This year, LS Fest had so much going on, so many things to see, that I didn’t get around to putting together my favorite collection of photos. You know, the one that I pretty much need to end with, “…and you can send your hate mail to McTaggart at the following addresses”. I love LS Fest because it brings out creativity in people. And before you start bashing away at the keyboard with your forehead, first born and cup of coffee telling me that it’s just a bellybutton engine, that’s not what I meant. Every year I see more and more vehicles that get the treatment, and in new and interesting ways. Nevermind the list of different makes and models that show up, look at the builds and how they are put together. There is MCR Tuning’s Ferrari 550 Maranello, which is running a de-stroked mill to produce the 5.5L displacement that matches the Ferrari’s original V-12. There’s Aaron Fugate’s “Sinister Sentra”, which ditched nitrous for two whistle snails and is still the world’s baddest Sentra. There’s Suzy Bauter’s Rambler, the Flare Witch Project, that has captured all eyes since it appeared at SEMA last year, and there’s so much more.
And no, I don’t see any coincidence between knowing a good portion of people on this list and me being weird.