Ever since high school I have been influenced by the automotive community. My older cousin and his friends use to meet every Friday night in a parking lot, pop their hoods, and share knowledge (this group is today known as XclusivAlliance). What brand HID bulbs to buy, which suspension would work best, how to go faster. The only thing better than the parking lot meet-ups were the late night drives. All the windows down so you could hear those beautiful exhaust notes.
I'm sad to say that for the past few years I have been absent in the car community. Since purchasing a home I have had to temporary distance myself from this hobby. Talk to anyone in the community and they can tell you it is not cheap nor is it easy to walk away from. Nothing was harder for me than selling my first tuner car. It was something that I bonded with, that I created, something that moved me.
Through the automotive community I have made my closest friends, shaped my creativity, and learned how to fail. That being said I make it a point to attend at least one or two car events a year to stay in touch with my roots. This year I made it out to the event known as First Class Fitment hosted by Canibeat.
Although my 1st time attending, this year marked Canibeat's 7th year hosting this event. It's held at a small airport in the same town that is home to Princeton University. For me, that's about a 3 and 1/2 hour drive, which I thought was long until meeting some people at the event who drove from Texas.
Overall it was a fantastic event to attend. I highly recommend if you have never been to mark your calendar for next year. If you want to see more images make sure to check out Sebastian's coverage on Fatlace. As always thank you for checking in with us and stay tuned for some more blog activity!
Words : Tim Images: Tim & Sebastian