Ever since the late '90s, the East Coast has definitely taken over with the quantity of quality shows being held. A fairly new show to hit the minitruckin' scene is Scrapin' the Smokies, presented by 110 Kustoms and hosted by MT staffer Brandon Burrell and a crew of friends and family. Putting the family atmosphere back into a minitruck show was important for Brandon, as he has kids of his own. He wanted his kids to be able to enjoy a show and grow up around trucks. Friends and family came together to give back to the North Carolina scene and surrounding states a mild atmosphere where they can come out, bring their rides, relax, and enjoy everyone's company. Growing in it's second year, even with a change of location, proved that this show will succeed and we look forward to many more to come. For information on next year's event, check out The Show Lowdown, or visit www.scrapinthesmokies.com.
The Show Lowdown
Name: Scrapin' the Smokies
Location: WNC Agricultural Center - Asheville, NC
Dates: June 16-17, 2007
Total vehicles in attendance: 300+
Spectator attendance: About 2000
*The second annual show
*This year, the show was moved to a larger location on a different date
*Vehicles came from as far away as New York, Florida, and everywhere in between
*This year's show was presented by 110 Kustoms
*The dragging contest was added last minute, and it was still packed with 20 entries
*Raffle for $500 worth of Suicidedoors.com gift certificates and wheels
*Bikini contest with cash payout
*Dragging contest a couple miles away at an industrial park
*SPL contest hosted by Garners Stereo Center
*Coloring contest for kids ages 12 and under, sponsored by Kutting Edge Graphix. The winners took home gift cards to Toys "R" Us
Sponsors and Vendors:
110 Kustoms, Asheville Auto Paint, Burrell Images, C&C Chemical, Cheadle Art and Sign, Darity Records, Diamond Triumph Glass, Drag Corps, Drop 'Em Wear?, Dropjawmag.com, Down South Records, Garner's Stereo Center, Grant Kustoms, Hollywood Vampires, Hunter Nissan, Image Alloy Wheels, Insane Auto Concepts, Inside Out Tinting, Keef's Rod and Custom, Kutting Edge Graphix, Little Shop of Horrors, Lowrider Shop, Meanstreet M&M Auto Solutions, Motorsports, Overkill Fabrication, Pepsi Cola, Farm Bureau Insurance -Wesley Kilby, and Performance Products, Suicidedoors.com, Total Performance, Virginia International Raceway, and Wayne's Custom T's
Contact for future events:
www.scrapinthesmokies.com, or call Brandon at (828) 275-5182.
Next year's event:
Scheduled for June 14-15, 2008 at the same location.
It had something for the whole family. Even the kids got to compete for cool prizes.
For some reason, the bikini-clad ladies drew the largest crowd.
No it's not the camera that's crooked, this slight door handle adjustment adds some extra
Clean, 'bagged, two-toned minis are the way to go when it comes to a nice cruiser
Jeff's little project seems to be taking shape.
Putting the "scrapin'" in Scrapin' the Smokies.
Brandon, with help from some XL members and friends, put on a great show.
Eager participants awaited the cool, unique, and highly coveted trophies.