Last September, Southern California and beyond converged on the Inland Empire for the Second Annual Ludikrs Kustomz car and truck show. The one-day event brought out more than 500 custom vehicles eager to show off, which filled up the western portion of the Rialto airport with everything from Pauly's super-clean dualie with an old-school Impala interior to a virtual sea of mini-trucks.

The show was free to the public and drew more than 5,000 spectators, all of whom found themselves scoring deals on 'bags and other items from vendors such as Mac's Springs and Master Image Customs. MIC also made quite a hit by handing out a free airbag suspension kit to one lucky spectator. A definite highlight for the crowd was the opportunity to check out the rides that California's top shops - IF, KRZ, Devious, Merzees, GO EZ, The Hot Rod Shop, and Ludikrs Kustomz - all brought out.

As if the Southern California mercury mark wasn't hot enough, Ludikrs Kustoms set the stage on fire with its bikini contest. Shirts and tops found their way off a few of the girls, only to reveal some tiny pasties covering just enough to still get a nice visual. It was no surprise that the crowd rejoiced.

It didn't matter if you were into huge lifts, body drops, or chop-tops, there was something for everyone. One of the biggest surprises within the show was the amount of Lambo' doors sticking up above the roofline. Apparently, the Lambo' fairy has been very busy this year handing out hinges.

There is no denying the momentum that the Ludikrs show is gaining. Within no time, this event may very well become one of the premier one-day events within the Golden State. A special thanks goes out to the aforementioned sponsors as well as Rent-A-Wheel, Full Force Suspension, Darkside, LM Photo, Mad House FX, 415 PC Music, Infinite Design, and Advanced Specialties for helping make the event possible.

To get in on the action at 2005's show or find out more about the past show, contact Kris at (909) 434-1999, send an e-mail to ludikrsshow@yahoo.com, or point your sad dial-up connection to www.ludikrskustomz.com.