The series of Havoc shows that 8-Lug (and the rest of the truck group at Source Interlink-Truckin', Sport Truck, Diesel Power, and Mini Truckin') puts on is a great place to get your truck noticed by lots of magazine editors. When we added Fresno to the schedule, we weren't really sure what to expect. Would the show be well-attended? Would the trucks be high-quality? Would spectators show up?
All of our questions were answered on Friday when we rolled into town, making it clear that there was a buzz in the air about the show. We could not have been more relieved.
In the end, the accountants say there were more than 375 trucks that registered and more than 1,000 spectators who walked through the doors of the Big Fresno fairgrounds. That's a slam dunk, home run, and gooooooooal (it's hard to write in text how cool that soccer term sounds in person) all in one.
The staff of 8-Lug lurked throughout the show all weekend capturing the best diesel 3/4- and 1-ton trucks with Canon cameras, and even grabbed quite a few features that will be popping up in these pages over the next several issues. Without question, these upcoming issues are going to have some ridiculous trucks for you to read about.
So sit back, get comfortable, and let us take you to Central California to the Fresno Havoc show so you can either relive it or experience it for the first time. And if you don't make plans to be there next year, we have to wonder what's going on in your mind.
Everywhere you looked there...
Everywhere you looked there were nice eight-lug diesel trucks displayed at the Fresno Havoc show.
Registration started off slow...
Registration started off slow due to the long lines, but picked up pretty quickly after that.
A portable dyno was there...
A portable dyno was there to separate facts from fiction.
Want your truck in 8-Lug?...
Want your truck in 8-Lug? This owner sought out our editor and set up a photo shoot for Saturday night. Done deal.
Even some of the trucks that...
Even some of the trucks that were used to haul the show trucks were super nice.
There's nothing like having...
There's nothing like having a swarm of police officers search your truck on the way into the show. When they said no alcohol, they meant it.
All The Stats
Drop 'em Wear
Aces and Eights
JR's Sport Collectables-Chin Check
Kool Hand Luke
Bikini Contest Winners
John Garner drove down from...
John Garner drove down from up north. Watch for a feature on this truck soon.
There were a lot of vendors...
There were a lot of vendors with cool products at Fresno Havoc.
Everyone had fun at the s...
Everyone had fun at the show.
We realize that this is not...
We realize that this is not a diesel truck, but the innovation is something that could spark ideas for a really cool project.
Truckin' and Sport Truck staffers...
Truckin' and Sport Truck staffers mingle while trying to figure out what to shoot next. This show is inundated with editors looking for cool trucks.
No, an airbag didn't blow...
No, an airbag didn't blow out on this nice ride. It's all set up for individual bag control so the owner can jack it all up when it's on display.
The event T-shirts sold out...
The event T-shirts sold out really quick. If you didn't get yours by the early afternoon, chances are your favorite size was sold out. Next year, we'll have to double the supply.