From day one GrimmSpeed has always been a company comprised entirely of automotive enthusiasts, it’s one of the things we hold in high esteem around here, and although we’ve grown considerably in size since the beginning, that still stands true to this day. As most typical car enthusiasts do, our employees will check out the local shows/meets as often as possible, so when we finally got the opportunity to start hosting gatherings of our own, we ran with it. The initial meet we hosted was a good way to start spreading the word and gauging what sort of interest the local community had for coming to hang out at the shop. Check out the blog post for the first-ever GrimmSpeed Meet here:
We all felt like we should do things a bit differently than the average meet. What we wanted to do was interact with those that showed up, not just take their entrance money and try to sell them a few t-shirts, but to check out their cars, have a few laughs, and get to know them on a personal level. That turned out to be one of the biggest pleasures of this undertaking. As the shows went on, more new faces showed up and the events started to feel less like work, and more like a big garage hangout with friends.
Fast forward to September, when we found ourselves staring at the face of our last event for the 2017 season. Although it was nice to have a little break from the chaos, in truth looking back at the past few months had me feeling pleasantly nostalgic. With that, I decided to put together an album of pictures that stood out to me during our past events. Without much further ado, here are my sentimental favorites:
The After Hours: Wrap-Up on September 15th came and went in a flash. It gave us one last chance to hang out with the now-familiar faces, catch up over some BBQ, and be in the presence of some of my favorite cars in Minnesota; not a bad send-off. Here is a bonus gallery of pictures from that day:
To those of you who came out to one or more of our events, or even supported us from a distance, I’d like to extend a personal thank you to each and every one of you. This much fun wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. See you all in 2018!
GrimmSpeed After Hours: 2017 Recap [Gallery]