Photo Gallery: Gridlife Atlanta 2019

We just returned from #Gridlife Atlanta, which describes itself simply: "3 days of music + racing + camping + more." In reality, this is an event that's truly more than the sum of its parts. It brings festival vibes to a paddock full of top-tier machinery, with competitors from all sorts of racing disciplines and fans of every niche packing Road Atlanta to get to know each other. This meant fans of stance, drift, wheel-to-wheel, time attack, HPDE, music and more were standing shoulder to shoulder cheering for whatever was on track at the time. Once night fell, the infield migrated to the stage, where acts including Flosstradamus and Soulja Boy kept the party raging all night. 

Don't take our word for it, though: Check out the photo gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Photography by Keplinger Designs:

Photography by Tom Suddard:




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slowbird Reader
8/26/19 10:41 a.m.

Looks like a lot of fun.

My favorite pics:



90's Solo Cup!


Contains Ginseng and Honey! *(Note: may not actually contain ginseng)

ultraclyde PowerDork
8/26/19 11:33 a.m.

The first photo of the drift Corolla is an amazing shot. 

maschinenbau SuperDork
8/26/19 2:17 p.m.

Those two Corolla hatchbacks were the rowdiest all weekend. They were simply never not sideways.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/26/19 3:31 p.m.

Da youths enjoying our world. Love it! Sick Fiat X 1/9 by the way.


tomopm New Reader
8/26/19 3:49 p.m.

It was our 1st Gridlife and I have to say it was really cool. Well run and organized.

We supported 6 cars in the GLTC and they all had fun. Drifting was insane.

If you are a car person there was something for everyone.

OPM Autosports

spacecadet Dork
8/26/19 4:05 p.m.

Gridlife is a party and motorsports event with no equal. 

Glad you went Tom, I saw you sitting in on the livestream a few times. 


spacecadet Dork
8/27/19 12:16 a.m.

Sharing cause it's awesome 

This is Eric Kutil driving from 33rd to 3rd in the 15 minute GLTC race Saturday. It's an awesome watch. 

STM317 UltraDork
8/27/19 4:25 a.m.

Datsaniti making an appearance!

Aaron_King PowerDork
8/27/19 9:09 a.m.

How "kid: friendly are these events?  I think there will be one at Mid Ohio next year and my middle, 11, son would love to see the drifting and such.

spacecadet Dork
8/27/19 9:30 a.m.

In reply to Aaron_King :

They Run 2 types of events. 

Festivals and Track Battle weekends/events. 

This year there were 3 festivals 

Gingerman(midwest festival) in june, PPIR(Horizon festival) in July and Road Atlanta(South Festival) in August. These are the only events that have drifting and the concerts.  


All their other events are track weekends focused on the Time Attack, GLTC and HPDE stuff. 

spacecadet Dork
8/27/19 9:34 a.m.

In reply to Aaron_King :

I don't believe there's admission costs on the track battle weekends. But the festival weekends usually run $75+ for weekend admission and day tickets are not guaranteed because Midwest fest hits capacity every year and they stop selling admissions. 


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