One of the longest-running shows in the Carolinas took a short break while the members of the host club turned their attention to more pressing issues, such as family and careers. Mini Mania was founded in 1988 and produced its first show, Booger Bash, in 1989. The show ran consecutively for more than a decade and developed a huge following. After the 2000 show, the club members decided it was time to pursue other things, and the Carolina community did without its traditional Halloween show for a while. In 2004, Mini Mania President Chuk Burgess helped to bring Booger Bash back, and according to him, "The Bash is back for good." What caused the change of heart? Chuk says that a lot of old friends asked to have the event return, but it was Lumpy Wheeler from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, who put the return in motion.
During the Halloween weekend, the 11th Annual Goodguys event was going on inside the track, but Luy wanted something to be held for import and truck guys outside in the north parking lot. He got his wish, and the Booger Bash returned for 2004. Having both events running concurently meant that everyone at one show could go and enjoy the other as well, making this an event of colossal proportions. Rodders and custom truckers existed peacefully on the same parcel of land for a whole weekend. Last we heard, there were no brawls amongst the two types of custom vehicle enthusiasts who flocked to the double-header event at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Both drivers and spectators alike thoroughly enjoyed all the traditional Booger Bash events, including the stereo competition, neon contest, and all-time-favorite Booger Bash Halloween costume contest. With prizes for kids as well as adults, everyone got into the fun.
Sunday morning, the judges finished up their last-minute markings for the few late arrivals and got a roster of show winners together so the awards ceremony could start. When they'd finished calling off names and classes, there were more than 120 people holding trophies from Booger Bash. The -foot-tall Club Participation award was given toFlatline Images. The est of Show for trucks was awarded to Rod Strawderman for his chopped S-10 Extended Cab. If you'd like to learn more about this long-running event that's come back with a vengeance, contact: Mini Mania, www.boogerbash.com. Once there, you'll find everything you need to make sure don't miss the 2005 event.