NSXPO 2020 takes place Wednesday-Sunday August 26-30. NSXPO is the NSX Club of America’s annual event for NSX owners worldwide who gather to share their passion for the Acura NSX. NSXPO begins with a two day track event at the Oregon Raceway Park followed by a two & a half day social event in Portland with high profile speakers, scenic drives & a vendor showcase amongst the activities scheduled. This year’s event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Acura NSX.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Portland, Oregon!
What is NSXPO?
NSXPO is the single largest gathering of NSX owners, drivers, and enthusiasts outside of Japan. Over a long weekend, NSX Club of America members come take part in track days, share stories, meet industry guests and vendors, and of course, drive their NSXs. NSXPO has been sponsored by Acura and they typically send a number of corporate representatives and have a strong official presence at the event.
While regional chapters run events around the country, NSXPO is the primary event for the entire club to gather. Historically, around 200 – 250 enthusiasts bring about 100 NSXs to NSXPO as it moves from region to region across the US each year. Attendance is typically strongest from the hosting region although a significant percentage of owners will go every year regardless of location and the number of international attendees (especially from Japan and Europe) has grown in recent years.
NSXPO is closed to the general public and is a members only event
The standard format is a two-day High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) at a nearby track and a two-day social event. Participation in the track event is lower than the social event, but over recent years there has been a mingling of the two events as more social elements have been included at the track. The social event typically includes local features and attractions, incorporates guest speakers and attendees, and organizes car- or industry-related tours. The event wraps up with a banquet dinner.
Should I stay at the Host Hotel?
A lot of people think it is a good idea to attend NSXPO, but decide not to stay at the host hotel for a variety of reasons most of them boiling down to cost. You are missing out on quite a lot when you do this because the key thing that attendees identify as the primary reason to attend NSXPO is to interact with other NSX owners.
While a lot of this occurs during the day time, the truth of the matter is that you are often busy doing activities. The best social interactions occur in the mornings and evenings – over breakfast or over an evening drink. I know that I personally have some of my fondest memories from those times.
Staying at the hotel with the NSXPO attendees allows you to share so much more time together and really NSXPO is not about banquet dinners or special events, but rather about bringing people with similar passions together to share their experiences.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have the conversation of a lifetime by not staying at the hotel.
What is it like to attend a NSXPO? Here is a summary of last year’s spectacular event in San Francisco: