As many of you know this past weekend our friends at Mitsubishi Motors North America put on their annual Mitsubishi Owners Day (M.O.D.) event. In short its a day for all diamond start lovers to come together and spend a day rooted in anything and everything Mitsubishi. Normally we are not able to attend this event due to scheduling and distance but this year we decided to come pay our friends at Mitsu a visit.
Our friends at Mitsubishi greeted us on friday as we rolled the AMS/NOS Energy Drink rig into the lot. They had clearly been spending all day and then some on this event. After some heavy lifting and positioning we had the AMS/NOS Energy Drink Drag car, Time Attack car and Rally car all staged in front of our booth. directly across was none other then Ryan Gates extremely accomplished EVO X Time Attack car. It was quite the spread.
The morning of the show was intense. Even though the show was not scheduled to start until 9am they had to let people in at 6:30 as they were starting to back up into the intersection. by 10 am all 450 T-shirts we had brought were GONE! Our email sign up list….FILLED. I was literally taken aback by how many EVO’s were in attendance. Everyone was so nice and respectful, honestly you could not get a better crowd.
Our friends at Road Race Engineering brought their Dynapack dynamometer out to the event for some exhibition runs. We were asked to put our Drag EVO on for a spin. After swapping out some old spark plugs were laid down 1180AWHP at 47 psi….not too shabby. Oh and we took a section of asphalt with us from where the exhaust was dumped out. The crowd was honestly AWESOME. I actually had people just about fighting for the used spark plugs out of the drag car….talk about dedication!!
All in all, this event was WELL worth the near 70 hours of driving across the country. The guys at Mitsubishi, fellow vendors, customers and friends all made us feel right at home in sunny CA. Also big thanks to our friend Luke Munnell from Import Tuner Magazine http://www.importtuner.com/index.html for the awesome pictures!
Alas away we drive with a very busy few weeks ahead of us. We drop Martin off in Colorado for Pikes Peak where David and Allison Kern will compete in the AMS/NOS Hill Climb EVO July 14-19 while we continue home to prepare for the upcoming Redline Time Attack in Nashville TN. July 25th & 26th. Busy summer for AMS.
Thank you again to everyone that took the time to come by an drop us a line. We all can’t wait for next year!!!!
Here is a link to our gallery with some more pictures http://www.amsperformance.com/gallery.php?g2_itemId=19078