Road To Havoc 2006 - Road Trip!
During last summer's show season, a new surprise event hit the scene. The new show was called Havoc, and it turned some heads in its first year of operation. The concept was to have a show run by magazine editors who wanted to give back to those who support the business. And with that mentality, it was destined to succeed.
Sport Truck's history has been full of shows put on by staffers throughout the country. It had been a while since there was an official Sport Truck event, though, so it was time to put on a new one. Louisville, Kentucky, was picked as the hometown for this new show, and its downtown convention center was to be the venue of choice. The convention center was a good pick, as the indoor benefits include not worrying about getting bitten from bugs and the luxuries of air conditioning during the show.
The turnout for the first event was moderate but decent enough for us to return for another. So, this year, it was on like Donkey Kong, and we had a new plan. The decision was made to take over the nation with a couple of caravans rolling across several states, each one bound for Havoc. It took just a few phone calls to pull vehicles from different parts of the country and dominate the highways leading into Louisville.
From there, we ended up sweet-talking Bill Carlton of Ekstensive Metalworks to lead one leg of the caravan from Houston, Texas. We flew out to his shop, and from there, we made a 15-hour drive to Louisville. It was a good trip, which we used to get a little more familiar with the living legend of Bill Carlton. Through the hours of travel, we shared some stories and passed some good times along the way.
The other leg of the cruise was photographed by freelancer Brandon Burrell, as he tagged along with a few rides that made their way from Florida. They headed to the same destination but started from a different area. There were also smaller groups that came from far off locales like Canada and New York. Together, we roamed though the states letting people know that we were out to cause havoc.
When everyone got into town, we were happy to arrive there safely and timely without any breakdowns or setbacks. The second year of the show seemed to get even better than the first and kicked ass with nothing but high-quality vehicles-that made everyone's trip worthwhile. If all goes well, the cruise next year should be expanding just like the success of the show.