Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
June 16, 2015
Photos By: Courtesy of Nitto

Coming off of a successful Texas event, Nitto Tire is returning to its home state for one of the biggest Auto Enthusiast Day events yet. Now in its third year, the Auto Enthusiast Day events include such activities as car shows, drifting demos, off-road truck jumping, vendor midways, raffle giveaways and much more—all for free! That’s right, from car owners to spectators, to even the vendor spots it is completely free. Tickets for Auto Enthusiast Day are available online at

This year’s California event is scheduled for August 1st, 2015 in southern California. The event itself is so big it will be held at Angel’s Stadium in California and runs from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Admission to the event is free for everyone as we just stated, but spectator parking is going to be $10. The first 500 car show participants will receive a free gift for being part of the show. Vendor space is available for companies that want to show off their latest products, but space is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Interested vendors can reserve their spot by contacting

Capacity crowds are expected with a day full of activities, so get your tickets now.

Southern California has been called the birthplace of car culture; everything from drag racing and traditional hot rods to the U.S. introduction of Japanese car culture can be traced back to this west coast hot bed. Nitto Tire USA plans to celebrate all of this history by bringing together all of these automotive segments into one big event. You can even meet Team Nitto drivers Vaughn Gittin, Jr., Odi Bakchis, “Mad” Mike Whiddett, and Tanner Foust. New for 2015 will also feature various drivers from Nitto’s Ultra4 Off-Road motorsports team and a chance to join these drivers for ride-a-longs.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with how quickly Auto Enthusiast Day has evolved, as well as all of the positive responses from our fans,” said Harry Kong, Brand Publishing Events and Motorsports for Nitto Tire. “Nitto is proud to be a company ‘Fueled by Enthusiasts” and we love being able to give back to the community that has been instrumental in our success. We have some great things planned for our 3rd annual event and cannot wait to see the reactions of the attendees.”

Drift demos, off-road truck demos, and more will fill the event’s location and you might just be lucky enough to win a right-seat spot with one of Nitto Tire’s drift team drivers for one of these demo events!