Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
March 25, 2015
Photos By: Khan Media

Nitto Tire USA, as part of its Auto Enthusiast Day event series, is coming to Texas and bringing with them vendor partners, Nitto-sponsored drivers and cars to display, and more. What started as a celebration for hitting 5 million Facebook fans has become a much-anticipated event in California over the last two years. “Auto Enthusiast Day has seen an explosive growth in popularity in just its first two years and we couldn’t be more excited to bring the event to a market as diverse and exciting as Texas,” Harry Kong, Brand Publishing and Social Media Strategist for Nitto Tire, said. “We held the first event to celebrate surpassing 5 million fans on Facebook and give back to the community that has driven the brand to where it is. Just a few years later and we are now approaching 12 million Facebook fans and the show has become such a hit that we are taking it on the road.”

Coming to Arlington, Texas’ Globe Life Park on April 25, 2015, the event will showcase everything from high-horsepower street cars, lifted trucks, and modern muscle cars, to anything related to the automotive lifestyle. Vendors will include performance parts, maintenance and car care items, collectibles, and more. Activities for those attending include drifting demonstrations (with a chance to go for a drift ride-along), motorcycle stunt riding, prize raffles, and more. Team Nitto drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr., Odi Bakchis, and Shannon Campbell will also be on hand signing autographs and showing off their Nitto-equipped vehicles.

Admission to the event is free for everyone and the first 500 car show participants will also receive a free gift for being part of the show. Vendor space is free of charge 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. Tickets for Auto Enthusiast Day are available online and interested vendors can reserve their spot by contacting To learn more about Nitto Tire, please visit Join Nitto Tire on Facebook and on Twitter at @NittoTire.