SpoCom 2010 Post Show - AEM Infiniti G35 Wins Best in Show

AEM 2003 Infiniti G35 Showcar Owner Randy Riggs
AEM 2003 Infiniti G35 Showcar Owner Randy Riggs
The SpoCom Super Show at Long Beach was an amazing show! Over 200 models and hundreds of show cars descended on the Long Beach Convention Center for the biggest SpoCom event of the year.
AEM 2003 Infiniti G35 Showcar
AEM 2003 Infiniti G35 Showcar
Thousands of sport compact and automotive enthusiasts were on hand to check out new product offerings, some of the cleanest and most tricked out cars in the world, and of course, enjoy the bikini, lingerie, and urban dance shows and contests.

AEM Induction Systems was a strong presence at SpoCom, showcasing our new Electronically Tuned Intakes (ETIs), Hybrid Dryflow air filters, and Air Filter Restriction and UEGO Gauges. One of the highlights of the show was the AEM 2003 Infiniti G35 showcar, owned by Randy Riggs, winning Best Infiniti. Randy was kind enough to answer a few questions for AEM about SpoCom and his long-time relationship with everything automotive.
2003 Infiniti G35
2003 Infiniti G35


What got you into cars?
I started getting into cars back in high school. My father would have me help him do repairs and oil changes on the family cars. So then I took auto shop class so I could learn more about repairing cars, which then led me to attending UTI trade school in Phoenix, AZ. I have been showing cars for nearly 25 years now.

What made you choose a G35?
I was about to get married and wanted to get my new wife a new car. Since I keep my cars for a long period of time, I wanted to get something that would be practical for a family.
AEM Booth - 2010 SpoCom Super Show in Long Beach
AEM Booth - 2010 SpoCom Super Show in Long Beach
I have always had 2 door cars, but I thought about getting a cool sedan, since I thought one day we would have a family. Infiniti just released the G sedan and coupe. I really liked the coupe and still thought the sedan was really nice. One day I took my fiancé to look at the Infiniti sedans and she really liked it as well, but then all of a sudden she looked around the lot and saw the coupes. "I want that," is what she said, so I said "COOL." A few months later we went to the dealer to purchase the G coupe and received it the day before our wedding. We debuted it at our wedding reception, to the surprise of everyone, because we did not tell anyone that we were going to buy a new car, not even our own families.
SpoCom Long Beach Super Show
SpoCom Long Beach Super Show


How have AEM products contributed to the performance and visual appeal of your car?
I really like the fact the AEM air filter is low maintenance. I like to keep my cars in top running order and having a clean air filter is important. Being able to just wash it and let it dry makes it very easy. The AEM gauges let me monitor vital readings about my car. I have AEM products on both my cars; my Honda Accord has every AEM product available for it. I have dealt with AEM for nearly 20 years, since back when it was a tuning shop.

How does it feel to win Best Infiniti at the 2010 SpoCom Super Show?
It is a great honor to win Best Infiniti at any car show, but to win at SpoCom is a much greater honor. The show is billed as "the best of the best" that compete. Every year everyone looks forward to this show and does their best to make their car the best it can be. This was my 3rd year to compete at this event. The first year I got 3rd place, last year I got 2nd place, now this year I won one of those coveted unique 1st place trophies.

SpoCom Long Beach Super Show was definitely the biggest show of the year, but the next stop, Honolulu, Hawaii, promises to be the most exotic as the big island says "Aloha" to everything Sport Compact on Saturday August 28th. Grab some friends and take a few days off for some hot sport compact action on one of the most beautiful islands on the planet!

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