He always makes sure that his handbag matches his socks.
Everyone looks forward to their first show of a new year; from the youngin' who just discovered his first issue of Mini Truckin' to the seasoned vet who has darn near every well-worn issue.
For me, who falls into the latter category, Spring Fling in Panama City Beach, Florida, was my first show for the 2009 season. This is one of the shows that got me started back in the day, which says plenty as it is in its 14th year. From its second annual Battle of the Bands, to the ever-so-popular Miss Spring Fling Bikini Contest, to the fact that spring break is going on all around you, all of the makings of a good time can be easily found.
As usual, the Vital Signs crew put all of their efforts into putting on one of the best events for the Southeast with big-name sponsors and massive amounts of activities, and despite the unusual weather that Florida throws around in March, they did it flawlessly. Go ahead and start making your plans to attend Spring Fling 2010, because by the time you read this, Vital Signs has everything set and ready for another great show. For more information, check out Springflingcarshow.com.
The Show Lowdown
Name: Spring Fling
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida - Frank Brown Park
Dates: March 14-15
Total Vehicles in Attendance: 900
Spectator Attendance: More than 7,000
•14th Annual Show
• All proceeds go to local charities
• Held during Spring Break in Panama City Beach
• Spring Fling Battle of the Bands
• Miss Spring Fling Bikini Contest
• Burnout show by Shocker Energy Drink Team
• Charity Auction
• Kids' activities all weekend long
Sponsors: RNR Custom Wheels & Tires, DTG Printing, LMC Truck, MainStay Suites, Sleep Inn, Sommer Sound Systems, Burger King
Vendors: KIK Clothing, LoGear Clothing, Jack Links Beef Jerky, HotridesMag.com, DropJawMag.com, Drop 'Em Wear?
Contact for Future Events:
Springflingcarshow.com or Vitalsigns.org.
Spring Fling knows how to bring out the old-school rides.
Yes, it's a Jeep Comanche on the ground.
Gump's Ranger turns heads at every show it attends.
A pretty cool themed build in progress.
The Little Shop Blazer was sporting some new "window treatments".
This Ranger has some seriously creative mods everywhere you look.