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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: