A River Run to Re­mem­ber

For­bid­den Fan­tasy Show & Shine 2018

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When For­bid­den Fan­tasy Show N Shine 2018, pre­sented by Viair, rolled into the Avi Re­sort & Casino, it was one for the record books. Those who know this show know the reg­is­tra­tion num­bers are capped in ac­cor­dance with rules set up by the ho­tel—but that just means the show or­ga­niz­ers can be more se­lec­tive re­gard­ing who gets in. That sense of lim­i­ta­tion puts enor­mous pres­sure on builders to bring out the best and most in­no­va­tive builds pos­si­ble. The dis­play area at the Avi is only so big, and once the spots get filled up—that’s it—the primo dis­play area is filled, and you are outta luck. Set on a se­cluded part of the Colorado River in Laugh­lin, Ne­vada, the lo­ca­tion it­self of­fers a large amount of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a full casino floor, an ex­pan­sive pool area, a movie the­ater, and even a kid’s zone that fea­tures ac­tiv­i­ties and a day­care. This show has slowly built it­self by be­ing not only a great place to dis­play your brand-new cus­tom truck (there were a few de­buts and a few SEMA cus­toms) but also a des­ti­na­tion for truck clubs to meet in a some­what cen­tral­ized lo­ca­tion to show ca­ma­raderie for each other and the scene, and to see what kind of com­pe­ti­tion the rest of the coun­try has brought. What sets this show apart from oth­ers is it has be­come a great ex­cuse to gather with fel­low cus­tom truck en­thu­si­asts from across this great na­tion of ours and have a safe place to cel­e­brate an­other year gone by. Big-ups go out to the 2018 spon­sors, in­clud­ing ti­tle spon­sor Viair, as well as 360 Prod­ucts, Sparkles De­tail, Auto Revo­lu­tion, Ham­mered Week­end Wear, C10 Vatos, Grindertv, Kustom Life, Level Ride Sus­pen­sion, Switch Sus­pen­sion, Slam’d Mag, Krookid Pho­tog­ra­phy, FUEL MRKT for the event shirts, and long­time show and event mu­sic providers Roulette’s Mad­house FX for spin­ning tunes all week­end. Plans are al­ready be­ing made for the 2019 event, and we sug­gest you keep an eye out for an­nounce­ments. The Avi Re­sort & Casino ho­tel was to­tally booked this year, with ev­ery avail­able room re­served in less than a day. All the pre-reg­is­tra­tion spots were filled in sim­i­lar fash­ion. So if you want a room or a pre-reg, you have to be dili­gent on an­nounce­ment day. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to face­book.com/ events/1323368311094406/.

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