We thought about titling this story "Lima Rains," because saturating rain paid a visit to the 20th Annual Advance Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Lima, Ohio. But then we looked at the official numbers: 1,965 four-wheel-drive rigs and 35,063 spectators, and we realized that the rain didn't dampen enthusiasm for this annual springtime Jambo one bit. Jeff Dedick trotted out his newest Tough Truck at Lima. You'll remember Dedick as the driver of the General Lee Tough Truck. He spent the weekend dialing in his brand-new IFS Chevy-bodied creation.Jeff Dedick trotted out his newest Tough Truck at Lima. You'll remember Dedick as the driv The latest Jambo was impressive in a variety of areas. Most notable was the sheer number of national and local aftermarket vendors that packed the Performance Marketplace. Like numbers? There were more than 75 aftermarket companies on the grounds, and many had their wares available for purchase right on the property. Also impressive was the strong showing from the OEMs. General Motors, Dodge, and Ford all had a presence. Impressive, too, were the rigs in the Show 'n Shine. Not only were there the usual spit-shined, chrome-festooned rigs, but there was a bumper crop of truly innovative rigs that reflect the latest trends in truck building. As a matter of fact, we dodged raindrops to photograph some of these cool rigs for future issues of Four Wheeler. So ultimately, 2005 was more than a 20-year birthday for the Lima 4-Wheel Jamboree. It was a clear illustration of the fact that Lima reigns supreme in the Jambo world, and dedicated Jambo-goers are undeterred by unruly weather. The rain held off on Friday, and this meant there was some traction for the Mickey Thompson Tough Trucks as they ran the giant S-shaped course. Ray Scoles flipped his Ranger-bodied truck end over end during his run, ending his racing for the weekend.The rain held off on Friday, and this meant there was some traction for the Mickey Thompso Now here's something you don't see everyday. Andy Hoffman ramped his Nitemare monster truck on the RTI ramps set up at the University of Northwestern Ohio's display. Security wouldn't let anyone get close, but it's estimated that the truck scored an 800 on the 30-degree ramp (shown) and 1,200+ on the 20-degree one. (Photo by Jim Allen.)Now here's something you don't see everyday. Andy Hoffman ramped his Nitemare monster truc Rain didn't stop more than 35,000 four-wheel-drive fans from invading Lima, Ohio, for the Jambo's 20th anniversary.Rain didn't stop more than 35,000 four-wheel-drive fans from invading Lima, Ohio, for the The Dodge Monster Truck Series, presented by Advance Auto Parts, featured racing each day of the Jambo. The Dodge-sponsored Raminator won two of the three rounds of racing, giving one round up to the Big Dawg. Freestyle was also on tap, and Bigfoot seemed to be the crowd favorite with awe-inspiring jumps like this one.The Dodge Monster Truck Series, presented by Advance Auto Parts, featured racing each day On Saturday, the rains rolled in and spent the day. The result was a saturated infield area. This was a mixed bag for the Tough Truck competitors. It made the track more forgiving, but it hacked times as the drivers fought to keep their trucks on the track in the slick mud. Interestingly, the rain and mud scared off a few Pro Class Tough Truck competitors who bailed from competition at the last minute.On Saturday, the rains rolled in and spent the day. The result was a saturated infield are National Tire & Wheel was one of 75 vendors at the Lima Jambo. They brought along hundreds of wheels and tires from a collection of manufacturers.National Tire & Wheel was one of 75 vendors at the Lima Jambo. They brought along hundreds Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!