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Everyone knows that the best way to close out a great year, is to do so with friends. Jingle Bass 2014 was no exception. The soggy weather didn’t put too much of a damper on the day’s events, making it the perfect ending to the 2014 show season. Bass wars brought in many competitors to see who could shake the most rain off their cars. Richard Asselin took home the title of loudest of the day, hitting a 161.5.
Richard’s Skar audio filled Tahoe turned the show into a literal “blowout” when he pulled off a 4-way hair trick, because, it IS all about that bass.

Big thanks to Billy Wheeler and his crew at Tint Plus of Sandy Springs, South Carolina for making it possible. Looking forward to a new year full of friends, cars, and a whole lot of fun!
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Also, be sure to check out the newest competition being put on by Tint Plus, BASS WARS!
www.facebook.com/pages/Bass-Wars-Championship-Series/1526513487605851
Next show will be The Gathering 2015 hosted by Common Treads Magazine.
For more information on the event and happenings follow the link below
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I saw my first minitruck in 2007 after I moved to northeast Georgia. It wasn’t anything special. A early 90’s white Nissan hardbody, just cruisin’ down the road laid out. Most people say that a truck doesn’t have a purpose unless they’re stock or lifted. What they don’t realize is that these trucks do have a purpose. They show the personality and creativity of the owner. They’re pieces of art that give you a small glimpse into the mind of the driver. It’s something bigger than Chevy or Ford, domestic or import. It’s about family. Not just blood, but the bond you have over a common love. They don’t care what you drive as long as you have a mutual respect for each other’s rides. The clubs are different in the minitruck scene thanany other I’ve been around. They may park by club, but they’re all in it together. The love and respect shown to each other makes you wish the weekend would never end so you wouldn’t have to return to real life. Josh Carpenter’s outlook into clubs is one that many share. “Clubs shouldn’t be searched for and begged to be in. I feel like if people in the club get along with you and everyone enjoys hanging out with each other then it’s good. Which is why Outkast is smaller than some clubs. We enjoy each other’s company. I never asked to be in it. It was kind of a ‘hey, we like ya and what you’re doing so why not run with us?’ Quality of the club over quantity of its members.” They look out for one another. It extends past the shows and the cruise ins. If one person is having problems in their life, everyone rallies together to help them out in what ever way they can. I’ve seen guys drive for 2+ hours just to help trailer someone’s ride home because they broke down on the side of the road. Andrew Hardy of the Twizted Dreamz Iowa chapter says this of his club, “I picked this club because everyone treats you like family. They are there when they are needed for anything. Just a great group of guys and gals and I’m proud to call them my family.” You pick up the “Minitruck Mentality” after being around these guys. You know people not by their face, but by their vehicle. These guys are some of the best I’ve ever had the priveledge to know. There’s so many different personalities within the scene, but there’s one thing I do know that’s true for every single one of them.
Minitruckers are Freaks Of Nature that have Acrophobia. They have Severed Ties with the rest of the club and vehicle bashing by focusing all their hate on Josh “Mofuggin” Rowan. One man who jokingly said, “If you have to hate on someone, hate on me.” That one conversation turned into a 1,000 person plus strong movement to erase the hate in the show scene and things are better than ever  because of it. They may be Outkast from society because of their Negative Camber or because they’re Vertically Challenged. They may have a few Twisted Intentions but come together with No Regrets. Keeping it Ground Level to be Earth Scrapers is the way they like to do things. It’s a Relaxed Atmosphere. You see guys out draggin’ the strip with their kids riding shotgun, grinning from ear to ear. Wives that not only put up with, but join in on the late night garage sessions working side by side with their husbands to get the next big thing done on that truck. A minitrucker’s work is never done. So much time, money, blood, sweat, and tears go into these trucks but they wouldn’t have it any other way. No matter where you’re from, no matter what you do as a day job, the “Family” will always be there to make everything alright. And in the end,all that’s left is the Aftermath…..

Freaks of Nature

Freaks of Nature

Josh Rowan presents the Erase The Hate award at the 2013 Gathering

Josh Rowan presents the Erase The Hate award at the 2013 Gathering

Twizted Intentions

Twizted Intentions

Outkast Kustoms

Outkast Kustoms

Twisted Minis

Twisted Minis

Joker's Wild

Joker’s Wild

Pebble Pushers

Pebble Pushers

Busted Bottomz Car Club

Busted Bottomz Car Club

 

Finally made it to the Subway Classic Cruise-In that is held on the second Friday of every month. I was a little worried that the clouds that were rolling in would put a damper on the turn out, but  I worried for nothing. There were quite a few locals that rolled into the parking lot. Showing off their pride and joys and chatting it up with others who share their love of beautiful classic cars. I hope to be out next month to spend more time with this awesome group of people, and of course Super Subway Man himself.

5 days and counting until the KMS Drift Finals at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. This may be the last show of the season, so be sure to come and see what how these boys (and girls) get it done. JRM Photos will be out and about doing what I do, taking photos of the hottest cars. Check out their facebook page, event page, or website for more information on what’s sure to be an awesome show!

event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/289042491185098/

facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/KossMotorsports

website:

http://kossmotorsports.com/

 

NOPI!!!

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Alas…as much as I said “absolutely nothing can keep me from going to NOPI Nationals this year!!!” I will not be in attendance at the show. Maybe if i could stand outside the fence and shoot photos?? No…I doubt that security would appreciate that. So…with that said….I want to say good luck to all those competing this weekend, and please stay safe while traveling to and from the show. Also wanted to give a shout out to my Georgia Car Audio family that will be slaying the audio portion of the competition. 

For more information on the who, what, when, where, and how much about NOPI nationals, visit the NOPI website at http://www.nopinationals.com
If you are in Georgia, into car audio, and have facebook (who doesn’t now days) make sure to check out the Georgia Car Audio facebook group. It is a great group of people (not just guys!!) who share some how tos and how nots about car audio, ask questions and have fun with other people who share the same passion for the hobby as they do. Type it in the search bar, can’t miss us!

Finally made it to the Subway Classic Cruise-In that is held on the second Friday of every month. I was a little worried that the clouds that were rolling in would put a damper on the turn out, but  I worried for nothing. There were quite a few locals that rolled into the parking lot. Showing off their pride and joys and chatting it up with others who share their love of beautiful classic cars. I hope to be out next month to spend more time with this awesome group of people, and of course Super Subway Man himself.

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Come on, Friday! I have been waiting for a month for this Friday to roll around, and all to go visit Subway here in Toccoa, Georgia. Last month, I happened to glance over that their parking lot and my jaw dropped at the dozens of cars that were parked out. Turns out they have a “Classic Cruise-In” on the second Friday of every month. Of course, my camera was at home instead of in my car, and I was on a mission to get dinner for the family who were waiting hungrily at home for my return. I vowed that I would not miss the next one. I will definitely be there this Friday, if even only for an hour or two armed with my trusty camera. There are some really great cars that are local, that I only see in passing driving down the road. To see them all gathered together will be great. I’m hoping that there will be a good turn out, despite Rod Run being in Pigeon Forge this weekend. So ta-ta for now!