Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The 7th Annual Spring Festival of LXs

It’s almost that time of year again. In one month, flowers will be blooming, birds chirping, and… HEMIs roaring?

As the 7th Annual Spring Festival of LXs (“Spring Fest”, colloquially) approaches, the highways of North America will be graced with caravans of Dodge Challengers, Chargers, Magnums, and Chrysler 300s. It’s like Christmastime for the LX community, and though March 24th is the big day, associated events will fill the entire weekend leading up to this year’s event at the Orange County Great Park. Southern California is expected to see upwards of 1000 LX vehicles as owners from as far away as Sweden gear up for the largest gathering of its kind in the world.

What began as four-car meet in 2004 has grown exponentially. We detailed Spring Fest’s humble beginnings before last year’s event, and attendance continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

John Fortuno, one of the event’s founders, marveled at Spring Fest’s organic growth, “We don’t advertise in magazines or dealerships. The growth of Spring Fest has been a direct result of the LX Forums, and the social sphere.”

Evidence of the organic growth John mentioned is the fact that 285 of the nearly 800 currently registered will be attending for the first time. Spring Fest 7 has its own Facebook page, and a Twitter search for #SF7 reveals a stream of chatter across the Twitterverse mentioning everything from general excitement to event statistics. The event’s founding club, SoCal LX offers detailed minutiae regarding attendance on their website, where registrant information is broken down by location, vehicle model, color, and more.

This year, in addition to showing off their own vehicles, chatting with like-minded enthusiasts and browsing the vendor tents, attendees will also have the opportunity to burn a little rubber behind the wheel of one of the 470 horsepower SRT8 vehicles that will be present.

As with last year, we’ll be there in full-force. The big question is, will you? To register, click here.

Source: RedlineDodge