Slingshot Best of the Builders: East vs. West
Polaris challenged Travis and us to build the “sickest 2020 Slingshot SL” in the United States, competing with a team from the East in Alex Vega’s The AutoFirm and Teyana Taylor.
Travis had his new Slingshot SL dropped off to go over his vision for the 3-wheeler. He worked with Myles Kovacs, Co-founder of DUB, to look at the possibilities and go from there. We had an idea of what Travis wanted, but he gave us the added challenge of transforming it from red to an all-black ride.
Off to the Races: The Build
With a limited amount of time to get the Slingshot together, our team scrambled to tear it down, source parts, and put it back together, which would usually be a relatively easy task. But doing the same during a pandemic proved otherwise.
Practicing social distancing during reassembly and fabricating custom audio panels for the Slingshot added more pressure to get things done on time. But we’re professionals, and like always, we just rolled up our sleeves, grinded, and persevered until the project was completed.
The Slingshot Effect with Travis
“When they pulled the cover off, I was blown away!
And the winner is…
I found out we had won when I checked my IG and saw it was blowing up, and I was getting tagged in a bunch of posts. It’s satisfying to see the whole process come together to transform the Slingshot into a custom ride that I had envisioned and then having everyone vote for our Slingshot build. And the best part is I can now finally take it out and ride around L.A.! Much love to Polaris for including me in the Best of the Builders and Myles and the DUB team for putting together this badass Slingshot!
It was rad seeing the build process and getting sneak peeks from the DUB guys on IG, and seeing some of the stuff The AutoFirm was doing to Teyana’s Slingshot. Some of the comments were pretty cool, too, and got me pumped to see the finished build. Many of my boys have been hitting me up to drive the Slingshot once I got it back.