Summer Madness 2011
Here’s some more show coverage from out west by my man Martin Corona. He attends the best shows on the left coast and sure knows how to capture everything that goes on. So without beating around the bush, here’s his story from the weekend!
Well its me, Martin, the man behind the lens. I figured it was time for me to do my own write-up for the show coverage I take. So, let’s see if I can do this correctly…
This was my first year at Summer Madness and I enjoyed every moment of it… other than the 100+ degree temps during the day! But luckily the location of the run was at the Kern County Fairgrounds and there were plenty of trees around so shade was available. Most every camp had inflatable pools and their coolers packed full off ice and cold beer which gave a little bit of comfort from the heat. It cooled off at night, just enough for the partying to get going. On Saturday night, it definitely seemed like everyone was itching for the sun to go down.
Veritas was kind enough to bring their structurally sound stripper pole for the ladies of the night to unwind on, and they did not disappoint! Later on in the night, Roulette of Madhouse FX hosted a “Hot Chick” contest which was pretty impressive in itself. Throughout the weekend, once the sun was setting, a good majority of minitruckers hopped in their rides, packed their beds full of any willing bodies, and cruised around the campground just to have a good time.
Sunday started out a little somber, but nonetheless summed up the entire weekend into the one thing everyone should live by: enjoy every moment you have with the people around you! The hosts of the show, which were Regulators and Rolling on Thunder Vans, paid respect and took some time to share their thoughts/memories of Cherokee. He was one of the original founding members of Summer Madness. We also paid respect to our brother Big Jim who was a great friend to all of the Sunset members and the minitruck community in SoCal.
The one memorial that more than likely caught the attention of all who were in attendance was for Courtney Halowell. He touched the lives of nearly every custom car enthusiast in the country, if not the world. In a sense, that weekend was a celebration of all the lives of those who we’ll always remember. Summer Madness will continue to be an event that every minitrucker should attend at least once in their life. At the end of it all, it was a great run full of great memories.
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