SHOW OF THE YEAR

Mike Alexander - MT Editor
Tex Mex 2009
Somerville, Texas

As the workload of running this magazine keeps me in the office more and more every year, I wasn't able to get to as many shows as I would've liked. This year was an extremely difficult one to choose with Bob Hase bringing back one of our staple river runs, West Coast Nationals. This is definitely an awesome show and a great time! But for 2009 the road trip to Texas for the Tex Mex show was absolutely indescribable. We drove 48 hours to have 24 hours of fun but it was absolutely worth every cramped mile listening to Max ramble on about steering Ackerman, because upon our arrival at the show we were all blown away! With over 2,300 vehicles in attendance and a crowd reaching maximum occupancy, this show was one of the best shows I've attended in over 15 years!

Chris Pasley - MT Art Director
Midwest Camp -N- Drag
Waveland, Indiana

They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but in this case it does. Lightning being my vote, as I must cast it once again to Camp-N-Drag for show of the year. This show almost tripled in size its second consecutive year. The show's atmosphere creates fun for all ages day and night, and is very laid back. Open to anyone who is willing to barbeque, see some cool trucks, and kick back with some old friends. This is a must-attend Midwest show.

Chad Cooper - Staff Editor
West Coast Nationals
Parker, Arizona

Best of the year show has to be West Coast Nats. I started my life in the minitruckin' world at these river runs back in the early '90s. Back when Spring Splash, West Coast Nats, Endless Summer, and others kept us busy throughout the summer just having fun showing our rides and soaking up the rays. To have the chance to return to a park that I never thought would let us back in is worth everything for me! Thanks Bob for working hard to make this amazing show happen again.

Ernie Macias - Staff Editor
West Coast Nationals
Parker, Arizona

I can't believe that it's already that time again. My pick for show of the year is going to West Coast Nationals. Any event thrown by Bob Hase and the rest of the Sunset crew is always a blast, as these guys really know how to put on an event. I've told Bob Hase that when he stops putting on shows the scene is probably going to die. Since he got rid of Reso I really have to thank him for bringing back West Coast Nationals, and look forward to many more river runs on the West Coast.

Ben Da Pirate - Staff Editor
Tex Mex 2009
Somerville, Texas

My pick for show of the year was for one I didn't even attend: Tex Mex. After checkin' out all the show coverage, and not to mention the countless inebriated phone calls of why I should have been there, it definitely gets my pick as one of the best up-and-coming shows.

Johnny O - MT Freelancer
West Coast Nationals
Parker, Arizona

Everyone loves a comeback. When New Kids on the Block reunited we all took a collective sigh, oh wait no we didn't (well maybe you did but I sure as hell didn't). Any how, Bob Hase brought back West Coast Nationals from a decade worth of dead and cut through a lot of red tape to bring minitruckers back to La Paz. The result was an epic comeback, and Bob Hase is unstoppable.