FuelFest Arizona offers one-of-a-kind automotive Scottsdale experience
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Now in its fifth year, FuelFest offers a one-of-a-kind blend for the passion of the automotive world with appearances by Fast & Furious franchise stars Cody Walker and Tyrese Gibson as well as car drifting and live music.
FuelFest is from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road.
The 2023 show anticipates 600 top custom, exotic, rare and exclusive cars and trucks along with live action drift exhibitions with ride alongs.
Also, interactive exhibits and experiences such as Taste of Tokyo: Japanese-themed area sponsored by Fortis Auto plus custom cars and promos with O’Reilly Auto Parts, according to a press release.
“We are proud to announce NOCO, makers of the world’s most versatile jump starters, battery chargers, and batteries, as the event Title Sponsor, FuelFest brought to you by NOCO. NOCO is your go-to power source and charging for all of your automotive, motorsport, and powersport needs. Be ready to see their amazing activation,” says Cody Walker, co-founder of FuelFest.
The action-packed event features exhilarating live-action in every corner of the show such as drifting, replicating famous Japanese drift courses, multiple live performances from hip hop artists and DJs on the Yokohama Festival Stage, and special guests walking the show.
Drift drivers will showcase their precision driving skills throughout the show. For those looking to elevate the thrilling experience even more, FuelFest offers ride alongs in the drift cars, VIP access with premium benefits, early admission access for FuelClub members, limited edition merchandise and more.
Custom interactive displays from Premium Car Area sponsored by Meguiar’s, vehicle wrap reveals from STEK, custom cars on display with Liqui-Moly, collector pins from Leen Customs, testing your strength with the U.S. Marines, legendary cars brought to you by Shelby American and many other exciting custom exhibits happening at FuelFest.
A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Reach Out WorldWide, the nonprofit charity founded by Paul Walker and continued by his brother, Cody Walker. Founded in 2010, the organization was created by the late actor and producer after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti with the inspiration to organize a relief team that responded to the disaster. ROWW’s mission is to fill the gap between the availability of skilled resources in post-disaster situations.
As of 2023, ROWW has raised over $360,000 through its FuelFest events to benefit those in need and has deployed to several disaster areas including Tampa Bay following Hurricane Ian and Turkey following the devastating earthquakes.