By Rob Fortier – Photography by the Author
With the abundance of truck shows these days, it’s good to see those long-standing traditions like attending the Brothers Truck Show (formerly known as Brothers Show & Shine) is still top of the list for SoCal “must attends”!
Now in its 24th year (the second under the new Holley Performance group banner and fourth year at the spacious Oak Canyon Park in the beautiful Santiago/Irvine Lake region of SoCal), we were definitely looking forward to kicking off our 2023 summer Brothers style. And that’s exactly what we did!
At the crack of dawn, Sunday, June 11th, we made our way up through drizzly Santiago Canyon to the somewhat-remote event location set behind Irvine Lake. By the time we’d propped up our In The Garage Media merch booth, the sun was peeking out, the trucks were rolling in, and the park began to fill. No sooner did we know it, we were running low on magazines, shirts, and—believe it or not—hats … but fortunately, our HQ is just down the hill from Oak Canyon, so a quick run by our fearless publisher, Tim Foss, saved the day (and kept many a classic truck enthusiast happy!).
Congratulations to our July cover model Ken Tilton for taking home Best of Show at this year’s Brothers Truck Show with his stunning ’70 C10!
Suffice it to say, we had yet another great time reuniting with the Brothers family, and we truly hope Holley Performance keeps this SoCal tradition going well past its 25th silver anniversary in 2024!