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Hooniverse Goes To: Hot Import Nights San Pedro

Hot Import Nights has been around for a number of years now. I’ll be honest though, I hadn’t heard of a HIN event anytime recently. One of the largest dates on the HIN calendar happens a few towns over from me so I had to experience it for myself.

Our friends at Valvoline invited us over to take in the event from start to finish and really see what it’s all about. My expectations were filled with visions of stanced cars competing for space with vehicles flooding the ground with neon lights. A few of those cars were there, but they were the minority machines packed into a sea of far more interesting bits of metal. Track-prepped Honda S2000 and Subaru WRX examples were plentiful, and they were surrounded by other cool cars from Europe and Asia.

Additionally, the HIN family welcomes domestics to their events. I saw current-generation Mustangs, prior-generation Chargers, and a C7 Corvette. What I also saw was thousands of people gathered to share their love of cars… and that’s pretty much always a good thing.

[Disclaimer: Valvoline invited us out to take in Hot Import Nights, and helped us put together this video.]

  • engineerd

    Very cool. I gotta admit, I had the same HIN stereotype as you. I’m glad to see there’s more than just stanced and glowing neon cars. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • 1977ChevyTruck

    I would go there, ignore all the other cars, and just drool on that Opel for three hours.

    …I may need professional help.