K&N Brings the Crowds at Auto Enthusiast Day in Anaheim, California

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BMW on display at Auto Enthusiast Day

Rows of vendors lined the aisles displaying their latest product and handing out free goodie bags

K&N attended Auto Enthusiast Day at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California in junction with AEM, Spyder, and Rockstar Garage. Nic Ashby, coordinator of Rockstar Garage, has attended several events throughout this year sporting the K&N banner. You might have seen the co-branded trailer at events like the Lucas Off Road Series with long lines of people waiting to receive their free Rockstar beverage, take home some free goodies, and ask about the latest products on display.

Auto Enthusiast Day is a free event to both car show participants and spectators. Located in the parking lot of Angeles Stadium, the show brings people from all over the Southern California region. A couple hundred vendors along with a couple thousand cars are also on exhibit during the one-day event.

The show is divided into two segments: the car show and the vendor midway. Rows of vendors lined one half of the lot showcasing their latest products and display vehicles. Vendors from suspension and brakes to shift knobs and clothing lines were in attendance with several handing out free goody bags and raffle prizes. Some vendors including Nitto Tire, who was the presenting sponsor, and RTR displayed vehicles like Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s Mustang and Matt Powers’ Nissan S14 in addition to autograph signing sessions from each driver.

K&N booth at Auto Enthusiast Day in Anaheim, Ca

The K&N co-branded booth was filled with people asking about vehicle applications and new products until the sun set and gates closed

The show featured a little of everything from the import scene to the off road crowd. On the opposite side of the lot sat several trucks and Jeeps with the latest upgrades in suspension and off road accessories.

In the back lot, behind the Nitto Tires booth, drift exhibitions took places throughout the day. In addition to drifting, a truck demonstration featuring Ultra4 Buggies, Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s F150 and Cody Curries’ Pro Lite Race Truck took place, taking passengers for ride alongs during each demonstration. Spectators five rows deep stood at the fence hoping to catch a glimpse of the action from spectacular jumps to side-by-side drifting.

Back in the vendor midway, spectators stood in line at several of the booths to receive free goody bags, win prizes and get autographs from their favorite drivers. Though located in the back half of the midway, the K&N booth was filled with onlookers asking about vehicle applications and new products.

As the day came to an end and the last of the K&N stickers and flyers were distributed, people took to social media taking about the event. The event, which only takes place twice a year, once in Texas and once in California, has grown significantly over the last two years, including new exhibits, several more vendors and a huge array of show cars. We look forward to watching the evolution of this show and hope to be back on display at the 2017 event.

Fans walking by K&N booth at Auto Enthusiast Day

The K&N booth was joined by AEM, Spyder, and Rockstar Garage at the Auto Enthusiast Day in Anaheim, California

Fans walking around Auto Enthusiast Day in Anaheim, Ca

Thousands of people attended the one-day event, which was free to the public and car show participants

Vaughn Gittin Jr Mustang at Auto Enthusiast Day

Drivers like Vaughn Gittin Jr. were available for autographs and pictures when they were not on the track putting on a show

Lifted trucks at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Ca

The show featured a little of everything from the off road crowd to the import scene and a handful of muscle cars

Cody Curry on three wheels at Auto Enthusiast Day

Behind the Nitto Tire booth was a fenced off section where spectators could catch a glimpse of the action from Ultra4 Buggies to drift demonstrations

Vaughn Gittin Jr driving the Funhaver at Auto Enthusiast Day

K&N-sponsored driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. took to the course alongside Cody Curry, both taking passengers out for the ride of their life


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