Expos of any kind are a time for vendors to showcase their products to the public. We headed out to the 4 Wheel Parts truck and Jeep fest in Ontario, California, June 11-12 to see the other stars of the show – the off-road vehicles on display.
Before entering the convention hall your eyes catch all the trucks and Jeeps on display out front. From Trophy Trucks to street vehicles everything is on display allowing visitors to see what the products inside look like installed on a vehicle.
The convention inside is packed with vendors and booths showcasing the latest and greatest in the off-road market. To some, this is the start of off-road show season which continues with the Sand Sports Super Show and the large Off Road Expo in Pomona, CA right before desert season picks back up here in Southern California.
As we walked around we captured the vehicles that grabbed our attention. Out front right before entering the hall we saw a white Ford Ranger and Curt LeDuc’s new Skyjacker Trophy Truck.
Continuing to walk around outside manufacture vehicles took over the sidewalk showcasing all their products on what seemed to be every make and model vehicle. Bumpers to lightbars every type of accessory was showed off on the vehicles.
Turning the corner we spotted a vehicle we have seen before. We spotted Wilco Offroad‘s Ram 2500 with its ADV rack and accessory mounts. It is one thing to see a product displayed on a rack inside, but to see what the product looks like on a vehicle is a thing in itself.
Off-road vehicles are meant to hit the trail or the desert and get dirty. Showing off a vehicle in this lifestyle does not mean they need to be clean. In the Toyo Tires booth, we spotted Jason McNiel’s truck that appeared to have taken the long way to the show.
Directly in front of the Toyo booth was a Toyota Tundra with a reddish haze on it. This color dust meant only one thing, off-roading in Texas. In California, we notice more vehicles with the traditional brown mud coating or light tan desert dust haze. To see what a vehicle looks like after off-roading in Texas only made us want to head there for ourselves.
With all the sights and sounds inside the show, the parking lot is sometimes the best place to spot awesome off-road machines. Leaving the show one vehicle caught our attention, in particular, an AEV Jeep Brute. It is one thing to look at trucks and Jeeps all day, but to see a truck and Jeep combination seemed like the perfect way to finish the day.
Did you make it out to the show? What vehicle was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!