Official home of Drive @ UCR - A University Car Clubs affiliate

Drive@UCR was founded in 2009 and is a UCR Sanctioned, student organization dedicated to spreading the rich automotive culture of Southern California through meets, get-togethers, shows, and seminars. We are comprised of a variety of different members from different backgrounds and drive different cars. From imports to domestics, lowriders to off-roaders, racers to those that just like to drive around. Drive@UCR aims to bring together those with a common interest in Automobiles and provide an atmosphere to promote discussion and a good time for newcomers, casual enthusiasts and die-hard gearheads.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MEET! 01/11/12



We Drive@UCR is hosting a meet for the upcoming winter quarter!

Tell your friends , family and everyone that loves cars!

It will be still at the same location on January 11th 2012

706 Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507

8PM ~10PM

Please do not trash the parking lot, respect the businesses around the area.


I will see you all there

Thursday, October 13, 2011

UC Showdown!

So recently I was notified that Spencer from UC: Irvine has spoken to Speedventures regarding a track day. Sounds good right?

The event will take place at November 5th, 2011 at Willow Springs is located in Rosamond which is about 80 miles from UCR. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there.

So far it's $130+ Free timer rental (which is a $20 value)

There is a $10 gate fee for everyone including drivers. There are NO ride alongs unless you are an instructor.

The entry price could drop once more people are committed to this event.
$130 is on the lower end (price wise) for a track day. The cheapest I've seen was $99 + Timer rental ($20) and up.

The course will be in a CW (clock wise fashion). One lap averages a beginner around 1:30-1:35 and each session is about 20 mins and there are 5 sessions in a day.

This track a two main high speed sections, which in my car, 2007 Honda Civic Si reaches about 100 mph. The corners are mainly lower speed and it similar to a quick canyon run. The two straights are located on the right side of the "bowl" and at the front straight at the bottom of the map.

Speedventure usually has 5 different groups for whichever level you're comfortable driving in. There's a beginner group which is for anyone who has never done any type of "fast" driving (Autocross, Adams Track, canyons, etc.)

The group above that is the low-intermediate group, which I recommend to most people that are comfortable driving on the track. The higher levels are for those that want to drive at a faster pace and are comfortable with others.

The basic mods I would do the any car for this event would be high performance brake fluid (ATE Super Blue ~$12 a bottle or Motul RBF 600 ~$16 a bottle, which you need 3) and a set of entry level brake pads.

I will continue to add to this post in the future so check back for any updates.

Driver List:
1. Jason L.
2. Barry L.
3. Marcus W.
4. Hohyung L.

Drive@UCR's Fall Meet #2

Drive@UCR's 2nd meet was a success. The parking lot was pretty much filled to capacity and there wasn't any trouble with ricers. This meet starts at around 8PM at the Boba Tea House plaza in Riverside. It was great to see the regulars again and even better to see new faces that came out to the meet. Too bad my speedlight was dead so everything here was shot with my 35mm f1.8. Thanks to everyone who help keep the lot clean and I hope to see you guys again at the next meet on the 26th.

Address: 767 W Blaine St Riverside, CA 92507
Time: 8PM+ Every other Wednesday.

Midnight purple GTR

Marco's G

Charles' R-Spec


Tristen's ///M

"Jump start"

A new member signs in

Thanks again for everyone that came out to our 2nd meet of the fall quarter. Sorry if I was not able to snap a picture of you or your ride, just flag me over at the next meet.

There are some more pictures on my Facebook.
And while you're at it, join Drive@UCR's Facebook group

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Meet #2 Coming Up!

Drive@UCR, the Official UCR Car Club is pleased to present our FALL 2011 Meet series! We are being graciously hosted by Boba Tea House and Freshh Donuts at the University Shopping Center. Feel free to invite your Friends!


Drive@UCR does NOT support illegal street racing and promotes the legal, safe alternative.

Where: University Shopping Plaza 706 Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507

When: 10/12/11 from 8PM+

Bi-Monthly Meet RULES!
1. Always follow all posted rules and regulations (speed limit, road cautions, etc)
2. Follow good sense driving rules and caution; road driving is NOT a competition
3. No burnouts, drifting or other stunts! (you may be ejected from meets for this type of behavior!!!)
*failure to follow these rules will result in warning/ban from attending future club events/meets
Please follow all Meet Rules when entering AND exiting the meet location.

We're going to bring out a few trash bags so please try to keep the lot clean!

Stay tuned on our Facebook page and our Forum!!!
( and if you havent registered yet, go here! )

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Drive@UCR's Fall Meet #1

It's been a few years since Drive@UCR has been establish as an official school club by our previous President Annant Taneja, and throughout the years we've had a few special guest appearances here and there but nothing has topped this first meet. Of all the years I've been a student at UC: Riverside, I vaguely remember the first meet "unofficial" meet setup by a few close friends, specifically Brian Nguyen, which now is an Alumni. You many not recognize the name, but I'm sure you've seen the car before...
But more on that later...

Our President, Hohyung Lee (Pronounced HOE-YOUNG) really wanted to top all of the meets we've hosted before. So Hohyung and Marcus Wong (another officer) set off to spread the word. Soon enough there were more cars attending than spaces available to park, not counting the people that didn't RSVP via facebook. Long story short, this first meet of the school year was such as success that I'm looking forward to the meet growing.

Thanks for William from Night-Import and 1013MM for coming out!

Also thanks to the teams/crew/etc that came out to support our first meet!

NOTE: I'm not a professional photographer ...

626 Represent!

Thomson's EVO X
(he was saving a few spots)

Tommy's Famous "LOL BMW"
Too bad he's parting it out...

Jeff's GS

President Hohyung Lee (on the right)

Even a Jeep showed up!

Karlo with the DA

Addison's Z

Carbon Fiber + TSX

One of Drive@UCR's Photographers!


Justin F.'s Mustang GT on bags

A work in Progress

A few members of Drive@UCR

Yes, It DOES say "VTECLULZ" on that GTI

Ohhh my MIAAATA!

More member's cars !


Canibeat's 1-series

Huy's 335i

Freddy's SI

Couldn't make it any clearer, ROBISPEC

Eric's Toda Powered RSX-S

Even the famous D.J. Pow showed up!

Sorry if I didn't get any pictures of you or your ride, just look out for me next time and ask!

I'll be looking for our next meet which is on October 12th, at the same location. The meet starts at 8pm and spaces fill up quickly so arrive on time/ early if you want a spot!

Thanks for also supporting the local businesses, Boba Tea House and Freshh Donuts. Without them we wouldn't have a proper lot for this meet.

There are a bunch of pictures that I wasn't able to post up here because it didn't correctly get hosted but you check them out there on my Facebook, I'll figure out what went wrong soon enough.

By the way guys, please try to keep the lot free of trash, we'll have a few trash bags out at the meet next time!

-Jason Lee