The 2009 LNO Jr. Memorial Show

Florida Throws Down For A Great Cause

Phil GordonJul 1, 2010
There are lots of tribute shows around the country, but few touch the heart of the truck scene more than the LNO Jr. Memorial Show in Orlando, Florida.
Photo 2/15   |   A couple of sick rides from Sik Additions.
Fifteen years ago, fellow truck enthusiast Larry Neal Oliver was the victim of a violent carjacking. This senseless act cut short the life of this promising 17-year-old and left his parents to pick up the pieces. His parents eventually recovered the truck and restored it to the way it was and continue to show it in his memory. Since Larry was a member of Hardcore Minis, the members decided to pay tribute to him by holding a show the following year in his memory. With that, LNO was created. Now in its fourteenth year, Hardcore's CEO, Billy Weekley, tells Mini Truckin', "It's a very emotional day for the family, but it brings awareness to this culture."
Taking over the large Central Florida Fairgrounds, more than 300 minitruckers came from all over to show off the latest builds and newest customizations in support. As one of the most organized shows in Florida, LNO features drive-thru judging and club games, which always seem to take on new and creative challenges. Filled with emotion, Larry's parents traditionally end the show by honoring one truck with the LNO award, which they call "Oliver's Choice." This year it went to Joe Barbera's Ford from Miami.
Show Lowdown
Name: The LNO Jr. Memorial Show
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL
Date: November 14, 2009
Total Vehicles in Attendance: More than 300
Spectator Attendance: Almost 1,000
Photo 3/15   |   Rebecca and Larry Neal Oliver Sr. give a loving tribute to their late son.
Fast 411:
• 14th annual show presented by Hardcore
• Raffles and giveaways included sets of wheels
• Motorcycle stunt show
• Custom plexiglass trophies
Events:
Root beer chug, marshmallow eating competition, pie eating contest, wet T-shirt competition
Sponsors/Vendors:
Ultimate Audio, Enhanced Customs, Jimmy's Rod & Custom, Creative Auto Boutique, R.A.W., 4 Wheel Parts, Air Ride Technologies, Black Chapel Tattoo Studio, Rent-A-Wheel, Blue Fire Engraving, Class on Glass, Drop 'Em Wear?, K&N Air Filters, and Edelbrock

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