With Tuner Galleria coming back to Chicago for their 9th year in a row I knew this was not a show to miss. Tuner Galleria marks the beginning of show season for us here in Chicago and is where a lot of people debut their winter builds. This is my 3rd year attending Tuner Galleria since I have lived here and sadly the first year I didn’t have my own build in the show.
Without my own build being in the show I wasn’t in a rush to get to the convention center early...I have done this show from 10am-10pm before and that makes for a very long day. In not wanting to be too early I ended up getting there way later than I expected.
Getting in so late had me running around the show trying to shoot and video as much as possible before it was over.
There was a huge turnout this year which was great! (but not so much for photos and video) I was interrupted many times by people I knew. I will never complain about this because it is a big reason why I love going to shows.
The community here is so good to each other and without out shows all winter this was the first time I had got to catch up with many of these people.
It was great seeing the builds I’m used to like the Vaded Mob guys and I was pleased to see many builds that were new to me.
One thing that I noticed while editing was that this year seemed to be very Subi. There were some amazing widebody 86s this year making competition in the Subi class very tough.
There was a very good variety of cars there from meaty track inspired builds to bagged and shaved bay vws.
The booths were out strong entertaining and selling their products. A fan favorite was the RC drift course which had a crowd around it every time I walked passed.
Although I was late and didn’t get as much time to shoot or video as I would have liked, Tuner Galleria proved once again to be one of the best shows of the year, and it’s only March!