Elysburg, PA – September 2015 marked the third annual Knoedown event at Knoebel’s Amusement Park. The show is put together by some friends of ours – and two huge names in the current car scene and clothing line community – Junkstyles x Lowlifestyle and CounterKultur. Both brands join together to organize one of the coolest weekends in our scene. This show is all about having fun with friends and family. While they do give out awards to recognize some of the most impressive builds on display, the guys behind the event stress that the competition aspect of this event is far from top priority. Knoebels Amusement Park – the largest free admission park in the country – creates a unique atmosphere for the event and helps set the tone for fun. Car owners get ride tickets and a lunch pass included in their vehicle display space and spectators can also join in on the group lunch which is cookout style food served in a giant pavilion so the show-goers can enjoy each other’s company together. It’s a very cool premise for a show and a great alternative to the growing number of elitist “send pictures to get approved” style events that have been popping up all over the east coast over the past few years. We also love the event because our JunkStyles x LowLifeStyle buddies always save a great spot for our Ford Transit Connect Wagon mobile command center. We need that prime location so that we can blanket the showfield – which this year grew to right around 500 vehicles of all breeds – with our WiFi signal for the judging portion of the event. This year the format was switched up to a Top 20 overall with a handful of creative specialty style awards. The Top 20 trophies were in the form of beer growlers, while the specialty trophies were laser cut, engraved, and anodized one-off metal designs that were donated by the geniuses at IDF (Innovative Design and Fabrication) and LowJambs DropShop. While we see them needing to bump up to a Top 25 at least in the future, we have to admit these were some of the coolest trophies we’ve seen at an event yet. We simply cannot wait to see what the JSxLLS and CK guys have in store for next year’s Knoedown event – and the streets are talking, telling us that these two iconic brands may team up to do another event as well. Count us in!