The car and truck show with the strange sounding name is part of a long-standing tradition that goes back more than a decade. In an attempt to help a club member involved in a serious accident, the Florida-based Local Minis car and truck club banded together, first to donate blood to the blood bank and then to help raise money to cover the member's medical expenses. Called Blood Drag, the show caught on and, with everyone healthy once again, it transitioned into a fun annual event. Eddy Cebreco and his good friend "Big John" were charter members of the original club and Eddy is still active with the event and the current show promoter. Assisted by No Regrets car and truck club, Eddy welcomed more than 250 vehicles to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Georgia, for the March event. Drivers got the party rolling Friday night at the pre-party, held at Moonshine Customs Paint and Body, in Winder. Saturday morning, in addition to enjoying the collection of custom and classic vehicles on display, the stereophiles in the crowd participated in a double-points USACI stereo competition. Young and old enjoyed the race car simulator at VooDoo Rides with its real-time excitement. You felt like you were in the cockpit of an actual car. The dozen or so vendors at the fairgrounds had lots of tempting items for sale. And, at the end of the day, the Saturday-night after-party was held at Hooters in Lawrenceville, packed wall-to-wall with hard-partying truckers. Special thanks to Hooters Marketing Coordinator Jayden Hindall for making the party a success.
On Sunday, truckers were treated to a unique display, thanks to the 18-Wheelers in attendance. Demonstrating the power of their heavy-duty wreckers, they raised a full-size tractor into the air, making a great photo op for the trucks at the show. Before long, everyone was parked underneath. The Sunday-afternoon awards ceremony, with custom Plexiglas trophies made by Jon Fulmer, sent more than 65 drivers home with fresh additions to their trophy cabinets. Ground Level car and truck club received the Club Participation award for the most entries and Terry Temples' beautiful '59 Apache captured Best in Show.