Havoc hit the streets of California and Arizona on April 27. Although the only damage may have been to the top layer of asphalt on the freeways between Anaheim and Lake Havasu City, thanks to minitruckers who decided to drag their way to the Havoc show in the convoy of custom pickups that participated in the State-2-State Cruise. Our cruise began at the wheel maker Ultra Wheel, stopped at Hooters for lunch, swung by custom retailer JBM, and paused in Barstow where participants got a photo opportunity. Then, it was every man for himself for the rest of the trip to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Those who braved the early hours and 320-mile trip were eligible to win a raffled prizes at each stop.
Truckin' Stop 1Ultra Wheels Ultra Custom Wheels 570 N. Gilbert St. Fullerton, CA 92833 (714) 449-7120 www.ultrawheel.com
The story began early that Friday morning as bleary-eyed readers and editors gathered at the first place of our stops-the manufacturer Ultra Wheel. Here, everyone gathered, chomped on some doughnuts, checked out the latest crop of custom trucks, perused the wheel maker's latest wares, and started to make friends. This was the longest of the stops, three hours, but it wasn't too long before we set out for our next destination. A lucky raffle winner got a set of wheels from Ultra Wheel. Way to go!
Truckin' Stop 2Hooters Restaurant 2438 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 www.hooters.com
Each Cruise participant received a pass for 10 free chicken wings and a chance to chill in the one restaurant that's proud of being tacky and yet unrefined. Buxom waitresses posed for the cameras and took orders for food and fun. For those people who didn't know, this particular Hooters shares a parking lot with the office building that houses the world's leading truck publication.