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calidrifter
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calidrifter Feb 4, 5:49am - #96606 
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Boycott HIN LA!

My team is seriously thinking of boycotting HIN this year because of there policy that is being implimented for SO CAL ONLY! Let me give you a little background info on the situation. At the beginnig of the year Vision Ent. released the schedule for the upcoming events that they were holding this year. On the list HIN SD and HIN LA were listed as being in the same location. Then about a week to a week and a half into Dec. they announced that they dropped the SD show alltoghether in favor of just ONE SoCal show. This actually came as a welcome change for many of us because that meant that we wouldn't have to go down to street racer central (aka San Diego).
As we were preparing to register for the event we found out that we had to pass a screening process to even just register for the event. I know this may seem a perfectly good way of getting only the best of the best to attend the event, but many of us in the import community took it as a slap in the face. Many of us usually prepare for the show as it comes up. Now they wanted to judge us before we even got into the freaking convention center.
My team feels that the judging should be kept to the event only and not be part of the regestration process. This would allow those of us who usually take up to the day before the event to put the final touches on our cars to still be able to register for the event.
Another thing that got us wondering how legit this show would be is the fact that if they let everyone from LA and SD to register with the event why would they only have a small hall for the show. I remeber last year a lot of people complaining that the show was WAY too small and that they should have opened up the divider between the ticket booths and the actual show to allow more cars to participate.

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spaztikid Feb 4, 5:54am - #96607 
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i didnt go last year but i heard it was siic... but expencive overall... they probably screen cause they dont want POS civics and UGLY cars in the show... i would do the same thing.
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calidrifter Feb 4, 5:57am - #96608 
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In closing I would like to invite everyone here to participate in the boycott of HIN LA. I was thinking that maybe we could get together on that day and have a bigger and better event that HIN usually turns out to be.

Thanks for listening guys.
-Sergio
Team 7th Alliance.

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calidrifter Feb 4, 6:13am - #96609 
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thing is they did have POS civics and shitty cars. HIN is actually known to give the best spots to those cars because they usually belong to the biggest crews. And I wouldn't be surprised to see that many of the cars there are from LA rather than SD.

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VSGTS14 Feb 4, 8:57pm - #96610 

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trog2233 Feb 4, 9:01pm - #96611 

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Isn't HIN for high end cars? they are other shows for average cars...at least thats what i was told...

We were tryin to get a HIN here in pittsburgh but there aren't enough "Nice" show cars confused grin
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silver Feb 13, 8:11am - #96612 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
Isn't HIN for high end cars? they are other shows for average cars...at least thats what i was told...

We were tryin to get a HIN here in pittsburgh but there aren't enough "Nice" show cars confused grin


Hot Import Nights is intended for the very best imports from each region. They screen cars before the show and make sure that you have your shit straight before you get in, and if they dislike an aspect of your car, you have to go home.

The entry requirements are different for each kind of car. Hondas need hardcore bodykits, oversized wheels, and full ICE, along with some JDM motor and lots of other goodies. It is easier (and far more expensive) to get an E46 M3 into the show. Throw some dubs on and about 100 TVs inside and your set to compete.
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spaztikid Feb 13, 8:13am - #96613 
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Originally Posted by silver
Originally Posted by trog2233
Isn't HIN for high end cars? they are other shows for average cars...at least thats what i was told...

We were tryin to get a HIN here in pittsburgh but there aren't enough "Nice" show cars confused grin


Hot Import Nights is intended for the very best imports from each region. They screen cars before the show and make sure that you have your shit straight before you get in, and if they dislike an aspect of your car, you have to go home.

The entry requirements are different for each kind of car. Hondas need hardcore bodykits, oversized wheels, and full ICE, along with some JDM motor and lots of other goodies. It is easier (and far more expensive) to get an E46 M3 into the show. Throw some dubs on and about 100 TVs inside and your set to compete.


yepp... i'm a fan of the screening process... i dont wanna pay like 18 bux to see some shitty primered honda.
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RevMonster Feb 13, 8:19am - #96614 

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Am I the only one who thinks they shouldn't screen, purely for the humor aspect? I actually would love to be looking down the rows and see some unpainted civic with hubcaps between a 600 HP supra and a IS300 with 25 TVs. Give me something to thatsfunny at.

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spaztikid Feb 13, 5:56pm - #96615 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Am I the only one who thinks they shouldn't screen, purely for the humor aspect? I actually would love to be looking down the rows and see some unpainted civic with hubcaps between a 600 HP supra and a IS300 with 25 TVs. Give me something to thatsfunny at.


if it was free i'd be like... whatever.

but HIN is supposed to be prestigious... and plus you gotta pay like 20 bucks to get in.
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CID498 Feb 13, 7:53pm - #96616 

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So You and your team boycott it, In all honesty it will be no skin off thier nuts they'll just use someone else. Sounds to me like its thier game so you have to play by thier rules.

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Gen7fan Feb 13, 8:15pm - #96617 
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Originally Posted by CID498
So You and your team boycott it, In all honesty it will be no skin off thier nuts they'll just use someone else. Sounds to me like its thier game so you have to play by thier rules.


werd! I agree they should screen to keep out the crap.
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Evan Feb 13, 8:50pm - #96618 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by CID498
So You and your team boycott it, In all honesty it will be no skin off thier nuts they'll just use someone else. Sounds to me like its thier game so you have to play by thier rules.


werd! I agree they should screen to keep out the crap.


I third that. It costs a lot of money to get into HIN, I don't wanna waste my time with ricer-mobiles puke

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RedSunCelica Feb 14, 1:24am - #96619 

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I say get the cash (20 bills) go to jack in the box get some hamburgers and with the rest of the money fill up on gas, go up to your local mt road and have fun for the next 2 hrs. once your done you can eat the burgers and chill with your friends.

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Feb 14, 1:38am - #96620 

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it such a bummer that i pass the screening process but wont be entering since i am by myslelf(i quit the team) plus i have no light effects installed in my car, i dont want to be sorrounded by cars with all there light shows frown frown cry cry maybe next car show
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celi4me Feb 14, 6:53am - #96621 

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i was thinking these new rules had something to do with sponsors. the sponsors only want their cars in the show. they don't want any people who spend their hard earned money and time to create their own cars competing against sponsored vehicles. then you only see sponsored cars with the brand names plastered everywhere. it may help the show by only having some of the best cars, but it eliminates the die hard fan who works hard, saves money, and builds his car him/herself from the ground up.

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Anonymous Feb 15, 5:55am - #96622 
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Originally Posted by celi4me
i was thinking these new rules had something to do with sponsors. the sponsors only want their cars in the show. they don't want any people who spend their hard earned money and time to create their own cars competing against sponsored vehicles. then you only see sponsored cars with the brand names plastered everywhere. it may help the show by only having some of the best cars, but it eliminates the die hard fan who works hard, saves money, and builds his car him/herself from the ground up.

thats sucks for all of us who work hard without sponsors...that not fair frown
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