East Coast Cruise is all about bringing the growing Australian minitruck community together for a weekend of cruising and hanging out. There was coverage from Domination the Video, Mini Truckin', and kmuter.com, as well as a host of local media. For more information, check out www.eastcoastcruise.com or www.kmuter.com.
The Show Lowdown
Name: East Coast Cruise Defect Wars
Location: Bateman's Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Dates: November 24-26, 2006
Total vehicles in attendance: 250
Spectator attendance: 400
* East Coast Cruise was the first Australian event for minitrucks
* A non-profit event, presented by Negative Camber, with support from sponsors.
* There were no trophies, the reward was cruising and showing off your ride with your friends
* It was the fifth East Coast Cruise, the first one was in '02
Events: The cruise was from Bateman's Bay to Moruya to park the rides along the river. Stops along the way included Hog's Breath, and plenty of food, folks, and fun.
Sponsors: DW Customs, The Chop Shop, State of Art Custom Paint, The Tuck Shop, and Kmuter Designs.
Contact for future events: email@example.com or www.eastcoastcruise.com.
A little food and fuel got...
A little food and fuel got the party rolling.
Almost all stops were on the...
Almost all stops were on the coast, to meet up with more people and enjoy the sun and beach.
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The old-skool minis are equally loved down under.
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With beautiful scenery all around, cruising the coast is the way to go.
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(The new HiLux (Tacoma) body is completely different than the ones in the U.S.
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