Gridlife South 2016 Coverage…Part 2…

Hey all, I finally found some time to post up some more coverage from the Gridlife South 2016 event. I apologize for the gap in posts but I have so much stuff going on this month that I have to cram moving to a new shop, traveling to cover events, all while organizing my own event into just a month’s worth of time. We are actually in the process of moving right now to a bigger spot. I’m hoping the transition will be smooth when it comes to having internet connection and what not but we are still early in the process. Its crazy because I don’t think I can recall a time when I’ve had a busier October. I was just flying back from Houston the other day and I was thinking about how excited I was to go through the photos from Wekfest South but then I realized I still have so many other photos to go through…

Year 8 preparations seem to be going pretty smoothly so far but I think that just goes with having planned the same event year after year. Merchandise stuff I need to work on still but I think I can focus on that whenever I have a free minute to breathe, haha. Anyways, today we are looking at more photos from the Gridlife South event, which was a pretty great event. I’ve never been to a three-day event like this before where so much was jam-packed into one venue. I don’t cover drifting very much but I did focus a lot of my coverage this time around on the action on the track. I really liked the cars that were there that weekend so I wanted to capture a lot of the stuff both in the paddock and on the track. I wish I would have shot more of the time attack portion of the show but I used the GoPros to do video instead so you guys can get a real feel for what it felt like to be inside a vehicle in Road Atlanta…

There’s a nice mix of stuff here today so enjoy the photos. I gotta run because I need to finish painting my office and moving some things over. Thanks for the continued support…

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The pro-drivers from Formula D (Gittin Jr., Tuerck, and Forsberg) getting in some tandem action at Road Atlanta…

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Philip Koch from Garage Moon Power and his RB S13…

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Koch and Miles tandem run in their Garage Moon Power S13s…

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Emmett Ashe from Top Garage Fab…

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The Speed Warhouse Viper V10-powered Supra in action…

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Simba Nyemba and his S13 coupe from Team Proceed…

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Fish and his GM LSx supercharged Rocket Bunny Boss S14…

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Steve from Risky Devil and his Nissan SR-powered BMW E30 on Work Equip 01…

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Quickstyle Motorsports Toyota 2JZ-GTE powered S15 Silvia…

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Formula Drift-driver Chris Forsberg giving Gridlife show attendees ridealongs in his VK-powered Infiniti M…

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Mustang RTR…

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Ryan Tuerck in his 2JZ-GTE swapped Rocket Bunny “Street” Scion FR-S terrorizing Road Atlanta. Can’t wait to see his Ferrari-powered FR-S that he’s currently building…

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RPS13 180SX Type-X from Garage Moon Power…

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Custom filled-in rear bumper on Fish’s Rocket Bunny Boss S14…

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Simba’s Origin Labo S13 back in the paddock…

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Pretty cool to still see one of these “Great Wave” hoods floating around…

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One of the cars that we absolutely did not expect to see at the track was this custom radiused and widebody UCF30 Lexus LS430 owned by Matthew Meadows. This is by far one of the best VIP builds I’ve ever seen in the U.S. and a stark contrast to many of the rugged race cars appearing that weekend at Road Atlanta…

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Satin-black Voltex Mitsubishi Evolution on black Volk Racing TE37SL…

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R33 Skyline GTS-T featuring a Mckinney Motorsports-prepped RB25DET motor. Random fact, but in high school, my art teacher was actually the wife of the owner of Mckinney Motorsports in California…

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Evolved Tuning Toyota 2JZ-powered fully-molded widebody FD3S Mazda RX-7…

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Savannah Little piloting the Enjuku Racing 350Z during the time attack portion of the three-day Gridlife South event…

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R.J. Coffman’s K24-powered Civic track car that you got to see in-car video of during our Gridlife South Vlog

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Despite the crazy heat, the scenic Road Atlanta race track provided some great photo opportunities as the sun set….

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The back on the track making things look easy as they tandem almost in perfect unison…

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Proceed S13…

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The Chairslayer and his RPS13 against the Georgian sunset…

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Vaughn Gittin Jr….

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D. Miles from Garage Moon Power and his S13…

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Really liked these two shots of Fish’s Rocket Bunny S14 from Risky Devil. The sunlight gives the tire smoke just the right amount of color…

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Formula Drift-competitor Geoff Stoneback and his LS-powered S14…

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Love how the Garage Moon Power Nissans look…

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Illinois-natives Simba and Fish during their tandem fun run…

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Tuerck leading the pack…

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Nate Hamilton and the Enjuku Racing RPS13 with Kouki S14 face…

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Tiffanie capturing some of the drifting action right by my side…

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Beautiful Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia…

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BMW 1-Series track car from Solo Motorsports…

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Nice to see some DC5 race cars out at Gridlife South…

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Wish I was able to get more detailed photos of this wild Honda K20-powered BMW 2002…

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One the final day, some of the cars were loaded-up and ready to head back to their respective home states. Steve and Fish’s builds from Risky Devil were heading back to the Chicago-area…

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Here’s a rarely-seen angle of the Rocket Bunny Boss front end…

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Race-prepped AP1 S2000 with over fenders in the rear, a front splitter/canard set-up, and APR rear wing…

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Hertlife’s FC3S RX-7 drift car…

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My buddy Chris Sullivan’s S2000 from Chicago running with his Ramblers Racing Team buddies…

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Mikey Brzezinski’s B-series EF that you got to see in action in the Vlog series when Downstar Frank went for a ridealong…

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Wrapping Part 2 up here with a shot of Luis Villalobos’ EM1 Civic SI in the pits while the guys chatted…

More still to come. Sorry about the slight delay in updates. I’ve been busy moving so I’m trying to cram as much stuff as possible as I can in one day. Stay tuned for more!!…

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