There are few places in our country that stand out from the crowd when it comes to automotive performance. California, New York, and Florida are three of the major hubs where you will find an abundance of enthusiasts, performance parts, and various shops. However, over the past year, Tampa, Florida is quickly becoming a mecca for automotive enthusiasts.
Thanks to several notable shops and tuning professionals such as VSR Motorsports, Induction Performance, Boostaholics, and Mtuned Tuning, enthusiasts from all over the world are sending their vehicles and projects to Tampa for an additional kick of speed. Thanks to several viral video productions by Boostaholics, the vast world of Tampa's automotive performance scene is now being recognized worldwide for its capabilities and talent.
Compare 2014 to 2010; you'll see a triple fold in shop traffic and built cars roaming the streets. I had the opportunity to sit down with the owners of Tampa's two hottest shops, Induction Performance and VSR Motorsports. Since working with local videographer and top-ranked automotive YouTube channel (#28 in all autos) Boostaholics, these shops have gained an incredible amount of notoriety for exquisite builds and performance projects.
Tuners, the people who make programming changes in the car's ECU in order to maximize gains and operational safety, Mtuned from VSR and Alpha from Induction, travel all over the world tuning cars to help share Tampa's talented market. Customers have a choice to either fly the tuner in to their locale, or as with Mtuned, choose to use an e-tuning service where ECU calibration is done over email. Pretty cool right?
As each day passes, Tampa continues to be a leader in automotive performance thanks to the talented and dedicated individuals running this marketplace. Move over San Diego, Tampa is the new place to be when it comes to automotive performance and tuning!