Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fast Five IMS Meetup

This last Friday like many other theaters a car show rolled up to show off some sweet rides before watching the latest movie release in the Fast and Furious franchise.  In Meridian ID members of the Idaho Motorsports Forum showed up in mass at the Majestic Cinemas to show off their cars and attend the first screening of Fast Five the fifth and definitely not the last movie in the franchise.  The turn out was huge and the movie was great.  Don't forget to sit though  the credits for a surprise look at the sixth movie.

The cars started rolling up at 6:30pm for the car show.  The movie show time was at 9:30pm so this gave everyone a good chance to chat each other up take some pictures and look at what everyone brought out to the little get together.  Of course being as it's Idaho and April the weather was a major pain in the ass.  The sun would only hang out for a short time before hiding back behind the clouds.  That wasn't the worse though, the wind was crazy and of course even though it's almost May it was really damn cold.  And now I can say it...at least it wasn't raining.

Nissan 350Z I was out taking some pictures and enjoying hanging out with friends and meeting new people.  It was nice having the chance to see some cars that are not regulars out at autocross events all the time.  The car show in it self was pretty large, there were plenty of Hondas and Acuras out there but thankfully there were some unique cars as well.  It was nice to see a R32 Skyline GTS-4 as well as the very nice looking Sakura Nissan 350Z.  Later in the evening some other cars were showing up that I didn't get the chance to take pictures of since it was getting a bit to dark. Not to mention the wind and cold was freezing my fingers.  Then I was wrangled into handing out stickers while Brandi was wrangled into handing out the remaining pre-purchased tickets.  At around 9pm people were heading in to grab their seats for the movie.  You can find the pictures that I took here -- Fast Five flickr set.

Nissan Skyline GTS-4The theater was packed, and IMS members sold out an entire theater of some 217 seats I believe.  To say that Fast Five will be number one this weekend will be an understatement for sure.  Then all we had to do was watch the movie.  And what a great movie it was.

The Fast Five movie is probably the best one so far out of the bunch.  There are definitely still some cheesy moments and lines but for the most part this was the prefect summer movie. It had it all, sexy cars (personally I loved the old school Hakosuka Coupe), sexy ladies (gotta love Brazlian ladies and their short short little skirts and itty bitty bikinis), great music, great gun fights and oh yeah probably every lady's dream the knock down drag out fight between the Rock and Vin Diesel.  The story line as also better this time as well.  It brought back some of the more memorable characters of the other movies, save for Tokyo Drift of course, to liberate a notorious Brazilian bad guy of his money in order to fade into the sunset and disappear.

You'll just have to watch the movie yourself but until then you can check out the trailer below.

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