Our favorite show in Indiana was given a new name this year but, that didn't worry us any. We knew the show would be just as good, if not better than ever. The show is now called The Import & Truck Bash instead of the old Indy Truck Bash moniker that we've all grown accustomed to. The name change seemed to bring even more custom vehicles and their owners to Indianapolis Raceway Park than we've seen in the past, everyone of them looking for a good time. Some of the new attractions that went off in Indy this year were the import drags and street bike exhibitions. Both were well received and made nice additions to the already cool combination of a bustling show field and limitless cruising. The show was so big this year that getting from one side of the park to the other meant taking part in an hour-long line of minis that cruised the pavement circle that outlines the show field.
Navigating the bumper to bumper traffic of ridiculously low minis, compacts, and SUVs became a session of sensory overload. Trying to catch a glimpse of every body drop, chop top, and shave job could have easily given spectators a case of whiplash. It took us two days of rolling a golf cart and some serious time management to cover the show and get a few features in the can for this issue. As usual, mother nature came through and dropped rain on everyone for a short while each day of the event, but that only seemed to further the good vibes of everyone present. The rain became an excuse to huddle under the closest vendor tent, check out their wares, and swap some good cruising stories. All in all, ITB number nine did not disappoint; we can't wait to hit it up again next year.