|The first big West Coast show of the season is
undeniably the Spring California Truck Jamboree. This
year the event moved to Hidden Valley Park in Irvine,
California. Thousands of enthusiasts gathered as
temperatures rose swiftly into the 70's, while plenty of
music, contests, prizes, and food kept them happy, this
show was like a giant outdoor party. And don't forget the
trucks! This year turned out to be the largest turnout
ever in the 6 year hisotry of the show. It's a fairly
common opinion that sport truck trends are set by the
West Coast, and this event is the place to be to see the
latest styles and trends.
||Live music from Izzy Swift kept
the park rockin', while the frozen T-shirt contest, and
the ever-popular bikini contest pleased the crowds.
|What's the story this season? It seems
like every full-size was wearing 20-inch rims, and clear
taillights showed up on just about every make and model
truck. Airbags could be found on at least two out of
every three trucks, outnumbering hydraulics by far. This
season, race style interiors were catching on fast,
bringing gobs of carbon fiber, roll bars, and race-style
bucket seats into several trucks. And who could miss the
paint trends? Scallops, flames, stripes, and platters
covered some trucks, while new pearescent and metallic
paints covered others in monochromatic style. Some chose
the bright yellow, orage, and green hues, while others
stuck to conservative, yet handsome shades of black,
burgundy, or blue.
||Several vendors brought along
trucks and models to promote their products. It
looks like the ladies managed to get all the attention.
|There were more sport utility vehicles
and vans on display than ever before, with the new
Lincoln Navigators being the most prominent (not to
mention the most expensive).
dropped trucks were also out in high numbers, with no
less than 4 body-dropped crew cab duallies, along with
several other body dropped examples of full-size trucks
and dozens of body dropped mini-trucks.
|The trucks were literally crammed
in all over the park.
|Every vendor imaginable was on-hand at
this event, from California Custom USA, Ballistic
Motorsports, Master Image Customs, West Coast Customs,
Stitchcraft, and dozens more familiar names were showing
their products and trucks.
||West Coast Customs was showing off
their super-fast nitrogen-charged airbags on this
late-model Toyota 4-runner.
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