Well as sad as it is to say this, those glory days have dwindled a bit. Yes, a harsh economy is affecting us all, but we are also partly to blame for the loss of shows. Show promoters and sponsors bust their butts all year to ensure that we have events to attend, and we need to ensure that we keep our events around by making every effort we can to attend the few shows we have left, and to help keep the show a fun and clean one that we can all be proud to attend. And that's exactly what the Forbidden Fantasy crew has done for the SoCal scene for more than a decade. Against all odds, they battle to keep one of the West Coast's largest shows around. And they have pulled it off time and time again.
This year brought out tons of amazing cover trucks past, present, and future, and also brought tons of clubs, friends, and families coming together and enjoy our favorite pastime. With clubs, vendors, and participants coming from as far as Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Canada, this show continues to draw a huge out-of-state crowd. We couldn't have asked for better weather, and there were bands and stunt competitions running around the clock for the whole family to enjoy. As the showgrounds emptied of spectators, we knew it was time for the Miss FFF battle on stage, so we sent in our trusty bikini contest photographer, Lil' B. Measuring a mere four feet tall, he is the perfect height for those "money" shots that you fellas like to see. After the bikini contest cleared out everyone made their way to the awards ceremony where Severed Ties reclaimed the Lowest Club victory, and Chassis By Aaron Iha took home their reigning Best Engineered trophy along with Best of Show and Best Paint awards. Everyone went home happy knowing that SoCal had yet again brought another killer show to the table. FFF ensures that the SoCal truck scene will be here for years to come! For more information check out MySpace.com/ffftruck.
Adgate doesn't need to choose,...
Adgate doesn't need to choose, he has both.
"The High School Mini" that...
"The High School Mini" that Ernie Macias built for his little brother, Bobby Macias, pictured here with his new ride.
The Chassis By Aaron Hardbody...
The Chassis By Aaron Hardbody is covered in this Best Builds issue because it is truly a work of art.
Custom painted back windows...
Custom painted back windows were being painted in the Truckin', Mini Truckin', Sport Truck booth during the show.
The Show Lowdown
Name: Forbidden Fantasy Show 'N Shine #12
Location: Lake Perris Fairgrounds, Perris, California
Dates: March 15th
Total Vehicles in Attendance: 620
Spectator Attendance: More than 5,000
12th Annual Show Presented by Forbidden Fantasy truck club. 1,000 big ones went to Nokturnal Car Club for rolling in 64 vehicles and winning club participation. Lowest club was taken back by Severed Ties with 41 Body Drops. 13 Bands presented by West Coast School of Rock on stage all day while Madhouse FX Spun the music on the Satellite speakers throughout the park.
'Da Compound Riders tearing it up on the dirt jumps, bands, bikini contest, DB drags, and tons of quality rides to check out.
Devious Customs, LTL Motor sports, Chassis By Aaron Iha, Hydrohaulics.net, GO EZ, Kinetic Batteries, Extreme Audio and Grommit Industries, Exile Fabrication, The Audio Shop, Ludikrs Kustomz, BST Clothing, Mob Stars Clothing, Lo Gear Clothing, Gen X Sunglasses, and SIK Customs.
Contact For Future Events:Email Brian at Onelowmini@aol.com or visit their space at MySpace.com/ffftruck.
Mike Alexander debuted the...
Mike Alexander debuted the very first rockered 1972 Toyota Hilux with the help of Jamey "HandMade" Jordan, Brian "Lost Cause" Walker, and Bobby at Sadistic Iron Werks. Stay tuned for the buildup.
Lil' B, our bikini contest...
Lil' B, our bikini contest photog posing next to his favorite truck at the show.
Innovative and cool backhalf...
Innovative and cool backhalf and suspension work was debuted throughout the show.
John "Still the FNG" Mata...
John "Still the FNG" Mata pretending to be hard at work.
This is precisely why we are...
This is precisely why we are smart enough to employ a dwarf for our bikini contest photos.
Mike Bach and his crew will...
Mike Bach and his crew will be making a big debut here in the magazine quite soon.