When the sun came up Saturday morning on Atlanta Beach, Georgia, site of the Xtreme Lowz Xtreme Bash, the show's contestants were eagerly waiting to pack the showgrounds with clean custom rides. By noon on Saturday, the grounds were filled with rides, spectators, and plenty of sunshine, and everyone was having a good time. Once the showgoers were situated, the Xtreme Lowz crew went to work judging and planning club games.
Once everyone was parked, we made our way around to take pictures of the various rides. Some of the crowd pleasers at the Extreme Bash included: Ernie Camp's "Unfadeable" Mazda, which won Best of Show at the awards on Sunday; Robert Radney's body-dropped Toyota Tacoma, which took home Lowest; and Sean Mabe's Chevy, which won Best Interior. Some of the clubs that rolled out to support this show included Pebble Pushers, Endless, SubCulture, Negative Camber, Focus Intentions, and Acrophobia. On Sunday, it was Focus Intentions that took the Club Participation trophy, not to mention some pretty prestigious bragging rights.
By the time we made our rounds, shooting all the show action for Mini Truckin' readers, Xtreme Lowz began its planned events. Club games were up first, and the bat-circle relay was hilarious to watch; it usually ends with several people laid out dizzy in the grass and everyone else standing around pointing at those poor individuals and laughing hysterically. Endless emerged victorious in that game, but other games that Xtreme Lowz had set up for the day - a club-against-club tug-o-war and an egg toss - garnered as many laughs.
Throughout Saturday, those in attendance hung out with one another, checked out each other's rides, and thoroughly enjoyed the sunny April afternoon. There was even time to touch up your ride from the dust that had settled upon it since the early morning show setup. Competition was tough, as it always is in the South, but the feeling running through the show was more spirited than fierce.
By Sunday afternoon, it was time to unwind. Xtreme Lowz did an excellent job of hosting its show this year, and we're definitely looking forward to next year's Xtreme Bash. Xtreme Lowz would like to thank the vendors in attendance: Drop 'Em Wear, Sparko, LoGear, South Honda, and everyone who came out to support the 'Bash. If you would like to attend next year's show or become a supporting vendor, you can find information at the official site for the show, www.xtremebash.com or by visiting the home page of Xtreme Lowz at www.xtremelowz.com.