Summer Heats Up In Jersey @ The 5th Annual East Coast Large Cars Truck Show
By Robert Conrad
Richie Acosta drives one of the most recognizable working show trucks in the country and his jet black Peterbilt, nicknamed Project 350 thanks to its 350" wheelbase, turns heads just about wherever he goes.
He takes a great deal of pride in his truck and knows that many of his fellow drivers and friends also take a great deal of pride in their rides as well. Richie has hosted his own truck show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, in beautiful Augusta, New Jersey for the past four years and the 2013 edition of this event took place on June 29th.
Early morning fog and heavy rain from the night before, gave way to a picture perfect day for the show, and trucks were rolling into the fairgrounds all day long. This year the quantity of trucks was a bit less than in years past but the quality certainly was top notch! Trucks from a number of states and even Ontario, Canada, filled the show field and gave spectators plenty to look at.
The manufacturers' midway was busy all day with everything from chrome goodies to miniature die-cast trucks that looked just like the real ones at the show! Show sponsor Elizabeth Truck Center had several of their custom built trucks on display along with their rolling show trailer that was full of accessories and lights to purchase. As in years past, the show featured a live band that kept the crowd entertained all day long and the East Coast Mini Truckers put on quite a display with their remote control trucks in action. For everyone's hard work on their trucks, this show features a unique trophy system with the top ten in each class getting an award. There were plenty of smiles as the drivers heard there names called to go up to the main stage to get their awards.
Make plans to attend the Sixth Annual ECLC Truck Show in 2014, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. For more info check out the Movin' Out calendar of events, log onto www.eastcoastlargecars.com, or call Richie at 201-618-1138. The summer of 2014 promises to be a hot one-especially at the ECLC Truck Show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey!