The 3rd Annual Scrape Session, hosted by Twisted Dreams Custom Club in Albany, Georgia, is fast growing into one of the Southeast's must-attend events. What this tight-knit group of custom nuts manages to put together every year combines quality with attitude - the right kind of attitude. This event is held to help out local charities, and this year the show's cause was the Albany Rescue Mission. Held at the U.S. 19 Dragway just outside of Albany, Georgia, Scrape Session brought out some of the most die-hard mini-truckers from all around the area together for a weekend of hard-core draggin'.

The show began Saturday morning just as soon as the crew of Twisted Dreams opened the gates. It wasn't long before the grounds were filled with some of the cleanest rides from all over the Southeast. Most people don't realize just how serious these guys and gals in the southern states are when it comes to their minis, but once you've had a chance to look over the field at one of these events, it becomes quite clear what all of their blood and sweat goes into.

As Saturday rolled on, the 8-mile dragstrip was opened, and anyone looking to test and tune his or her ride on the track was given the opportunity. This provided great entertainment for the spectators as well as the show participants, who had finally finished performing their last-minute show detailing. A number of vendors were also on hand, including Drop 'Em Wear?, the T-shirt guys we all love, who were selling their usual cache of threads and accessories for those who need to look cool when they're not in their trucks.

When the sun finally set on the first day of the show, Scrape Session was still going strong. A free concert was put on Saturday night by three local bands, and everyone was invited. Grace in Failure, Holly Drive, and Bailey Drive were the bands who entertained the crowds into the wee hours of the morning, proving that all shows don't have to end when the sun drops.

Sunday's weather was less than desirable, with rain showing up off and on all day long. Although this would keep most people at home watching Real World reruns, hard-core enthusiasts showed their true grit. They drove from all over the state to make the attendance even bigger for Sunday, despite the weather. The rain did manage to shut down the dragstrip, though, but there was still plenty to do. The Car Audio Sound-Off, sponsored by Custom Sound of Albany, started later in the morning and brought out some of the loudest systems around. Later in the day, the Low Truck Draggin' competition, put on by CSS Customs and Real Life Customs, began when some of the most dedicated mini-truckers deflated their adjustable suspensions, floored their accelerators, and let the rockers (and even the doors) scrape the asphalt for the crowds as they battled it out to take home a cash prize.

As the afternoon winded down and the rain started threatening, the Twisted Dreams crew began handing out a sweet-looking batch of trophies to the lucky entrants who earned high marks from the judges. Despite the ill temper of Mother Nature, everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend. Twisted Dreams would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year's event and would like to invite everyone to roll in next year when Scrape Session drags through Albany for its fourth year.

Scrape Session's Best:
Best of Show Truck: Lefty Lawson - '88 Mitsubishi Roadster
Best Paint: Clint Ferguson - '98 Nissan Frontier
Best of Show Club: Elite Fantasies of Albany, Georgia
Lowest: Bubba Fells - '95 Nissan Hardbody
Scrape Contest: Shane - '94 Chevy S-10