Labor Day weekend has always been a time set aside for parties and cookouts - and now for the show known as Slamology. This car, truck, and music festival had its inaugural session during Labor Day weekend 2004. Truck Show.org, along with title sponsors Gauge Magazine.com and Blossom Chevrolet, presented the first annual event in Indianapolis at the world-renowned Marion County Fairgrounds. This ultimate showground has a huge concert stage, allowing enthusiasts to park row upon row in front of the stage, with no bad spot to be seen.
Early on Saturday morning, mini-trucks, compacts cars, and lowriders were waiting their turn to enter into the first-ever Slamology event. Just a few hours after the gates opened, hundreds of enthusiasts packed into the fairgrounds and a full weekend of the Slamology experience was in session.
To start the party, Just Show Up Entertainment brought out 17 rock bands and hip-hop artists to keep things hoppin', and the bands rocked the event from open 'til close. Once the bands were going good and hard, DJ Kidd Kutt opened up the foam pit and Slip N Slide. Talk about crazy. A 50-foot-downhill Slip N Slide right into a foam pit had enthusiasts and showgoers enjoying themselves with some good, clean fun. Needless to say, children loved it, woman rode it, and truck-run virgins, well, the jury is still out. Later in the evening, a VIP party brought out the golf-cart enthusiasts in everyone lucky enough to be present. Inside the fairgrounds, the show promoters turned the oval-banked go-cart track into the official golf cart race track. A few zip ties and a gallon of premium gas later, the golf carts were running at top speed. This 15-mph fun lasted late into the night.
On Sunday morning, we could tell that the show staff really had their stuff together. When we rolled in around 10 a.m., the show was already going at full steam. One of the coolest things about Slamology and the show staff was that the awards ceremony started at noon on Sunday. Sleep is a good thing, even at a truck run. Getting a long weekend done and back on the road is equally important, though. All participants were on the road and headed back home no later than 2 p.m.
For information on the 2005 Slamology Car Truck and Music Festival, or to purchase the 2004 DVD, contact: Truck Show.org, (317) 856-1810, www.slamology.com.
|SLAMOLOGY "BEST OF" AWARDS |
|BEST OF SHOW || Lenny Gruver - '89 Chevrolet S-10 |
|BEST PAINT || Rob Dotson - '96 Chevrolet S-10 |
|BEST INTERIOR || Robert McDowell - '89 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer |
|BEST ENGINEERED || Scott Einman - '04 Magnum |
|BEST ENGINE || Williams Gaines - '95 Chevrolet C1500 |
|CLUB PARTICIPATION ||Latest Craze- Indianapolis |
|LONGEST DISTANCE ||Owan McDermid and Tom Jewel - Ontario, Canada |
Truck Show.org would like to thank the following sponsors and vendors for their support: Air Lift Company, Audio Barn 360, Awesome Decals.com, Ballistic Speed Works, Blossom Chevrolet, CCP Industries, Chassis Tech, Concrete Video, CWB Accessories, Dent Scholars, Drop Em Wear, Gauge Magazine.com, GMC Paul's, H and H Motors, Kicker Car Audio, Killer Customs, KMA Kustomz, MERA, Mini Truckin' magazine, Modern Speed Labs, R&L Suspension, Speed Judge, Stereo Exchange, Suicide Doors.com, TR Manufacturing, The Trophy Source, USACi and DB Drag Racing, Vitek Performance Products, and Xtreme Valves.