The Big Time: My First Trip to the Keystone Big Show

2016 Keystone Big Show West
Fab Fours amazing Jeep mod-monster: the 2.Woah

Dallas welcomed us with open arms and beautiful weather after driving from Kansas City with four other members of the KC team (including my boss and my boss’ boss). We had arrived at the 2016 Keystone Big Show West. And I was the n00b, having never been to anything like it. Andy visited PRI a couple years ago and many other members of our team go to these things yearly, but this was my first retailer trade show experience. I have been a member of the Streetside Team for (a little under) 3 years, but had not reached the level of importance to attend a show yet. But my time had come. Time to meet all the important people, shake all the hands, see all the amazing cars, checkout the latest products, and enjoy the hugely impressive show. I had reached the big time.

 

The powers that be handed me the camera and this is how I saw the show. I was PRETTY fixated on the spectacular vehicles, but can you really blame me? Without question, Jeeps dominated the landscape, but considering I spent a few months last year building a Jeep Wrangler section of the website, I was pretty psyched to see so many super modded JKs. Take a quick visual tour of the 2016 Keystone Big Show West and be sure to keep following along on Instagram as we post more Big Show photos in the coming days.

2016 Keystone Big Show West
Truck Hero’s race truck, which is the first time I had seen one in real life.
2016 Keystone Big Show West
I loved Rancho’s booth because it allowed me to see the inner workings of a Jeep up close.

2016 Keystone Big Show West

2016 Keystone Big Show West

2016 Keystone Big Show West
Brand New Product! Learn all about the Kleinn Air Horn VELOCI-RAPTOR™ Bolt-On Horn Kit for your ’15-16 F-150.
2016 Keystone Big Show West
Micky Thompson’s killer Jeep. The thing was completely LineX’d.

2016 Keystone Big Show West

2016 Keystone Big Show West

2016 Keystone Big Show West

2016 Keystone Big Show West
Obviously, Mangnaflow had a couple of beautiful vehicles.
They also had Rutledge Wood in booth, but I didn’t get a chance to see that.

2016 Keystone Big Show West

2016 Keystone Big Show West
Remember how I said I spent some time last year with a Jeep Wrangler section of the site? I also did that with lighting. This was pretty exciting for me.
2016 Keystone Big Show West
Fab Fours’ owner, Greg, brought this guy by our office last summer while it was still in progress. Seems to have turned out pretty well.
2016 Keystone Big Show West
Fab Fours’ all new Grumper grille for Jeep JKs. One of the guys on our team has been drooling over this one.
2016 Keystone Big Show West
For someone who doesn’t take cars apart and put them back together, I find things like this to be excellent references. I love seeing the inner workings, and Flowmaster understands that.
2016 Keystone Big Show West
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I guess all I can do now is hope I get invited back next year.


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