UTI’s Torque Meet Tour is a new nationwide show series held at Universal Technical Institute campuses around the United States dedicated to supporting all of us car freaks around the country. Best of all? It’s all free.
Kicking off the series proper was the Orlando Torque Meet debut hosted by yours truly, Jade Motorsports.
We put the word out and Orlando responded– 40+ vendors, multiple car clubs, 400+ cars, and 1000’s of spectators… what a turnout! The UTI girls and Jade Girl Nathalie Celeste kept the party hopping to the beats of DJ Rincon. The day’s awards went to Speedzone’s custom Vortech supercharged LS V8 Nissan 240SX S13, Team Solo showed UTI how they do it with their K24 swapped Acura RSX taking home the Dayuum Choice Award, and Jade Motorsports favorite was A-Class’ TRD Widebody Toyota Supra Turbo. Manny and company over at Highway Garage took over an entire section of the event, and people could not get enough of them Tjin Edition creations. Rowland Racecraft of Alabama made it a regional affair with their Grellow Toyota MR2 Turbo. Event coverage was handled by Deepvision.net, PASMag, and new up and comers Trendsetter Photography and Backyard Garage Stars.
Jade Motorsports dusted the cars off and brought out Russ’ Route KS Widebody Acura NSX-T from Atlanta, Andy’s GT-Spec Subaru BRZ, James’ Scion FR-S on RAYS wheels, Hue’s caged monster BMW 135i, Julius’ drift Nissan S13 coupe, and Vinny’s Custom widebody Acura Integra GSR Turbo.
Tons of freebies, goodie bags, and giveaways went on throughout the day. Many thanks to UTI, Royal Purple, Meguiars, and DJ Rincon who spun it hardcore all day long.
Torque Meet Orlando hosted by Jade Motorsports- proof positive the Central Florida scene is alive and well… and thirsty for more. Peep the pics and enjoy.
Written By: Ben Duen
Photo Credits: Trendsetter Photography / Hue Nguyen
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