Great shows take on a life of their own. Typically they are jam-packed with entertainment and loaded with an overflowing collection of custom trucks. They become a gathering place where you can meet old friends and celebrate good times. Slammin' and Jammin', now in its 16th year, has become one of the top summertime shows in the East. The James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, has welcomed the event since its inception, providing tree-lined display spaces, a burnout pit, and an open-air pavilion for all the weekend action. This year more than 8,500 folks arrived for the Memorial Day weekend reunion, enjoying the noisy and smoky burnout competition, the wild hydraulic exhibition, live musical entertainment, and the Slik Chix girls demonstrating their wrestling skills in baby oil!
Joe Cowart's beautifully restyled...
Joe Cowart's beautifully restyled '57 Chevy 3100 pickup runs an '04 Silverado 5.3 Vortech V-8, 4L60E transmission, and suspension. The hinged rear bed conceals the air suspension, reserve tanks, fuel cell, and four-link with Watts link.
The Saturday night after-party at Silverados added to the fun with free beer for all. The Sunday afternoon bikini competition is always a spectator-friendly event with two dozen of the area's finest women looking for a share of the cash. The end-of-show awards ceremony recognized the talents of many of the 1,240 drivers at this year's event, sending more than 300 home with prized S&J trophies. Dozens of clubs were also on hand this year with the Club Participation award going to Street Styles and their 46 registered vehicles. Check out the website, www.autoshows.cc, if you'd like more information on the 2010 event.
Slammin' & Jammin'
Petitioning Severed Ties,...
Petitioning Severed Ties, Nate Marsh is working hard to complete his 1965 Ford F-100. Obviously, the suspension is done with paint and bodywork next.
Total Vehicle Entrants:
Chris McCormick from Slow...
Chris McCormick from Slow Motion Car Club in McMinnville, TN displayed his super sanitary '96 Ford.
The Slik Chix entertained...
The Slik Chix entertained the crowd, wrestling in baby oil throughout the weekend.
Burnout Competition winners shared $1,000 and the Miss Slammin' & Jammin' finalists also shared $1,000. In addition to the Club Participation trophy, 24 Best Of's, five Editor's Choice awards, and more than 300 trophies went to class winners.
The Sport Truck Editor's Pick...
The Sport Truck Editor's Pick went to Chad Brown from Team Players in Clarksville, Tennessee. The custom-painted and slammed '04 Colorado was loaded with a unique, layered Plexiglas stereo in the extended cab.
Burnout competition, Lowest of the Low competion, hydro exhibition, USACi Sound Quality competition, Slik Chiks, Live musical entertainment, and a 24-gal bikini contest. The after-party at Silverados had free beer!
Kinetik, Airlift, And Rent 'N Roll
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