Summertime is wheeling, cruising, and fairground time in the Midwest, and the first Truck & Jeep Fest in Canfield, Ohio, brought out the best festers in the region. Produced by Family Events, the show was sponsored by 4Wheel Parts Wholesalers and 4Wheel Drive Hardware, the biggest Jeep and truck suppliers in the nation. The draw was huge for not only the parts and goodies you could buy at vendors row, but also the rock-pile crawl, mud-bog slog, tough-truck competition, and the show-n-shine event. Topping it off was the jumping, bumping, and crashing of the monster trucks as they soared and skittered around the Canfield fairgrounds.
Of course, we mingled with the crowd and checked out the incredible variety of tech, shine, and talent that typifies these events. We even got the chance to meet some wheelers involved with saving Midwest trails and promoting responsible land use. We need more of that type of work, as well as the development of more private wheeling parks for our sport to survive. For more information on next year's event contact Family Events at 317.236.6515 or on the Web at www.familyevents.com.