The only thing we can say about this show is ... awesome! The show, as usual, was off the chain. The weather was great-not a cloud in the sky-and temps were in the low 80s. More than 600 vehicles filled the show grounds from one end to the other, and just under 7,000 people walked through the gate to check out the new hotness.
Madhouse FX kept the thousands in attendance entertained by playing sounds that could be heard throughout the park, thanks to Alex and the boys from Pro-Stage for the awesome setup with the satellite speakers and kickass stage. Brand One, Shameless, and BST Clothing supplied shirts, which they tossed out to the crowd throughout the day. Also, 20-plus vendors were on hand and selling everything from sunglasses to suspension parts.
By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, the crowd was talking about two things: who was going home with the Lowest Club trophy, and who was going home with the 'bagged and bodied Toyota that Forbidden built for a raffle prize. After a streak of nine years, Severed Ties was short by three vehicles, as compared to No Regrets, which took home this year's Lowest Club award. Meanwhile, the drawing for the raffle truck was painful.
One at a time, numbers were called, then the owner of the ticket would pick one of the 20 keys made. Finally, the 12th ticket pulled out was a winner. Angela Ruoff, a minitrucker for the last 6 years, with a couple of Toyota projects in progress, was the lucky winnner who went home with a fully customized '87 Toyota SR5 Turbo.
The members of Forbidden have already started putting together next year's show. The dates for 2009 will be March 14 for show roll-in with the show on Sunday March 15. So, make sure you schedule the vacation time and mark it on your calendars, book your plane tickets, hotel rooms, and whatever you need; because this is not a show to miss!
The Show Lowdown
Name: Forbidden Fantasy 11th Annual Show & Shine
Location: Lake Perris Fairgrounds
Date: March 9
Total vehicles in attendance: 634
Spectator attendance: 7,000
* Angela Ruoff was the winner of the giveaway truck
* Saint Dog from the Kottonmouth Kings made a guest appearance
* Mad House FX entertained the crowd with the latest beats and the hijinks of Joey the Midget
* Cravingcandie.com sponsored the bikini contest with $500 cash prize and bikinis for the girls
* Best of Show went to the badass '64 Impala Hardtop, owned by Mike Sutton.
* Best Minitruck went to Lucas Granicy and his '76 Chevy Luv
*Brianna Lee Dixon was the winner of the bikini contest
*Freestyle street BMX demos at The Compound
*USAC/CRA Sprint car races Saturday night before the show
Sponsors For The Show:
Forbidden F#@king Fantasy, that's how they roll!
Sponsors For The Truck:
Auto Accessory Warehouse, Falken Tire, Fast Times Speed and Rod Shop, Mac's Spring, Grant Fabrication, Air-Zenith and CanDo Specialties, and The Compound
BST Clothing, Master Image Customs, Shameless Ink, Pneumatic Systems, Passion Parties, Mobstar, Gen-X Sunglasses, Brand 1 Clothing, Mac's Spring, Ludikrs Kustoms, Vertical Doors Inc., Freeland Kustomz, House Of Tint, Evolution Motorsports, Chassis by Aaron Iha, California Sound, Devious Customs, Go-Ez Customs, and The Compound
Contact For Future Events:
Forbidden Fantasy hotline
What can be said besides, wow!
Devious brought out this stock-floor body-dropped Nissan.
Rumor has it, this will be the last time you see Joe's truck like this.
This was the stunt double for Optimus Prime in the off-Broadway hit, Transformers.