One week ago, I was in Englishtown, New Jersey photographing the Quickstyle Motorsports 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15 for a feature in Drift Life Magazine. The ambiance of East Coast Bash could be heard in the distance; loud engines roaring, tires screeching across the track, and rock and roll blaring through the speakers. East Coast Bash 2015 was alive and poppin’. I can see why many refer to Englishtown Raceway Park as #TheGreatestPlaceOnEarth.
I am a sucker for nostalgia, and Club Loose and the attendees of the bash ignited a huge sense of nostalgia in me. It could be the fact that I have been away from the east coast for the past 3 and a half years or maybe it was the rock and roll, Bloodmasters jean vested community that you can look at and just know that this is a group of loyal people who created a very tight knit community for themselves and the lifestyle they helped to cultivate. It reminds me of my time growing up here and got me thinking about how much different it is on the east coast compared to the west coast.
I wasn’t really sure what I could expect from Club Loose when I applied for my media credential. My expectations weren’t set at any certain level, I just decided to go into it open minded and willing to accept the difference I knew would exist between this, and the west coast events I was used to shooting.
East Coast Bash did not disappoint! The track donned several subtle elevation changes, smooth transitions, a gnarly back, green scenery and this amazing tree that I became emotionally attached to photographing.
There were all sorts of cars in attendance from a Papa Johns delivery s13 coupe to a mustang convertible. It was nice to see a few pros out as well such as Chris Forsberg, Ryan Tuerck, and Geoff Stoneback. I also enjoyed watching Hert tear it up in that 350Z! Not only were the drivers cars really awesome, the crowd cars drew a lot of attention too! They had everything from a stanced Nissan Rogue to an R34 GTR (my personal favorite).
The only regret I have from this event is that I didn’t stay up to party on Saturday night. It was a long week of 14 hour work days followed by prepping my equipment friday night till about 2 AM. By 10pm Saturday when the party got started and after a long day of photographing, I was so burnt and passed out in my car for the night. Next year I am will party no exceptions!
Check out the photo gallery above, and the outtakes below (these are the color photos I couldn’t pass up posting)! Please share if you like the content. Please credit and link to me or my website. <3