24 Jan,2017

Slingshot Takeover

2016 DMV Slingshot Takeover – A Monumental Movment

To say the weekend of July 16th in our adrenaline fueled industry was busy would be an understatement. Down south we had the Kingz of the South MC’s Royal Bash along with ATL’s V103 Car and Bike Show. Locally in the DMV, our family, the ladies of Platinum Dreams MC rocked out with their annual Family and Friends Day while the Slingshot Takeover movement hit the DMV.

Slingshot gatherings are taking place throughout the nation, with the east coast showcasing some of the wildest custom Slingshots around, so it’s only fitting for the Nation’s Capital (home of SS Takeover movement) to take this phenomenon to the next level with Coleman Powersports of Falls Church Virginia (one of the nation’s leading Polaris Slingshot dealers) as the host location and sponsor.

The #SSTakeover, brainchild of entertainment pioneer and Slingshot owner James McRae aka Da Plug was created to bring enthusiasts of this new three-wheeled sensation together to network and join in the camaraderie, fun and appreciation for their love of Slingshots.

There was a full weekend of action packed events setup for all the patrons with the Gaylord National Hotel at the National Harbor graciously severing as the host hotel the National Harbor. The weekend started with meet VIP welcoming party sponsored by Polaris at Coleman PowerSports with free cocktails & hors d’oeuvres while partying to the sounds of DJ Kelly B. But wait, there’s more. Alpha PowerSports&Slingmods offered on the spot upgrades and installations while Coleman PowerSports provided oil changes and alignments.

On Saturday, the main event was held Coleman Powersports massive parking open parking area for a day full of fun events. On site was Alpha PowerSports, Slingmods ,Toy’ss Detailing, Eddie Merino Electronics, Metricks, CPS Alignment Center, CPS Maintenance Center, Apex Cycle Education, Fed City Hot Sauce and Thin Blue Line BBQ. The ride and drive list filled to capacity as onlookers wanted to test out the Polaris Slingshot to see what the hype was all about. DJ Gemini kept all entertained as he spun great tunes throughout the event.

We were grateful Throttle Life was able to play an additional role with bringing on board the March of Dimes Bikers for babies as the official charity for this event. A 50/50 raffle was held with many great prizes that were given out after the custom show. Proceeds raised from the raffle will benefit the March of Dimes to help fund lifesaving research and programs that work to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Every vendor supplied gifts that were a part of the raffle. A special thank you must go out to MTX Audio who supplied a complete sound system as a part of the raffle, along with other gifts. The sight of the sound system on display inspired many to purchase tickets for a chance to be the lottery winner. All attendees received gift bags courtesy of Progressive Insurance filled with gifts from Polaris, Coleman Powersports and Megiuar’s automotive care products.

The SS Takeover DC Custom Show was nothing short of spectacular and judged in 4 different classes. Peoples Choice, Most Creativity, Best Audio and Best in Show. Each winner received a custom glass trophy, special prizes and a set of noise cancelling headphones from MTX Audio.

On Sunday all of the riders headed out for a trip in downtown D.C. The vibe and energy was electric as a bevy of Slingshots and bikers shut down every block they entered upon their grand arrival lining the streets with custom Slingshots as far as the eye could see.


2016 Slingshot Takeover - A Monumental Movement