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Two Decades of Dropt N Destroyed: A Journey in Truck Show Excellence

What’s the Secret to the Show’s Longevity?

TO those in the know, it’s no secret that there is a specific formula for creating a solid, quality truck show. The real mystery is how to create a show with longevity.

“It took a lot of dedication, planning, and hard work,” Aaron Combs tells Street Trucks about Dropt N Destroyed’s 20th anniversary. “I’m truly honored to be able to succeed and bring this quality of show to my home state.”

That home state is Ohio, and over the years, the city and location has changed, but Aaron and his hardworking staff believe they found the final place that benefits everyone involved.

Dropt N Destroyed’s 20th was held at the very spacious Kim Tam Park at Melanie Springs in Uniontown, Ohio, where more than 300 custom vehicles and over 1,200 spectators were spread throughout the large showgrounds. In the center is a lake for swimming in the perfect weather during the show. Some of the top sponsors onboard for the anniversary were Autosport Plus, Summit Racing, Street Steel, Drivn’, Drop Em Wear, Late Knight Customs, Ashtabula Body and Fender, Outlaw Pinstriping, Sloan Product, Auto City Imports, TLN Towing, Spotlight Customs, ST Photography, Taylor Rod and Custom, Classic Collision, Ground Level, and McFadden Family.

Plenty of vendors were there for everybody’s needs, too—like Buffalo Bills Jerky that had every type of meat treat you could think of and OG Street Eatz that was supplying everyone with high-quality cheesesteaks. Bobby’s Hot Wheels was selling die-cast cars and trucks of just about every model for the kids and parents. Illusive Design & Fabrication set up a booth to answer questions about how to design and build the perfect truck. And, of course, Outlaw Pinstriping was laying down stripes on trucks all weekend long. At the afterparty, held at the host hotel Comfort Suites in Hartville, Ohio, everyone had a blast until the late hours of the night.

Aaron and his staff wish to thank everyone who attended the 20th anniversary event, including car and truck clubs Evil, Visual Concepts, Ground Level, Twisted Intentions, Low Lyfe Kustoms, Sunset, Down 2 Earth, and many more. A very-much-appreciated thanks goes to the owner of Kim Tam Park, Jeremy Caudill, for his hospitality and opening up the grounds to each and every person who attended.

Although 20 years of a successful show is a milestone in itself, Aaron has his eyes set on the next milestone, so look forward to bigger and better things to come from Dropt N Destroyed. Log on to DroptOut.com for updates on next year’s show and dates.