On July 11, the 10th annual Southeastern Truck Nationals (SETN)—the largest all-GM truck event east of the Mississippi—kicked off at an all-new location in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Wilson County Fairgrounds provided enough room for this quickly growing, all-GM single day truck show. This new spot is just a few hours from a large portion of the truck community, and attendees could find plenty of new, clean hotels to stay in one or two nights if needed.
Packed with lifted, lowered, restored and fully custom rides, this event brought all kinds. Vendors from nearly every major industry manufacturer gave spectators and truck owners plenty of cool stuff to check out throughout the day.
Naturally, show goers needed to eat, so a fleet of food trucks fed the masses all day long. What’s better than a full day of cool custom trucks, free vendor face-to-face time for questions and inspiration, and lots of different unique foods to munch on all day? Even with the food options on site, we may have snuck out of the showgrounds to grab a plate at Tom’s Blue Moon BBQ across the street. This award-winning griller shocked us with the amazing flavors and combinations, especially for such a lightly trafficked area. You can be sure that we will be sitting there next year at some point, too!
Now you’re probably hungry and ready to eat, so grab a sandwich and check out all these pictures from the event. We recommend this as one of the great single day shows our scene has to offer. Follow them online to get next year’s date and start planning your trip. We assure you it’s worth it!
Winner from 10th annual Southeastern Truck Nationals
Best 1999 and Up Truck Award sponsored by Street Trucks Magazine went to Chase Goodrich from Jackson, Tennessee, with his ’12 Silverado
Best of Show sponsored by C10 Talk went to Gary Russell of Lascassas, Tennessee, with his ’54 GMC truck
Best 1988-1998 Truck Award sponsored by OBS Talk went to Tom Culver from Decatur, Alabama, with his ’89 Chevy truck
Best 1981-1987 Truck Award sponsored by Southern Fried Garage went to Luke Embry from Rockfield, Kentucky, with his ’84 C10
Best 1973-1980 Truck Award sponsored by Squarebody Nation went to Joshua Mason from Harvest, Alabama, with his ’78 C10
Best 1967-1972 Truck Award sponsored by C10 Nation went to Jonathan Day from Athens, Alabama, with his ’68 C10
Best 1960-1966 Truck Award sponsored by Dino’s Chevy Only went to Ben Durham from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his ’64 C10
Best Survivor Award sponsored by Jim Carter Truck Parts went to Bart Lowrey from Leitchfield, Kentucky, with his ’68 GMC Suburban
Best 1955-1959 Truck Award sponsored by United By Trucks to Todd Smith from Hixson, Tennessee, with his ’56 Chevrolet truck
Best 1947-1954 Truck Award sponsored by Dropped Lower went to Gary Russell from Lascassas, Tennessee, with his ’54 GMC truck
Best Pre-’47 Truck Award sponsored by Collins Custom Automotive went to John Rucker with his 1941 GMC pickup
Best Mini-Truck sponsored by Battle in Bama went to Blake Stewart from Bremen, Kentucky, with his ’95 GMC Sonoma
Best Bright Award sponsored by @advancedplating went to Gary Russell from Lascassas, Tennessee, with his ’54 GMC truck
Best Paint Award sponsored by Bullock’s Body Werks went to Chris England with his ’52 Advanced Design Chevrolet truck
Best Blazer Award sponsored by Dakota Digital went to Darren Chaney from Burlison, Tennessee, with his ’78 K5 blazer
Best Original Paint sponsored by Inge Autoworks went to Zach Barker from Woodbury, Tennessee, with his ’80 K5
Best Suspension Award sponsored by Arizona High Test went to Calvin Andrews from Coshocton, Ohio, with his ’70 C10
Best Shop Truck Award sponsored by Street Machinery went to John Danks of New Middleton, Ohio, with his ’55 Chevy truck
Best 4×4 Award sponsored by Rocky’s Tuff Trucks went to Tim Crossley from Green Fork, Indiana, with his ’87 K10
Best Interior Award sponsored by Snowden Custom Seats went to Michael Taylor from Clarksville, Tennessee, with his ’99 K3500
Best LS Engine Award sponsored by Outlaw Performance went to Terry Hill from Waxahachie, Texas, with his ’87 C10
Best Engine Award sponsored by Battle in Bama went to Ryan Akers from Dublin, Virginia, with his ’71 C10
Best Engineered Award sponsored by OBSChevyrscing.com went to Carlee Kern from Bedford, Indiana, with her ’63 C10
Best Stepside Award sponsored by C10 Squared went to Cody Cassel from Central, Louisiana. with his ’76 C10
Best Bed Award sponsored by Bedwood and Parts went to Chris England from Portland, Tennessee, with his ’52 Advanced Design Chevrolet truck