There’s something deeply satisfying about traveling to the South. Besides the Yeunglings, late night Waffle Houses stops, and southern belles, there’s a thriving car scene and the second stop of the Gridlife tour, which took place at Road Atlanta. The event has everything: Time Attack, drifting, a car show, camping, and something that a lot of shows in California are lacking – a music festival. With Los Angeles as Super Street’s homebase, it was a breath of fresh air to see builds outside of California and see the uniquely wonderful southern style. After three days of raging, we narrowed down our five favorite builds.
Tixoc “Diego” Loza’s BMW 2002
It’s raw, it’s rad, and it’s powered by an S2000 F22C. Diego’s 2002 caught us by surprise in the paddock. He finished the car in January and Gridlife served as a test and tune.
Sean White’s Mazda RX-7 FC3S
Back in the show car section, we spotted this well executed FC. Sean’s car has tasteful wheels and an immaculate engine bay that still has a rotary we might add. We were just kidding about our comment on Facebook Live, bro. No hard feelings?
Fish’s Boss Bunny Nissan 240SX S14
Representing team Risky Devil, Fish brought his supercharged LS Boss Bunny S14. He and other drifters gave quite the smoky drift exhibition all three days.
Allen Yang’s Nissan GT-R
Yes, it’s a Liberty Walk Nissan GT-R, but the Alpha9 stickers suggest that it’s not only a looker. How fresh are those Vossen x Work collaboration wheels?
Riley Sexsmith’s Subaru STI
Riley’s rear-wheel-drive converted Subaru reminds us of something Nobushige Kumakubo would do, except he went up a notch and swapped in a 2JZ.