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Hot Import Nights Is Still a Thing

Back in the late 1990s, the Hot Import Nights car show began to make its mark on the American automotive scene. Apparently, it began as a festival for car enthusiasts to showcase exotic and customized imported automobiles. Hot Import Nights car show still exists. In fact, there are still a few more nights of this unique auto show left this year.

Dallas Hot Import Nights car show held last weekend | HIN

Hot Import Nights (HIN) is an auto show featuring compact import cars. The show originated in California and has been hosted in various major cities throughout the United States.”

Wikipedia | Hot Import Nights

It’s a car show that revolves around niche interests, and it inspired a culture. Today, it’s still an exciting event if you can make it to one. Though this year utmost caution and safety is recommended due to the ongoing pandemic, you’ll still be sure to find some exciting autos on display.

Hot Import Nights Banner for the Colorado Springs HIN car show in September
Hot Import Nights Banner | HIN

What is Hot Import Nights?

Hot Import Nights (HIN) is a car show. But it is dedicated to showcasing unique import cars. According to Wikipedia the HIN Company is rooted in Orange Country. Although it’s based in Southern California, HIN enjoys an intricate network that is not exclusive to domestic Associates. The company also has connections in Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa. Devoted to auto enthusiasts and the community it encompasses. So, the HIN car show has carved out a niche of car culture since its beginning in 1998.

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HIN is now the “world’s largest and most unique indoor/outdoor automotive lifestyle event,” according to the HIN Wikipedia page. Overall, the festival nurtures and influences the tuning market with more cultural depth than other similar organizations. It blends the experience of viewing a vast amount of customized show cars with other sects of pop culture.

The fest is embellished with a dark and exciting nightclub aura with social media influencers and live performances. Therefore, there have been many different displays at the Hot Import Nights car show over the years. If you attend a HIN event, you can expect to experience products from a wide range of manufacturers across the automotive industry. These events are huge, seeing thousands of visitors. Namely, HIN is a favorite car show for the most intense import show car enthusiasts all over the world.

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“Experience the Ultimate Global Attraction”

On the Hot Import Nights car show website, the top of the page advertises a long list of attractions you’ll find at HIN. Each of the following words symbolizes a slice of culture that HIN works hard to infuse into each event. The parts of pop-culture that HIN strives to meld and exemplify are as follows:

  • Cars
  • Music
  • Fashion
  • Food
  • Art
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Lifestyle
  • Aftermarket Accessories
  • Product Launches
  • Entertainment
  • Career Pathways
  • and More…
Hot Import Nights 2020 Banner for a September car show event
Hot Import Nights Banner | HIN

Hot Import Nights 2020

There were some postponed Hot Import Nights car shows this year due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Additionally, each venue is required to comply with regulations. As such, face masks are an absolute must. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy gawking at all the custom import cars. Hot Import Nights is still a thing.