ALLCHEVY/GMC TRUCK NA­TION­ALS

WE VISIT GOODLETTSVILLE, TN, FOR THIS BOWTIE-IN­SPIRED TRUCK SHOW

Street Trucks - - ALL CHEVY/GMC TRUCK NATIONALS - WORDS BY BRYAN ASH­LEY

THIS WAS THE eighth year for the South­east­ern ALL Chevy/ GMC Truck Na­tion­als held in Goodlettsville, Ten­nes­see. This small town with a pop­u­la­tion of a lit­tle over 15,000 is lo­cated just out­side Nashville in Sum­ner County. With seven solid years of ex­pe­ri­ence and hardlearned lessons, this event has grown into the largest Gen­eral Mo­tors-based truck show in the East. The show had more than 500 reg­is­tered trucks this year, which is its largest turnout to date. This num­ber has been in­creas­ing each and ev­ery year, which looks great for their fu­ture num­bers. The unique GM show­case brings in trucks from all over the United States for a week­end full of truck talk with a town full of truck guys. Bryan Ash­ley, event pro­moter, says that trucks have come from as far as San An­to­nio, New Hamp­shire, Mi­ami and even a few from Canada.

We took some time to ad­mire the qual­ity of this year’s spe­cialty awards, which were metic­u­lously made by Bul­lock’s Body Werks. Ja­son Bul­lock has been mak­ing them out of used car parts since the first year of the show and they are im­pres­sive in per­son. Any true gear­head would be proud to set this tro­phy in their front room for ev­ery­one to see, if the spouse al­lows, of course.

The All Chevy/gmc Truck Na­tion­als is not just about the trucks. It’s also about all the great peo­ple who live breathe and sleep this in­dus­try like we do. The at­mos­phere at this year’s show was amaz­ing as al­ways.

“The trucks are cool, but the peo­ple are cooler, says Ron­nie Wetch of C10 Talk, and we couldn’t agree more. “This is what it’s all about folks. Some peo­ple say we’re crazy for driv­ing hun­dreds and some­times thou­sands of miles to go to a truck show, but those of us who ac­tu­ally do it know it’s about more than just the drive. We love trucks, mu­sic, tat­toos and not fol­low­ing the trends, but at the end of the day we love the peo­ple we meet the most. On this Chevy truck jour­ney through the years, we’ve had the op­por­tu­nity to meet so many amaz­ing peo­ple, and we are blessed to now call them our friends.”

PHOTOS BY BRYAN ASH­LEY AND AN­THONY LANEY

THIS CONVERTABLE S10 BRINGS US MEM­O­RIES OF GOOD TIMES AND GREAT FRIENDS FROM THE MINI TRUCK DAYS.

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