The Low Rollers End of Summer Bash was back for its 19th year and as in past years it was an amazing show. Even though you could not have asked for nicer weather, attendance was not as high as hoped. I have been attending this show since 2008 and every year it seems to get a little smaller. This is unfortunate since the people that no longer attend seem to be the same ones saying there are no good minitruck shows anymore. Hopefully the show will make it to the 20th year but that decision still has not been made by the Host club.
One of the things people look forward to at the End of Summer Bash is the chance to catch up with friends they may not see very often. It’s a show that’s not about the trophies or who has the nicer ride but rather who is there that you haven’t seen in a year and what cool things did they do to their ride since last seeing them. I am one of the lucky ones that goes to to shows all over the Northeast so I get to see people that live far away more than most others. Low Rollers was and is the place to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Though it’s not all about the competition that does not mean there aren’t some top notch builds present. It never ceases to amaze me what people can come up with. It could be a crazy paint job, full blown custom purpose built frame or even engine swaps and full custom interiors. Low Rollers has multiple example of each category every year. This year brought back the High Low Competition which is always a fun time. Over the years I have staked out a spots close to the measurements and occasionally get to see first hand some really good burnouts. There was also a full size slip and slide for both young and old to enjoy.
Something that I heard from people on show day was the excuses people were giving for not attending. They included “It’s a tuck show hosted by a truck club” and “They don’t have class for my type of car”. Neither of these are remotely true. The show this year was a Top 100 with various specialty awards and every type of vehicle is welcome at the show. It does not have to be a truck or even a car with air ride. If you feel it is show worthy it is welcome at this show. Come on out and meet some amazing people in 2016 if the 20th Low Rollers End of Summer Bash does happen. Without show participants and spectators there can be no show.
Thanks go out to all of the Low Rollers Club members and their families for another awesome show and hope to see you again in 2016.
2015 Low Rollers End of Summer Bash coverage by Mike M. and Mark P.:
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