By: Brandon Deuster (@bdeusterphoto)
In the days following my trip to Import Alliance, I was wanting to do one more big trip before the car season came to a close. Shortly after, the opportunity arose to go to Gatlinburg, Tennessee with the same group of awesome friends for Slammedenuff. Immediately, I pounced on the chance. The weekend began with me making a drive down to Illinois to meet up with Connor and Lewie, to prepare for the near 10 hour drive the following morning.
Our trip started before the sun rose, early on Friday morning. With Lewie’s car already loaded on the trailer, we were set to go.
We arrived at the cabin at right about 6pm, cursing our phone’s GPS for taking us on possibly the world’s most narrow road with a wide car trailer. Josh was already there to greet us.
After getting everything unpacked and unloaded, we went to the top of the hill to snag some photos. The amount of looks that these cars get together makes you feel like you’re the president rolling through town in a motorcade.
The next morning is where the real fun began. On the way to get brunch, we had some fun on the parkway headed into town – Or should I say, Mexico. After food, we searched around for a self service car wash.
The traffic in the area was crazy for the town of this size. Rolling shots were a challenge – we decided to to ditch the crowds for a more scenic view. The sun was starting to set over the mountains, and it was time to head to the pre meet, located just outside of town at a sports complex.
Show time! The guys were so hyped to get into the show and see all the crazy builds. Brandon Whited joined us at the cabin to represent Vaded Mob as we all rolled in together.
The show was one of the best ones I’ve ever been to. The amount of quality cars is absolutely mind boggling. The parking was photo friendly, the vendors were on point, and the response from the awards was overwhelmingly positive. It was a good way to end the weekend on a high note, especially since we had a very long drive ahead of us the following morning.