How does that song go? "California, knows how to party …" yeah, that's it. Well, the So Cal///RA guys got the date right for their annual truck bash, as it falls on Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). To you history buffs, Mexican-American communities chose this day to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. To the other 97.897 percent of us, the 5th of May is just a Hallmark-branded excuse to drink Mexican-labeled beers (with St. Patty's Day being the Irish equivalent). And yes, I did just Wikipedia that info.

Relaxin' In So Cal has been growing larger each year, and is attracting more diverse vehicles than ever. Aside from the awesome trucks this show is known for, there was a healthy selection of clean imports and exotics this year. And although big attendance numbers are ideal, it makes one wonder just how long this show will be contained to the Alpine Electronics parking lot. If the popularity trend continues, they might just find themselves pressed for space. Make sure to come out next year and contribute to their headaches!

The Lowdown
Relaxin' In So Cal

Alpine Electronics, Torrance, CA

May 5, 2013

Kinetik, Alpine, Mister Cartoon Sanctiond