Millions of minis, tons of fullsizes, carbon-fiber imports swarming like bees, flames in every direction, and the sweet sound of airbags hissing and bursting under every ride: That’s just a taste of what you would have experienced had you gotten your ass to the fifth annual Forbidden Fantasy Show-’N’-Shine, held March 10th, 2002, at the Perris Fairgrounds in Lake Perris, California. Every year, Forbidden Fantasy puts on a show that brings in loads of cool rides including bitchin’ trucks, slick imports, and even the occasional lowrider.

This year, the show was completely out of control, with more than 700 vehicles in attendance and dozens of venders, including Master Image Customs, K.M.C. Wheel, and Skeptic Clothing, just to name a few. The day started off with a ridiculously long line that stretched nearly a mile along the Romana Expressway leading to the fairgrounds. The waiting snake of vehicles consisted of body-dropped minis and many shaved and winged imports. The sheer number of vehicles was mind-numbing, but the quality of the rides was enough to send any sport truck enthusiast into a full-blown seizure. The Perris Fairgrounds was packed by 10 a.m., and trucks were still impatiently pouring through the entrance gates well after lunchtime. Just around the time that the last few trucks were settling into their spots, the party was cut short and everybody was forced to leave after a fight broke out. Rumor has it that some dork was doing burnouts next to somebody’s ride, and that certain somebody didn’t like it too much. Fists flew. Beer was spilled. And somebody ended up calling the cops.

The Forbidden Fantasy staff quickly broke up the fight and kicked the brawlers off the property before the cops could respond, but they were already on their way. The second they saw the massive crowd still lingering, they forced the show to close early — no trophies, no raffle drawing, nada. If you were there, do not freak out because Forbidden Fantasy is busy putting together another small separate event to award the trophies and honor the raffle tickets.

With so many trucks and tuners pouring through the gates this year, Forbidden Fantasy has decided to make next year’s event a full two-day extravaganza (the cops aren’t invited). To find more details on this event or to get info on upcoming shows, click onto www.for biddenfantasy.net.