Date Founded: May 1996
Number of Chapters: 44
Total Number of Members: approx. 350
Main Contact: Whiz or Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
* FON took home Club Participation on the West Coast and the East Coast on the same day (Spring Heat, CA and Unite, FL 2007).
* They have won Club Participation at almost every major West Coast show.
* Freaks Of Nature was the first club to bump Severed Ties out of their 10-year reign for Club Participation at Reso and held it for three years.
* Going on a five-year Club Participation reign at the Art of Noize show.
A fairly common sight for the Freaks.
The East Coast Freaks have put on Summer Showdown, GA for the past four years. Every year a different charity receives funds donated by the Freaks. Those charities include the Houston A.S.P.C.A, Save the Ta-Tas Foundation, Houston County Head Start Program, and the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. They hosted the three-day run Freak Fest for two years showcasing over fifty bands, hundreds of minitrucks, and thousands of spectators. The Freak Out one-day show in Albuquerque, NM is another up-and-coming show to hit the scene. Freaks also host many local one-day shows, cruise nights, and events in their areas. Within their club and the minitruck community, they have raised money to help support the families of members and friends that have passed. They are always there to lend a hand to friends and family regardless of what logo they have on their vehicle.
For the last four years about thirty members and their families enjoy a Mexico cruise together to celebrate the club anniversary. They also throw an annual Christmas party and Freak Fest for Thanksgiving. They always find a way to have a great time at every event they attend, host, or just happen to end up at. So if you ever find yourself around a Freaks camp, make sure to stop in for a visit. They don't bite-unless you ask nicely.
Like most clubs that have been around for this long, there is loss of friends and family. Recently a longtime friend, Trina Thomas, passed away and they got together to host a benefit show to help her family in their time of need. They've even collected funds to help pay for members to come home for the holidays to be with friends and family. One of their members and his new family was affected by Hurricane Katrina, and they got together to send his family a donation to help ease the financial burden in an already bad situation. It's times like these that can truly test the friendships and bonds that club members share, but the ability to survive the tough times and celebrate the great times makes them what they are.
Clubs Most Important Characteristic:
They are living the lifestyle daily. They don't chase magazines or trophies; they're just good ol' fashioned minitruckers! They have club members in all four branches of the military. Thanks to all of you for what you do and what you have done to keep us minitruckin' freely. They really emphasize family and closeness, as many of them have kids that they are bringing into the scene. One of their sayings is "We should all be able to look to our brother or sister for help, a friend, or a drinking buddy." The unwritten rule of a Freak Of Nature is that you can call upon any freak 24/7 no matter what part of the country you're in and know that they are there for you.
Some fresh member dedication in progress.
The Freaks are known for their cool cake designs.