**Everyone please welcome our newest writer to the blog, Rubik! He brought some insight to the recent IA show in Nashville and we are very happy to have him on the team.**
Import Alliance came to Nashville, TN on July 16th and 17t
h. My friends and I made the trip down to meet up with another fellow Cube owner, Chompsticks.
For the most part the show featured vehicles styled for the Hellaflush movement. I was really kind of disappointed in the turnout for subcompacts. The subcompacts that did turnout, however, were pretty good representatives for the scene.
This fit looks like it is on the right track with a hood that is lifted in the rear, lip kit, vent visors, and Drag Wheel replicas of Work Equips.
This fit has some pretty good fitment, sitting on what appears to be some yellow powder coated Rota Slipstreams. The roof rack contains all of the necessary essentials, including a mountain bike, a domo-kun plush, and the most important…a keg of beer. Just don't drink from it before you drive.
These xBs showed up to the show. I'm loving the rat-rod look of the green one. The custom grill was a very nice touch.
A close-up of the board in front of the xB. You kind of have to have a sick sense of humor to enjoy this….thank God I do.
The CR-X is the OG of subcompacts. This one has a California plate and has white steel wheels, and a respectably lowered stance while not being slammed. The companion behind it has Integra factory alloys on it, and also has a rack carrying a bicycle.
Fast-forward 20 years, and Honda gives us the CR-Z. I'm not necessarily a fan of the direction the owner has taken this car, but to each their own. I'm just glad to see someone attempting to modify this platform. Obviously aftermarket manufacturers such as Tein are building demo vehicles, but it's nice to see a grassroots effort as well.
The previous two snaps and the next few are of Chompsticks' and mine's Cubes. We were hoping we would get a bigger East-Coast Cube turnout, but we will settle for two. Spencer complemented us by saying that at least the two that showed up were nice examples. Thanks for being so kind.
Chompsticks' Cube rests static on a combination of KSport and Tanabe coils, which helps him tuck a nice set of 18×8 +25 Work Eurolines. The front features a Canadian market Bug Guard (I think you've talked me into it).
Rubik's Cube is using Megan Racing Springs for a temporary drop on 18×8 +25 and 18×9 +25 SSR Viennas. Other exterior mods include the ATI front grill, and Agency Power Short Antenna.
All in all it was a great trip with some great guys, and I'll definitely look forward to going back for Import Alliance Nashville 2012. If you can't wait for next year, they will be doing a fall show in Nashville again. This time in the stadium.
Rubik signing out.