New shows are always a challenge; you have to convince a network of drivers that your event will be a well-organized, fun weekend that they’ll want to return to year after year. Cruisin’ the Beach is now in its third year and never really suffered the growing pains common to first-time shows. Part of that is the level of experience that show promoter Rodney Buckner brings to the event. With hundreds of events to his credit over the years, he and his staff know the right mix of ingredients to ensure a memorable weekend. And, like the guidance that you will get from your local realty agent, location is vitally important. Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was an inspired choice that provided something for everyone with plenty of room for cars, trucks, and vendors on the show field as well as easy access to restaurants, shops, and attractions just across the street. More than 400 vehicles enjoyed this year’s event with an unusually high-quality mix of cars and trucks. Representatives from Goodguys, NSRA, and the Vintage Street Rodders of America made it a point during the awards ceremony to comment on the quality of the event and the difficulty they had in narrowing down their award choices. Rodney’s judging team had the same problem but managed to send 100 drivers home with tangible (TIKI) reminders of the fun weekend. As part of this show’s ties to the community, more than $6000 was donated to the South Carolina Children’s Hospital, the charity associated with the event. If you’d like to be a part of a great weekend get-together that not only has a quality collection of cool trucks in a great location but also one with serious ties to the community, put Cruisin’ the Beach on your 2016 calendar. Get the details at www.cruisinthebeach.com.