If you were on the west coast in September and didn’t take time to check out the UPCarparts-sponsored C10 Intervention, you missed a great gathering. If you are unfamiliar with the Intervention, it’s the largest gathering of Chevy C10s and other classic Chevy/GMC trucks in California. To say it is a must-see gathering would be an understatement.
The yearly gathering of all things C10 is piloted by three dedicated enthusiasts, Tony Ortega of C10 Club Sacramento, Carlos Vidales of Dropped Lower, and none other than John Oro of C10 Club. The 2021 event was the first time it was held in downtown historic Woodland, California, and it was such a hit, the C10 Intervention had no choice but to return for 2022.
This is a two-day event that offers C10 enthusiasts the opportunity to cruise the downtown area, and in fact, on Saturday evening, they shut down downtown Woodland for a “participants only” cruise night that is limited to 650 trucks. UPcarparts.com hosted the Light UP the Night Cruise to kick off the weekend’s festivities. Registered participants were allowed to drive up and down the 1-mile closed stretch along Main Street for the two-hour duration from sunset into the night. It was really cool to see the hundreds of classic trucks.
The next morning, Sunday, was the official “show day” of C10 Intervention. Attendees started arriving early as more than 1,000 classic Chevy and GMC trucks rolled into the closed 1-mile stretch of Main Street to show off their rides. It was a great day for C10 enthusiasts and spectators to walk around and see all the incredible classic trucks, check out the sponsor vendors, and get food and drinks from the local restaurants.
Did we mention it was warm? It is California, so despite the 100-plus degree heat — thanks to a momentary heat wave across California — thousands of people traveled near and far to Woodland to attend the C10 Intervention. If that doesn’t show how special the C10 Intervention is, we don’t know what will. In only its second time being held in Woodland, the Intervention has transcended beyond just being a classic Chevy/GMC truck show. The community has really embraced the event, as it’s become a local neighborhood that brings C10 enthusiasts together to celebrate their passion for the community.
As the show’s end approached, the United Pacific team announced the winners of their raffle giveaways, and the event organizers announced the show’s award winners. Congratulations to Robert Tilton for his “Best of Show” 1970, lime green C10, Victor Vasquez’s ’87 C10 for winning “Best 1973-1987”, and Brandon Purkiss for claiming “Best K5” with his sparkling teal ’71 Blazer.
Unfortunately, this two-day event seemed to end in a blink of an eye, and many C10 owners are already making plans for 2023. C10 Intervention is growing larger every year, attracting enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike to Woodland on Labor Day weekend. C10 Intervention is here to stay, and we look forward to the next one.
The Northern California sunsets, the weather, the trucks, and the people make this event the premier left coast C10 gathering. Nothing says California like a warm sunset with some of the nicest C10 trucks on the coast. So make your plans now to enjoy this exciting weekend of all things Chevy trucks.