There are different car show atmospheres that come with any region inside the United States. The western states have a deep-rooted aesthetic competition seen at car shows, where claiming an award is the priority. However, elsewhere stateside there is a greater sense of camaraderie and relaxation among show entrants. They may build their car with the goal of claiming an award, but they’re still at the show to engage with like-minded enthusiasts. Evidenced most recently at the Atlanta, Georgia stage of the Fatlace presented show Offset Kings.
Taking place in the paddock of the legendary Road Atlanta racetrack, these cars sat in pit spots normally occupied by top tier racing teams. The track, also hosting the second stop in the Formula Drift tour this same weekend, never had a shortage of engine revs and music echoing throughout the trees.
The vendor area for the drift event was stacked with some unique booth cars to draw a crowd to their respective areas. For example, this Lexus GS outside the AirLift booth.
Briefly accompanied by a Volkswagen CC, both sitting very low thanks to their Airlift air suspension.
However, this Infiniti Q45 took the VW’s place outside the Airlift booth for the remainder of the event.
Sitting on re-barreled Work Equip wheels with flawless fender work, this was a great example of what the south was capable of.
Takata USA had their FR-S present, with a livery clad in the iconic green that has made them so famous.
Holley EFI took a fitting approach to grabbing attention down south with this aggressive Flyin’ Miata.
In true southern form, it’s LS-swapped.
The matte blue color of this FR-S on Volk Racing TE37SLs helped show off the carbon modifications located all over the chassis.
Including this Varis Euro GT wing mounted to the carbon decklid.
And the stuffed Unicorn doing it’s best to hold the e-brake up.
This NSX from the Jade Motorsports crew was dressed up for the occasion, wearing the rare Route KS widebody kit.
Sitting on Volk Racing TE37 wheels with a full Project µ (Mu) brake setup lurking behind the spokes.
Hidden completely behind the Exedy tent, was this gorgeous green S15 Silvia.
On some aggressive two-piece Work Meister S1 wheels.
This E28 M5 on AC Schnitzer Type 1 wheels was in such good condition. Amidst the current widebody trend circulating, it’s nice to see such a clean virgin bodied car.
This centerlock-equipped Porsche Cayman was trimmed in race accessories. Showing a more aggressive side thanks to some flares, and a Cup-style wing.
This Infiniti Q45 with “Infamous Society” accents was a different take on VIP, sitting on Work Emotion Kiwami wheels.
Interesting exhaust setup also.
Dan’s (aka astro_b0y) red Porsche 964 was so subtle and clean on the Rotiform OZT wheels.
With some super rare red Recaro A8 seats inside!
This Accuair bagged Nismo 370Z was stuck to the ground on Work VS-XX wheels with matching white centers.
Loved all the hints of carbon and how well they play into the white paint inhabiting the rest of the car.
A track spec Miata with plenty of ducting snuck its way into the show, hidden among the show cars.
The Work CR-01 wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3 tires would be better suited out on the racetrack, but were a nice break from the show setups.
The UCF30 chassis has a certain design about it that always looks menacing. The first of two parked next to each other, was this black example with Weds Kranze Bazreia wheels squeezed under its fender arches.
The second was this brown LS, whose metallic paint was unleashed in the setting sunlight.
The SSR SP3 wheels bolted to the hubs were finished in a chrome coating that matched the accents in the body perfectly.
Continuing the Lexus population at the show was this black UZS190 GS.
Aired out over a set of contrasting gold Work VS-XX wheels.
One of the most interesting attractions of the show was this Miata — at least it used to be a Miata.
A carbureted Ford V8 is transplanted inside the naked front frame rails.
While Work CR01 wheels, bare metal, and a slew of rivets make up the rest of the exterior.
This FC RX7 in its tan khaki color forced you to stop and take notice.
Every panel was finished so cleanly and put together so seamlessly.
The Panasport G7 wheels were the perfect choice, flattering the rest of the chassis.
Oh for extra points, it’s a convertible with a hardtop targa center section.
This Lexus IS sedan had massive arches added onto the front and rear of the stock body.
Though trying to house such immense Work VS-KF wheels will require body mods of that level.
This low blue Miata somehow fit these wide BBS RF wheels refinished with white faces and matching blue BBS caps.
Finishing off the coverage with this stand out Honda S2000. Using a mish mash of aero from different companies, the Sorcery front bumper immediately stands out.
A subtle black set of staggered Volk TE37s take a back seat to the flash of the yellow paint, and the Spoon brake calipers.
Voltex aero closes out the rear of the car via their new swan neck GT wing. This has to be one of the first to make its way stateside.