About Us

What is an ImportAlliance meet?

It’s a grassroots style… cruise-in / meet / social gathering / show-n-shine / learning opportunity / teaching opportunity / marketing opportunity / motorsports event. ImportAlliance is everything that you love about import cars. It is not a lifestyle event. It is how people who enjoy import cars get together and have fun while learning things to make their cars better. ImportAlliance is about import cars and the people who drive them.

What makes us different?

One of the unique aspects of an ImportAlliance meet is the fact that it is not a car show. There is no competition for who has the nicest paint or best interior or “best in show.” The cars are built and driven by grassroots import car enthusiasts. ImportAlliance attendees range from the complete competition show car builder to the “in process” builder to the daily driven/weekend autocross competitor and everything in between. One thing that they all have in common is an uncanny understanding of quality workmanship, as well as a desire to utilize the best parts that their budget will accommodate. The resulting interaction, provides for an interesting opportunity for the enthusiast to learn, builder to showcase, and the OEM as well as the aftermarket industry to sell, market, and research. ImportAlliance is where real import car enthusiasts meet.


The ImportAlliance concept is the brainchild of a group of Nashville, Tennessee based import car owners and enthusiasts. The three principal owners of ImportAlliance, Ron Cartmell, Don Napier, and Omari Winbush, embarked upon the mission of organizing a grass roots event to bring together all aspects of the import car culture in April of 2006. The first ImportAlliance occurred on July 30, 2006 and was a tremendous success. Since then we have grown to become the largest all import car meet in the country.