With the ever-changing weather hovering over the Pacific Northwest, it came as a huge relief when the forecast took a turn for the better on the weekend of the PNW’s first big meet, NW-Built and Stancewars at Golden Gardens. Once our team committed to driving down from Vancouver, Canada, we set off on taking our cars out of winter mode, lowering the car, swapping wheels, and freshening them up to look presentable.
Driving out as a group down the I-5 was an indescribable feeling. Through the misty morning fog, the sun crept out, providing the best weather of the new year yet. After two hours of dodging potholes and washroom breaks, we arrived at the picturesque venue, Golden Gardens. We parked our cars and gave them a quick wipe down. Before we knew it, we heard cars rumbling down the hill and scraping over the speed bumps to the parking lots.
Throughout the event we had cameras rolling to capture as much of the amazing atmosphere as we could. The turnout surpassed our expectations by far. When interviewing Mike Tolliver, the founder of Stancewars, he estimated there to be around 3000 people in attendance at the meet. Everywhere and anytime you looked over your shoulder, there was something bound to capture your attention. There were beautiful cars, people, and landscape to entertain everyone at the Gardens.Considering it was March, still early on in the show season, it was undoubtedly a successful meet with an overall variety and quality of cars. From the crowds of people checking out the endless flow of cars, to the countless car crews, and vendors present, and not to mention the seal chillin’ on the docks, we were overwhelmed with the positive vibes during the meet.
Special thanks to Mike Tolliver and his team over at Stancewars, along with their collaboration with NW-Built for making this event the success it was. The Static Captains team was proud to have participated in the gathering of the ever-growing stance scene.
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