2020 Atlantic City Truck Meet

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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This build is about to DomiNATE the truck scene!

These days its hard to be unique and build something that really stands out from the crowd. Seem’s like so many builds just copy each other but change a few colors and add more lights.

Well Nate from Cattaraugus, New York sure found a way to stand out!
With a love for the Rat Rod look, and an interest in diesels he found a way to put the two together. Nate started with a 1940 Dodge in 2015 in a back yard garage!
This past spring he decided it was time to go all in! A quick 73 days Nate took a 3500 2nd gen Dodge frame and cut it in half! Coil overs in the front, air bags in the rear. P-pump 6.4L Cummins with 64mm and 82 mm turbos. He spent many days going to scrap yards looking for parts to make it a budget build but in the end still has about 40k in this bad ass unit!
“Favorite part was building the frame, I had an image in my head but was unsure how I was going to do it… So I fired up the grinder and went to town. This build has really pushed my limits with getting everything to work right and working the bugs out. At the end of the day its a dream come true to be able to say I have built this truck front to back, no bolt went untouched.”
Nate has attended a few shows local to his area and has taken home 3 awards so far for this incredible build! His plans for the future include attending UCC next year (maybe more) and also building Rat Rods for customers!
It’s safe to say whether you love the rat rod scene or the diesel truck scene, everyone can appreciate this unique and wild build! We can’t wait to see more of the DomiNATEing Fab truck, and other builds that Nate has in store!

NJ Truck Invasion

Beach, suntan lotion, and the fresh smell of diesel. This must mean summer is here and truck events are coming in hot…literally! But you know what sucks? Having to stand on steaming asphalt all day for an event and strolling through Instagram watching others enjoy the ocean breeze at the beach. Well, let me fill you in on the upcoming BEACH truck event happening June 22-23. That’s right, its time to take a mini vacation and come to a show you can actually enjoy! The NJ Truck Invasion, in Wildwood NJ, is set on becoming the “Daytona of the North East”. For only its first year, they already have over 500 trucks registered! By the way, the registration closes June 17, 11:59pm EST. Click here to register now because you can NOT register after the day of the event.

Grab that sweet tea and let’s dive a little more into what this event has to offer! From 9am to 5pm vendors, spectators, and a great deal of builds will be basking in the sun at the best beach in the NJ, DE, and MD area. Trucks from North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and every state around have registered their truck to compete for the hand-built Top 20 and Best of Show trophies. Top sponsors such as Goodies Auto, Dirty Diesel, BAMFled off-road lighting, and Causeway Ford are just a few that support Blinker Fluid Productions’ show. Head of Marketing and Promotions, Mark Wickline, gave me the insight on how quickly this event has grown and how top stream vendors Lftdxlvld, TIS Wheels, and DropStars Wheels will be setting up tent as well as the famous Diesel Hotties who will be doing some of their calendar shooting that same weekend!

Need one extra push to help convince your significant-other/pals to head over to NJ? Check out just a few who have signed up already:

Instagram: @jonn_z

Instagram: @ryansnyder114

Instagram: @varnbilt_motorsports

Instagram: @moneyshotmatt

Instagram: @twolson8

Feel free to find even more information and support by checking out www.njtruckinvasion.com or message their Instagram page!


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