Sonic Electronix at Slamology

Over three weeks of coordinating, two days of travel between 3 states and the promise of virtually no sleep did not keep our team at Sonic Electronix from participating in the 11th annual Slamology Automotive and Music Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana over the weekend of June 14th. From what we heard from so many other vendors and attendees, this was a premier event where we could really connect with the core car audio community. It did not disappoint.

The annual 2-day event at Lucas Oil Raceway featured a number of competitions, vendors like XS Power and Mechman Alternators, bands and even a bikini contest. Attendees, vendors and competitors arrived from all over the country, albeit none as far as Los Angeles. Despite the competitive nature of the crowd, it really felt like a tight knit group of enthusiasts. There was a true sense of community. It did not matter if you were a bass head, into SQL or just a spectator everyone there was there to have a great time.

Slamology 2014

While we were there, we captured insanely loud demos leaving in their wake, windows cracked, doors busted and ears damaged. We even piloted a quadcopter drone to get some awesome aerial coverage of the day. Unfortunately that crashed too. When we weren’t busy demoing or rather watching sound waves break things, we were out there talking to people about their love for all things car audio. Being able to hear these stories was priceless.

At our booth, we had the great fortunate to be able to showcase the late Alma Gates’ Bronco, The Beast, the final vehicle she built. “Alma Gates was a mother figure in the bass head community. She was friends with everyone and loved everybody,” said Warnick. “After she passed away last year we were fortunate enough to be able to purchase her Bronco so that we could maintain it and bring it around to shows and events. It’s a great honor.”

Sonic Electronix hopes to make the trip out to Slamology in 2015. We met so many great people at Slamology and their genuine love of car audio was amazing. Hopefully next time our drone doesn’t break.

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