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Blood Drag 2004 - Custom Truck Show

Six Years Strong & Growing

John O'Neill
Aug 1, 2004
Photographers: Mike Alexander, John O'Neill
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Six years ago, a member of the West Palm Beach Chapter of Xtreme Lowz was involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident. Unlike your friends, who would've just pointed at you and laughed, his friends and club brothers put together a blood drive and truck show to help raise money and save his life. A little more than half a decade later, Blooddrag, a mid-February show, has grown into one of the must-attend shows on the East Coast.
This two-day event attracted more than 1,100 show vehicles, with some coming from as far as New York, and upwards of 8,000 spectators from across the U.S., as well as a few international visitors. The majority of trucks that scraped into the South Florida Fairgrounds this year were S-10s, Toyotas, and Nissans. One such S-10 was Brad Spears' body-dropped dime that tucked 22s all the way around after slight rocker and tire modifications, and placed First in the mini-truck Wild Class.
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True to form, Eddy Cebreco hosted the $1,000 bikini competition sponsored by Sassy Kat Lingerie, which pulled more than 15 girls from the West Palm Beach, Florida, area. Each girl had a chance to dance, grind, and contort for the crowd's viewing pleasure. Janelle, a local dancer, took the age-old skin-to-win strategy and showed off her custom-made microbikini, as well as her custom bolt-ons. Needless to say, she walked away with the title of Miss Blooddrag '04.
Eddy and the rest of the Xtreme Lowz team acknowledges that without sponsors such as Godfather Customs, Line-X, Maguires, Scrapin' Customs, Tops Auto Upholstery, and Toyo Tires, the show wouldn't take place. Make sure to join us next year and witness the Blooddrag experience for yourself. For more information, contact: Eddy, eddy@blooddraginc.com; www.blooddraginc.com.
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After Hours
Draggin', Chillin', and Chicks


Blooddrag offers so much more beyond the show: dragging, chillin', and girls, just to name a few (in order of importance.) The after-hours drag sessions, bikini contest, and constant mayhem were continuing all weekend long, so we figured it was bound to make its way into our show coverage one way or another. We put together a little section to give you a taste of what went on inside and outside the showgrounds at this year's Blooddrag.
The first hangout after the show was the hotels. The cops were wise to our game, however, having posted patrol cars at most of the major hotels that had posed problems in the past. Still, a group of guys from Fallen and Motion Sickness truck clubs got their crew together (the ones with enough cajones or stupidity - you decide) and laid their trucks out on the strip right as they drove by the hotel and cops. One guy, Wazze, even turned around and dragged into the hotel. Needless to say, the cops were on him instantly. He was lit up by two cop cars, and his truck was almost impounded. When all was said and done, he walked away with three tickets.
Since nothing much was going to happen with the cops hanging around, we decided to spread the word to meet at Hooters. Everyone made their way over, and we were joined by the infamous Aftermath Draggin' team. People were dragging up and down the street, throwing spark showers for all the Hooters guests and cheering mini-truckers on the side of the road. Dave Shulman's Catch 22 made a few passes, along with the Aftermath crew, Fallen, Motion Sickness, and many others that were down for the cause. Brandon, a member of Motion Sickness, dragged right through his muffler.
We knew the fun wouldn't last all night, but it was cut seriously short when a ghetto bird (helicopter) swooped in, shining a spot-light down on the draggers. At the same time, Josh from Aftermath managed to drag a hole in his oil pan, gas tank, and an air line, so the truck was left laying body flat on the ground as the cops showed up. Fortunately, no one was ticketed and the truck was moved onto a trailer and out of there without any problems.
With Xtreme Lowz's generous hospitality, West Palm Beach, Florida, will go down in the record books and is a definite Mini Truckin' must. We look forward to dragging with you guys next year!

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