Import Spring Showoff (ISS) is proud to announce that be moving to Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) on June 2nd for 2018. This allows ISS to offer more than we ever have and are extremely excited to continue the legacy with the venue change. We are eager to see what new and old participation from attendees, and sponsorship it draws as we continue to evolve.
A look into the past / present / future
- In 2013, ISS started with one idea in mind to bring all the sport compact car owners together to one central location to celebrate the love and passion of modified cars. This hybrid type of meet/car show brings car owners of all types together that share the same kind of passion for modifying their car. We have always held this as one of the main core values that makes ISS what it is today and will continue to promote it going into the future.
- 2018 brought many difficulties with our previous venue which ultimately lead to the decision in recreating the event. With a new venue comes a new brand and redesign of our logo as the event returns to its original beliefs it was founded upon. The same ISS you know and love will be present, along with the partnership of many activities to be found among UMC with a look of the old and feel of the new ISS.
- ISS2016 was a completely sold out event. Limited edition swag bags, vendor booths, Food Vendors, and paid parking sold out weeks in advance.
- Looking into the future, why move to a race track? UMC offers a large variety of formats which was something we have been trying to include each year. From street, race, stance, drift and everything in between, UMC welcomes all builds of all types. There is enough space to have over 450 spots available on the East Paddock of UMC which is right in the heart of all the activities this venue has to offer. Best of all, there will be NO price increases for 2018 with the venue change. Our vision with UMC, is to make ISS an event that everyone can look forward to each year moving forward much like what we have seen come and go from the race track in the past.
As with any year, there is always a challenge in learning how to accommodate the demand of our show and most importantly, inviting YOU!
ISS2018 will be moving to Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville, UT. UMC is the largest Outdoor venue in the State. The Paddock is fully paved, has a wide area of space to play with, and has easy in/out parking access to those with a super low stance setups. This venue, allows us to continue to showcase vehicles of all build types in an automotive inspired atmosphere.
Experience the fun!
There are lots of new family friendly activities with our move to UMC. One of the biggest highlights is that you can enjoy ISS, catch something to eat from a variety of food vendors, and watch vehicles racing throughout the park.
On the East track, you’ll find cars racing in an open track day. We are also happy to announce that anyone who pays for the open track day (Paid thru UMC, not ISS) will receive free admission to ISS paddock parking. Please inquire at ImportSpringShowoff@gmail.com for more info.
On the dirt course (North West Corner) you will also find the Lucas Oil Regional Truck Races taking place and lastly on the West Track and Kart Track (partial day), you will hear the roar of Supermoto Bikes and Karts racing around too.
Near the kart tracks you’ll find driving simulators, and get a chance ride the karts yourself (see schedule) for a small additional cost. Here, you will also find a playground for the kids to play in too!
The facility is large, and walking around will give you a peek into some of the Pro Team Garages and professional racers within them. There is much to see and do as well as the view cars at ISS and encourage you to look around if you have never been to UMC.
Paddock Parking $20
A pass for the best parking in the venue including eligible for any awards you qualify for. Your car will also be exposed to the most media coverage of the event and if done right, will gauge interest of spectators and videographers alike. All paddock parking vehicles will also receive a “Roll In” photo.
Please keep in mind that those in paddock parking are expected to stay at the event until awards are announced. The exit will be blocked off until the event is over, but if you need to leave early please make prior arrangements with us in advance.
GIFT BAG UPGRADE: Paid parking purchases have the opportunity to add on (1) limited edition 2018 ISS gift bag for an additional $30 (valued at $50). Inside each custom bag will include a limited edition ISS2018 Tee Shirt and Hoodie produced by G|A|S Autowear. You will also receive ISS Stickers, swag from our event sponsors, and other goodies. Limited to only 200 total, these gift bags sell out fast every year! Get them while you can!
As always, 10% of all registration fees will be donated to Primary Children’s Hospital and encourage you to purchase a pass and gift bag from us to give back to the community.
Free Spectator parking
(DOES NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION) is located outside the gates of UMC. Admission to ISS and UMC is free for Spectators on June 2nd.
Ticket sales for paddock parking and swag bags will open at Ticket.TheFoat.com/Issutah on April 15th, 2018 @ 6pm. The first 150 spots sold will receive a 10% “Loyalty Launch” discount. In the past, ISS tickets have sold out in minutes so be ready to get one as soon as it becomes available.
We are happy to partner again with ticketing site TheFoat (thefoat.com) for simplicity in registration. The link for registration will be available at Importspringshowoff.com which will redirect to a secure page for credit card purchases for your paid parking pass and gift bag upgrades. Please make sure you enter the correct information or your registration may be declined. Your email is important to this transaction so please confirm you were emailed confirmation email and a QR code with your ticket. You will need to ether print this ticket or have it ready on your phone for checking into parking the day of the event.
With the release of 300 paid parking spots, there is an with an optional upgrade of gift bags available for purchase (Limited Quantity of 200, 1 bag per car registration). The remaining paid parking spots will be released at a later date. All ticket sales are final; Paid parking and gift bags are non-refundable and non-transferable (meaning you can’t sell them to someone else). You are allowed to change the vehicle on the registration after purchase just not the name. If someone tries to sell you a spot, or says that they spoke with someone from staff about transferring their spot, please decline the offer.
PLEASE NOTE If you come to ISS with a different registered name other than what was originally registered, you will be turned away and sent over to the spectator parking area.
For security reasons, we will only be accepting credit or debit cards for payment this year, no cash, no PayPal, and no day of sales. During the registration process you’ll be required to give us your name, phone number, email, and vehicle info. If for any reason there are problems with your payment transaction, we will contact you thru text or email to correct problems with your registration. Make sure, while filling out the registration form, you are using the correct name on your billing information when paying with a credit card to avoid being declined.
IMPORTANT: Your reservation will only guarantee your spot until 30 minutes after the event officially begins. If you are not in the paid parking lot by that time, or in line, your reservation will be forfeited.. We will not hold empty parking spots in the lot and plan on filling it to capacity whether you’re on time or not.
While signing up for registration, if you’d like to share a photo of your car with the public, you’ll be able to upload a photo of your car to TheFoat. We will share it on the Official ISS Facebook and Instagram pages for others to see before the start date of ISS.
One of the biggest requests we’ve received in the past was an option for clubs and groups to park together. We have always said that if you want to park together, then show up to the venue together but as many of you know that doesn’t always work out and for 2018 Group Pass will return. This pass costs a one time $50 upgrade fee in addition to each member purchasing a paid parking pass (All members must have a paid parking pass, group pass does not include non-paid members).
The pass gives your club early entry into the paddock before any other paid parking vehicles are allowed. Your group can then choose where they want to park and however they want (reasonable space). Those that buy group pass will also be given extra space to set up a tent booth to promote your club or group.
Applications for group pass will be accepted after all individual paid spots have sold out. Please note that there is a limited number of group passes available. Although there is no group member minimums, you will need to tell us why you feel your group deserves a pass and provide information about your group. We will determine if you are eligible but are welcome to anyone that wants to try for it.
IMPORTANT: To be eligible for the group pass your group must be pre-existing to this announcement. we will not sell group passes to clubs created after May 19th, 2018. You must also be an established group or club (Example: UtahLexus, UTDSM, Fallen Empire Car Club, etc…) for eligibility purposes.
Members must state their associated membership to their establishment when purchasing paid parking. Group pass cars must arrive and be in the venue no later than 12:30 pm during day of the ISS2018. Members arriving after that timeframe, will not be allowed early entry and will have to go thru normal check in, and likely won’t be parked with their club/group.
Clubs that purchase a group pass are also eligible for the Best Club Representation Award. We look forward to this Group Pass and its success over the years. If you would like to inquire or purchase a group pass please have your club president or leader fill out the following link HERE
TBA – We are still working out the logistics of a time schedule this year, sorry for the delay.
For 2018 our Raffle will be a Silent Raffle. There will be a drawing to win items our sponsors have donated every 30mins. Every winner will be posted on a board so swing back by when’s convenient for you to see if you won anything. Remember, any money that is put into the raffle will be donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.
We couldn’t make ISS happen without the support of our sponsors. We are pleased to say that all of our sponsorship options from last year are returning for 2018. ISS is the premier sport compact car festival and our sponsor row, already has a reputation as being a “Mini SEMA” in Utah.
Local sponsors, showcase their cars that are built to promote their work and products, which are available on display at their booths. For 2018 we plan to have over 40 Booth spots available for sponsorship this year. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis and reserved space will not be secured until payment has been made to us. All sponsors will have their logos placed on our flyers along with any promotional material that ISS may endorse. We will promote your company logo across our social media outlets, websites and give shout outs about the sponsor during the event.
Please be advised that all sponsorship requests will be reviewed and approved by the ISS staff only. Any company requesting sponsorship must be in good standing with the local sport compact car community. We reserve the right to refuse anyone from Sponsorship.
Email us at ImportSpringShowoff@gmail.com to get a Sponsor Request Form.
All Sponsorship packages require a donation to our charity efforts. We will give a $100 discount for donations to our Charity Raffle. It can be a package, multiple items, or something unique and it’s completely up to you. If you choose not to donate an item that $100 will still be donated to charity.
Basic Sponsorship: $225
This for those of you who don’t want to set up a booth at ISS but still want advertisement of your company on the event flyer, and over social media outlets. We will give each sponsor multiple shout outs during ISS and will allow banners to be set up alongside of the event. It also allows entry for 1 vehicle into the paid parking section from the sponsor.
Standard Booth Sponsorship: $300
you will get everything the Basic package includes, plus a booth space (rough size of 38×12) which will fit a 10×10 tent and allow 2 vehicles to enter into paid parking.
Custom Booth Sponsorship: $Price Varies (email to inquire)
In the past our standard booth size has been the only booth option offered as a 1 size fits all. Due to past requests (or in some instances less booth space) we have will now cater the booth space to whatever a sponsor needs. You want space for a tent and 4 cars instead of 2? No problem. That extra space will be sold at lower per spot cost to you. If you want a booth for a tent and only 1 car that’s not a problem ether.
Email us at ImportSpringShowoff@gmail.com to inquire about Custom Booth Costs
Past sponsors might have notice that we do not have the Sponsorship +Award option for 2016. This doesn’t mean we are doing away with them, actually we aren’t even charging you more to have us cover your award anymore. What we would like to see is our sponsors come up with their own unique award category and custom award to a winner of your choice. Get crazy with the award category and do something that will get the audience to laugh or be proud of. Remember, this part is all on you and how you want to be remembered so be creative!
Only vehicles in the paid parking area will be eligible for these awards, no exceptions.
Each award will be a promoter’s choice like last year, that means that we will a have team of people that will be picking cars that stick out the most during ISS to be a favorite. Once a collection of favorites have been selected, we will judge the top 3 and pick 1 for each award. If you’re looking to win, be sure to do something that makes your car unique. We understand that people might feel that form is greater than function, but we can only pick among the cars that we visually look at. Please keep in mind we call these awards “Favorite” and not “Best” for a reason. We try to be fair to everyone so something to remember one thing: Clean and Unique
Due to popular demand, many of past award categories of the past are making a repeat this year. If your make isn’t on the list, you’re not out of luck yet. As long as 8 models of the same make register for paid parking, then we will add an award category (looking at you GM owners). So make sure your friends buy paid parking so that we can a larger variety this year.
In addition to the vehicle make awards, many of our sponsors will be handing out specialty awards of their choice. These Specialty categories are created by the sponsor, and they will also announced and decided who wins their award of each type.
Food will once again be a big part of ISS. This was the smash success in prior years, and we plan to increase our food truck options for 2018. Expect some of your favorites from the past to return again and maybe have some new things to offer.
If you’d like to inquire about being a food vendor please email us at email@example.com. Food vendors will be required to pay and obtain any required permits from Tooele County, may be subject to a Tooele health inspection, and registering with the Utah State Tax Commission. We will provide you with the ISS Event Tax Number.
Another big part of ISS is our charity contributions to Primary Children’s Hospital. Already in the past 4 years we have donated over $8,000. Once again, we will be raising money for the hospital through the sale of merchandise, water and raffle tickets. Bottled water will be ice cold and more easily attainable. There is also no limit in how many raffle tickets can be purchased, and the more that are bought, the higher the chance in winning some of the great prizes our sponsors have donated.
100% of the money raised through merch, cold water sales and raffle tickets, will be donated to the Children’s Hospital at the end of ISS. We will announce the amount of money raised on our Facebook page, so please watch for updates.
We will be set up to take Cash, EMV chipped Credit/Debit Cards, or Apple/Android Pay for donations. For your security we have purchased a EMV Chip Card reader for more secure transactions.
One of the biggest successes of past events was the media contest that followed. We are pleased to bring the contest back again for 2018. More details will follow soon but all 3 categories for best video, best group of photos, and most unique photo will return. We plan to increase the winnings for 2018.
If you there are any additional questions that were not answered please ask a staff member, send us a message on our Facebook page, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer as quickly as possible, so please allow 24 hours for a response,