Kickin’ It Old School 2014
Nestled in the woods, alongside the Clackamas River, is the home to one of the shows that I look forward to the most here in the Pacific NW. Held at Barton Park in Boring, OR, Kickin’ It Old School is probably one of the (if not the) most family friendly mini truck based shows that I have attended.
Each year the show has steadily increased participants. This year, it had a nice jump in the participant dept., including a couple of trucks that made their show season debuts.
People brought their rides down from as far north as Marysville, WA, and as far east as Boise, ID. Traveling 5 to 10 hours (or more), isn’t a big deal to most here in the NW custom truck and car scenes, especially if it’s to a quality show with a great host club.
Although it’s “officially” a one day show, quite a few show up Friday night and set up camp in the campground right above the show area. This year, the first night of camping had as many as the entire previous year. By Saturday night, around three-quarters of the campground was filled with truck and car enthusiasts surrounding various campfires throughout the park.
Awards are as follows:
Best Car: Wally Rhonde of Xcessive Speedz
Best Truck: Will Spier of Magical Minis
Best Paint: Justin Rainwater of Relaxed Atmosphere
Best Interior: Joe Flip of Twisted Creations
Best Suspension: Will Spier of Magical Minis
Best Engine: John Emisinger of Twisted Creations
Under Construction: Chris Juergenson of Magical Minis
Club Spirit: Sunset
Club Particicpation: Pharoahs
Long Distance: Paul St. Cyr
Tom Harris Award: Scuba Steve of Sunset
Crash Award: Corey Dawson of Underground Kustoms
Girls Ride: Melissa Kron of No Regrets
Best BMX: Sponge Splawn of No Regrets