Third Times a Charm for The Reunion Truck Show

The Reunion Truck Show held in Chandler, Arizona is the brainchild of Ronnie Wench and Sam Castronova. Although the two of them are lifelong Chevy Bowtie truck fans, the show is open to all makes and models young and old alike. However, once at the event it’s easy to see the headlock GM trucks have on the custom truck scene. Ronnie would love to add, and welcome with open arms, more Blue Oval and Dodge/Ram truck into the mixing bowl in the years to come.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention that the vehicles – all waxed prim and proper – park and stage in a four story parking garage in which the event is held in. Trucks roll in and are backed into position starting on the first floor and work themselves up to the fourth. With the top level being reserved for the best of the best. The “Top Deck” trucks if you will.

The Reunion Truck Show is more than just a display of vehicles – it’s a celebration of tradition and heritage. Trucks meticulously restored to their former glory or customized beyond your comprehension, take center stage. Evoking memories for a bygone era of the way auto manufacturers use to build automobiles. Each vehicle tells a story of craftsmanship and resilience as you walk by truck after truck after truck.

One of the most captivating aspects of this show is the sheer diversity of vehicles on display. Being that the event is free to the public people can feast their eyes on a wide range of makes and models, spanning different eras and styles. Whether it’s vintage classics, bagged minitrucks, lifted off roaders, or static drops, there’s something for enthusiasts young and old to admire.

At its core, the Reunion Truck Show is about bringing people together. Custom truck enthusiasts from all walks of life converge to share their passion for these awe inspiring builds. Whether swapping stories about cross-country vacations in a suburban when you were a kid, or talking to your buddy how your uncle had a square just like this on his farm, enthusiasts bond long lasting connections through a shared love of trucks.

Beyond the trucks themselves, the Reunion Truck Show offers a plethora of food trucks serving up delicious eats, vendor booths showcasing truck-related merch from stickers to full on chassis and everything in between. A DJ is on the grounds playing the biggest hits from the 80s and early-90s. It is a reunion after all, but none of this would be possible without help from event sponsors US Mags, LMC Truck, Upcarparts and AutoNation Parts.

As the Reunion Truck Show continues to grow in popularity, it serves as a platform for like minded individuals to escape the stresses of day to day life and embraces a world of new and old, patina and painted, mini and fullsize, lifted and lowered. Whatever your favorite flavor may be, there’s a good chance you’ll see it at the Reunion Truck Show. The good news is, plans are already in the works for its senior year and man what a party that’s going to be!

Photos by Terry Lysak

Born and raised in New York, it wasn't until Terry moved to Arizona that his love for photography and vehicles merged into a passion. Terry has always photographed vehicles since he was young but it wasn't until he started shooting autocross at Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events that led to more opportunities. Since then, he's covered various motorsport events and worked with corporations within the performance market. Terry has always had a love for trucks and has owned several, including lifted and lowered ones. Currently, he's working on finishing his 1972 F-100 Flareside.