When you take a look at the past twenty years, you think of classic memories and great friends. That's the exact frame of thought when heading into the twentieth year of Slamfest. Over 500 trucks made it out to the Alachua County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, Florida, ready to create even more memories and enjoy new friends. The forecast wasn't as promising as expected with thunderstorms throughout the whole two-day event.
The club games are always a hit, pitting clubs against each other following a turkey leg-eating contest that had everyone entertained. The highly anticipated bikini contest added some nice heat to the rainy day as seven of Florida's finest women took the stage for cash prizes. The top truck awards went to Jesse Brown for Best Paint on his 2000 Tacoma, Best Interior was handed to Peter Treglia for his 2003 Chevy S-10, and the coveted Club Participation award went to Freaks of Nature.
A touching award in memory of our fallen brother Courtney "Tito" Halowell was given to T.C. Coleman for his dedication and passion in the truck industry. It also served as his last time as President of Mini Madness. The new President Mike "The Mayor" Murray is very eager to carry on the long-lasting Slamfest tradition. "I want to thank all the supporters that have enjoyed the past twenty years at Slamfest," Mike Murray tells MT. "I want to guarantee that we will come even stronger in the next twenty years."
Alachua County Fairgrounds Gainesville, FL
October 8-9, 2011
Kinetik, Red's Hydraulics, Jimmy's Rod and Custom
Bright paint shines through even on a cloudy day.
This Dodge is coming along nicely.
Jayden Hindall lucked out with his indoor spot.