In Las Vegas, there are only a few things that can keep you busy for an entire weekend. Regardless of what you're thinking, losing all your cheese isn't one of them. When was the last time you spent a whole weekend there and had gas money for the ride home without visiting an ATM? Point, set, match!
Losing money isn't much fun for most people, so the tourist activities, such as games, roller coasters, and other attractions soon, take over. In the middle of March, when the desert had just started to warm up, The Show, hosted by Las Vegas' own Underground Car & Truck Club, was known officially as the Underground Fremont Street Experience. The event brought out enthusiasts from Nevada, California, and Arizona to show off what they'd been working on over the short winter months between the 2002 and 2003 show seasons. Downtown Las Vegas is where the show is held, right between some of the oldest hotel and casino establishments you'll find anywhere in the city. The Fremont Street experience brings together vendors, casinos, restaurants, and visitors from all over the world. On this weekend, however, it brought out a bunch of high-and low-rollers who pimp their rides 24/7.
Response was great, as there were plenty of clubs represented by the rides that showed. Clubs such as Local Finesse, Xtreme Lowz, Severed Ties, Negative Camber, Freaks of Nature, Subversive, and still others brought out vehicles to show off to the custom vehicle crowd as well as to the tourists who flock to Las Vegas seeking adventurous vacations. With live bands on hand, DJs spinning tunes, and other entertainment going on the whole time, the crowd was kept busy all day while the vehicles were being judged by the Underground staff to see who would take home trophies. A good amount of mini-trucks were on hand, and that added to the big grins we had on our faces all day. The quality rides on hand served to make both spectators and judges take second and third looks at the unbelievably low and tricked out vehicles in attendance and then take their share of The Underground's trophies.
By the late afternoon, everyone was having a good time with the atmosphere and the amount of available food, entertainment, and drinks that can be expected when you head to Las Vegas. This show was a blast, and the general atmosphere of the area it was held in made it every bit as much fun as any show we've been to in a long, long time. For more information, contact: The Underground, (702) 631-0760.