Trent Scarborough's 1998 Ford...
Trent Scarborough's 1998 Ford F-150 was the Sport Truck Editor's pick. Trent's two-toned, body-dropped ride also took home Best Paint.
Nothing gives show promoters more headaches than bad weather. You can do everything right, publicize the event in a dozen different ways, select the perfect location, and, a day before the show, the weatherman can ruin everything. The February Blood Drag event in Perry, Georgia, ran into that exact situation, with a bleak forecast for the weekend. Luckily, the huge indoor facilities had plenty of room for spectators, especially when the sirens went off indicating a tornado! The funnel cloud was visible from the front gate, causing show organizer Jon Fulmer to break the 4-minute mile record while running to safety. Within an hour, the sun came out, the crowds ventured into the outdoor display spaces, and the magazine photographers began shooting features.
Sunday morning was another weather treat, with 2 inches of snow falling throughout the morning, making this one of the most unique weather events in recent memory. Snow and rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd, and more than a hundred handmade plexiglas trophies rewarded the brave drivers at the awards ceremony. Special thanks goes to the host club, No Regrets, for handling parking and judging, to show organizers Jon Fulmer and Cagney Hart, for the facilities, and to Eddy Cebreco, the show promoter.
February 28 - March 1, 2009
Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA
Total Vehicle Entrants:
More than 100 plexiglas trophies
Weather survival training!
Drop 'Em Wear?, Moonshine Customs.
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The flamin' hot '99 Silverado...
The flamin' hot '99 Silverado of Jason Torchia won the Best Graphics award and had a rear sub wall strong enough to rattle windows. The X-Cab Chevy rolled on 24s.
Airbags not only work the...
Airbags not only work the suspension in this tilt-bed Ranger but also the bed itself. The Little Shop of Horrors hopes to have it finished soon.
Under construction and still...
Under construction and still in primer, this one is from Little Shop of Horrors.
Doogie's slammed Dodge Dakota...
Doogie's slammed Dodge Dakota was loaded with innovative bed work.
Derek Pinkstaff and Chris...
Derek Pinkstaff and Chris Pollock have been hard at work on this 1969 Datsun 521, soon to be a showcase vehicle for their shop, Kustom Kars. It was the No Regrets Club Pick.
Lefty Lawson painted several...
Lefty Lawson painted several trucks that were displayed at the show, including his own.