After making a road trip down from New Jersey to Atlanta and seeing a few donks on the way, I was a little curious as to what kind of cars would be appearing for this show. Although not as big as Long Beach, Atlanta did have a nice small collection of cars to show off.
Strolling over the Firestone bridge after turn 9 at Formula D leads you to the Offset Kings showcase. The first stop of 13 tentative events this year to display some of the hottest cars in the area. There was a nice variety of cars for everyone to enjoy. From Honda’s to BMW’s, bagged and static and all tastefully modified.
It was literally a last minute decision for me to make the trek out to Chicago for Wekfest. After getting nagged at by my fellow peers, I bit the bullet and took off from my day job and hopped in a open seat in the Unique Auto Squad/ New Image Motorsports caravan from New Jersey to Chicago. 16 hours later and a handfull of 5 hour energy drinks, the cars finally made it. With no time to spare, the cars got cleaned up and prepped for the show the following day. Luckily for everyone, the event took place indoors. During roll-in, I watched everyone outside cleaning their cars just to have a monsoon roll through and undo everything they’ve been working so hard on, but once inside the convention center, you can see smiles across everyones faces. The quality of cars there were top notch. I always say, when building cars, it’s always about the attention to details that set you apart from everyone else and these guys really made the best effort they can. Anyways, click on the photos above to go to the gallery. Enjoy!
The Gauntlet at Wall Speedway in New Jersey is one of the most brutal tracks on the Formula D circuit that the drivers face year to year. With the steep banking turns and harsh transitions from bank to flat really takes its tolls on both the cars and the drivers. The turn 1 guard rail seem to have collected more casualties this year more then any other even taking out #1 qualifier Ryan Tuerck on his home track.
Conrad Grunewald went on to take top position on the podium with points leader Justin Pawlack taking 2nd and teammate Daijiro Yoshihara in 3rd staying right behind Justin in the points count.