………..Granted most attending cars had some sort of height adjustment in their suspension, but there was no lack in superior functionality here. Left and right there were perfectly polished turbo spools, and intercoolers to match. If only looks could kill right? These ones could. As if that’s not enough, there are always a few eight piston calipers laying around just to be sure that these four-wheeled predators don’t get in their own way. The fact of the matter is, you can never go wrong with more performance. Truth be told “Not every show car is a race car, but every race car is a show car.”
(Photos by: Crystal Fox & Words by: Paul Garno)
Why do people honestly purchase a luxury, or a sport car? Is it for heated leather seats? Is it because of a perfectly pitched exhaust note? Maybe those are factors of the equation, but that’s not what lies at the epicenter of each purchase. It’s the recognition. It’s the unspoken social status that comes with being the owner of this wildly well-built machine. If you do it for shout-outs on a common page, for fun, or just to watch people “break necks” to see you; that’s what’s at the heart of it. To some, yes maybe the static ride heights of an inch and the extravagant bag set ups are bit much; but it’s all about the shock factor. The poke, the stretch, the camber, it all comes down to who is willing to push the limits in the name of form and fitment.
So what’s the harm in pebble pushing and banging a little frame every now and again? If you were to ask the majority of the current enthusiasts, they would say “Nothing”. The outstanding evidence that the stance scene is growing and spreading like wildfire is in the pictures. Can anyone find a shot of an attendee’s car that has no sort of fitment? Not likely. Point and case, these low and slow elite are nothing short of show-stoppers. Every step you take, you have to capture a picture or examine the flawless beauty of their fitment. Seeing the best of the best in the stance game is like going to an art gallery. With every other car looking like the Mona Lisa, it will honestly leave you in awe.
The atmosphere inside the Atlantic City Convention Center was unreal, a day long battle royal between the best beasts of the north east and Canada. Between the general set up of the expo promotions such as the instagram profile, the calling cards of the vehicles who held positions, down to the quality of the cars that showed was just amazing. It doesn’t quite get better than that.
No matter what team you fight for, if it weren’t for groups like SNTRL; none of this would be possible. The continuous compilation of form and function is growing with each passing moment, and to be able to call upon so many true enthusiasts on one given day is amazing in its self. It’s the people that head these shows, the sponsors, and the attendees that help to create and inspire others to join us on our path. It’s because the hours spent awake in last minute preparation, and the days off from work that build what we now know as the current car community.