Photo credit: Mike RaffiaAuto enthusiasts are the lifeblood of the aftermarket performance industry. More specifically, these men and women are the driving force for manufacturer motorsports programs from Porsche to Kia.
In the Southeast, the Simply Clean annual car show has become a destination attraction for custom car enthusiasts from Connecticut to the Florida Keys. These enthusiasts push the physical limits of how low they can drive and how wide their cars can be.
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In its 6th year, Simply Clean was presented by an Orlando, Florida based group of enthusiasts in Ormond Beach. The group prides themselves on appreciation of all styles and cultures in both cars and motorcycles. This year, the show attracted a crowd of over 2,000 participants, and we noticed plates from almost every state along the East Coast. Photo credit: Mike Raffia
We love going to shows like this to see cars prepared for anything from weekend track days to cruising Daytona Beach in style. The cars of choice this year (and for enthusiasts everywhere in the U.S.) seem to be the Scion FR-S and the venerable Mazda Miata. Photo credit: Mike RaffiaIn Florida, the Miata goes for a premium. As one owner told us, "It’s made for Florida." Convertible top, great ride and Florida's scenic State Road A1A all contribute the popularity of this model in the Sunshine State.
Vendors, including multiple custom wheels companies such as Complete Custom Wheel (CCW) from Daytona and Brada Wheels out of Atlanta, showed their latest styles. Vossen's rare VLE-1 was also on display. Photo credit: Mike Raffia
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