Gridlife South 2018

2018 brings Gridlife to Road Atlanta for the third time.  The event is a constant overload of automotive activities.  Throughout the day there is always something going on whether its the drifting , time attack, or the car shows.  All while leading up to a live concert on Friday and Saturday night .  

This year Gridlife teamed up with Radwood and they held their own car show which is limited to 90s and older classic vehicles.  

Leh Keen’s Safari 911 Porsche’ on display at the Radwood show.  

Classic Ferrari GTS Turbo

Factory Fresh Lexus LS400 

Highly modified Land Cruiser HZJ73 brought out by Japan Direct Motors 

Street Circle hosted the showcase this year opposite of the Radwood show. 

The wheel and tire setup on ZZP’s 650hp Chevy Cobalt caught my attention.  Odd seeing Corvette ZL1 calipers behind Yokohama RG2s .  The car is their shop car and was brought down to race, but they arrived late and were not able to get on track.  

Eric Phillip’s RWB Maverick

Lindsey’s Lexus SC 400

 

Chris Jolly’s Honda Civic Sedan 

For me the best part of the event is the Time Attack.  So many cool cars come from all over to compete for the weekend.  Gridlife brings out some really good drivers , but a lot of them don’t get many chances to run on Road Atlanta.  The 3 day event gives them 72 hours to get the best out of their vehicles.  

James Houghton all the way from Canada 

PZ Tuning Scion XA from Canada as well 

Another Canadian Andrew Cassidy in his Mazda RX7 

The Honda Manufacturing of Alabama race team brought out their latest Honda Odyssey.  The van started out in stock form and was modified throughout the weekend.  It ran a 2:04 stock, and after tires, weight reduction, suspension , exhaust and intake it got down to a 1:46 by Sunday afternoon.    

First time seeing the new Ford GT person.  Ford brought one out to do some hot laps throughout the weekend.  

MOMO brought out their Ferrari 458 GT3 car.  

The drifting is the headliner of the event, and it is the most entertaining.  Seeing the pros mixing with some of the other drivers is a cool experience.  And shows how much camaraderie there is in the drift community. 

Top Garage put on a great show for the home team.  

 

Corey Hosford’s Boss NIssan S14 

David Campo’s Mazda RX7

Last photo is from my favorite cars of the weekend and every year at Gridlife.  The 2JZ powered Subaru Sti from NV Auto.  I took the time to watch the activities and enjoy it more then this year.  So there are not as many photos this year.  But there are a few more photos here.  

 

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Joseph Dale

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