The 14th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Import & Truck Bash (ITB) has become one of those annual traditions for us. We all pack our bags, jump into our trucks, and head out to it, no matter how far away the event. As the largest gathering of minitrucks, sport trucks, sport compacts, and lowriders in the Midwest, it returned to Indianapolis at the historic O'Reilly Auto Parts Raceway Park. The host club, Latest Craze, made way for more than 3,000 vehicles, which returned to Indianapolis for three full days of fun at one of the premiere events in the nation.
A new addition this year was the ITB welcomed NHRA's Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series' five championship classes to the drag-strip, and a music showcase was added to the main stage to keep spectators entertained all weekend long. And if those weren't enough, the famous club games and Miss ITB attractions were sure to spice up the weekend. For more information, check out the website, importandtruckbash.com, and be sure to add ITB to your show calendar.
The Show Lowdown
Name: 14th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Import & Truck Bash (ITB) Presented by Royal Purple
Location: O'Reilly Raceway Park-Indianapolis, IN
Dates: August 17-19
Total Vehicles in Attendance: 3,000+
Spectator Attendance: 18,000+
Activities throughout the weekend included the Mickey Thompson Tires burnout competition; the lowest contest; the wild Hydraulic Demonstration; the cash-prize awarded smokin' hot bikini contest on Sunday afternoon; and a pro-judged show-'n'-shine competition, which had more than 64 classes and specialty awards. Also, there was shopping at the Performance Marketplace for the latest in aftermarket parts and accessories.
Cargo Express, Comp Cams, Dynomax, Eaton, Greed Wheels, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Royal Purple, Mickey Thompson Tires, MSD Ignition, Rancho, Superchips, TCI Automotive, Tire Barn, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco.
4E Corporation/Hampton Station, Advanced Clutch Technology, Air Lift Company, Comp Cams, Cory's Vinyl Graphics, Driven2Win, Dunlop Tires, Elite Auto Image, E-Motor USA, EMS Crash Parts, Garage Tease, Gates Belts and Hoses, Gauge Media, GolinHarris/BP, Grandstand Attractions, Greed Custom Wheels, Green Mountain Monogram, Indianapolis Army Recruiting Battalion, JC Customs, Kruizin Kustom magazine, Lucky's Autosports, Master Formula, Mr Motorsports, O'Reilly Auto Parts, PDK Greed, Precision Optics, Precision Turbo, Royal Purple Motor Oil, Scion, Sin City Motorsports, Sony Xplod/JD Motorsports, Source Interlink Media (Mini Truckin' magazine), Street Tech Customs, Street Video, Suicidedoors.com, Tenneco Automotive, TRU Motorsports, Tire Barn, TRU Motorsports, and US Smokeless Tobacco Brands
Contact for future events:
Call (317) 236-6515, or log onto www.importandtruckbash.com.
Minitruck chicks are taking over, and they're building cooler and cooler trucks, too.
There's always a party down on the cruising strip.
Suicidedoors.com brought out one of its latest projects to wow the crowd.
The old-skool look isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
The BBT Fab guys grouped up with the Lowlife Video crew. One word: Trouble.
The winners of Miss ITB never disappoint us.
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One of the coolest under-construction rides. Be on the lookout for more of this Dime.
This was one of the coolest years for Toyota minis. Definitely on our "To Do" list.