Fear Factor and Kustom Option's August Bash
First Annual Summer Slam
Minis hopping a foot off the ground on compressed air, trucks dragging rocker across smooth asphalt, and a lot of cool prizes: Everyone who attended the First Annual Summer Slam held this past August 27 got to partake. For those who cruised out to this really cool one-day event held in Murrieta, California, Sunday was a laid-back day of sun, fun, and customs. Local shop Kustom Options and Fear Factor put on the event that featured a huge raffle and plenty of classes to please anyone who dragged his or her ride into the show area. The competition was pretty stiff; many local clubs brought out severely hammered, big wheel-tuckin' minis, and equally impressive compacts. Custom audio video systems seemed to be all the rage -- we noticed a whole bunch of customs that pimped monitors of all shapes and sizes in their interiors. Speaking of interiors, shag and troll hair carpeting is also taking off within the show scene. It's apparent that the new innovators of the mini-truckin' scene have a fondness for the neon-colored carpeting that was found in more than one class winner. Also, the suspension setups in the winning trucks just keep getting better and cleaner, and not just the ones rolling out of custom shops. Plenty of do-it-yourselfers are getting down with their own welders, busting out quality work. Now that we've given you a taste of what went down at the show, sit back, pop open a cold one, and check out the photographic evidence.