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.
I guess all I can do now is hope I get invited back next year.