Intended to be the LARGEST Truck Show in the North East Region for 2020
Don’t let the small state of New Jersey (NJ) fool you, it’s FILLED with a variety of activities for all; gamblers, family, beach lovers, and most importantly, TRUCK OWNERS. Atlantic City has a very outgoing, night life atmosphere with the family aspect. I know, this truck meet is almost a year away but this SHOW has to be shared now because you are going to want to plan your vacation for this! So keep reading for more details on what’s going to be included at the event and what makes this unique to other truck events (Daytona, Lonestar, etc).
I got the opportunity to go on a 3-way call with Mark and Chris, some of the coordinators of this event, to ask about what will be going on this truck meet and why everyone should add this show to their calendar. Mark and Chris have been sitting down with multiple departments of the city to ensure that your favorite builds do not get ticketed for lights, bumper heights, or anything that makes the truck unique over others. However, no destruction or disruption within the city will be prohibited (rolling coal on pedestrians, burnouts on the streets, or anything else you know YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE to do). Any foul-play could cost your truck your spot at the event and I’m going to tell you why this would be a horrible mistake for you…
On July 18-19 2020, Atlantic City Truck Meet will be hosted on an abandoned airport field. The airport is located right on the bay! Everything is the same as when it was operational with the exception of the airport tower. A section was converted to a semi-pro football field which is also no longer in use. Holy crap, this location will have the ability to hold 10,000 trucks! There will even be a section specifically blocked off for photoshoots for the best background offered at the show and detailers will have their own location to do what they do best!
A minimum of 40 vendors are already expected to participate in the Atlantic City Truck Meet as well as 15-20 food trucks. The show is trying to have as many local companies as possible to help out. Be ready to stop at LFTED&LVLD, TIS Wheels, and Dropstar Wheels booths as they are the title sponsors for the event. Don’t forget to also go see Diesel Hotties booth too (yeah, I’m bias but it’s worth it haha). Some other vendors already planning to come are: Speciality Forged, BlackRed HeadGear, Renegade Products.
Something I found interesting, and actually pretty sweet, is how they plan on judging the event. There is always discrepancy on booth trucks or the typical SEMA builds getting all of the awards but that WILL NOT be the case here! The Atlantic City Truck Meet Coordinators are trying to learn from previous shows and are still open to new ideas! Right now there will be at least 3 main sections that will be judged separately: Regular Show Field (daily drivers), VIP (High-end builds, BUT don’t have to be considered “SEMA” builds), and Vendor Booths.
Did someone say beer? That’s right, there will be a beer garden! You will be only to drink in the garden BUT hey, this isn’t offered at your typical show. If you haven’t already figured it out, this isn’t your average show in general!
They didn’t forget about the kids! Waterslide, moon-bounce, and other activities to get the kids involved will be available. They can even enter for the Powerwheels class! Another class the show will be offering at the show is BIG RIGS class. Say whaaaat! A little different but makes it easier for everyone to come. The kids, and adults, will love the possible burnout pits and Dyno as well!
I dont know about you but I’m ready to sign my first gen up and plan for July 2020! Registration is NOW open as well as their nifty new website. If this article didn’t persuade you enough or you have some recommendations, just visit their Instagram or comment below!
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