Trucks at a roadster show? For real?!
Like belt loops on boxer shorts or vuvuzela horns at a spelling bee, custom classic trucks at a roadster event might not be what you'd expect. If there's anything we've learned to expect from the L.A. Roadster Show, it's the unexpected.
Yeah, everybody knows that the L.A. Roadster Club only lets open cars inside the gates of their main event. But how many people know that there is a second section of the show that fills the humongous parking lot between the roadsters and the ticket booth where hundreds of pre-'75 non-roadsters gather to show off? Actually, everybody knows that too, which is why "Specialty Parking" has become a hugely successful annual show in its own right. In addition to all the coupes, sedans, and wagons, this is where you find all the cool trucks. It's also where you find the swap meet that probably attracts as many people as the rest of the event.
If you know of any roadster show with a better selection of trucks than this one, we'd like to hear about it. In the meantime, enjoy our gallery of pickups from the L.A. Roadster Show.
Custom Classic Treasure
Remember what we told you about the great swap meet that shares the parking lot with the non-roadster participants at this event? We made a few passes through the area to find out what people were selling, and what they were buying. Hopefully, some of this treasure won't get stuck in an endless swap meet rotation, but will turn into projects that we'll see on the street and at shows in a year or two.