After a whole year of planning, the Southern Fried Festival rolled into Langley Speedway with sponsors RPM Magazine and Scion headlining the event, and supporters like Lucas Oil Products providing tons of products and goodies for participants and fans. The stage was finally set for an exhibition of amazing cars, great music and the aroma of BBQ competitors.
The plan was in place to turn the track into a unique display of hot rods, pro streets, race cars, collector cars, street trucks, rat rods, and 4x4s, with an assortment of motorcycles and other unique, wheeled creations. The circle track’s “Pit Row” was transformed into Vendor Alley and a big motor showcase, thanks to Live Wire Media and RPM Magazine.
With builders like Bay City Classics, Bradley Gray and the Blown Mafia, Outlaws Rod and Custom, R&M Performance, Charlie Daniels Performance Group, and Love’s Customs, there was no shortage of automotive artwork. The Hampton Camaro Club and the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Counsel—along with Mike Cherry and Bing Gatewood’s street team—did a fantastic job of spreading the word, and the cars flowed in on Saturday morning like rushing water. There were over 300 vehicles, double stacked, and the spectacle came close to making it all the way around the track!
Bobby Starcher debuted his brand new pro street Chevelle and took “Best of Show.” An extremely rare English Taxi by Bay City Classics turned heads all weekend long, and a fresh new mustang build by R&M Performance sat proudly beside the Scion booth.
Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
Read more stories like this at www.rpmmag.com