The DTLA Car Meet That Happened in a 10 Level Garage
It might sound a little strange, but this parking garage-based car show was packed with a ton of sweet rides.
1. Car Meet on a Different Level
We've been to a lot of car meets and shows in our time, that's for sure. But it's safe to say that we've never seen anything like Super Street's 2017 Superill Meet, which took place in ROW DTLA. Which is essentially a massive, 10-story parking garage. The downtown Los Angeles-based structure finished in 2016, allegedly holds a whopping 5,000 cars. And SS certainly didn't have any trouble backing up traffic as hordes of awesome customs rolled in for the multi-level meetup.
2. Big Venue, Big Crowds
This year marked the follow up to last year's inaugural car-meet and pop-up store, which was held at The Source OC. That particular event drew so many people that it quickly became clear that a bigger venue was desperately needed. Which is what attracted the crew to ROW DTLA. And despite this, an early morning departure was all for naught as the SS team was greeted by massive crowds waiting to get in on the action.
3. Max Capacity
An attempt at letting folks in early didn't work, either. People were lined up at the gates a full hour and a half early to get in. And for hours, traffic was backed up all the way to the surrounding interstates. But such is life in SoCal, right? After a mere couple of hours, the team hit max capacity and sadly had to turn cars away. All of that activity naturally drew the attention of the local law enforcement, who wasted no time writing parking citations wherever possible.
4. Eight Levels of Awesome Rides
Those who did manage to get in were treated to a pretty amazing assortment of rides. The top level of the garage was reserved for VIPs, cover cars, and special guests. The rest of the seven levels of parking were chock full of no-less awesome rides and like-minded enthusiasts. Which, naturally, included a handful of S2000s.
5. Big, but Not Big Enough
It's safe to say that the 2017 Superill Meet was a resounding success. It's unfortunate that not everyone could get in, but it also speaks volumes as to how far-reaching the car culture in Southern California truly is. We're guessing that this won't be the last time we see a meet at ROW DTLA, but we're also guessing that SS might be on the lookout for an even bigger venue for next year's wildly popular event.