Avants members got a "2 for 1" Tech Session last Sunday with demonstrations from Dent Solutions and Eastside Auto Salon. Doug from Dent Solutions gave us an up-close look at the tools and techniques that are used to safely and effectively remove dents. Joey and Ben from Eastside Auto Salon showed us some of the methods that they use to remove scratches and some of the benefits of Xpel paint protection film.
Thank you to Maserati / Alfa Romeo / FIAT of Kirkland for giving Avants members an opportunity to drive some of the latest Italian sports cars including the Maserati Gran Turismo, Maserati Ghibli, Alfa Romeo Guila Sport and the Fiat 124 Spider.
Thank you to the folks at Stew's Self Service Garage in Kirkland for hosting a BBQ and Tech Session last Sunday. Stew gave Avants members an up-close-and-personal look at the various components that make up modern exhaust systems. Everything from catalytic converters, test pipes, cut-outs, resonators, mufflers, etc. It was education AND entertaining!
Last Sunday, Avants members got a special hands-on tutorial from the experts at Griot's Garage on how to properly care for their car's paint. Members took the opportunity to ask the folks at Griot's all sorts of questions about Griot's products (e.g. "what's the difference between Speed Shine and Spray-On Car Wash?") as well as general detailing questions (e.g. "what's the best way to get wax off of black plastic?").
Like kids in a candy store! On Sunday morning, Avants members got a special opportunity to experience some amazing cars from Park Place LTD including a Lotus Evora 400, Superformance Cobra Roadster and Aston Martin DB11.
That was the universal response from Avants members after driving the Tesla P100D. It was truly an unforgettable experience. The stats help tell the story.....the Model S does 0-60 in 2.3 seconds, while the Model X does it in 2.9 seconds (for a 6,500lb SUV!)
The inaugural PNW WagonFest was everything that we had hoped it would be.....and more! Everywhere that you looked, there was an awesome wagon/touring/estate/avant. Tons of roof boxes, "Grocery Getter" stickers and third row seats! It was absolutely fantastic!
Thank you to everyone who came out to yesterday's 'Ride & Drive' event at Carnation Farms. What an amazing event! Great location, great cars and great people.
Doug's NW Cadillac brought out three amazing cars for Avants members to drive.....a brand new 640hp CTS-V, a super sexy 2-door ATS-V coupe and 2014 CTS-V sedan.
We're thrilled to sponsor the first ever PNW WagonFest. Do you love wagons? Join us on Sunday July 16th at DirtFish Rally School.
All wagons welcome. No matter what they're called (BMW Tourings, Mercedes Estates, Audi Avants, etc). If it has a long roof, bring it! Bonus points for cargo boxes!
Thank you to everyone that came out to Gearhead Gathering at Group 2 Motorsports last Wednesday. It was a huge success! Lot of great cars and cool people! Looking forward to the next one! Check out the awesome video...
By Deanna Isaacs - May 23, 2017. The Auto Reporter
Car sharing is officially here to stay, but why must most of the vehicles in the many services be boring? Enter Avants Car-sharing service, a new platform aimed at car enthusiasts instead of the A-to-B commuter.
Thank you to everyone that came out to DirtFish on Sunday morning for Cars & Coffee (& Dirt). The weather was amazing and so were the cars!
And congrats to the lucky raffle winners who scored some great DirtFish swag, especially Avants member Nathan Dunn who took home a Travis Pastrana autographed DirtFish hat!
Video coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the photos!