And if you're wondering why this ain't in the Garage, then eat C-4. On with the rest of the program..................................... I had heard about it, I had been asked to enter, I had wanted to enter; but because of my lack of focus, I didn't. Besides, I figure because of my adversion to deep mud, it would be better to get a scouting report first before getting it awn. I knew with the 35's, I would be bumped a class and don't feel the need to run against guys with 44's and stuff, but after today's action, I should have enter. Plenty of room on the sides to get good, semi-dry traction and with the 35's, I would have actually been close to the tallest tired truck in the field. Only competition looked like a Ford on some smallish tractor tires........................ Now on with the picture show. My brother in law entered this early '90's 3/4 ton, complete with a new set of mud gripper (that's some Okie term, I guess it refers to cheap mud tires around these parts) tires. He did okay and took home second in his class. He was in the first class, which was 32" and below................ Now for you city folk, you just ain't been to a redneck fest unless you've seen some first class booty fab happening way too much. The Ford on tractor tires had some booty fab front shackles and by front, I mean the front shackles were on the front of the front spring. They looked pretty stout, but still............... I caught this little gem of a cage running around the area. From the distance you can't see it too well. I didn't have the heart to go up to the owner and ask him for close ups because then I would have told him to hit up the PBB later (was wearing my Pirate4x4 shirt) to see the rave reviews he would get. If you guess the building material was exhaust pipe, you would be correct. Maybe they expect to roll it into a lake, since anything harder than water would make that thing collapse. Now again for you city folk, it's not a true redneck gathering unless there's truly a vehicle that screams redneck in attendance. The only thing missing from this gathering was loads of half naked drunk chicks. But the vehicle was there.