Are you ready for the one of the only true max-speed events...where you can see high performance and exotic vehicles compete head-to-head in a standing 1/2-mile race? If so, then mentally prep yourself for the one and only, Battle Creek SpeedFest.
It's the largest event of it's kind in the State of Michigan - running down an airport's runway, racers will line up 2 at a time to race for their fastest speed and time, with only one to be named the SpeedFest Champion.
As if top-speed thrills weren't enough to spice up your 4th of July weekend, the SpeedFest is actually paired with the Battle Creek Field of Flight, a MEGA event of holiday entertainment!
Bring the whole family out, they'll be air shows and demos, hot air balloons, carnival rides and games, fair food and treats, stage shows...and of course, FIREWORKS! The Field of Flight event is running all week, and the SpeedFest will be held July 3rd, 4th, & 5th - that's when we show up for the party too!
This isn't our first time attending an event of this magnitude in Battle Creek, so trust us when we say it's going to be a soaring good time!
See you on the road!
Battle Creek SpeedFest website: www.battlecreekspeed.com
Battle Creek SpeedFest facebook: facebook.com/BattleCreekSpeedFest
Battle Creek Field of Flight website: www.bcballoons.com
Battle Creek Field of Flight facebook: facebook.com/bcballoons
They say it's important to 'stick to your roots', and this hometown hero of a show is about as authentic as you can get for us!
We've been attending the Steel Valley Super Nationals for about as long as we can remember...in fact, they're celebrating their 10th anniversary during this season's event!
The show spans over 3 days, each filled with head-to-head drag racing, custom cars and bikes, and all-out concerts!
Most of the events on our yearly tour schedule are 'static' automotive shows and events, but at the Steel Valley Super Nationals, it's going to be LOUD and FAST. A variety of vehicles, from hotrods and modern muscle to sport compact and import, will be test n' tuning and racing down the drag strip on-site. Don't get us wrong, sometimes we love to just cruise, park, and show-off – and, this show will have plenty of space for those guys n' gals as well.
Let's talk about rock shows; kicking off Friday night will be Bret Michaels, followed by a Phantom Fireworks spectacle – then, Warrant takes the stage on Saturday evening. Stroll down the midway anytime to check out the various vendors and fair-style snacking.
Also, on Saturday, the cameras will be rolling for the hit reality TV Show “Fat N Furious, Rolling Thunder”; the Youngstown-based crew will be signing autographs, taking pic's and selling merch – they'll also have some cars from the TV show on display (you'll find the AutoLife Tour booth directly across from them, in the vendor midway!).
Steel Valley Super Nat's website: www.steelvalleysupernationals.com
Steel Valley Super Nat's facebook: facebook.com/
See you on the road!
The first AutoLife Tour-tour stop is in the books! In our mind, the OC Car & Truck show has always been an ideal type of show to kick off new seasons of the ALT; it's got a great atmosphere, positive vibes, and show-goers from all over the East Coast (and beyond).
Let's jump strait to cars...
We're going to go ahead and do a quick-pick of 3 from the outside playing field, just to see what do you guys think...
The out-front scene is a more casual, loose environment where street-driven cars can roll-in each day and night for a special outside judged car show and meet. You'll truly get a variety of mild to wild out here...don't write it off, always make sure to take a walk thru.
In case you didn’t hear, it was “Vandemonium” at our own booth. Not only did we have the Blood & Grease Ford Transit on display, but our very good friends from eJudge were gracious enough to partner-up and have their Transit Connect alongside ours for the weekend! Both of these vans made their debut together at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, so it was quite fitting to see them team up for another go.
Now, let's go inside...and start off with another quick-pick of 3...
The inside, composed of 3 different 'rooms', is massive in size. The large main room is a bit of a 'hub' of all the action, the upstairs features even more vehicles and a concert stage, and this year the addition of a ocean-view room allowed for a showcase of mini trucks. Of course, in this arena of judged competitors, you better come clean and correct if you're hoping to take home honors.
Let's take a moment to give a shout out to a the 'APAC' group...I have to admit, these guys came locked and loaded. Some of their cars were simply over-the-top, but then we also liked the mild ones that showed some serious attitude through simplicity.
It was an honor to once again present the “Livin' the Life Award” at the OC Car Show. This special, original ALT piece of recognition was first awarded at this exact show in 2011...and each tour season since then, it has been the first give-away location of the year. For 2015, the first honors went to Derrick Nowell and his 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8. We felt the car-owner duo was deserving of the “Livin' the Life Award” because of the dedication to years of tuning, customization, and then re-doing it to keep fresh and exciting. There's certainly a large amount of passion to be said about a project vehicle that get's re-done several times over!
So, can we talk about food for a second? Our foodie choice of the weekend was “Paul Reverse Smorgasbord”. If you guys know Aaron, then you know once the show closes it's doors, it's time to eat! The buffet-guru gave this place a thumbs-up; from the early-bird special, to the simplicity of fun and friendly dining selections on the 'smorgasbord'. This place was awesome for the money. It's located “underneath” the boardwalk, just 2.5 miles from the show. Try it out next year.
Attention weekend warriors! This is never news that we want to share, but we must (and if would help if you do too!) - here's a word directly from the Fresh Meet Events crew;
So with the weekend forecast in Millville, NJ continuing to grow wetter and wetter, the team has decided to postpone our annual Sumerbash. We realize there is a lot of time between now and the new date, but to not step on the toes of other events and try to spread out what goes on within our scene, we feel that Labor Day weekend is perfect and it's a great way to celebrate and enjoy an already awesome Holiday weekend. We have also decided to tour different shows throughout this time span with our Summerbash giveaway car to promote the event more and allow you all to take a look at the car one of you will drive away that day!!!! Stay tuned for all other information and please repost and tag your friends.
If you've ever been to a Fresh Meet Events, then you know they're action-packed, loaded with serious street rides, and a must-do as a part of your yearly routine - and if you've NEVER been to a Fresh Meet Events, then what in the world are you waiting for?!
The AutoLife Tour traveling auto-attraction is destined for the Fresh Meet 4th Annual Summer Bash - and we seriously cannot wait. On our last tour in 2013, we attended this exact event for the very first time, and we were blown away by the turnout. Forget what you've seen at a typical "meet", this event draws out the serious custom cars of our current culture. If you want to see what's hot and what's up-and-coming, then make sure you're in Millville, NJ on Sunday the 21st of July for this year's Fresh Meet Summer Bash!
Fresh Meet Events' website: www.freshmeetevents.net
Fresh Meet Events' Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Fresh-Meet-Events/157414937680849?fref=ts
Fresh Meet Events' Instagram: instagram.com/freshmeetevents
#Vandemonium is going down in the AutoLife Tour booth at this weekend's OC Car & Truck Show. A dueling pair of customized Transit Connects, direct from Ford's display at The SEMA Show, will be showcased. Blood & Grease are creators of premier 'kustom klothing' and eJudged offers the finest in electronic judging – both vans were purpose-built for their brands, so you'll have to see how they've been modified them in person!
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Orlando, FL 4th June, 2015
The cross-country traveling auto-attraction is back in action for 2015 - the original program that showcases specialty and SEMA Show project vehicles, as well as entertains with a custom lounge and give-aways, is going to have robust schedule this season. From Florida, to Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, the AutoLife Tour is ready-to-rock.
While all of the 2015 features are still being announced through early June, some teasers include an upgraded and re-branded “Re:Charge Lounge”, presented by The CLUB, which will have free phone charging stations, streaming automotive films on the 'big screen', and all from the comfort of their signature black couches. One of the unique demo vehicles set to display is a Vaccar-designed Blood & Grease “Special Delivery” Ford Transit Connect – a fully customized mobile boutique on wheels – originally debuted in the Ford Motor Company booth at SEMA. The project builds appearing on the tour are actually traveling showcases of hot aftermarket products and new customization techniques. There is also a new “AutoLife S'tour”, presented by Blood & Grease, which will have freebie grab bags, prizes, as well as exclusive car culture streetwear and accessories.
It all kicks off at one of the greatest events on the East Coast; the OC Car & Truck Show in Ocean City, MD on June 13-14th. This is also the first opportunity of the year for car show contenders to be eligible for ALT's exclusive “Livin' the Life Award” - a very special piece that recognizes individuals, their build, and their story. Follow AutoLife Tour on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram for live coverage, all year!
“See you on the road!”