Brothers’ 17TH Annual Show & Shine Truck Show

The Brothers Truck Show & Shine brought out some of the finest Chevy trucks in the Southwest.

If attendance is any indication, the worst kept secret in Chevy truck shows must be the Brothers Truck Show & Shine in Anaheim, California. The show was held at Canyon RV park in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. At first we were wondering why a truck show would be held at an RV Park, but our arrival at the park explained things clearly. The place was HUGE, and it was packed!

The organizers of the event kept things placed well, and everything had a place. A select few vendors displayed their wares. This is a stark contrast to some vehicle shows where there are more vendors than cars on display. To the Brothers staff we say, job well done.

We say worst kept secret, because the crowds of Chevy truck fanatics that show up annually to the event continues to grow substantially every year. We were told by several attendees that this year’s show easily eclipsed the attendance of last year’s show.

One of the more unique trucks on display was this Rhino-lined C10. The exterior is covered with colored truck bed lining.

Brothers Mail Order Industries Inc., was originally founded on July 1, 1995. Within a couple of years, the company started the truck show, which is always held near the anniversary date of the company. Whether the show is scheduled near that date on purpose or not is academic, because the weather in Southern California is perfect for a truck show in late June or early July.

Brother’s Mail Order Industries home facility and showroom is housed in nearby Corona, where Chevy and GMC truck fans can order and pickup parts for their vintage vehicles from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The folks at Brothers brag about their customer service, an honor they earned rightly, according to all of the truck owners that we spoke to at the show.

An interesting array of vintage Chevy trucks turned out for the annual event.

Chevy Series Timeline

  • Chevy Advance Design 1947-1955
  • Chevy Task Force 1955-1959
  • Chevy C/K Series:
    •   Gen 1 1960-1966
    •   Gen 2 1967-1972
    •   Gen 3 1973-1987
When looking at parts for our own 1960 Apache, we found that Brothers’ system follows along the lines of the Chevrolet series from 1947 through 1987. The company has sub-sections broken down along the Chevy timeline. For instance, the company’s webpage tends to stay within groupings for the Chevrolet Advance Design trucks from 1947 – 1955, the Task Force series from 1956-1959, followed by the first three generations of the Chevrolet C/K series trucks. When it comes to catalogs, Brothers offers two catalogs. One for the Chevrolet third generation C/K trucks and the other for every truck from 1947-1972.

The Show and Shine truck show is designed around the trucks and participants, so there is very little in the way of vendors in the facility. A tasteful few wheel vendors and engineering firms were on hand, but the show stays focused on the trucks with a smattering of delicious food available for the crowd. We tried out some of the “low and slow BBQ” at the food concession, and was impressed with the quality and price. This is not your usual greasy and overpriced offering. The pulled pork BBQ sandwich had just the right spice for a hot California day.

The schedule of events were spread out so that there was always something going on and something coming up soon. There was a steady supply of entertainment mixed in with some serious displays of Bow-Tie power at its finest.

Trucks continued to drive into the event well after the judging had started.

The big winners of the show were John and Marisol Schick, whose amazing ice blue C10 won the Best of Show, and Rob and Brandy Morrow for winning the Brothers Choice Award with their C10R. The Brothers Choice Award goes to the one truck that the Brothers staff would want to put the keys into and drive out of the venue. We agree with their choice and given the chance, we’d take the keys and drive out of the park with this race truck.

John and Marisol Schick's ice blue C10 (left) won the Best of Show and Rob and Brandy Morrow's C10R (right) won the Brothers Choice Award.

We can’t wait to see what the crew puts together for next year. Until then, please enjoy this gallery of photos from the show:

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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