If you haven’t heard about the annual Loedown at Homestead Hollow in Springville, Alabama, keep reading, because it’s a car, truck and bike show—and crawfish boil—that you need to know about.
Hosted by Tim and Tonyia Morris of Sparkles Detail, the fourth annual Loedown took place June 5-7, 2020. It was the first national truck show to officially take place after the coronavirus pandemic shut down large gatherings.
The weekend began Friday night with a preparty, where more than 300 people ate through 480 pounds of crawfish, 125 pounds of catfish nuggets, 125 pounds of boiled shrimp, 200 hamburgers, 200 hotdogs and all the fixins, reports Tim. That’s a lot of food!
As the Saturday morning sun rose upon the beautiful scenery at Homestead Hollow, participants and spectators began to arrive from all over. With a quick walk around the showgrounds, we were able to see one magazine truck after another, and even some new killer debut trucks. By the end of the day, the show brought out more than 400 vehicles and at least 1,500 spectators, all to this small town of Springville.
You could find vendors for all the wants and needs scattered throughout the Hollow festival grounds—everything from delicious food to vehicle-themed apparel and even a few tattoo artists who were ready to inject your daily dose of ink. Live bands played all day on the main stage, which was sponsored by Scrapin the Coast, another great event taking place later this year.
If you love auctions, you could bid on a semitruck flatbed truck full of items, with proceeds going to Black Tie Ministries. A custom-painted urinal caused a bidding war faceoff between Drop’em Wear and Freaks of Nature at a picnic table. The bidding went all the way up to $4,700! With another $800 tossed into the urinal, the grand total came to $5,500.
Up for grabs this year were top 25 trophies and top 15 motorcycle class built by Welches Chop Shop. Everyone who attends this event knows that Tim and Tonyia give custom Yeti cups at every show they are at. No difference at this event: The best-of picks went home with a custom Yeti cup.
The car show scene is supported heavily by Sparkles Detail, and Tim and Tonyia plan to support the event again next year with the fifth annual Loedown at Homestead Hollow. Find out more at www.loedown.org.
Tim and Tonyia would like to thank all their support staff, vendors, spectators and participants. They would also like to thank Layn’ Licks Pinstripping for sponsoring the preparty, Scrapin’ the Coast and Bayou Showdown for sponsoring the main stage, and After Dark for sponsoring the Main Gate.
WITH A QUICK WALK AROUND THE SHOWGROUNDS, WE WERE ABLE TO SEE ONE MAGAZINE TRUCK AFTER ANOTHER, AND EVEN SOME NEW KILLER DEBUT TRUCKS. BY THE END OF THE DAY, THE SHOW BROUGHT OUT MORE THAN 400 VEHICLES AND AT LEAST 1,500 SPECTATORS, ALL TO THIS SMALL TOWN OF SPRINGVILLE.