PHOTOS & ARTICLE BY: TAYLOR GALSTER
With summer starting to heat up, show season is in full swing. On this weekend in particular I could name about 5 major shows going on in the Midwest and Southeast alone. Living in TN, I was right in the middle of all these shows and it was to hard to make a decision on which to attend. I could drive 8 hours to Chicago which unfortunately guaranteed rain for the Sunday of Wekfest, or I could even drive 12 hours to West Palm Beach for Stancenation. While planning on what show to attend I remebered hearing about an event called Battle of the Bluegrass that was the same weekend and was only a 2.5 hour drive. I didn’t know much about the event or if it would even be worth going but all my doubts were put to rest as soon as I arrived at the show.
If there is one thing that BOTB surprised me with, its the amount of diversity among cars. I did not expect to see several “lowriders” in this show but they topped off the cake for me in this event.
The attention to detail in these cars in unmatched. Whether its paint, interior, or even engine bay modifications, these owners go above and beyond to make sure the overall execution is perfect.
I acutally got the chance to chat with one of the owners of these cars and we shared nothing but positive thoughts towards each others build styles. “Man as long as its on the ground I love it”, he stated, only good vibes from these guys! I was super pleased that one of the lowriders actually won best of show in a show full of stance and race insipred cars. Huge props to the staff at BOTB for understanding the amount of work goes into these builds. It is reassuring because seeing this style that was popular 20+ years ago can still come out on top and is respected in the scene of big camber and tight fitment. You will rarely find someone who is into stance who doesn’t appreciate these lowrider builds, in my opinion, they are a huge reason the stance culture exists today.
My build spotlight definitely goes to Braden Falkingham (@2inch.slanger) and his incredible STI. BOTB was his debut with the new setup and I think it is safe to say it is one of the most unique STI’s aesthetically.
Enough rambling, you came here to see coverage so here ya go!
Lastly, a huge thank you to the team at Battle of the Bluegrass! What an amazing show, cant wait to see whats in store for next year!
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