In years past, the Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Chamber of Commerce has held car shows as annual events, but it was mostly a small show with locals and their hot rods. The local minitruck clubs would put on shows every once in a while, and then they started getting the IF crew to stop in town for some crazy cruise nights on the way to Show Fest. The head of the Chamber of Commerce began to take notice of the truck scene and how it had grown, so when it was time for the Chamber's show, guess who they called upon? The local minitruckers were given the go ahead with the city's show and they pulled off the biggest show the town has ever had, and it had some of the cleanest trucks from all over the country.

The Lowdown
Diamond Daze
Location: Sallisaw High School, Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Date: May 5
Total vehicles in attendance: 162

Spectator attendance: 5,000 spectators during the festival weekend

Fast 411:
* The show's name came from the town's original source of income, black diamonds
* Trophies were presented to the top 50 entrants who brought out trucks in the area
* In its second year, the show has outgrown its first venue and has become the area's biggest truck show
* Nathan and Amanda Curry of Branson, Missouri, took home Best Minitruck

Friday night concert, featuring Confederate Railroad, got everything started. (The show's in the country, what can we say.) A KCBS BBQ cook-off made sure no minitrucker went hungry, and an unofficial after party was held at Wade Walkers

Sponsors: Hosstyle Wheels, Kicker, Stone Cold Customs, Kustomz Ink Klothing, Wicked Racing and Customs, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Stoner, Painless Wiring, Street & Performance, and Belltech.

Hosted by: Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce

Vendors: Hosstyle Wheels, Kicker, Stone Cold Customs, Wicked Racing and Customs, and C Kustomz

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