Kinda hard to write about your own birthday party event without sounding bigheaded, so bear with me, LOL. The event is something we’ve been doing for a while now. I figure, heck, I throw events every weekend during the year—a few in January, a few in February, then pretty much nonstop every weekend from March through the Throttle King Finale the first week of December. I gotta do something big for my birthday, which happens to be toward the end of January. It’s an excuse to party during winter when there’s not much else to do.
It’s something that my bud Cecil Berringer actually started back in the day. I’ve been involved a few years, three now actually. This year’s party was at a new location, my bud Joe Wansley’s place. When it first started, Cecil basically was looking to have a party in the middle of winter and wanted to have a huge bonfire, so they gathered up everyone’s old Christmas trees. $20 says you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger bonfire anywhere else. To give you an idea of the size, we pile the wood around a fullsize telephone pole, and the pile goes up almost to the top. We spend weeks gathering and building what is basically a small structure just to burn it down, but the party and chicks are totally worth it.
Not much else to say about the party really. Not a fancy event, not a big race, not some crazy off-road fest. Just what pretty much everyone who owns a truck or enjoys the off-road scene in some aspect has probably done a thousand times. Got a bunch of people together throwin’ down at a bonfire—except this one happens to be the size of a building, with tons of people showing up from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, with big mud trucks and sick diesels everywhere, live DJs and bands, food, and one of my sponsors, Monster Energy, hanging out in the promo truck giving out free Monsters. Oh, did I mention chicks everywhere? Ha, I mean, it is Ricky B Wilson’s b-day bash. You know how I do.