The End of an Era
What can we possibly say about Reso' that could do it any justice? What can we say to capture the feeling, the mood, and the setting of what might possibly be the last New Year's weekend run for the West Coast? Maybe that it sucks to think it might be over? It sucks to think that this might be the last time that mini-truckers will be able to spend their holiday together under the banner and guise of Reso'.
As it turns out, Bob Hase and his crew have been throwing this show for 25 years now, and they are a little burnt out from putting on one of the coolest runs. So they went out with a bang, throwing one of the best Reso's ever. They even brought it back to the original location at Glen Helen Pavilion, which provided mini-truckers with some of the best weather they could hope for. There was a ton of room for everyone to camp out and party too. The camping area was a spacious, grass-filled area where everyone could congregate and attempt to avoid that late-evening surprise shower from the sprinklers. (Yeah, Bob, we didn't forget about that one.) The camping area looked like a huge city of tents that someone had circled the wagons around. The wagons were all of the oversized motorhomes that rolled in and provided the party atmosphere. The show was held on the paved inner parking lot of the pavilion and provided the perfect backdrop for our pictures. Rows upon rows of dialed minis and compacts were all there, feverishly being cleaned by their owners and friends in the quest for those elusive First Place Reso' trophies.
Reso' has always been one of those runs that you took extra pride in winning a trophy at because only the truly hard-core mini-truckers braved the elements to bring their precious show vehicles out for it. This year, we were all blessed with fair temperatures and no rain, which has always seemed to plague this spectacular run. The mood was both one of bliss and a hint of sadness, because in the back of everyone's minds lurked the thought that they might not be here next year. No matter how things turn out, we will still have the memories of the best and longest-running run ever thrown to keep our spirits alive in the coming year. And if Reso' does happen to live on, be sure to make plans to attend next year. You won't want to miss it.