Granted AutoMotion was the previous weekend, Vaded packed their bags once again and traveled to Tennessee to SlammedEnuff's Back To the roots car meet. This meet was genuine and fun, nothing but good vibes, low car limbo contests, and loud exhaust decimals!
After work Friday, Jennifer and I loaded up our truck with Vaded merchandise and our bags then we hit the road to Nashville, TN. We had a four-hour drive which was the shortest of all our members that went. Coming off a 14 hour ‘round trip drive to auto motion last weekend, it was nice to have my favorite person as a copilot to keep me company. We hit a little rain but aside from that it was smooth sailing!
Jen and I were the second group to arrive at the house Friday. We pulled up to good vibes and a warm greeting by the Vaded Fam.
Once everyone arrived we immediately went to an awesome taco spot called Bartaco for food and drinks. After that we stumbled across a cupcake ATM outside of Sprinkles Cupcakes, which was nothing short of amazing.
From there we walked back to house and relaxed - Connor did his notorious Fast and Furious impersonations and Jon Paul showed us magic tricks.
The girls had a few glasses of wine, while the guys got down on some pong.
Saturday was the day of the meet. Connor and the guys went and got some breakfast for everyone and kindly brought it back. After we got some food in us we went straight to the TitanStadium and started setting up the Vaded Mob booth.
I always count my blessings at these events as I’m surrounded by an amazing team that always help me set up and run the booth. None of this goes unnoticed so a special thank you to all of you who get up extra early to lend a hand!
Once we set up our vendor booth we ventured out to check out the vehicles at the meet! After having so much fun with my AutoMotion coverage, I couldn’t wait to get back behind the lens and shoot some cars. Paige and the guys took turns running the booth to give everyone a chance to venture off and checkout the scene!
What’s a car meet without a low car limbo contest?
After the limbo contest the SlammedEnuff crew organized an exhaust contest which was absolutely bonkers!
Once the meet ended we all took a much needed nap and then hit up Edley’s BBQ for some pulled pork. From there we went to Francis’ beautiful house to kick it with the Stature crew. After the pong tourney we played a 25 person flippy cup game which was hype! The game led to a friendly bet which resulted in an event collaboration with the Vaded Mob and the SlammedEnuff crew. Details will be announced mid June.
Come Sunday, we went to a brunch spot called Fenwicks 300 for breakfast. Fenwick’s provided a plate that will go down in history as top 5 greatest “eat with jody” meal and to date. If any of you follow me on Snapchat or IG, you know that I love food and even more so love the company.
The SlammedEnuff crew for putting on another awesome event for the books. I can’t help to think that after each event that these guys put on I end up telling myself that it’s my new favorite.
At automotion I touched up on my camera skills with pointers from my close friends Jasper Gustafsson and Nick Stefanski. Fast forward to the BTTR weekend, I took advantage of being around Brandon Deuster as he fed me some of his photography knowledge! I can’t thank the three of you enough!
A very special thank you to Chris Drake for being the back end of our website.
Lastly but definitely not least, thank you to my Vaded Mob Fam for everything that you guys do to!