Beyond being only one year away from when The History Channel says the world is going to end, 2011 marks a centennial for both Chevrolet and GMC. For Chevrolet, it’s the 100th birthday, and for GMC, it’s the 100th anniversary of the GMC logo’s first appearance. It’s a sure bet over a century ago when both brands were in their infancy, no one in their wildest dreams could have ever imagined the loyal following the trucks would amass. A good example is Brothers Trucks’ 13th Annual Show and Shine held each year to thank its customers for their patronage.

The event took place at Canyon RV Park, west of Brothers’ Corona, California, headquarters on a 63-acre, tree-lined site along the banks of the Santa Ana River. On July 10, GM truck enthusiasts from all over the western states rolled to meet with each other and show off the improvements they had made to their trucks since last year. The less I write means more room for truck photos, so I’m going to cut this short, and we’ll get down to the real nitty-gritty. For information about Brothers 14th Annual Show & Shine, don’t go to the History Channel because they’ll be toast. Instead, check out www.brotherstrucks.com. CCT