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  Racingmix Word - What's the Story Behind all those Asians in the Import Scene?
The history of the Import scene is not one uniform story, yet most concede that its genesis is in Los Angeles.
The influence of Japan upon the Import scene is a huge component of the construction of this subculture.
This is in direct opposition to myth of Asians as the "model minority." David's conscious decision to create an Import racing crew and partake as a member of the Import scene is a radical break from dominant characteristics that are attached to Asian American youth identity.
www.racingmix.com /word/import_racing.htm   (1601 words)

  Import Scene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Import Scene or Import Racing Scene refers to the subculture that revolves around modifying imported brand cars (commonly referred to as imports), especially those of Japanese brands, for street racing in the United States.
This scene was originally frequently associated with Asian American youth, however, it is gaining popularity among youth of all races in the United States.
Canadians involved with the import scene in eastern Ontario, close to the border of the primarily French-speaking province of Quebec, will often ridicule vehicles that fake attempts to look nice without any engine modifications with the pejorative term "french" instead of the term "rice".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Import_Scene   (785 words)

 Auto racing - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
With auto construction and racing dominated by France, the French automobile club ACF staged a number of major international races, usually from or to Paris, connecting with another major city in Europe or France.
Many single-seater races in North America are held on "oval" circuits and the Indy Racing League races mostly on ovals.
Drag racing was organised as a sport by Wally Parks in the early 1950s through the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) which is the largest sanctioning motor sports body in the world.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /motor_racing.htm   (1649 words)

 Import Scene Essays| Import Scene Dissertations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Import scene or Import racing scene refers to the subculture that revolves around modifying imported brand cars (commonly referred to as imports), especially those of Japanese brands, for street racing in the United States.
There is significant evidence indicating that import drag racing first started in Southern California in the mid-1960s, with Volkswagen Beetles, including documentation of quarter-mile passes published in Hot Rod Magazine as early as August of 1965.
These models are known as import models or "booth babes" and have gained massive popularity among those in the import scene.
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 The MagicBox Forums - Need for Speed Underground Review
The import racing scene is heavy on modifying cars with aftermarket parts, and Need for Speed Underground duplicates this aspect pretty well.
Circuit racing, standard one-shot runs, and knockout-style circuits are all included, and all offer slightly different takes on the plain old race, and drag racing and drift racing change things up nicely.
Import racing fans will also get an additional kick out of the car customization aspect, which is more faithful than in other games that have attempted to mimic the same style of street racing.
www.the-magicbox.com /forums/showthread.php?t=6495   (1675 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It is important to understand that the “import scene” is not limited to Asian Americans but they are primary participants and mostly associated with its emergence.
There are also other drawbacks from racing scene which in fact are associated with all of the automobile industry.
The import racing scene is greatly influenced by Japan and it is based mainly on modifications that are meant to heighten the performance of cars.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~dspencer/IntroEcon/Sec05Fall03/GroupCFinalImportRacing/MarketDescription.htm   (615 words)

 Import drag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
All-in-all it is a very dismal scene for import drag racing in the southernCalifornia area.
In case you haven¡¯t noticed, import drag racing is growing by leaps and bounds.Just look at the success of organizations like NIRA and events like the...
One of the negative side-effects of import drag-racing is that the cheaper carsinvolved are often raced (illegally) on the street, where they cause trouble...
www.integralphotography.com /import+drag.html   (1003 words)

 Drag Racing Online - We've Got Mail
Martin went on to claim that later "the only imports in drag racing were motorcycles" which is a full-on falsehood.
During the '80's Volkswagens dominated the import drag racing scene at places like Orange County Raceway,where the crowds numbered in the tens of thousands for every event.
The Schley Brothers raced in every one of the lower 48 states and all of Canada during their relatively short career, a feat that most modern-day import and V-8 drag racers can only marvel at.
www.dragracingonline.com /response/ii_6.html   (2401 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
With the market as complex as Import racing scene there are a lot of other factors involved besides the automobile, parts and magazine industry.
The car audio industry is a very big part of the import racing scene, because music is important part of the racing experience.
All of those manufacturers produce parts that become an inseparable part of the import racing scene.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~dspencer/IntroEcon/Sec05Fall03/GroupCFinalImportRacing/MarketStructure.htm   (607 words)

 Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues :: Import/Sport Compact Racing/Tuner Scene
This import and sport compact racing and tuner phenomenon is not limited to Asian Americans of course, but they are the primary participants and the racial/ethnic group most associated with it.
But today, local and regional drag races at proper race tracks are officially sanctioned by four major national racing organizations and regularly attract hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators.
Further adding "fuel to the fire," some in the auto insurance industry have even claimed that a large portion of the import scene is financed through auto theft and insurance fraud, although the insurance industry has yet to offer much proof to substantiate their allegations.
www.asian-nation.org /import-racing.shtml   (1209 words)

 Racing Scene Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Hot Import Nights sped into car-lover history seven years ago when it debuted, and since then it has become the premiere car expo for one major reason: this is not your mama's car show.
On Saturday July 12, the Battle of the Imports invaded Orlando for the Re*start of the inaugural Smooth Graphics.com Nationals.
Racing Scene Magazine: The Official Magazine forum is the ideal place to visit.
www.racingscenemag.com /racingscene   (1340 words)

 Events - 4 and Rotary Nationals 2002
The public had to fight for elbow room at times to enjoy the 200-odd top quality, highly modified cars that graced the carpeted halls of the venue and the organisers were stoked at the turnout.
Import racing pioneers like Ronnie Lim (who smashed his own Australasian FWD record with a 10.13), Simon Harper (MAZSPORT RX7) and Reese McGregor (Heat Treatments GTR) were definitely crowd favourites and didn't fail to impress despite a troubled first run of 17.286 by Reese in Round 1.
In one of the closest races of the day Nyle Buckleys RX3 stuck side by side with Simon Harper (11.014 versus 11.107) although it was Glen Suckling who triumphed in the final round with a 10.650 with Simon Harper and the MAZSPORT crew taking home second place honours.
www.4androtary.com /article.php/20/200302261   (888 words)

 import racing video
As some of you may or may not know, I have been involved in the import underground racing scene for some time now.
Import Drag Racing Circuit, Inc. 21405 Brookhurst St. Huntington Beach, CA 92646 Ph.
VW and import drag racing, sport compact drag racing, and more all...
importimport.11all.info /import-racing-video   (534 words)

 Import street racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Imports are being bought by the thousands and modified with turbos and nitrous...
Import Showoff April 11, 1998 Santa Clara CA.
All Import Challenge April 6, 1997 Pomona CA...
www.integralphotography.com /import-street-racing.html   (1068 words)

 Import Racing
Import drag racing and street racing links, team updates and schedules.
Import drag racing and show competition news and event information.
Extensive coverage of the import scene, including races, car shows and the street scene.
sports.allfind.us /c/15c85   (175 words)

 eight08.net - bringing a touch of aloha to the world wide web
As for the racing itself, one could check out crew meets where various sanctioned events were held which gave you the opportunity to win big money, street racing where you could place wagers on the race itself and even your pink slips, respect challenges, and model challenges all in the name of the hunnies.
Enter a few street races and sanctioned events, and I'll guarantee your ride will be banged up enough for you to warrant a repair in the garage.
Graphics were good and up to par in regards to the car models and different racing environments, with the AI drivers being crazy ass drivers at times.
www.eight08.net /2002/srs.html   (761 words)

 Import Drag Racing Links, Street Touring Cars, NIRA, NHRA
Girls of Street Racing - East Coast Vol 1
Girls of Street Racing - East Coast - the Original
On the Scene 1: The New Automotive Movement
www.automotive-links.com /mot/dra/imp.htm   (90 words)

 Find Racing Www.japenese Motor Sport Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
import drag racing scene has been transformed into the "Sport Compact" drag racing scene.
Barrel Racing - As a sport, barrel racing developed from cowboy...
the horse, racing has been a sport enjoyed by both...
rgsmotorsport.co.uk /motorsport/4/Racing-www.japenese-motor-sport.html   (272 words)

 Hocus Focus
The whole import drag racing scene is a love/hate affair for most traditional V-8/RWD hot rodders.
Knowing that Joe Morgan’s turbo Pinto is a regular threat at sanctioned import drag race events and that his exploits garner plenty of national publicity, Ford’s Mike Gearhart and Larry Ferrin threw him the keys to a brand-new Focus SE wagon.
By the end of the 2001 racing season, thousands of impressionable young minds watched as Joe’s Focus shut down many of the import segment’s biggest names to bag runner-up slot in the National Import Racing Association’s Pro Comp class.
www.hotrod.com /featuredvehicles/75638   (578 words)

 summit racing import   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The 2001 NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series rulebook that was available for download before Feb. 26, 2001 was a pre-release version only;
...racing parts, racing engine parts, street racing parts, import racing parts and performance accessories you need to keep your car, truck or...
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importdot.11all.info /summit-racing-import   (377 words)

 Import Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Today, the import scene has flourished and broadened into the andquot;sport compactandquot; scene to...
The Import Scene or Import Racing Scene refers to the subculture that revolves around...
The Import Scene or Import Racing Scene refers to the (A social group...
www.bizwatch.info /import_scene.html   (245 words)

 Import Car Racing - UK offers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Import Lifestyles #5, special interest,car racing andamp; culture,sports,racing andamp; car modification DVD: Steph Papadakis and Tim Lu are your hosts at two of the circuit's most exciting import shows - Import...
Baltasar Gracian Import Racing A wasted youth is better by far than...
racing videos, and event coverages on the best import cars around today.
www.webscout.com /import-car-racing.htm   (420 words)

 Import - Import Racing Video Clip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Race With JW offers clip import racing, dodge part transmission, download drag game racing, drag dragsters fuel nhra racing top and drag florida racing, clip import racing, dodge part...
Race With JW offers clip import racing video, flexplate flywheel, fluid leak transmission, fluid synthetic transmission and fluid transmission type, clip import racing video, flexplate...
View video clips and photo galleries relating to import street racing, and find out about auto shows and events.
www.importexportportal.com /import/import-racing-video-clip.html   (247 words)

 Street Racing Forums -> Import Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ok, me and some friends are looking to get into the Import Scene this summer with the Shows and Racing and we would like some help/info on it all.
Legal racing events are the way to go, be it drag or exhibition drifting.
Come on I mean this isent hard.Look at Hot Import Nights website and see if they come through any of the citys in your area/state and go to the event.
www.streetracersonline.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=7002   (1296 words)

 Import Racer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Import Scene or Import Racing Scene refers to the subculture that revolves...
Another new breed of import racer formed over the turn of the century...
Like LA County Raceway in Palmdale was over a decade ago for import drag racing, Irwindale Speedway has become the spiritual home of drifting.
www.bizwatch.info /import_racer.html   (240 words)

 PlayRage Review: Street Racing Syndicate
Namco has captured the import racing scene and put it into this not-so-typical racing game.
The performance parts are authentic and are used by the typical import racer.
Once you hit the streets, your racing crew calls you at various times during the game to inform you of race gatherings.
www.playrage.com /reviews/streetracingsyndicate.shtml   (511 words)

 NHRA Sport Compact Drag Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Competitors in the NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series will accrue points at each of the events in their quest to become a national champion.
Although import drag racing has been in existence for some time, and there are several current series available to import drag racers around the country, many in the industry have argued that only with the participation of NHRA in some capacity could the youthful sport gain legitimacy on a national level.
"Grassroots racing is what we do at NHRA and this is yet another example of it in the form of import drag racing," said Compton.
edragracer.trishield.com /nhra-sport-compact.shtml   (703 words)

 IDRC - Import Drag Racing Circuit
This cop is then faced with the challenge of choosing between his civic duty or his new family.
This time the sub-culture is the import and sport compact community, instead of the surf scene.
Street racing is not the smartest or safest vice, but you'd have to be brain-dead to race four across.
www.importdrag.com /index_pr062401.shtml   (681 words)

 Import Racing
Import Tuner is a monthly magazine featuring the best of the tuner car and import scene lifestyles.
From fast import cars to faster import models, it is covered.
Mischief: Import Street Racing, special interest, DVD: Teckademics, the import tuning company, brings you "Mischief", a fifty minute feature packed with illegal street racing, out-running c...
www.timecapsule.co.uk /Import-Racing.html   (477 words)

 Live Sockets Entertainment Strategic Partners
Music label that has been on the forefront of the import distribution arena for over 5 years, bringing the finest in jungle, trance, house, breaks and more to your neck of the woods.
With the success of sdstreetracing.com in covering a single city's drag and import racing scene, streeetracing.com promises to be THE next premier website.
Beginning in the spring of 2001, SRC will have full coverage of the major Canadian drag and import scenes along with major "missing" cities in the US.
home.socal.rr.com /worldofnoise/strat.htm   (428 words)

 NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
That's where he is looking to stake his claim as one of the top drivers on the import drag racing scene by bringing home a title at the first event of the NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Scene, April 28-29, at the Texas Motorplex.
Tran, who plans to race the entire six-race schedule, will run in the Hot Rod category where all cars featured are front wheel drive, have a stock floor pan, a four- or six-cylinder engine, bolt-on suspension mods and a maximum of two power adders.
Tran is hoping that the last weekend in April treats him like home-sweet-home and he leaves the Texas Motorplex with the points lead in the 'Hot Rod' division, and a victory at the first ever NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series event.
www.nhrasportcompact.com /2001/news/032701.html   (443 words)

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