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  • Import Alliance at Atlanta Motor Speedway, March 25-26

    Has anyone gone to this before? I'd like to take my son so he can get some ideas for our 91 NA but I don't know how family friendly it is, or if it is worth the $25 per head.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1254570687915975/?ti=cl
    If its broke, I can fix it.

  • #2
    I stopped by when they had it at Turner Field one year. $25 seems like a lot of money, I don't even remember if I got charged when I went. My experience was that there were some cool cars, but the majority were just super low cars with wide wheels or just trashy imports. Overall it was pretty lame, but I am not really a car show kinda person. The whole parking cars and standing around thing see weird to me.

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    • #3
      its fun but no car shows worth 25 bucks a head to me. too many free shows out there
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      • #4
        25 dollars to look at trash?

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        • #5
          They claim that thousands of people attend. I guess not many from the miata world though....
          If its broke, I can fix it.

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          • #6
            I'd say it's worth it. There's a drift event and a bunch of vendors. The Top Gear US host-what's his name with the glasses- made an appearance a couple years back. I'm pretty sure you guys have blown $25 elsewhere. The cover charge is good for both days


            Edit: Family friendly for sure.

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            • #7
              It's worth doing once in my opinion. I would say it's family friendly.

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              • #8
                Watch, decide.



                To me, its awesome/overwhelming/worth it. Really cool atmosphere, cars for everyone (clean, stanced, race, everything in between), events between looking at cars, and you will see families. Pretty tough to see every single car, so I'd say you get you money's worth.

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                • #9
                  I have been a car junkie for my whole life. Have seen fads come and go, but do not understand the stretched tire, obscene camber and wheel lip rubbing the fender well look. Are these actually driven or just for show?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 91LudeSiT View Post
                    25 dollars to look at trash?
                    I would take that back, were the ecorocket running I'd be there.

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                    • #11
                      Just an FYI I've been following this on Facebook and it looks like a pretty big show with plenty of miatas. We may try to go next year just to see some cars and drifting. Not sure if you can walk in or have to pay the $20 per person to get your car in. The lines for getting cars in started at 6am and took about 40 minutes.
                      If its broke, I can fix it.

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                      • #12
                        I went with a friend on Sunday. As bubba said, the lines for getting in started at 6am. We got there at 10am, and was told it was about an hour to get inside with your car. We elected to park outside and walk in, the $20 was to get in (whether you park outside and walk or wait and park inside).

                        I didn't go on Saturday, so I can't speak to it, but Sunday featured about 20 cars in total doing the drifting course. I was a little disappointed that there weren't more people running (although if I were running, I'd be happy) as they did sell out of passes; the 20-some cars seemed to certainly get their money's worth.

                        Walking in the vendor area, it seemed very geared towards Hondas/Nissan/Toyota and the slammed & stanced crowd (nothing wrong with that, just not my thing). There were certainly vendors that had stuff for miatas, but it was more of an afterthought than anything front and center. I wasn't expecting a Flyin' Miata booth or anything, but there wasn't much that grabbed my eye. I got some goofy stickers and looked at steering wheels of unknown quality. There were some cool cars on display, but nothing you wouldn't see at Caffeine and Octane.

                        All in all, it was a fun day, glad I went, but it was more an appreciation of JDM and watch people drift (or try at least) than anything Miata related.
                        "Thank God Poot was there, with his considerable skills!" - Ron White

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the breakdown Poot. Much appreciated.
                          If its broke, I can fix it.

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                          • #14
                            I don't get the hate, personally. Stance isn't my thing, but Miatas aren't most people's things (small + slow is an acquired taste). To each his own. Plus, looks like there was a lot more to see than just stance.



                            I'm sad I missed it, ended up going to the Auto Show instead.

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