Save The Car Meets

When Dave Thomas’s article Unwritten Rule #1: Don’t Blow Up The Spot landed on the Speedhunters front page in September this year, it hit close to home.

Like Dave, I reside in Canada, albeit a couple of provinces west. Calgary, Alberta specifically. Also like Dave and his fellow enthusiasts in Ontario, we’ve seen a shift in how local meets are coordinated here due to improper and unsafe behaviour from too many individuals.

In the comments section of Dave’s article one reader, ‘Mechanophile’, posed the following idea: “You guys represent a form of authority in the scene and I believe you should condemn the behaviour and promote good values whenever you can. Make it a separate topic and maybe a sticker? Make it trending, put it out there. So when people put that type of sticker on their cars they can rep the good rep, ya know?”

As soon as I saw this comment I knew I had to get in touch with Speedhunters, because that’s a big part of what we have been trying here, and combined with a similar shift in meet organization we have noticed some significant results. Here’s what we’ve experienced in the last number of years and what we’ve experimented with in an attempt to remedy things:

For years, we had a ‘spot’ that was our Wednesday night go-to for meets: the upper level of a local mall’s parkade. That specific section of the parkade was always the least-used, so we didn’t take space from customers, the food court was just inside the doors so we could (and many regularly did) grab dinner, and the ramp up to the lot made for a nice entrance as we could watch cars come and go. It ran flawlessly for many years, and it’s where many of us who are still close friends today met for the first time. Best of all, no one ever acted up, and more importantly, no one ever had to be told to not act up. Everyone just inherently knew how to behave properly and how a car meet should be conducted. Cars came in, they were parked, and we had actual conversations about the builds or life in general. The rowdiest it ever got was when we’d break out our R/C cars and race them around in a corner, which sometimes even got mall patrons who happened to be walking by to stop and watch for a few moments. It was all… perfect.

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Then, the odd person would get the bright idea that they’d need to show off and try sliding around the corner as they left. Once that idea was started, there was no stopping it. Things gradually degraded to the point where we were even working with mall security and local police – who knew that this wasn’t ‘us’ but instead a group of outliers – to stop it, though eventually the meets had to be shut down.

A replacement series then came up at a different location and things ran fairly well, but it was never quite the same as those original meets or quite as relaxed. In the years since, even more new weekly meets were attempted, but each new regular gathering brought with it an ever-increasing number of attendees who arrived with the idea that everyone was there to hear their crackle tunes or see some tire smoke. Fast-forward to 2020 (once we could have meets again partway through the year) and things had accelerated, going wrong at record speed. I am not exaggerating at all when I say that by last year, any new meets would only take place for two or three weeks before the ‘show off’ crowd would start to take over and yet another event would be forced to shut down. Things had to change.

The Start Of An Idea
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As a quick and easy first attempt to at least start getting the idea out there, I cut a number of decals and handed them out to equally-frustrated friends to have something on our cars, and so the idea – the topic – could have a proper name; #SAVETHECARMEETS was born. The hashtag provided something that could be used to, naturally, categorize and then find social media posts relating to the issues we were dealing with, and combined with the visibility of the decals it seemed to start the ball rolling. Outside of just our tuner-oriented meets, for lack of a better description, even at the more classic-themed events that many of us regularly attended (which weren’t free from similar troublemakers) the decals were immediately met with requests for more as many other enthusiasts expressed similar frustration with the antics on display. They started popping up on more vehicles around the city and the conversation online grew quickly as well, with increasing numbers of posts and stories being shared condemning those who were trying to show off.

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In addition to this, some basic changes started being made in regards to how meets were planned and managed. As they were announced and posts made to share the when and where, reminders were continually shared as to the rules of the events: don’t stunt, don’t rev, don’t blast music and so forth. Still though, despite not just these reminders but continued ‘enforcement’ at meets – immediate reprimands by the organizers if anyone decided to misbehave – shut downs still occurred. It became clear that, despite no one wanting it to be that way, perhaps the days of public meets being feasible were behind us for the time being.

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Last fall, I pitched the idea to a few friends about organizing an invite-only meet while there was still time before winter hit and all of the cars went into hibernation. It was met with immediate enthusiasm and so we picked a place and a date, and started sending messages out. Everyone invited was asked to not make a single mention of the meet online or, once there, not even post a single photo until after it was over. No one outside of the invited list was to know of its existence until it had already ended. Extreme perhaps, but we were all more than fed up and didn’t want to take any chances or leave any room for error. It ended up being the best meet that any of us had been to in a long time.

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We had an incredible turnout, with many of the older enthusiasts (relatively speaking, we’re talking 30-somethings and up here) bringing out new projects or other builds we hadn’t seen in quite a while. It was like we’d jumped back in time 10 years to when meets were calm and mature.

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With the success of that first gathering fresh in our minds, we decided to try and squeeze in one more before the end of the season which also went amazingly well, and with some space provided by a local shop run by friends – VS-One – we had a private, out-of-the-way spot for it too. While the cars were parked soon after this, we all knew we had the start of a formula which could be refined and built upon for the following season – and so it was.

Building On The Idea
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For 2021, friends from a couple of local groups – Redline Sorority and Not/Available, both of whom had their events get shut down in 2020 – got together to handle the logistics of a proper series of semi-private meets. The method was beautifully simple: utilizing the ‘Close Friends’ feature of Instagram’s stories, a list of invitees was made – requiring individuals to message one of the groups to be added – and announcements would be sent out in two parts.

Within the week leading up to a planned meet, a first story would be published noting the date of the event, with a second following it up to provide the location just a day or two prior. Rules of conduct were provided in every update as reminders, and it was stressed that the information was not to be shared with anyone else. If someone arrived at the meet and wasn’t on the mailing list, they would not be allowed in. Additionally, if anyone were to act up they were promptly removed from the list so as to not hear of any future gatherings. In the full 2021 season only a handful of people stood out as having to be deleted.

“There was a lot of brainstorming about what ‘invite-only’ would mean”, says Justine of Redline Sorority. “We realized if we only invited people we knew, we’d never meet any other enthusiasts which would defeat one of the reasons people attend the meets, which is to make friends. The idea of opening the list to anyone came about, however we would lay out very clear and specific ground rules of what we expected. No stunting, no bs, just safe and respectful fun.”

“We decided to switch this up not because we wanted to exclude people but entirely due to the fact that it was a necessary precaution we had to take,” adds Ryan from Not/Available. “So we brainstormed the idea of our ‘Tuner Tailgates’, essentially semi-private meets which allowed us to track everyone attending and prevent problematic people from knowing the locations.”

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Compared to how things were a handful of years prior this new approach seemed rather drastic in comparison admittedly, but there was no denying it worked. With it being well known that meets were invite-only now (and why they had to be), the waters were even tested partway through the season to see if there had been any improvements. A few public meets were hosted but it became clear that they couldn’t continue; at the second gathering there was already a rev battle between two cars, complete with someone using a megaphone to announce it. So of course the police showed up before long and everyone had to go home. One more attempt was made but police had to show up there as well. That was it, back to invite-only we went.

For the remainder of the season, this new approach carried on and it continued to work brilliantly. “Honestly we couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out,” Ryan adds. “The meets quickly grew with high quality builds as well as great people who also shared our vision, and for the most part we had no problems with people breaking the rules. Although we have received some flack I also don’t regret it.”

As for the decals, I also kept playing with different slogans and designs as they continued to regularly spark discussion and interest at shows and other events outside of these invite-only meets, furthering the awareness of the incorrect behaviour and finding more individuals equally frustrated. Having the hashtag as something to tie together all of the posts and decals has helped organize the conversation and track its growth as more and more enthusiasts join in, while tolerance for antics has dropped and the reasons as to why such behaviour can’t be allowed are much more publicly known.

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At the time of this post our season has well and truly wrapped up so events are on hiatus until next spring, but the Tuner Tailgate meets will carry on in 2022 and we’ll continue to push the idea to hopefully reach yet more individuals in an effort to ideally bring our community closer towards those old, carefree days when the cars at meets would be stationary and quiet.

Before I sign off today, I want to extend an invite to all of you reading this to share your thoughts and feedback. Have you experienced similar issues at your own local meets, and are there any different methods you’ve been employing in an attempt to bring any out of control meets back in line? Let’s keep the conversion going in the comments section. #SAVETHECARMEETS.

Bill MacKenzie
Instagram: officialthreetwenty

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I love this idea. Like love it. I know it makes some people unhappy but it keeps the authorities out of it and lets things continue. Myself and two others started a local tuesday night gtg here and it was similar. Not used parking area, near food that we would usually get before hand and the craziest it got was RC drift cars. No revving, burnouts, nothing. 12-13 years of this and finally it got to the point where it just had to stop. We shutdown the FB page and just went silent, it stopped being worth it. I want to meet new, people and see new cars but I'm not here for people being dumb and the cops showing up. Maybe we go forward in the spring with something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.


Thanks for the support! That is exactly what our original meets were like, as shown in the first few photos in this article (those are the actual photos from almost a decade ago). Those ran peacefully for years but were shut down in record time once the showoff crowd came in, and we've been fighting to have something similar for years. The not-quite-private-but-not-publicly-advertised meet format has worked brilliantly, we highly recommend giving it a shot!


My only "get off my lawn" complaint out side of the show off-narcissism fests that are car shows, is the botched anti-lag tunes. Nothing worse than hearing a straight piped 275hp Focus puff its chest with obnoxious backfiring as it passes by.. We get it, your car is fast AF.


As someone who also owns a Focus I get quite a laugh at this - just the other day a local RS owner purposely backfired next to me as he passed me on the road. People ask me regularly to rev mine when I take it out to events and I always politely decline.


Car meets must go on! It's a good to have meetups like this which is great for productivity and mental health
I hope that everyone keeps it safe and clean so that we can all enjoy peacefully without causing trouble


If you start putting stickers on your cars that say words such as "ant hoodrat" etc. then you start discriminate against people your unconsciously basis against as you are the judge jury and executioner. If you think your better than everyone else form a private members club, however if you want to be influenced by cross culture solicitation then you must allow anyone to join. If you allow anybody to join then you will have the ability to report those driving dangerously or braking the law (against the highway code) to the police, this can be done retrospectively and doesn't have to ruin your day with the police showing up. But they will expect you to stand up in court and testify to said crime, thus saving your group the legal way; the only way forward.


Incidentally the anti-hoodrat decal is not only a joke, that's not a #SAVETHECARMEETS decal. Haha

This is not a private members club or anything like that; our local community knew about the meets via all of the photos and articles being shared from them afterwards, and it was made very clear how one could "sign up" to receive the dates and times of future editions. Everyone was welcome to join and everyone knew of the expected behaviour, but anyone who proved they couldn't be trusted to act responsibly was removed from the mailing list.

It's also important to realize that the police were never called by us, they were called by onlookers; business owners, residents, etc. They didn't realize or care that it was one bad apple in a group of otherwise responsible enthusiasts, and to outsiders one individual stunting makes us all look bad. If police have to show up or be called at all, it's already too late.


The anti-hoodrat, hoodrat club sticker is a joke fyi.


That's the beauty of "exclusive" events: I can discriminate against anybody I want. :D


Private meets will be the way of the future if it means keeping those away who do not respect the organizers and participants of gatherings. Having witnessed moronic behaviour right in front of the police who came to observe, it shows that some people don't have the smarts or the class to attend these events. I am happy to see them left out until they are mature enough.


This is why I stopped attending them altogether. I'd much rather gather myself, my dog, and take the car on a new adventure, vs run the risk of being lumped in with people who have an ego that outreaches their passion for cars. I'm also not interested in tarting my cars up with stickers just to deliver a message. I'd rather quite simply sit and eat my food, and do the things that I enjoy in a way that I enjoy.


I run the local C&C in my city and it has grown every year for the last 10+ years. During this time I have seen multiple other car meets come and go. Besides the drivers that act like idiots, most of the places I have seen shut down was because the organizers didn't due their due diligence with securing the locations. Communication is key. Make sure the lot owners know you are going to be there, when you are going to be there, and when the meet is over. Also, if they make any request it should be your #1 priority. I completely understand why car meets get a bad wrap because so many are poorly ran without any leadership.


We've been fortunate to have some amazing business owners providing wonderful venues for meets here, and often times it'll be a food-based business which we can in turn support with a flood of people ordering snacks or dinner. One of the more recently shut-down meets was supported by a Bubble Tea location so when we lost access to it due to stunting they also lost the huge Friday-night lineups of customers from the meet.


I didn't know about the meets you were organizing so I'll have to reach out for next summer!


Absolutely! Get in touch with myself via Instagram (@officialthreetwenty) and I can direct you to the meet organizers.


Bill is literally doing a service to the community in Alberta here. Often times meets are portrayed as a show and shine for everyone's $1200 eBay build. I am all for respecting what individuals can afford and ultimately, it is up to the individual what they modify their car with, cosmetically, internally, etc... However, I believe that there should be exclusivity for those who take true pride and months of blood, sweat, and even tears to make their dream builds a reality. There is a clear difference between those who truly understand the culture behind building vehicles and those who are posing to grasp for desperate attention. I think private meets make things better for those who are truly looking for connections amongst those who really care about what they are building and understand others' motivation to do the same. It's not to offend or put down others but to separate the men from the boys who are truly committed to the continuation of a properly exclusive and in ways "professional" and behaved community. Great article Bill, looking forward to seeing you out and about in the spring!


Thank you very much! And yes, hopefully we can get out to some meets together come spring time!

There's no denying that at these semi-private meets we had some really incredible builds show up, and could have some wonderful conversations with the owners to really get into the minutiae of the cars and geek out over the engineering and details. The atmosphere was entirely different than the vast public meets because we never had to be on the lookout for cars about to slide around and could just relax. I'm speaking from experience on that one, having been very close to a few cars through the year racing through parking lots; it's a miracle no one was ever hurt.


So, where's a completely aboveboard place to enjoy driving my car?

I'm not supposed to "speed." I'm not supposed to leave a car meet sideways. I'm not supposed to do burnouts or donuts. I'm not supposed to drift or race on the street. I'm not supposed to run from the cops. If I go to a track, I've gotta drive an hour to get there, then I have to wait in line, it costs me money just to get in and they demand my car pass tech & that I wear a helmet.

What's a gearhead to do? I don't own my own abandoned racetrack.


You pay the money, make sure your car is safe and well prepped, and take it to the track, where you can learn how to drive it fast, and do so responsibly. If it takes you an hour to get there each way, so be it. Being a gearhead has zero to do with entering or leaving a meet at a parking lot driving like a turd.


My point was about car enthusiasts being treated as second-class citizens by larger society, but I guess you missed that.

Self-righteously, I might add.


Except we aren't treated as such. I've been in this for more than half my life (and I'm not a kid). The couple of times I got caught up in the bs, was due to others in the larger group acting like fools. So, I stopped going to any of them unless its a handful of friends that I know and trust. I'm certainly not treated that way when in any of my cars on the road (yep, self righteously) because I don't feel the need, nor am I even compelled to show my anti lag to a bunch of 17 year olds, or leave sideways from a Sunday morning meet. My ego is intact, I have zero need to flex it, regardless of the car. If you insist on behaving like a petulant child, you should be treated as such. If you can't figure out that there is a time and place, and that time and place is on your own private property, then perhaps the public meets aren't for you in the first place. The track wouldn't be either, if you can't figure out how and when to reel it in.


Anybody that selfishly commits illegal and unsafe acts should be treated like second class citizens


Uh huh.

How do you define "selfish" and "unsafe," anyway?


It's when you decide that the things you want are more important than other people's safety. All of the things you described such as street racing, street drifting, leaving car shows sideways, running from police etc. An "enthusiast" doesn't knowingly do something that potentially ruins their hobby for themselves and everybody else


Being "unsafe" is like pornogaphy. Nobody can define it, but everybody knows it when they see it.

But eyewitnesses are often the worst judges of what they see. A lot of people think target shooting or riding a motorcycle or flying an airplane are dangerous things. They're not - they only LOOK that way to those who don't know any better.

"Safety" is a subjective, relative, emotional concept and because of that, it's not a proper philosophical basis for either public law or organizational policy. "Safety" is a personal cost-benefit analysis each of us makes for ourselves. For example, my definition of "Safe" is, "I may be up on the roof without a fall harness, but no one's shooting at me."

At the same time, I don't believe that my personal tolerance for risk should be everybody else's.

If laws and policies aren't based on objective, quantifiable rationales, they're unjust, arbitrary and tyrannical.


ah yes...doing a burn out, drifting out of the meet parking lot and speeding off down the road being illegal is just the height of tyranny.


Thank goodness society disagrees with you




In the rich part of Europe, if you have a really built car most likely you need also a trailer and mule to legally get to the track. If you do have not a european car with some mods - 99% you can legally use it only on track.


The problem is social media. IG and YT promote stupid videos so newcomers grow up not on Tsuchiya's videos but on reels with driving 200km/h through Moscow and videos with pops and bangs and donuts on a parking lot. A lot of guys I know who just get driving licenses, they just don't know anything else.


I agree completely. So much of the content today portrays the incorrect and unsafe behaviour that we're trying to prevent. Even then though, I grew up watching all of those now-almost-classic drift videos and similar but still realized that watching them was one thing, trying to recreate them was something else entirely.


Yeah, and have a look at old-school Japanese car culture: they drove on streets and did not pose in a parking lot. Actually they did pose but also people who like cars, they drove cars. Funny thing is that "safe enough" behavior is now banned. I mean, put marshals along the way to report civilian cars to stop run, and your safe-for-surrounding event is ready. Yeah, and you will be treated by police as an organized crime. So you have three options: be fully legal on track (it's too expensive and too complex way for 99% of newcomers), be fully illegal and dangerous on streets (be unexpected and so uncaught), or do stupid things like pops and bangs and donuts on a parking lot. That's why car culture now dying.


We all drive as well - cruises, road trips, track days will resume soon now that our new track is getting closer to opening, and so forth - but racing outside of a controlled environment is never the answer. Regardless, people desperate to show off their cars' power for whatever reason need to realize that car meets, with people milling about, dogs, other pedestrians, traffic, etc are never and will never be the place. Beyond being annoying to those around it is incredibly unsafe due to the uncontrolled nature and amount of people present. A tragedy can be a split second away. Racing is a part of car culture yes, but it is not a requirement. There are many other ways people choose to enjoy it.


you'd think the police would have more pressing matters at hand....


Pfft. What you need to do is simple if you have a dob-in-a-hoon hotline. Make it damned clear that if you show up and decide to be "that guy" every last enthusiast present IS going to dob you in and send in their footage to make the case watertight.


If police have to be called at all, it's too late. Any residents or other business owners don't care that police will be called after the fact, they don't want stunting to happen near their property at all which is completely fair. On one occasion we even had police at a meet ahead of time to "supervise" for lack of a better word, and a few individuals were still trying to show off in the lot knowing full well that they were in line of sight of officers. After a couple of years of trying various methods, the one and only thing that actually worked was to adopt this process of open to all, yet not publicly advertised, meets.

Urbanized Dreams .

Superb write up! This really sums up my ideal car meets and what I used to do back when I was 18-19. Just gather small private meets and always avoid the big ones. Sadly life changes, you move on from those friends and now I'm in a place where I still love cars and have them, but nobody to meet with. I never liked those big meets due to those idiots and just the type of people at them. Hopefully someone invites me to a private one in the future haha.


Thank you! Some people here have largely moved on from meets as well to focus on careers, families, etc, but even they were drawn out on occasion to these semi-private meets since they could bring their kids and not worry about people racing through the lot.
I'm not sure where you're from - if you're around the Calgary area by chance get in touch via IG (@officialthreetwenty), or if you're somewhere else in the world why not make an attempt at your own gatherings? :)


why are you guys controlling the up likes and down likes that's not very American, you afraid people might not go along with your narrative


I think this same idea was posed in a few of the Saskatchewan car groups about doing private meets and was ALWAYS met with outcries about 'being elitist' or 'stifling the newcomers' and in the beginning I was against the idea because my car was never (still isn't really) considered "cool enough" to have been even considered invited because of what car it is.

But as I think back on it now, large majority of the people who DID have the biggest issue with were usually the people who were the same people instigating rev battles or burnouts and generally causing a nuisance that led to the events having issues finding venues willing to play host.

It makes a lot of sense to be invite only now. It changes the entire vibe of the meet, and makes everything more relaxed. Makes it a bit easier to want to bring pets or family to the event to see cool vehicles and relax.


Dogs and kids are certainly a regular sight at our meets, even more so now that no one has to worry about safety like you mentioned.

And similar "feedback" was seen here - there were some crying out about how it was just that, unfair, elitist, etc. - but the ones complaining weren't the ones who knew how to conduct themselves.

And the end of the day we don't care about dollar values of builds, types of cars, or anything like that; we can and do appreciate it all. Sometimes I take my S15 Silvia out, other times it's my classic Grand Prix. All we care about is how the attendees act. :)


Join a local car club, and be decent on public roads/spaces. If you want to join about, find a place like Summernats or Drag Week and follow their requirements.
Selfish/self righteous bloody minded behaviour should see you car crushed and time in a lockup.

If you can’t see the benefit of travelling to a track or legal burnout pad you are not a ‘car enthusiast’; you are just a bloody idiot. No real car enthusiast does circles and burnouts to a car not built for it (no mechanical sympathy) and if it is they use the right place.
I get the ‘need for speed’ and mostly contain mine to a track or certified event on closed roads. Certainly don’t leave black lines everywhere- that is jus stupid.


Admittedly a lot here have been frustrated because we've been waiting years for our replacement track to be built (it's getting very close now) but that's never an excuse, and it's frightening how many people lack the ability to consider the possible consequences of trying to show off in crowded, public areas.


It’s a worldwide thing, idiots who never get out of the whole “look at me” phase. I’m getting toward gray beard territory and my take on this is that we now have kids whose mom and dad never said no and never disciplined them driving cars.
Think on it. Spoilt brats in charge of a ton of metal on the highway using their privilege to drive unwisely.
Driving is NOT a right.
The tendency toward invite only events is absolutely the only way forward. Not just to keep the trash out but to lock the goodness in. The community built on our love for things mechanical is too precious to be endangered by those who can’t control themselves.
Let alone their cars.
I love an open road in an old car. The knowledge that said old car could kill me if I don’t treat it right, and by this I mean maintain it and drive it as well as I can keeps me “reasonable”. If I get caught going a little fast I want the enjoyment of the experience to outweigh the pain to my wallet. I ain’t rich, but I’ve only got the one life. A little fun remains a good thing!


Could do as in Japan. People generally behave themselves, and the Police sometimes turn up, as a means to keep things sensible.
The Police rarely bother anybody, and the public don't antagonise them - but then there's the whole attitude in Japan: People as a whole, are considerate of others.


That kind of attitude being more wide-spread is certainly the goal! That's how our meets used to be before they were overrun with everything we're seeing these days.


Love the MX6!!


That's a wicked local build. A few very rare OEM+ modifications, and it's almost always displayed with original brochures, advertisements, and so forth. Very well cared-for and usually the only MX-6 wherever it goes. Haha


Great article! Inspired me so much I went out and bought some of 320's stickers for my own ride. I really hope this movement takes off, and we can take back our car meets. You guys should check out the CarMeets app and see if you can help spread some of this philosophy on their. It's a great app but the user base isn't as large as it could be. Worth checking out.


Thank you very much Ethan! I hope you like the decals, be sure to send us some photos once they're on! They never fail to get people talking up here, so hopefully they can turn some heads where you are as well.


So stoked to see this article. Glad I could be of a bit of inspiration.

Hopefully the mature individuals can take back car meets and things can go back to what they were. Hopefully.


'tis the goal! Thanks Dave!


I love this so much - a few of our friends just did exactly this last night and it was one of the best meets we've in ages. It was a small meet - sure, not even 20 cars, but it excited all of us to have something going and really feel ownership over it. We'll definitely do it again! #SAVETHECARMEETS


Glad to hear your meet went well! The massive, sprawling events can be awesome for sure but sometimes a smaller, quieter meet is all that's needed.


I would LOVE to bring this idea to my local scene. We have a lot of heavy hitters, a lot of OGs and really cool guys (especially in the drift community, my scene) that like to meet up on the low. We always get the crazy Mopar guys, randoms we don't know and sometimes as a result, a heavy police presence. Just a couple weeks back we had a really great turnout to a midnight meet, but about an hour in people started going nuts, like 3 burnouts going at a time. We left, and found out later a C5 smacked into a Subie and everyone got shut down. The idea of private/invite-only is becoming VERY tempting. I'd love to hear more details about how you were able to set these up. Thank you for the ideas!


It's crazy how fast things can get out of hand, isn't it? You can DM us on Instagram (@officialthreetwenty) if you'd like, we'd love to help get more meets like our Tuner Tailgates going as they really did work well to curb the insanity.


Seeing similar things happen across the lower mainland in BC, culminating in a checkpoint at each exit of the parking lot where the meet had been held. Many tickets were handed out that night. This idea of using the close friends lists is genius, I hope it spreads around more. In a weird way it reminds me of the rumours on how the midnight club met.