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Finally got a round up of the last set of photos from Southrnfresh 3. We really appreciate the positive feedback on the event, especially since it was our first paid event. We are happy that everyone felt they got their moneys worth throughout the day. We are working on something for the fall hopefully, and setting up for the Welcome To Atlanta event for IA weekend in Atlanta. These set of photos come from a local David New, who came out a little later in the day and caught a good bit of the event as it ended.
The owner of this car heard about the event on a car show website he said. And I do believe he was drunk also. The guy had to be in his 70′s and all he could say was how nice people were and how cool everything was. After a long winded drunken conversation he told me he was gonna do a burnout when he left outside, and would run from the cops if they tried to pull him over.., and he also showed me the arsenal of guns he had in the trunk also.
Shots of the Exomotive chassis on display
One thing I was truly happy to see was the love from the VW crowd to come out for the day. Thanks to Tim Murray also for making the call to get the air coooled crew out!
Brandon Gray’s Passat
Justin Butera’s LS400
Joe Cooper’s RHD converted RSX was a show stopper. I did not find any photos of the inside online yet. But the car is flawless inside and out.
The 8th Gen Civic crew doing some profiling for the camera
Daniel Joffe’s bagged IS350
Evan Mount’s Miata
Cutworm Specialties Aluminum Dually
Really like this capture of the Ford Falcon, and the guys hanging out under a tree. Reminds me of a old photo from the 60′s of summer time in the south.
GTI on Brada Wheels
Lee Vermont’s G35 Convertible
There seemed to be a heavy presence of BMW’s at the event.
Always see the car, but never met the owner of the G35 personally.
Gilbert Kiesse’s Del Sol was awarded best engine bay
One of the few Petit Racing built Supercharged RX8, one of my personal favorites.
Zeek’s Audi Quattro
Alex Hutton’s R30 Skyline
The old school mercedes fleet gets larger and larger every few months it seems.
One of the bikes done by Smoking Gun Powder Coating
One thing about hosting an event, you never get to see anything. I had no idea this even happened. And I have no idea what was even going on..haha. But apparently the guy was doing laps on the RC drift track.
The owner was recent resident of Ga and had just moved down from New Jersey.
Mason Gavin’s 3 Series
Another shot of the beautiful 911.
Alexander Grant’s RX7
Rick Lee’s G35
Steden Massey’s Kia Forte
Chad Copeland’s Datsun Pickup
Tanner Norwood’s Miata
CJ Gann’s Miata, holding on to the windshield decal..haha, about time for a replacement homie!
Dustin Jeanette of Stickershark drift car
Tony Nguyen Lexus GS. A real Og in the Atlanta scene, this car has been around for many years. Tony took home best interior award.
That is all from our coverage of Southrnfresh 3. We would still like to see some of your photos that you took, so if you have some you can still submit them to us Contact@southrnfresh.com.
Again we really appreciate your continued support. Thanks for looking!
It has been a busy few months for us. Bringing back SF3 was a big step for us. We wanted to be sure that the space was large enough and we were ready to actually put on something that was worth your time and money. At first we had a lot of plans for the afternoon as we planned and put the event together a lot of that fell to the side, and we decided to keep it basic the first go round so we can get our feet wet with holding and event at an actual venue.
The original parking setup was going to be cars split up into makes and setup in certain areas. But once we arrived to setup parking we realized it was near impossible to get it correct with how people were arriving. Because no matter what time you tell people to show up, they will decide to show up whenever they feel like it. But its a good thing to have people excited enough to get in early. The day started out with 200 pre registered cars. And we caught a lot of people that wanted to register that morning. We had the space, we just did not have the man power the flow of cars that wanted to get in past 2:30pm.
It was pretty crazy to see the place almost full of cars by 2:30, 30 minutes before the event even started. At that time security had told us that we could not allow any more cars to come in the main entrance because of the amount of people in already. So we had to redo the whole setup and take in more cars from the other end of the park off the main road. Once we had the other gate open, we begin bringing cars in again, but we ran into a problem of people driving up to the front where security did not want there to be traffic, so we had to completely stop letting cars in to keep them happy.
Once that stopped we were able to relax a bit and settle down and just concentrate on spectators coming in. Which was way over what i expected, we originally had 1000 wristbands, and by 4:30 we were completely out. We then switched over to tickets left over from a previous event. Being right off a main road enabled us to pick up a lot of people who just drove by and wanted to check the event out. I saw large families that probably had no idea what a “southrnfresh” was come in and check everything out.
Overall we are very pleased with the day, and we are overwhelmed with the love and support we got from the community. An event like this is something that we have been trying to put together since we started this site in 2010. We learned a lot for future events, so they will only get better from here on.
We got only a handful of our own photos due to the fact that we were keeping everything going, so we reached out to you all to cover the event for us, and you have delivered. So most of the coverage will come from many different attendees.
If you have photo from the event please send them to:
First up we have a set from Cory Mader. He arrived early and was able to get some shots before the crowds arrived.
Cliff Ridinger’s new project brand new off the lot Acura TSX
Tanner Norwood’s Miata
Heather Hennigan’s Golf Mk2
Marco Lao’s RX3 , we will have plenty of this car in the coverage.
Tyler Clayton’s Ae86
Chad Copeland’s SR20 powered Datsun Pickup
Venue shot at about 1:30
Christopher DeCouto’s VW Corrado
Anthony Reed’s WRX Wagon
Nick D’ Andria’s M3
Ricardo Reyes’ bagged Camaro SS
Next up we have some photos from Trenton H.
Kevin Lu’s Silvia Spec R
The European cars were all over the place it seemed. I really make it an effort to reach out to the euros to get the Imports and European cars together.
Brandon Corey’s Passat
Ashton LeFleur’s Mercedes 230
Troy Hick’s Civic
One of our favorites from the day, he won Best Fitment. The car was flawless and we will be getting more photos of this car real soon.
Karboyz.com’s Rotary swapped starlet is always a favorite.
CJ Gann’s Miata posted up in front of the #Twerkteam booth
Matt Smith’s Jetta Coupe
Bear Dellinger posing for the camera.
Austin Starr’s Civic
Edlee’s Audi S4
Bear Dellinger’s S14
The Mercedes lineup
Alex Hutton’s R30 Skyline
Kyle McGuire’s Z32
Exomotive had some of their XP-3 chassis’ on display
ATLDK were out doing what they do best
Juan giving tours of the event
Daniel Joffe’s IS350
Some shots from Neno Rodriguez
Cutworm Specialties Aluminum Dually made an appearance. Jeb had a little trouble finding the event, so he arrived a little later than expected. But hats off to Jeb and Shawn for having the balls to drive their creation down for the weekend.
Kevin Robbin’s Evo
That’s all for part 1. Stay tuned for more!
Showcased on the latest episode of Top Gear, the BAC Mono is a newcomer to the ultralight arena. Going up against the likes of the Ariel Atom and the Caterham, it has some pretty tough competition.
Photos: Tom Ziora
Introducing Mono, a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal supercar designed and manufactured using the latest racing technology. Aimed at drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance, Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars.
The single central-seat gave our designers and project engineers the ultimate blank canvas on which to assemble their dream. The organic, enclosed front and exposed mechanical rear typifies the unique appearance of Mono. The design aesthetic is intended to combine sculpted, sleek, organic forms to provide an emotional, human connection juxtaposing the technical, mechanical elements of the car.
While this vision runs throughout Mono’s appearance it was fundamental to our designers that form follow function on all aspects of the car. The necessity to gain access to the central driving position and adjustable dampers as well as providing clean airflow to the radiators and engine are just some of the factors on which Mono’s architecture is built.
Above all else Mono has been designed to optimise the driving position – in the middle, central to the wheels, and the balance of the car. Mono is constructed using high-strength carbon fibre composite around a steel safety cell. The cell is designed to offer maximum safety featuring a FIA compliant steel rollover structure, a sophisticated side impact structure and a front carbon crashbox.
Powering Mono is a longitudinally mounted 2.3 litre, 280 bhp four cylinder power plant provided by Cosworth. Coupled to that engine is an F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox from Hewland.
Suspension is a fully-adjustable pushrod suspension with damping elements made by SACHS Racing.
Fitted with 295mm ventilated discs, AP Racing brakes provide stopping power. Tyre manufacturer Kumho has used their vast experience in motorsport and road cars to develop a special rubber compound for Mono, which is designed to work with the low weight and optimized pushrod suspension.
Mono’s central driving position makes the driver an integral component of the car, creating an unparalleled synergy between man and machine. With this in mind, each customer is fitted for his or her seat, pedal reach and preferred driving position.
For more information and photos, check out BAC’s website here.
After hanging out at the Luxury Car Meet at Stone Mountain, we decided to find a spot and snap some pics. You may remember seeing Junior’s car on Canibeat a few weeks ago. I’ve always been fond of old cars mainly because they come from a time when assembly was done mostly by hand rather than by robots. I think that used to add a unique touch to each car. Unfortunately the cars of today lack personality as they’ve lost this element of craftsmanship. But on the bright side, I guess that makes the classics that much more special.
A few weeks ago, the seventh incarnation of Southern Worthersee was held in Helen, Georgia. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the quaint, Bavarian-inspired town is the perfect backdrop for one of the premier euro enthusiast events in the U.S. Being that the euro crowd tends to go all out on their builds, it’s an event that you don’t want to miss.
I caught up with Carlos from Insane Stance Offset Atlanta, and snapped a few photos of his new wheel setup as he gets ready for this season with a fresh new look. The wheels are 18×9 +7 18×10 +26 Leon Hardritt Bugel. We have been following Carlos and his Forte the past year and it has come a long way, and the car has become a favorite with our viewers. Carlos has a few more updates going on that we will be keeping an eye out for.
Check out the past features of Carlos’ Kia Forte Koup
It seemed that we have been on a vacation with our posts as of late. We have been working with a few projects and trying to put together some really nice events this year. But we have still been shooting cars. And today we get back with a good friend and enthusiast KJ Drapeau. We have been through it all with KJ’s previous Ap2 build, but this time around he has took on the Ap1 chassis in a more function approach.
Photos By: Jon Davis
Forged Performance held their annual open house today. As usual they brought out a lot of the high performance cars in the area. With friends, cars, food, and giveaways we knew it would be a good time.
PHOTOS BY: JON DAVIS