: Meet Of The Year

This award celebrates the coming together of fellow enthusiasts for one purpose – to relish in all that is good in our automotive world. The fifteen nominations for this category have been chosen by their popularity with you, the readers, throughout the course of the year. These were the fifteen top ranked meet stories that you read and commented on. Here are those nominations in alphabetical order …

7′s Day

July 7th is a celebration of the RX-7. Dino spent seven hours capturing our 7′s Day coverage, but will it be enough to take your vote?

86 Style

August 6th is known as ’86 Day the world over. Celebrated by Hachi owners everywhere, our 86 Day coverage was topped by Dino’s visit to Fuji Speedway. The ultimate ’86 meet?

CalFlavor

Our CalFlavor coverage was brought to you by Hiroaki “KAGE” Kageyama from The KAGE BLOG in Tokyo, Japan. An event which brings the look, feel and vibe of an American style car show in Japan.

Cars & Coffee

Mike lists the weekly Cars & Coffee as one of the things he misses most about not living in Southern California. After reading his coverage, I can understand why.

DUMPd

Although this was the first time DUMPd appeared on Speedhunters, the show in Holland was a roaring success with you. The organisers set down a strict door policy and pre-selection process to ensure only the best made it inside – a simple recipe for success.

Edition38

Year after year we return to Edition38, which is arguably the hub of all things VW in the United Kingdom. Is it important enough to get your vote?

Eibach Meet

For Honda enthusiasts the world over, the name Eibach is synonymous not only with the suspension manufacturer but with the annual all-Honda meet held in SoCal.

The Infamous

Sean described Infamous as being a slightly more mainstream event which was geared towards the more casual viewer. Think of it as a gateway to bring more people over to the dark side.

JCCS

JCCS is probably one of the few absolute definite and must attend events for us. We sent our resident Klingelhoefer along this year, and he certainly brought back the goods.

MIVW

Back to Europe for this nomination with the Men In Volkswagens. It doesn’t get more Euro than this.

Nisei Showoff

Nisei was put together to celebrate some of the finest Japanese cars in the USA. An event created by the people for the people.

Players

Every year we attend Players it seems to have grown exponentially. If it keeps growing at the current rate, they’re going to need a bigger airfield.

R’s Meeting

We’re always pushing ourselves into new territories on Speedhunters, but sometimes it’s best to stick with what you know and love. R’s Meeting is put together by the good people at GT-R magazine to celebrate three of the greatest letters ever to be bestowed upon a car.

Slammed Society at Fuji

It’s an event that will inspire and divide in equal measure. We need to have our own viewpoints challenged on a regular basis, and Slammed Society does exactly that.

Wekfest

Some people queued for as long as five hours to get into this year’s Wekfest such was the popularity of the San Francisco event. Was it worth the wait?

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Paddy McGrath
paddy@dev.speedhunters.com

Speedhunters Awards 2012


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33 comments
DkHoonigan
DkHoonigan

well m a hachiroku fan so 86 style was the best!

K's
K's

7's day, but only because its the only one i went too

Jmayhem
Jmayhem

To me, Cars & Coffee epitomizes what car culture is all about; people from all walks of life and tastes in vehicles coming together to just enjoy cars.

TinaReneCooley
TinaReneCooley

Check out SoWo... Southern Worthersee is the best show EVER! And its FREE!

Bathsalt Barry
Bathsalt Barry

Only reason I didnt say WekFest SF was because they didnt handle shit. The show started 2 hours late,everyone was cutting, it was just insane.

Novux
Novux

Cars & Coffee is much more than a local meet in SoCal, it's held all over the US and UK. When I think of "meet", Cars & Coffee fits that definition flawlessly. It's not over-publicised, you don't need a particular style to gain entrance, and it's largely unregulated. Created by car enthusiasts, for car enthusiasts, it's a gathering of support and enjoyment for the love of cars everywhere. And coffee. Still by far the best true meet I know of. 

hollywood
hollywood

cars and coffee is the only meet. happens more than once. not a car show or any of that shit. cars and coffee it is, plus i miss socal.

Gvk
Gvk

Heck I'll go to all these events if I can.

icobird
icobird

R's meeting for the win because I was there :). Also 7's meeting because I attended that event too.

dulux78
dulux78

Nothing is better than being surrounded by a bunch of Godzillas

ApexHunter
ApexHunter

If there is anything that shouldn't win. Its wekfest.

EricSeanDelaney
EricSeanDelaney

Went with Cars and Coffee because it's the only meet I've actually experienced and I have to say it's a sensory overload every time. It's what Mike misses about living in Southern California, it's what I miss about not even living in California.

 

But it was a tough choice over Slammed at Fuji just because of the cars that showed up there. Making a slammed hellaflush car is a fine line, but the Japanese seem to pull it off with any car. And JCCS was up there too. I love the classic JDM cars.

Flash
Flash

7's Day. No rotor, no motor :p . Seriously though, with all the new rice herra frush it's pretty much the only time I visit this site anymore.

Frankthetank_86
Frankthetank_86

What about Krispey Kreme Tuesdays? That thing was huge!!!!!!!!! Even ended up on the local news!

yanesnyawai
yanesnyawai

Cars and coffee. Variety is the coffee of life. :)

TylerS13
TylerS13

Eibach for sure coming form a die hard Honda guy.

jgbalves
jgbalves

R's meeting. blue-blood cars and a racetrack, PERFECT!

Evn17
Evn17

Where's TX2k??

KillerRaccoon
KillerRaccoon

Too many herrafrush meets. I'm fine with that being a part of the meet, it can look good at times, but if that's the whole meet then I'm not interested.

AJM_7_NL
AJM_7_NL

Weird that Wangan Warriors End of the year isn't in this list.

Fearedisx
Fearedisx

Wow, didn't expect Cars & Coffee to have most of the votes. Tough choices.

regno
regno

Gatebil, Rudskogen?

Aisakey
Aisakey

7's day, because Umihotaru is just a magic place for a car meeting. : p

Sprint
Sprint

JCCS without a doubt and my second choice would be 7s day due to my Rx-7 bias :P

Paddy McGrath
Paddy McGrath moderator

As stated above, the nominations were compiled from the fifteen most relevant stories with the most web traffic. 


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