Last weekend, we made our way up to Big Bear Lake to attend Cruising the Oso, a custom car and truck show in its third year and run by Revolution car club.
Cruising the Oso provides a unique experience for the custom car and truck enthusiasts in this area. With elevations ranging from 6,000 to 8,000 feet, attendees get to enjoy the majestic scenery of the mountains overlooking the show grounds. Summer time at Big Bear allows for options such as going out on the lake, hiking, mountain biking and much more.
For a bit of history – Benjamin Wilson discovered and founded Big Bear Lake in 1845. He named it “Bear Valley” due to the large bear population in the area. What followed was Southern California’s largest gold rush. This popular Hollywood destination in the early 1900s created a name for this unique area as a must see destination.
Nestled in the quaint community of Big Bear Lake, Cruising the Oso has been growing steadily each year in attendance. This year, there were about 100 vehicle entries with roll in starting bright and early. The show had a vehicle limbo, raffle and trophy categories such as Best of Show, Ladies Choice, Under Construction and Longest distance, to name a few.
Revolution car club hosted Cruising the Oso at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Hotel in the middle of The Village, a popular downtown Big Bear destination with shops, restaurants, bars and locals walking around. This year, there was even a Wine Festival tasting during the show, which brought a lot of onlookers.
A variety of car clubs attended this year’s show, including: Revolution, Sunset, Unforgiven, Dropped Addiction, Freaks of Nature, Forbidden Fantasy, Flojos, and Cryptic Collections. Vendors exhibited around the parking lot, creating a cozy yet accessible show.
We passed out VIAIR wheel stands, goody bags and lanyards to contestants with VIAIR equipped vehicles. We loved seeing the variety of vehicles at this show, from mini trucks, to sport compact cars to full-size trucks.
This show has it all, fun in the sun with a great show to go along. We look forward to attending next year as this show continues to grow and draws a larger crowd.
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