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.[singlepic id=6836 w=320 h=240 float=right]

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.[singlepic id=6835 w=320 h=240 float=left]

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.

[singlepic id=6833 w=320 h=240 float=right]Saturday morning started out with Class Act offering up a great hot breakfast of biscuits and gravy, with hot chocolate and coffee available for those that need it (like me). All throughout the day, Class Act held various events such as tug-o-wars, tricycle races, and a frozen “Hot Wheels” race for the kids and for the adults to keep them occupied while the vehicles were being judged. And for lunch, there were burgers, dogs, chips, and even killer pulled pork sandwiches available. They also had soda, water and more coffee too.

[singlepic id=6708 w=320 h=240 float=left]As I mentioned at the beginning, this show is mini truck based, but it’s not exclusive. There are quite a few hot rods, muscle cars, imports, four wheel drives, and full size vehicles that attend this. All are welcome. Matter of fact, the hot rod based Pharaoh’s Car Club took club participation with the most rides there. That is one of the great things about the NW, most all of the truck and car people here, realize that we’re all in this together.


[singlepic id=6826 w=320 h=240 float=right]This was a Top 30 event, and those that received awards were very deserving of them. Class Act had their work cut out for them, with a large turnout and a lot of quality vehicles. There were the Best Of categories, and an emotional memorial award that Dani New presented to Steve “Scuba” Fye in memory of her grandfather Tom Harris.

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

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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


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