weekend of June 3 & 4 attracted hundreds of truck enthusiasts
to Alabama's Talladega
Superspeedway for the TRUXPO
Truck Tour. The event was open to all trucks, SUVs and Mini
Trucks and was sponsored by Herculiner, Ford, Hot Wheels, and
Weld Wheels, as well as Truckin', 4 Wheel Drive & Sport
Utlity Magazine, Classic Trucks, Mini Truckin', Off-Road, and
Sport Utility Vehicle magazines.
show 'n' shines, manufacturers midway, pro monster truck racing,
off-road competition (stadium trucks), and burn out, stereo
and hydraulic contests for the low-riders. One of the highlights
was the chance to drive around the 2.66 mile speedway and experience
the feeling of a 33 degree bank.
a unique event like this could draw such a wide range of vehicles
and lifestyles. There were no set parking spots for any group.
In fact, our Project TJ sat next to a low-rider Chevy truck
and a low-rider Chevy Tahoe.
decided to go for the weekend and enter our Project TJ, more
or less, just to go hang out and check out the other trucks
and the midway. I gave it a quick sponge bath at 5am before
leaving, but left all the dirt inside and underneath. We got
to the speedway and parked the Jeep. We laughed as every other
participant polished and repolished their trucks. Meanwhile,
our rusting, dented, banged-up Jeep sat in the burning sun on
the track's back-stretch.
had a good time baking on Saturday, but Sunday brought heavy
rains and we debated going back or not. We figured we would
so we headed back to Talladega.
were given for many different classes and specific categories.
Much to our surprise, though, we actually took home two awards
ourselves! Good thing we went!
Choice Award: 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine
Up: Wild Category
out our photo album...