In the middle of the summer heat, there is hardly a better place to be than sitting under the shade of a big ol? tree with a plate full of barbecued grub admiring a flock of customized ?47?87 Chevrolet and GMC trucks. For the Bow Tie and Jimmy folks living in Southern California, this means Brothers? 9th Annual Show & Shine held July 8, 2007, at Featherly Regional Park in Anaheim, California.

Since our friends at Brothers are headquartered just a few miles away in nearby Corona, California, we thought our readers might enjoy a little shop tour thrown in with the coverage lens master Galen Armenta shot last year at Brothers? 8th Annual Show & Shine.

When we showed up at Brothers, it didn?t take us long to learn the company name was derived from the fact that brothers Jim and Steve Flanders founded the business after deciding to focus on providing the highest-quality parts available for ?47?87 General Motors trucks. It wasn?t too long before the Chevy and GMC community responded overwhelmingly and the Flanders brothers? new business venture met with tremendous success.

To express their gratitude to all the loyal customers and friends who helped to make this possible, the brothers initiated their first annual Show & Shine in 1998. Some nine years later, the event has taken on the personality of a giant family reunion, with all the trappings associated with a really good custom classic truck show combined with the best qualities of summer fun. For more information about attending Brothers? 9th Annual Show & Shine, log onto www.brotherstrucks or call 800-977-2767.