Seattle has several claims to fame: the Space Needle, the Pike Place Market, a huge coffee addiction, and its annual Summer Slam show. Now in its 11th year, the car and truck show put on by Sittin' Pretti has become a staple in the Northwest's truck scene. The one-day event, which filled the parking lots of Cascade High School, boasts nearly 200 custom mini and fullsize trucks, as well as a whole day's worth of good times.

The early roll-in brought out everything from old-school Datsun bullet sides to Eric Dunaway's body-dropped Chevy, which was laid out on 26-inch Lexanis. To keep the clubs and crowds entertained, Sittin' Pretti hosted several club games, including balloon tosses and a scavenger hunt that sent mini-truckers running for Vanilla Ice CDs. The sad part, though, is someone actually had one.

Several trucks came out to participate in the hop-off, but Mother Goose Customs stole the show with its Ford Ranger. The truck not only rocketed more than 3 feet into the air, but managed to rip through the gas tank as well.

Without the help of sponsors, including Advanced Auto Design, Big Boy Toys, Car Nutz, Custom Auto Specialties, Dent Wizard, Dreamers Rods and Pickups, Elite Auto Creation, FBI, Infinite Design, Innovative Air Suspension, Les Schwab Tire Center, MIC, Sir Michaels, The Drop Shop, TNT Dyno, Totally Wired, and Toyo Tires, Summer Slam wouldn't be possible. To participate in the 2005 show, contact: (360) 202-1119,

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