Event Coverage: Battle At The Bridge

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In July of the 2013 the Canadian Chapter of the SunSet truck club hosted the aptly named “Battle At The Bridge” car and truck show in Lethbridge Alberta.

Headed up by Steve Woodward, and supported by a number of volunteers, the show brought out publications like Minitruckin’ Magazine, and Performance Auto And Sound, in addition to big name sponsors such as Accuair and AirTEKK.

Like all great Western Canadian events contributing photographer Mike McConnell was on hand snapping away (his coverage also appears in the March 2014 issue of Mini Truckin’ Magazine), and based on what both he and Gabe of French Canadian Video have told me Battle At The Bridge is exactly the kind of event I would enjoy thoroughly. Great cars, great trucks, great people, and nothing but good times.

Perhaps one of these days I’ll be able to make a trip out to Calgary and check it out myself!

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Start things off with this VIP Lexus that is no stranger to Mike’s lens
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The Poor Form LS430 is also a familiar car here on SIE
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Also showing with Poor Form was this gorgeous Datsun
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From the looks of things this car is absolutely spotless throughout
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It’s crazy how much forward movement gets introduced in VW suspension when you bag them
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Jetta with tons of character

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If you can get someone to bring an Esdel to  your event you are doing something right!
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Whatever is going on with the door of this Monarch interests me
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Continental kitted
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I can’t recall the last time I saw an 88 Accord on the road…
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This ’53 Chevy looks to be off to a great start sitting low with what looks to be a Vortec motor between the rails
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Hard to beat a great looking Impala Wagon like this
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Magnum Tint from Red Deer Alberta laid out
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This just might be the only Buick Century I’ve ever seen modified
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Looks great too…
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Late 90s Rams are also another vehicle I don’t see on the ground all that often
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Rounding out the not so often seen on the ground is this F150

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Hats off to whoever sprayed this truck! Looks phenomenal in the sun
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Absolutely grounded.
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Perfect for the streets of Cali, or the grass of Alberta
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Super nice I.C.E. and management setup in the back of the car too
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Not super crazy about the wheels on this personally but I do love seeing turbo hot rods
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A little bit of rat styling goes a long way

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Not sure why but this is one of my favourite photos of the set…
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Another simple yet awesome shot

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I would love to see the looks on peoples faces as this car drives by well under their windows
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It would probably look a little like this actually…

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Hell of a long reach up to this shift knob
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One of the better graffiti covered vehicles I’ve seen
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I’ve always had a bit of a thing for up-sized Iroc wheels
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The Ghost flames are a great addition to this GMC
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As I type this caption about this GMC Scottsdale I’m watching the Barrett Jackson auction which takes place in Scottsdale Arizona… weird
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Flipped Colorado lights and ‘Cali combo’ completely change the rear of this s10

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This bear a striking resemblance to the Air Assisted Ford
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The world needs more low duallys

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I’m sure you all agree
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Simply incredible c10, love the sleds
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Awesome switch box choice too
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Speaking of things are awesome this trophy is certainly one

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Great looking bagged v8 powered Path Finder

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Lady driven 78 or so Mazda
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This truck was recently in an issue of Minitruckin magazine…
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…It also happens to belong to Steve Woodward one of the main organizers of Battle At The Bridge
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If you want to see more of this truck check out Mike’s full set of photos here

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Going to close things out with this truck which I just love…
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…of course I’ve always been a sucker for white walls, purple, and pinstriping

Event organizer Steve Woodward and myself have already been in talks about the 2014 Battle At The Bridge and I am looking forward to sending out some product to help support an awesome show!

For those of you looking for more coverage check out Mike’s full set of 523 Battle At The Bridge photos here on flickr.

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