The members of Hardcore Car and Truck Club have been together since 1989, with a tragedy which transformed this club into a large, closely-knit family. For the past 11 years, Hardcore members have been putting on their annual car show in the memory of Larry Neal Oliver, a good friend and club member who was killed by thieves who stole his truck. The show keeps his memory alive and underscores how fragile life is. While there is a serious side, the show is also great fun with lots of crazy events that have become a Hardcore tradition. Changed from last year, the event is now a one-day, Saturday show that drew drivers from around the state. Many liked the fact that it was a one-day event and attendance was up 1/3 population over last year's event. The club has a questionnaire on their website, which asks you to determine their approach for next year, so take a moment and check it out.
Name: Hardcore LNO Memorial Show
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds,Orlando, Florida
Date: November 11, 2006vTotal Vehicles in Attendance: 350
Spectator Attendance: 500+
- A memorial show for a lost friend
-The Oliver family drove from South Carolina, displaying Larry's truck at the event
-Tight Works Promotions ran the Audio Competition, with a DB Drags and Bass Race competition
Events: Indoor 4X4 pull off, bikini contest, wet T-shirt competition, stereo competition with Bass Racing, compact-car stuffing, and club games that included chubby bunny, a maple-syrup chug, and bobbin' for peanuts in a chocolate cream pie
Sponsors: Ultimate Audio, Hot Rides, Drop 'Em Wear?, 5th Gear, 4Wheel Parts, Scrape-N-Customs, Maguire's, Pep Boys, and Edelbrock
Vendors: Ultimate Audio, Drop 'em Wear? and Hotridesmag.com
Contact for future events:www.hardcoreminis.netwww.grounded4life.org
Jenn Lacey's S-10 cover truck...
Jenn Lacey's S-10 cover truck is always a crowd favorite, thanks to the combination of imagination and fine craftsmanship. She also took home the "Best Paint" trophy.
Junior Pineo's super-clean...
Junior Pineo's super-clean Mazda sported a turbocharged 2.6L engine
It's easy being green when...
It's easy being green when you look as good as Woody Spooner's '96 Ranger, that's reppin' Xtreme Lowz.
Bright orange was the color...
Bright orange was the color of choice for Zach Zipley and his ultra-smooth '95 S-10 from Life Styles.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver drove...
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver drove from South Carolina in order to display Larry's truck at the event.
Silver flames accenting the...
Silver flames accenting the yellow paint makes a unique combination on Jeremy Slater's '87 Mazda from Untamed Creations.