The Aftermath guys took a couple years off to make sure they could find a better location and be a little more organized for a smoother-running show. This year, they moved it a little farther North to the Riverside Park in Vero Beach, Florida. The venue is a huge grass lot that allows for plenty of room to grow. While sitting in the airport on the way there, watching the news, they were talking about this weekend being the opening of hurricane season and that there was a tropical storm moving up the Florida coast. What better way to start a show than waiting on rain and strong winds to move through? A quick pass through the show site, on the way to the hotel Friday night, revealed a flooded, swampy field.
Expecting the worst for Saturday, we couldn't have been more surprised when the show grounds were actually bone dry. The fact that it hadn't rained in several months was a major factor, and it looked promising for the show to be a success. Vehicles kept rolling in all weekend and things ran super-smooth, thanks to the Aftermath crew. Adding one more funny show story for the campfire: A group of minitruckers took over a local bar-complete with a big screen TV with a bullet hole in it, a crane machine full of adult novelties and toys, and a 60-year-old guy singing karaoke. The locals didn't know what to think when we all walked in. It was probably the busiest they had ever been. Make sure to check out the Show Lowdown for all the show info.
Name: Aftermath's 2nd Annual It Won't Stop
Location: Riverside Park, Vero Beach, FL
Dates: June 2-3
Total vehicles in attendance: 250
Spectator attendance: About 3,000
* 2nd annual event
* Moved from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to a larger venue to allow room to grow
* Great turnout, even though a tropical storm moved through the day before
* Three Best of Show billet trophies, thanks to Billet and Acrylic Fantasies
* Look for this show to grow bigger next year
3J's SPL competition
Fletcher Speed and Customs, Billet & Acrylic Fantasies, and Florida State Lottery
Capone Designs, G Roads, Speed & Truck World, Drop 'Em Wear?, and Desserts Unlimited
Contact for future events:
This super-modded Tacoma was just one example of the kickass under-construction minis ther
Mike, Mike, and Mike. Yes, that's really their names. They are from Aftermath Florida and
This super-slick Dime took home the Best Paint award.
The Top 3 awards were these badass custom-built billet trophies, from Billet and Acrylic F
Capone Designs was on-hand and showing off some of his insane airbrushing abilities.
Showing off the BAD 2006 Club of the Year trophy.