SOMEONE ONCE TOLD ME, “The older you get, the faster time goes.” They were right! In the case of the C10 Nation, the beginning of the year is a great time to carry over last year’s momentum while reflecting on all the great times we had and thinking about the things to come.
Looking back at the end of 2019, the C10 world was on fire! In September, we had back-to-back shows in NorCal (C10 Intervention) and in Texas (C10s in the Park), which both broke records for their highest registered entries.
In October, the Upstate South Carolina GM Truck Club hosted its sixth annual Fall Picnic with more than 120 trucks, and C10 Club North Carolina hosted its first-ever C10 Fall Revival with a massive 230 trucks for its first show. Damn, son!
November brought another amazing SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where we saw absolutely no shortage of C10 trucks. Travis Pruis from CTP Concepts brought a highly modified C50 Crew Cab hauler with an LB7 Duramax. Morgan Youngberg debuted a 1966 slammed C10 built by Metal Ox Fab, and Johny G from Johny G’s Garage sported a brand-new crate Cummins turbo Diesel. General Motors & Chevrolet Performance showed us anything is possible, building an all-electric “E10” concept on a 1962 C10 platform. It was rad and revolutionary. Randall Robertson of Rtech Fab brought out the first ever K50 Blazer, and Cory Whitlock from Broken Bones debuted an LML Duramax turbo diesel in a 1970 2WD shortbed that was very mean and very green.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the amazing talent in our community shows us something new and out of the box.
During SEMA, we held our fifth annual “C10 Nation” Day with United Pacific Industries in Hot Rod Alley. The turnout was nothing but spectacular and humbling. United Pacific was thrilled with the response and has invited us back for 2020!
One week later, we saw the grand finale of them all: the ninth annual Dino’s Chevy-Only “Git Down,” where more than 1,600 1947-1998 Chevy and GMC trucks converged in Glendale, Arizona. This show nearly doubled from 2018! On the heels of SEMA, this show has become a must-go for the C10 Nation. In 2020, it will be the 10-year anniversary and a two-day event!
As you can see, the last few months of 2019 were really good to us, and that momentum will carry over to 2020. There are new shows in every state, from Idaho and Kentucky to Indiana, and the community and people are enjoying their trucks, the enthusiasts and the scene.
I was recently comparing notes with a Blue Oval friend, who said, “The C10 community is just different. You guys have really rallied around one another and have a true sense of community. It’s awesome.”
He’s right. It is awesome! We are lucky, and 2020 will bring more community, more gatherings and more killer builds. So, let’s salute a great 2019 and welcome 2020, where the future looks very clear—there is no stopping the C10 Nation!
The trucks are cool, but you, the C10 Nation, are cooler! See you at the next show!