A line of sleek sports cars pulls into a small parking lot outside of a Los Santos Customs garage. The drivers get out, take photos, and boast about their cars. This is the beginning of a car meet, a type of event enjoyed by thousands of GTA Online gearheads who love racing, customising and showing off in-game hot rods.

This particular meet unfolds with things you might expect, like joy rides and pit stops, but because this is GTA Online, there's some shooting, too. Even the police get involved.