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Blog - 2014 Truckfest Recap

2014 Truckfest Recap

It was a very special year for OK4WD as we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our annual truckfest! Since 1989 the all-day event has showcased trucks of all makes, models, and years. It has attracted truck fans from New York, Pennsylvania as well as local aficionados. This special year did not disappoint with more participants and vendors than ever before! We also had the privilege to premier a set of BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires- one of the first stores nationwide to do so! If you're looking for the results of this year's truck show, please click here.

There were so many different ways one could have enjoyed the gorgeous fall day whether it was as participant, spectator, vendor, or if you came to make purchases by taking advantage of our current deals. We certainly hope you had as wonderful a day as we did!  

With twenty classes for trucks to enter, as well as nineteen specialty awards, and a “Best Overall” for the day, the judges really had their work cut out for them.  

The Jersey 4X4 club shows their holiday spirit

“Built not bought”  

The great aspect about Truckfest is the fact that it is not just for new truck, nor is it an antique truck show. Many different eras are represented, showing spectators an array of different vehicles. The show truly has something for everyone!

H&K and sons join us for multiple events throughout the year, and we are always delighted to have them with us!

There was no shortage of eye candy for the fan of the square body.

Reflection of one of the detailed roses that adorn this 1953 Ford F350’s window.

The show room was bursting with energy as sales representatives helped customers cash in on the savings currently offered.

During which there were activities for children’s enjoyment such as pumpkin painting and face painting. Outside, live bands entertained the crowd while the judges walked the grounds making their choices.

5 year old Ian Stasyshyn patiently sits while his face gets painted. 

Even furry family members enjoyed the day

The Franklin Township Fire Department hard at work preparing food for everyone all day long. Many thanks to them for all their efforts!

The rock hill attracted not only the trail rig class vehicles but many spectators to see the flexed vehicles.

Jim Scott with his 2013 Jeep Wrangler

There were many manufacturer representatives present to support the truck show. We thank those in attendance for their help and hard work: Fisher, Smith Motors, BDS/Zone/JKS, Vision X, XVenture Trailers, Putco/Bestop, Fuel Offroad, American Force, Husyliners, Readylift, MHT, AEV, POR-15, TCI, Amsoil, Rigid, and ARB.    

Justin from OzTents shows off his company’s products and the ease in which they literally pop open. Justin is originally from Australia and was not expecting our blistery New Jersey autumn weather; however he handled it very well!

Lawrence from Amsoil set up in the shop with his display of synthetic lubricants.

These trucks were ready for anything with their roof top tents and equipment.

The day even included some modified low rider trucks!

After a long and arduous judging, and with the end of the truckfest near, staff members tallied up the votes to come to a decision for all categories. Owner Jim Oostdyk with the help of some young friends began the raffle that would lead to the announcement of the winners. 

Tony K. took home 2nd place for Class 3 with his 1978 Chevy Silverado 

Kevin “Bagels” O.  nabbed the 1st place for Class 5 with his “bagels built” Jeep TJ

Finally the grand finale of the day arrived with the announcement of Best Overall vehicle of the show which went to Jeff K. with his 1957 Chevy Apache. The Apache also took 1st place for Class 3, as well as Best Interior for the day. Congratulations Jeff!

Thank you all for coming out and making our 25th anniversary Oktoberfest Truckfest a success! We look forward to many more years and many more trucks! Thank you especially to all of our staff, as well as our sponsors: Hi-lift, Smith Motor Company, Metal Cloak, Xtreme powder coating, Por-15, American Force, Ready Lift, JHM Signs, Truxedo, Fisher, J.W. Speaker, Rhino-Rack, Revtek, JKS, The Express Times, BDS Suspension, ATD, Tom Woods Driveshafts, VIAIR, Zone Offroad, TrailFX, Princeton Tec, ARB 4x4 Accessories, West Coast Wheel Accessories, Regal Dodge, CHA industries, WARN, Pitbull Tires, Unity Bank, AEV, NJJA, Husy Liners, Keeper Winches, Garas Pizza, Bushwacker, Vision X, Bring Em Out Productions, Extang, and again thank you to the Franklin Township Police Department! We cannot wait to see you all again next year! 

Posted in News By James Henry