Every year at the height of summer, Brothers Trucks, known for their giant catalog of '47-87 Chevy and GMC truck parts and custom accessories, throws their annual bash on the shady acres of Featherly Park, located on the edge of Orange County. About 3,000 spectators, along with 300 trucks, show up each year and are treated to some of the best trucks in Southern California. Sometimes at shows this size, we get used to seeing the same trucks year after year. While there are many loyal supporters of the Brothers show, we are always pleasantly surprised to see other trucks we've never seen before.
Of course, there are some staples that keep the masses coming back every year, food being one of them; it's always nice when show promoters go a step beyond the traditional "carnie food." Another essential element is The Hot Rod Trio. This traditional rockabilly band (complete with standup bass AND drums) has been playing around the OC for years, and has obviously become a favorite among the Flanders brothers and the rest of the Brothers staff. Tons of raffle prizes are also on hand each year at the show. With hundreds of cool giveaways, you're almost guaranteed to bring something home with you. Do we even have to mention how cool it is to have the Laker Girls cruising the show?
Due to their heavy involvement in a recent episode of Overhaulin', Brothers set aside a special area for the awesome '52 GMC that you will be seeing in these pages very soon, along with a booth where the lovely Cynthia answered questions about Chip Foose, and reassured show goers that the cars really are built in a week.
At about 2 p.m., Emcee Steve Flanders took the stage and handed out the many awards. The Brothers Best Of Show Award has become pretty prestigious over the last few years, partly due to the fact that these trucks almost always end up on the Brothers catalog or other literature. We were excited (but not surprised) to see the immaculate '52 Chevy, owned by Dennis Sever, crowned this year's winner. This is another yellow '47-54 we're proud to say that you will soon be seeing on these pages.
All in all, the show went off without a hitch, and the Flanders brothers are quick to point out that the "Sisters" (wives Lisa and Carrie, along with many other wives and girlfriends) play a large roll in the shows' organization and success. For information on next year's event, or for nearly anything on your classic Chevy, contact Brothers at (800) 977-2767, or log on to www.brotherstrucks.com.