Hard Parked for Normality in Oklahoma
Well folks, we have made it to another year of Slamboree. Against all odds, we survived the “apocalypse,” and while life may not be fully back to normal for us all, it is sure a lot closer than it was when I covered this show last year. We’ll take it! This year’s Slamboree was hosted at the Grand Casino and Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and it was definitely one for the record books!
Record-setting show attendance numbers mean record-setting amounts of incredible builds all in one place, and this year’s show beat the previous numbers by more than 200 vehicles! Over 1,000 vehicles from every corner of the US came through the gates the first weekend in August. The Grand Casino’s parking lot went from empty to packed full and wrapped all the way around the building with some of the best builds you could come across anywhere. This charity-benefiting show hands out over 100 awards every year, the competition gets more and more serious to be among the elite to take home some hardware.
If no one has told you yet, the Midwest is filled with some of the most skilled truck builders in the world, and attending shows like this one and LST in Texas makes it very apparent. With big-name builders like Extensive Metal Works, Phat Phabz and many others, it is honestly hard to decide what to stare at all weekend. In addition to all these sweet rides, this Oklahoma show is one of the smoothest running operations you will encounter anywhere. From judging and parking to registration and the welcoming show staff, the relaxed atmosphere this show provides is pretty incredible when you look at its size. Supported by great companies like Flo Airride, Wheel Pros, SUB Industries and Intro Wheels, just to name a few, it is no wonder this show grows year after year.
If you want to bring the whole crew, this is also a family friendly show with plenty of food trucks and vendors are located across the show grounds. The hotel itself has several great restaurant options as well as a pool if anyone staying there wants to cool off.
Show dates have not officially been announced for 2022’s show, but keep your eyes peeled and book your rooms the day you see it, because you do not want to miss this show next year!
If no one has told you yet, the Midwest is filled with some of the most skilled truck builders in the world, and attending shows like this one and LST in Texas makes it very apparent.