This album was originally posted to my facebook page in June 2019. I really liked the feel that I got in these photos. The day started off a bit overcast and damp which made for a great moody feel to the pit shots you will see at the beginning of the photo set.
These photos were captured at Final Bout Gallery. Danny Padden (@sunset_arcade), Elliott Golden (@roosterphotography) and myself road tripped 700 miles out to Shawano in my CT200h. 12 hours on the road gave us a good amount of time to bullshit about what we were excited for, whose builds we wanted to see and who we thought was going to drive the hardest. This was my first time at a Final Bout event, and it honestly made me fall in love with a side of drifting I had never experienced in person before…
Final Bout manages to curate some of the best styled drift cars from all across the US and Canada. Below is my initial write up and the photos captured over the weekend. I hope you enjoy them!
Gallery was a two-day drifting event held at USAIR Motorsports Raceway in the quaint town of Shawano Wisconsin. I have wanted to attend a Final Bout event for years and after a little bit of planning and the push from some friends I decided to make the several hundred-mile hike to USAIR. Once we arrived I immediately knew this event would be everything I had hoped for.
The weekend was filled with great driving and all around good times. Teams from across the country drove out to show off their builds and style, with Sexy Knights coming all the way from Japan. Each driver progressed over the weekend as they became more comfortable on the rollercoaster of a track they were drifting on. The biggest take away for me was the amount of effort and time put into making all of the cars seen in this album look as stylish as they do. Everyone’s push to create these amazing machines just to throw them at the wall with their friends is truly something to admire.
I hope you all enjoy my album as much as I enjoyed creating it. I am sure I’ll be making the pilgrimage up to Shawano more often now that I’ve seen how special it is. See you all at the next one
To hell & back. Thanks for reading.