The famous 26th annual Southeast Mini Truckin Nationals was the talk of the town over the weekend! This beloved show located at Maggie Valley Fairgrounds in Maggie Valley, North Carolina attracts spectators from all around the country who appreciate the custom vehicle lifestyle. This show is unique because exhibitors are not only limited to showcasing mini trucks but a variety of custom setups. This year the show included over 4,500 attendees, 30 vendors, 600+ unique vehicles and over 700 tickets sold. The charity fund hosted by Sean Rose raised $7,000 for Spreadin the Luv fund. These proceeds benefit families affected by cancer in the mini truck community. The first come, first serve pre-registration setup ensure an exclusive environment for only top-notch vehicles to be displayed. The idea is to get everyone together and have a good time while enjoying the view!
26 Years of Mini Truckin Nats
The roots of the Mini Truckin Nationals started in the heart of the Smokey Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN in the 80’s and the 90’s. Enthusiasts have evolved into builders, building new projects differently. Builders modify mini trucks because they are small and more affordable vehicles to work with. Projects are transforming into larger vehicles including SUV’s, station wagons and full-size trucks displaying the same mini truck flair.
The Heart of any Air Suspension System
As a proud sponsor of the Mini Truckin Nationals, we provide dual packs and goody bags for giveaways that perpetuate the message of “VIAIR is the heart of any air suspension system!” Our limited edition posters and decals break down how an air suspension system operates:
- The compressor acts as the heart, air bags as the lungs, the controller as the brain, and airlines are like veins through the body.
- If your heart fails, the rest of your body cannot function.
- That’s why it’s important to purchase a good quality heart in order to receive a good running system. It’s as simple as that.
VIAIR’s NEW 485C Gen. 2 Dual Pack’s sleek new head design with 100% duty cycle @200 PSI is the perfect solution to upgrade your trunk setup! Read more about our 485C Gen. 2 dual packs in our previous blog post here.
VIAIR & Our Lifestyle Podcast Excellence Award
Our Lifestyle Podcast, an enthusiast podcast experience hosted by Jason Ballard and Mike “The Mayor” Murray partnered with VIAIR to create the VIAIR and Our Lifestyle Podcast Custom Excellence Award for one lucky winner! This one-of-a kind airbrushed VIAIR wheel stand by Feltham Fabrication was presented by photographer of All Time Low Magazine’s Corey Floyd to the lucky winner Nate Wimmer!
Nate Wimmer’s 1994 Nissan Hard body features a 3.5 inch traditional body drop tucking 17 inch Boyd Coddington Stingrays wheels. Nate’s late friend originated the paint work, Andy Hawks helped with the graphics and the interior was completed by Nate and Kenny Franklin. The unique paint job is from House of Kolor’s Majik Blue Pearl Candy over a white base. The old school air set up displays eight 3/8s SMC valves, one VIAIR 450C as the main compressor and a VIAIR 100C as a backup. The reverse 4-link retains the factory fuel tank so the truck can function and drive as if it was stock. This true time capsule features a suspension and body drop installed in 1999 with paint and body completed in 2003. The graphics were added last year along with the interior. The tires are even date coded from 1999! The truck is daily driven with no issues for the past 21 years! This truck proves just how reliable VIAIR is for your air ride!
Make sure to check out the 27th Annual Southeast Mini Truckin Nationals in Maggie Valley, North Carolina in 2021! We would like to give a special thanks to the Jason Bell and his crew for putting on another epic show! For more epic content, follow them on Instagram or Facebook @minitruckinnats.
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