The Godfather Customs Southeastern Mini Truckin' Nationals has been a must-attend for the past eight years. However, the overflow of riced-out imports has made it difficult for mini-truckers to enjoy the show the way they used to. With this in mind, Charlie Cobble from Autoshows.cc teamed up with Godfather Customs and Mini Truckin' magazine to bring the show back to its main audience: the hard-core mini-truckers. This year's event was held on July 2-4 at the Nashville Speedway in Tennessee, with hopes of giving mini-truckers what they had been asking for over the last few years.
Using advice and feedback he'd received from previous shows, Charlie went all-out to make this event better for all the faithful attendees from years past. The must-have events of any mini-truckin' show were held all weekend long. These events included a USAC sound competition, the ever-popular bikini contest, a lowest of the low, hop-offs, and much more. Vendors, including custom shops, were on hand, showing off their rides and selling custom parts to the mini-truck masses.
One of the main ingredients in helping bring this show back to the mini-truckers was our magazine's involvement in the specialty-awards arena. The minute we heard someone intended to throw a show with us mini-truckers solely in mind, we got on board and teamed up to choose the Mini Truckin' Top 10. We chose the top 10 minis in attendance and featured those that had not yet made it into our pages. All 10 winners also received a specialty trophy and were parked in the Winner's Circle at the Nashville Speedway. If you check out our lead photo, you'll see the 10 trucks we chose to represent the cream of the crop at this year's event.
The show was a blast, and since it was focused on the mini-truckers, it really meant a lot to us here at Mini Truckin' to be a part of it. We look forward to next year and hope many more will come out and join us to help this show grow and stay focused on the hard-core custom enthusiasts. Special thanks go out to all the sponsors who helped make this show possible, particularly Godfather Customs. For more information on next year's event, contact: Charlie Cobble, (423) 623-4644, www.autoshows.cc.