Event Coverage: 2013 Niagara Tuner & Truck Expo – Part 1.

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After being unable to make the Nine-O-Five Rides Tuner and Truck Expo in 2012 I was glad the event organizers reached out with an invitation to attend and sponsor this years event.

Leading up to the show the forecast was fairly bleek and in most cases a 90% chance of thunder showers would be the kiss of death for an event. However after two succesfull years of operation people were willing to brave the rain for the 2013 TNT Expo in hopes that the lake would blow the storm elsewhere.

After a few morning showers the sky did indeed clear up and those who made the trek to Fireman’s park were rewarded with an awesome show with surprisingly great weather.

Having never been to Fireman’s park before I must say its an awesome setting for a show and allows for great photos.

A welcome change from the more standard parking lot venues.

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It’s been a long time since I’ve personally attended a show with a decent amount of trucks… too long really
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The rain showers actually opened up a lot of spectator free photo oppurtunities
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The bed work on this c10 was superb
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I’d be lying if I said a 6.0 was what I expected to see under the cowl hood of this Nova
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It was also nearly tucking lug at all four corners
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This F150 was part of the same crew known as “2nd Glance”
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The two together
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Another 2nd Glance vehicle was the bodied s10 from yesterday’s limbo contest
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Brandon’s awesome GMC
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James engine bay almost accuratly depicts the weather
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@officiallytylerjones
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Got to talk to the owner of this truck briefly nice guy
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Another virtually people free shot thanks to a mid morning shower
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Clark’s s10
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Brighter shot from later in the day
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Jeff took home a well deserved best paint award
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Todd I believe took home best conversion
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Lade Low
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Can’t remember the last time I saw a gate mural, dug this one
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The limbo winner in the weeds
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Niteline Customs getting in on the loudest exhaust contest
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Gary’s truck actually ended up being louder than the truck above….
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Some of you may have seen it in Wasaga the day before
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Another look just how big the Niteline Dodge’s were…
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Niteline also brought out this Ford (F-100?) work in progress
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It will be interesting to see how they tie in the modern dash and centre console when it’s complete
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The original frame has been gutted for this tube setup
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They also brought this out which took home a couple awards
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If I’m not mistaken this beast was also one of theirs. It actually chucked the accessory belt off during the loudest exhaust contest
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Caught this shot between revs

Check back tomorrow for the last instalment which will be mostly made up of euros and imports.

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