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NewsWireHouston Q&A’s Import Reactor Car Show Entrants!

Please click to read other Anime-Matsuri 2008 Q&A sessions:
Bespa Kumamero Q&A | Aural Vampire Q&A | Voice Actor Vic Mignogna |

John Nguyen from Houston, Texas proudly shows off his 2006 Honda S2000 at the Anime-Matsuri 2008 Import Reactor Car Show boasting wins in these catagories:
- Best Jeri Lee Favorite of Show
- Best JDM aftermarket (JDM stands for "japan domestic manufacturer", parts that are orginally designed and produced in Japan)
- Best Vinyl
- Best Honda Roadster.

Q: So John, What’s under the hood?
John: J’s Racing parts.

Q: How long have you been doing this?
John: This is my third S2000, so it’s been a while.

Q: Do you ever race?
John: I go up to a track at 2WS

Q: Sounds cool. Do you ever win any there?
John: No, it’s just timing.

Q: What are you looking for today?
John: It’s my first time back in a couple years. Just to have a good time and hang out with my friends.
As one of the veterans in “the scene” a few of us are trying to revamp the community into a something that everyone can have a positive association with. Things such as helping one another for assistance with cars, contacts for various subjects: driving course lessons, job opportunities ( I personally have hired 3 employees from this community), and just making new friends. We hope this show will spread the word throughout the community as well as in other states.

To read more about John and his ride please visit the 2SKI forum by clicking here.

Q: Tell me about drifting.
A: Drifting’s a sport where the criteria they judge for is angle, speed, and style.

Q: How well they takes the turns or how good they look when they’re doing it?
A: Yeah, or their way of entry. The way they handle speed, the way they do all.

Q: So it’s one car at a time?
A: It’s one car at a time to judge em’, how they can do in the course part well. And after that it’s tandem, which is one car against another. Trying to see how close the car behind can get to the car in front

Q: Where do you guys do this at?
A: Well, there’s going to be a night event tonight but umm yeah its kinda illegal so….

Wayne Raqueno shows off his 1995 Nissan 240 SX at the Anime-Matsuri 2008 Import Reactor Car Show.

Q: How long you been doing this?
Wayne: More than half my life. 17 years

Q: How much money do you have in this?
Wayne: This car? It’s right around 40,000.

Q: And that’s not counting the accident that some lady caused by backing into you?
Wayne: No, that’s not counting the accident.

Q: So how much of your free time do you spend on just this?
Wayne: Pretty much all my free time. It keeps me out of trouble.

Q: Are you a racer?
Wayne: Oh no, I just go to car shows.

Q: You win?
Wayne: Oh pretty much. Usually every event I win my class so…

Image-1: John Nguyen and his 2006 Honda S2000
Image-2: Wayne Raqueno and his 1995 Nissan 240 SX

To see more photos from this event please click here.

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