Mitsubishi Owners Day West 2014 Details:
- Automaker organized annual event @ MMNA in Cypress, Calif.
- Free & open to all Mitsubishi models | 100s of cars, thousands of spectators
- Attractions include classic car displays, vendor midway and giveaways
- West Coast event now part of multiple Owners Days throughout the US
Since 2005, Mitsubishi Motors has organized an annual event to thank its legions of fans that live and breathe all things Mitsu-related - Mitsubishi Owners Day. Events are set in various parts of the country throughout the year, but the Cypress, Calif. gathering at Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA), Inc.'s headquarters - set on July 12th this year - was the originator.
MOD West 2014 Gallery, Part 2
When I arrived at Mitsubishi Owners Day the lot was packed with wall-to-wall cars, and the adjoining lot, reserved for spectator parking, was also busting at the seams. A little further away at Vans headquarters (the sneaker maker is situated pretty much next door to MMNA), I was lucky enough to snag a spot as cars circled the lot in hopes of finding somewhere to park. That's a good sign for an Mitsubishi event that had been open for less than an hour.
As I made my way across a few parking lots and eventually to Mitsubishi Owners Day, the sheer number of cars blew me away. The majority of the lot was populated by Mitsubushi Lancer Evolutions of various generations, though Eclipse, Galant and 3000GT were represented as well. There was no shortage of variety, whether you like slammed and "stanced" builds, street cars, race or show cars, they were all proudly displayed in row after endless row.
Buried behind the sea of cars was a vendor section near the HQ's shipping center that featured the likes of Mackin Ind., Full Race, Road Race Engineering (RRE) and a host of others, RRE in particular showing up with a foursome of Dynapack chassis hub dynos for those unafraid to tip their hand. Many Mitsubishi Owners Day booths featured a high-caliber display vehicle or two, and a game crowd gathered around to ask questions and snap a few photos. Elsewhere patrons could grab a bite to eat from the In-N-Out burger trucks, watch action on the half pipe courtesy of Vans, or simply take a load off in the shade.
Due to the large number of cars shot, we're going to split our Mitsubishi Owners Day coverage into two separate parts - here's the first group...
Upcoming Mitsubishi Owners Day events:
- Sept 20th, 100 N. Mitsubishi Motorway, Normal, IL 61761
- Oct 11th, Campbell's Field, 401 N. Delaware Ave., Camden, NJ 08102