On July 14th and 15th, the great folks at Official Street Whipz held their famous King of the South Weekend. Atlanta only has one automotive filled weekend- it’s always in July and the V-103 Car and Bike Show falls on a Saturday, and on the very next day, Official Street Whipz has their King of the South Show.
Now, where are my V-103 Car and Bike show photos? Glad you asked. I wasn’t granted a media pass, so I didn’t go. (With that particular show, having media access comes in handy because they allow media to shoot the cars an hour before the show. Once general admission is allowed inside, it goes downhill) So instead, I crashed (no pun intended) the King of the South Block Party. Held in Stone Mountain, I had no idea what I was in for. I saw the flyer and it had an address, date, time, and some cars. Plus I trust the Official Street Whips family to always put on a great show, so why not.
The address led me to a shopping center…. an extremely packed parking lot. There were so many cars, that the attendees even parked in the aisles.
The very next day, the show moved to the Atlanta Motor Speedway, where it’s been faithfully held since 2015. Car enthusiasts got to show off what their cars are made of in three ways- how the car looks, how it performs on the race track, and how it sounds- meaning the audio system.
Over the course of two days, I’ve noticed a lot of vehicles with excellent paint jobs and wraps, a lot of vehicles on Forgiato, Amani Forged, Rucci Forged, Corleone Forged, and Dub Wheels, there were donks, donks, and more donks, plenty of Ang’s family members (Ang is short for Angela, which is the name of my Dodge Charger and by family members, I mean other Dodge Chargers and Challengers), a lot of Box Chevys, a lot of G-Bodies, and one more thing- there were a lot of donks there… in every color.
Despite the heat, I had a great weekend and of course, I will be back next year. Enough talking because I know my photos are far more interesting than what I have to say.
To see the rest of the photos from the block party, check out Bernie’s Official Street Whipz Block Party gallery. And to see the rest of the photos from the car show, check out Bernie’s 2018 King of the South Mega Show gallery.
P.S. The next post will be coverage from a show that I haven’t attended in two years, and I will show up on time. Stay tuned.