Summer Madness returned to Bakersfield, California, and the Kern County Fairgrounds was transformed once again into the setting for one of the largest shows on the West Coast. Show attendees and custom truck clubs from as far as Texas made the trek to the San Joaquin Valley to revel in a long weekend of camaraderie, cruising, and kicking back. Small tent cities popped up all across the event, some with elaborate setups that included large canopied seating areas, too many barbecue rigs to count, and even some water slides and inflatable pools. Summer Madness is a real treat for true believers of the custom scene to catch up with old friends, make some new ones and see what the latest in build trends are going to be. The weather did not seem to be a factor, and even though it could not make up its mind. The day started out with unescapable heat, leading to some overcast skies with humidity that seemed to come from nowhere and the day ended with heavy wind bringing with it some serious rain and impressive lightning displays off in the distance. Overall the vibe was that of a laid-back party in the park with several thousand close friends gathering to tell stories and inspire each other to build one more aspect of their truck. The Truckin crew was out to enjoy all of what Saturday had to offer, and was treated to an overflow of lowered, lifted, fullsize, mini, classic, and brand-new trucks of every style and color scheme. As the day wound down, trucks pumped out loud tunes and cruised the various streets of the fairgrounds to show off and lock arms in solidarity. This three-day show is not to be missed and should be on everyone's calendar, so go over to www.facebook.com/summermadness to keep on all the announcements. See all of the fun we had below in our photo gallery below.