This past June Brothers Truck Parts hosted its annual Truck Show & Shine. This year's event was again held at Featherly Regional Park in Anaheim, California, just a stone's throw from Brothers' state of the art Corona showroom and distribution center (which has recently been replaced with an even larger and more modern facility located at 801 Parkridge Ave. in Corona, California). As has become the norm, the show was open to 1947-72 Chevrolet and GMC pickups only, and drew hundreds of awesome classic trucks from all over SoCal and beyond. The choice of Featherly Park as the show's venue is a superb one as the park's grassy meadows and multitude of trees provided both an extremely picturesque setting and a comfortable escape from the blazing June sun. The event was scheduled to run from 9a.m.- 3p.m. But when we arrived at about 8:30, we were pleasantly surprised by at least 80 classic truckers and their families who in their excitement decided the sooner they arrived, the better. From then on it seemed as though a steady stream of classic Chevy and GMC pickups poured through the gates all morning long.
This being our second visit to the annual Brothers show, it really reinforced our thoughts of why it's become a SoCal favorite. It is readily apparent that the crew from Brothers are as enthusiastic (or even more so) about the gathering as the attendees, and they again tackled every chore with zeal knowing that the smoother things went, the more fun everyone would have. And, just like last year-have fun we did!
Aside from checking out the huge array of cool classic pickups (and visiting with their owners who shared plenty of tips, tricks, and ideas) attendees could (and did) enjoy Brothers' hourly "scavenger hunt." Adding to the excitement were the day's nearly constant raffle drawings, and the opportunity to wander the vendor area shopping for some more of those "must have" parts and accessories. A DJ provided great background music during the course of the event, and there were plenty of food and drink vendors on hand to provide all with a wide variety of refreshment. Aside from just hosting a fun-filled get-together, Brothers also organized a bit of friendly competition.There were 13 categories in which participants could register to win trophies. Classes for everything from the best of certain year groupings to best paint, engine, and interior. Adding to those were categories for the lowest, the most unusual, under construction, Brothers' choice, and best of show, as well.
Though there was a healthy spectator turnout, one of the things we thought made the show so enjoyable was the fact that it was primarily a participant focused event. Classic Chevy and GMC truck owners by the hundreds were able to visit and enjoy a day of camaraderie with fellow classic truckers and industry experts, giving the gathering the feel of an almost exclusive affair.
Brothers' Truck Show & Shine is a must for those that are looking for a really fun classic truck gathering, and as we've witnessed in just one season to the next, one that's sure to grow every year! So, for those that still didn't make it this year, get on the horn and get the scoop on the date for 2002's gathering (you can call 'em at 909-808-9790 for details) and join the rest for another day of fun in the sun with Brothers!