If there’s one thing So Cal Ford and Chevy truck owners can agree on, it’s that the Canyon RV Park located along the banks of the Santa Ana River is one of the state’s best places to hold a truck show. Unlike parking lot events where folks have to create their own shade (or sweat trying), the 63-acre site is crammed with trees spreading a luscious canopy. The Chevy and GMC guys roll into the park a month after the Ford guys in Pickups Ltd. have put on the F-100 Western Nationals. On July 10, the folks at Brothers held the 13th annual show to thank its valued customers for their continued patronage. Chevrolet and GMC truck owners from all over California, and surrounding states, gathered in packs or drove individually to enjoy the festivities.

In addition to growing with 75 more entries this year, it was interesting to note an increased presence of long bed trucks that were restored, or customized to magazine ready quality. The reason might be it’s getting harder, and harder to find good shortbed trucks, or maybe there’s a new trend brewing. Either way it was good to see people are really stepping up to the plate with these trucks. Speaking of steps, there was also a large assortment of step sides ranging from good ol’ work trucks all the way to the pretty stuff that was leaving on the back of other trucks at the end of the show. Just so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings it should also be mentioned there was a great selection of panels, Suburban’s, flatbeds, and COE trucks at the event. For information about next year’s show, and maybe by the time this issue hits the newsstand the show winners will be announced, checkout www.brotherstrucks.com. ct