Will the International Auto Salon continue to grow? Will trade buyers in the scene use it more to do serious business? These questions will be answered at the 2002 edition. One of the big differences between the Salon and the SEMA Show is consumer interaction. The Salon is open to the public two out of the three days and there is a car show held in conjunction with IAS. This gives enthusiasts an inside look at the industry, while providing a safe, family atmosphere to enjoy a day at the car show.
The APEXi Japan Drag Integra stopped many show-goers in their tracks. The Apexi booth had a serious EK Civic that also got plenty of attention.
This rear-drive drag Focus flexes 1400 Duttweiler-designed horsepower from its twin-turbo V6 powerplant. Rumors indicate the car has made shakedown passes-look out, 200 mph.
Innovative Turbo Systems has expanded its line of turbochargers. We were impressed with its dual ball bearing design that is so sensitive it could start spooling when you merely think about dropping the hammer.
Turbo's Project IS 300 had a front-and-center location outside the show. We are laying out an aggressive build-up plan as this issue goes to press.
Eshleman's Carbon Works introduced a carbon fiber valve cover at the IAS. The cover contained the workmanship we have come to expect from the company, which debuted a carbon fiber intake at the 2000 SEMA Show.
Hey! Hey! Get away!Oh, it's you Steph.
Flex-A-Lite introduced a new fan kit for turbo DSMs and had Flexite lightweight glass kits for the rear hatch of Honda Civics.
King Motorsport, the exclusive distributor of Mugen components, is looking to step it up in 2001. The company had trick brakes in its booth and a seductive S2000 in the display area
Venom's trick cam gears.
GReddy had two cars with turbo conversion kits in its booth-a 240SX and a Civic Si.
Crower displayed its all-motor race car, trick 1.8-liter GSR cams and its wide array of valvetrain components.
Lancer Evo-The car Mitsu should be importing. Hey, Subaru is sending the WRX; wake up.
The 2004 Mazda Miata?
Crazy sticker treatment.
This award-winning Diamond Star was ready to show.
Doug's Dyno Power from Las Vegas showed its Gen-3 Eclipse turbo kit for the V6 Eclipse GT. Looks tight; stay tuned for more info in our Dyno Cell section.
Holley is looking to make major inroads into the import scene in 2001. This Complete Digital Annihilator (CDA) System is an ignition set-up designed to work with the existing factory harness. It is one of many products Holley has developed especially for the compact performance market.
Hotchkis showed its entire line of Celica suspension parts, The company has made some interesting design changes we hope to outline in a future feature.
Jojo Callos has a new look and big backing for the 2001 campaign. The JG Engine Dynamics/Edelbrock Civic is ready for Quick Class domination.
Jeremy Lookofsky's roller chassis is destined to be a 2001 all-motor Civic. He has made some crazy power on the dyno in the CRX and we can't wait to see that power put to the track.
The NOPI-sponsored car show drew some nice cars, but the overall numbers were low, due to poor weather forecasts.
This MR2 was straight jammin'
Man Of Steel taking in the scene.
Motegi Racing unveiled its first of a series of wheels in the R.J. DeVera line, dubbed Ro-Ja.