As we're nearing the end of summer, Sprint hosts yet another meet + Night Sprint in collaboration with Nextmod BC to promote brand awareness. Despite being a slightly colder night, many local car enthusiasts layered up and came down to our meeting location at OCHK Group in Richmond for a night of driving enjoyment. The parking lot saw the likes of modified JDM cars, classic euros, and even a few track focused Porsche's. Needless to say, there was a good variety of vehicles at the meet.
At 9PM, the cruise departs from Richmond towards Vancouver via Marine Drive's twists and turns en route for UBC. Mostly a highway route, giving the cruise a feeling of Wangan Midnight. Afterwards, the large group of 30+ cars taking part on the cruise ended their journey at a local parking garage within UBC; where members of the car community were able to show off their cars and socialize. A fun filled night it was, we hope to see everybody on the next one!
As the sun fell below the horizon on the night Sept 9th, the parking lot of NextmodBC was filled with excited car enthusiasts. Nextmod is an authorized aftermarket parts retailer carrying high performance parts, bringing you the best the industry has to offer.
The night started with BBQ Japanese style food, while many were introduced to the NextmodBC cars; a StreetHunter Designs Widebody GR Supra, and a Nissan R35 GTR with a Ben Sopra Widebody Kit.
At approximately 9:00PM, those attending the cruise hit the highway for some cruising action. 30+ cars cruised the highway over Alex Fraser Bridge, and into the sleeping city of White Rock. The group ended at a parking garage where photos were taken. Thank you to everyone for coming out!
For the first edition of Sprint, we kicked off the event with a charity car show in support for the Drive to Dream Foundation at the OCHK Group Headquarters on August 27, 2022. Kids from 7 different families were given the opportunity to have their own car show, with members of the car community bringing their cars for support. Besides getting to sit in their dream cars, they were also given opportunities to go for rides with Drive to Dream Drivers. Needless to say, the kids had a great time and the smile on their faces says it all.
Rounds of of car rides and infinite smiles later, attendees for the Pacific Sprint disembarked on their journey south. After crossing the border, the crew hit the backroads of the Chuckanut Mountains for some twists and turns. After having dinner in Bellevue as a pit stop, the group arrives in Portland ready to hit the track for the following morning.
The group arrives at Portland International Raceway bright and early for the Taste of Motorsports event. A gourmet track event, breakfast is served on the green of PIR for attendees. With the likes of many vendors attending, there were displays of rare cars including a Ferrari Enzo, a Porsche 959, and many more. Groups then ran the track in skill level groups, doing speeds upwards of 180km/h down the main straight. Needless to say, this got many excited and tested the driving skills of everyone at the limit.
After an exhilarating day at Portland International Raceway, we travel north to Seattle where the group stays at the Lotte Hotel Seattle. Rising from 5th Avenue and Marion Street in supreme style, Lotte Hotel Seattle presents the pinnacle of luxury escapism in a class all its own. And thus concludes Pacific Sprint 2022; 3 days of adrenaline filled , relationship building automotive sightseeing.
On the last weekend of July, Sprint hosts its first Cars and Coffee event at OCHK Group in collaboration with Custom Driven. The event brought out the likes of supercars, euro's, and JDM cars. To help everyone cool off, Sprint worked with Steam Cart Coffee and Keto Caveman Bakery to serve cake and refreshing snacks. With many attending, including representatives from Ferrari Vancouver, Porsche Vancouver, Lower Mainland Euros were present to support. Great to see cars uniting the community, stay tuned for the next one!
To kick off the summer, the Sprint Rally hosted its first MiniSprint en route to Porteau Cove along the Sea To Sky Highway, one of the most famous scenic routes on the West Coast of Canada.
The day began with an obligatory meet-up at the OCHK Group and Custom Driven Headquarters, where many local enthusiasts gathered and socialized. Participants brought out their beautiful cars at the meet, including supercars, sports cars and even JDM cars.
Thank you to OCHK Group and Custom Driven for your hospitality and OCHK Media for capturing memories on our MiniSprint #1.