FRESH MEET! Spring 2012
We kicked off the first weekend in May with an event that most of us car enthusiasts have been looking forward to for quite awhile. Fresh Meet started off bright and early on Sunday, May 6th. After raining most of the week, the sun was up early and continued to shine bright throughout the day. All the clouds had been pushed away and all the heavy hitters came out to play. The variety of cars that we’ve witnessed through this season kept its consistency at Fresh Meet. Stance was the name of the game this past weekend; whether it was a bagged VIP Lexus or a slammed e36 M3, everyone brought their A game with aggressive offsets and a low low that was hard to top.
The area that was reserved for the show was on a little dead end street called Gary Road, right off of US-22. On this street there was a Salvation Army, which had a parking lot and across the street was Morre-Tec Industry, which also had a parking lot, both of which had granted permits for the Fresh Meet event. The Morre-Tec lot was used for vendors and allowed for the vip cars of the show to park. I arrived to the show at what I thought was early but it was just in time. SNTRL’s very own DJ Bojaq and DJ Nitro was on the ones-and-twos along with guest DJ’ as the good times were underway. Among the booths and sponsors making noise was East Coast Honda Meet, 1320Life, NeedPowderCoating.com, Weksos and of course the Fresh Meet, to name a few. The turnout was in-fact so big, that shortly after 12pm the Fresh Meet staff was forced to deny people entry into the show because of the extremely high capacity that had been reached.
Unfortunately, the event was cut short when one police truck showed up at the entrance of the show and told everyone they had to leave. At first me, along with everyone else taking part in the event, thought it was some kind of joke since permits were obtained for the event. But the permits were only good for the two parking lots on Gary Road and not the road itself. There were so many cars at the show that cars lining Gary road in addition to the parking lots. Unfortunately cars were not allowed to park on the street, which according to the police was a public road and therefore illegal parking. Police started giving out parking tickets to those who did not comply with their orders and everyone got in their cars and scattered out of the event grounds.
Luckily enough, I was there long enough to see all the style and fitment that each owner brought along with their vehicles. Fresh Meet was an awesome event just like in the past, where there were no burnouts or even two-steps being fired, just good food, good people, and incredible cars mixing together for a great time. I guess people who aren’t part of the scene chose to assume that we’re all up to no good with our low and loud cars because they’re not exactly sure of what we’re all about. It goes to show that sometimes you have to take a walk in someone else’s shoes before you assume what they’re intentions are. We look forward to what the next Fresh Meet has to offer!
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