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Take one part 440-powered Dodge truck, add a set of Swamper Boggers, then roast said Boggers for 30 seconds on a steel plate, fill the cab and environs with tire smoke and watch crowd go nuts for the good show. Then hope to win a new set of Mickey Thompson tires to replace smoked Boggers.
Our favorite event at the 4-Wheel Jamborees is the Tough Truck Racing. Even though the sport is getting more and more professional, the fun stuff is still the local boys and their backyard creations.
Could you have a monster truck event without Grave Digger or even Bigfoot? We think not. Jumping the cars and making a show of it is in these drivers blood, and its worth the price of admission alone. The real fun isnt in this racing against each other, but watching the freestyle event where anything goes, and usually does.
Full-on sponsorships of Tough Trucks are headed our way, and these vehicles are truly trick. Based on short-course racing technology, some of these trucks could compete in the big leagues. Smooth landings and high flying earmark these styling rides.
While cruising was banished from this event, it didnt stop the participants from seeing or being seen. Just get a cool truck thats lifted enough, add a tilt bed, and you have a primo viewing platform.
Old and new technology get combined with over-arched springs and coilovers. Cool old truck, but how bad is the ride?
One of our favorite venues for Midwest truck action is the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals held in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. It has it allbig trucks, bigger trucks, mud drag action, monster trucks, Tough Truck carnage, and the ever-popular burnout contest. We usually see a lot of familiar faces, vehicles, and whatnot, but always manage to dig up something new. For those of you out of the loop, these Jamborees are a place for 4x4 nuts to come together and ogle the trucks, action, and other delights to their hearts content. Whoever said that lifted show trucks are a dead item should spend a day at these events and realize that custom truck building just for the sake of it is alive and well. This year the Bloomsburg show even went as far as to eliminate the cruising due to the record number of participants. Cruising is simply driving your truck up and down all the aisles, looking at the other rigs while the other owners look at yours. Even at that, plenty of sparkle and shine was on the move between the action going on at the fairgrounds arena. Coupled with the smattering of true trail rigs and other weirdness that abounds at these shows, the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals was a big hit. For more info on this years remaining events, call Family Events at 317/236-6522, or visit www.familyevents.com.