The annual Resolutions show is something that everyone on the West Coast looks forward to in a time of year - winter - where nothing is really happening in the truck-show scene. Many builders are deep into their custom fabrications and upgrades in order to change their trucks for the upcoming show season. Nevertheless, the droves of custom-truck nuts that head to wherever Reso' is being held (it has been held throughout California over the years) is proof positive that Reso' is a show for the hard-core.
While most shows can boast warm temperatures and summer-like conditions, Resolutions is held at the end of December, coinciding with the beginning of the new year. Typically, no matter where you are in the United States, this means that the weather isn't the warmest, and that if you attempt to host a truck show during this time, only the most dedicated enthusiasts are going to venture out of their warm homesteads to attend. This would frighten most show promoters, but to the folks at Motorsport Promotions, that's just the way they like things.
The 28th Annual Resolutions was held at the Rock-a-Hoola Water Park in Newberry Springs, California, on January 2-4. This was the third year running that the show has been held at the water park. While the grounds were not being used, the Motorsport Promotions team did triple-time to make sure that the area would accommodate showgoers from all over by giving the whole park a once-over to clear weeds, restore running water, and make the area comfortable to the thousands of people who were counting on MP to make the newest occurrence of Resolutions as memorable as any of the 27 events that had come before it.
As with most shows, Resolutions had a show area for those ready to display their rides and be evaluated by the team of show judges. Reso's show area filled up fast, and the promoters had to place the overflow of trucks onto other areas outside of the main show area. Unlike many shows held during the hot months of the year, Reso' draws a lot of rides that have been either sitting dormant for years or are in various stages of completion. It's a great gauge as to what's being built locally and an opportunity for others to check out the local competition and plan their own buildups, especially since many of these trucks will soon be hitting the local show circuit once completed.
Today, Resolutions is the longest-running mini-truck event in existence. The fact that the show continues on is a testament to the faith that the promoter has in the event, and just as much a testament to the dedication that all truckers have to keeping the event alive for future generations. May the Granddaddy of all truck shows reign forever! For information on Resolutions 2005, or other events sponsored by Sunset Truckers or Motorsport Promotions, contact: Motorsport Promotions, (909) 590-0785, www.sunsetwhittier.com.