Once again, Whitesburg, KY, was invaded by a swarm of minitrucks that not only took over the show site, but pretty much the whole town. Lee Caudill, the man behind the mayhem, pulled out all the stops this year and he managed to make this show their biggest one yet. This show has become known for the amount of support the city has given it and for their hospitality. At this event, you can drag at will, and for minitruckers, that's more than enough to keep them happy. People couldn't wait to get to the downtown area where the cops and town officials were hanging out. That doesn't sound normal, but at this event you can drag in front of the court house with the mayor standing on the front stairs. How cool is that?
Name: Heritage 2K6
Location: Whitesburg, Kentucky
Dates: September 8-10, 2006 (always the weekend after Labor Day.)
Total vehicles in attendance: 275+
Spectator attendance: 7,500+
-This event began in 2003, when there were three trucks that drug downtown. Now, we can't even count the number. This show is put on by the draggers, for the draggers!
-The show was nonprofit and all of the proceeds went to the Mountain Comprehensive Health Children's Christmas program.
-There were vehicles from 17 different states and from as far away as Rochester, New York.
-The town population more than doubled over the show weekend.
-The mayor, local police, and the Kentucky State Patrol all got in on the draggin' and encouraged cruisin'
-Friday night City Hall burnouts-including drag cars.
-J.W. Houk and the stripper-pole Nissan.]
A 10-mile Got Anger DVD and Draggin' Thru DVD drag-session.
-John Dunn's Datsun-which is the actual Datsun from our Draggits comic strip-versus the water main cover
Sponsors: Elkhorn Drug, People's Bank and Trust of Hazard, Letcher County Parks Board, and the Community Trust Bank. Special thanks to Graphic Disorder and Twist of Cain Drag Shop.
Vendors: Drop 'em Wear?, Kustom Ink Klothing, ICUTUSTICK Graphics, Domination the Video, Mini Trucks Mafia, www.DropJawMag.com, www.Fastbags.com, and 12-Volt Technologies.
Contact for future events: Lee Caudill at (606) 633-4823
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