Classic GM Trucks Fill The Field At The 23rd Annual Brothers Trucks Show 'n Shine

06/14/2021

Classic GM Trucks Fill The Field At The 23rd Annual Brothers Trucks Show 'n Shine

06/14/2021

“If it runs bring it”, and bring it they did to Brothers Trucks 23rd Annual Show ’n Shine held at Oak Canyon Park in the rolling hills of Silverado, California which featured a bevy of 1947-1987 Chevy and GMC trucks on display.


There was every kind of body style present and in every state of condition for spectators to discover in rows of General Motors light-duty trucks. Pre-registered, participants were cut off at six-hundred trucks and this took place days before the gates opened on June 12, 2022. Down the hill and into a grassy meadow Chevy and GMC trucks were staged using a “first come, first served manner” for individuals while groups that drove to the show together, showed together.


Brothers22 1961 Apache 10

Under the "pontoon" hood of this 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10 is an LS engine, a common find in the show.


In what has become a tradition of sorts through the decades, Chevrolet and GMC sometimes introduce a new same year model ending and beginning in first and second series. The year 1947 saw the introduction of the Advance Design era that extended to mid-1955, debuting in early 1947 with 1941-1947 “Wurlitzer” trucks as the First Series.


The launch of Second Series Task Force Chevy pickups in mid-1955 introduced the option of 265 cubic-inches of V-8 power that grew to 283-inches in 1958 and closed out the Task Force series in 1959. With a new decade 1960 was the year the C10 designation first appeared and brought the most radical changes both in styling and mechanical improvements to GMC and Chevy light-duty trucks since the brands were born.


Brothers22 1954 Chevrolet

1954 was the year the one-piece windshield was introduced on the "Advance Design" trucks, like this Chevrolet.


Regardless of the year model or which series of GMC or Chevy, a large majority of the trucks showing at Brother’s had been LS-swapped. Performing an LS swap is a good way to make ownership of a classic Chevy or GMC truck even more of a pleasure. And this opinion was reinforced while talking with folks that drove across the Mojave Desert from Arizona, who got great gas mileage, had lots of horsepower on tap and most importantly, had the air-conditioning blasting.


The origins of Brothers Trucks Annual Show ’n Shine began when the Southern California based source for 1947-1987 Chevy and GMC truck parts wanted to host a get-together to express its appreciation to a growing list of valued customers. Today 23 years after its inception Brothers Trucks Annual Show ’n Shine truly is, “The classic Chevy and GMC truck event of the year!”


Brothers22 Longbed

Longbeds need love too —1960 “Big-Window” Custom Cab with optional chrome rear bumper.


Brothers22 K5 Blazer

West Coast style “door killer” mirrors indicate this 1972 Chevy K5 Blazer might pull a trailer.


Brothers22 1958 Apache

The “shark fin” on the Chevrolet 31 fender emblem introduced the Apache series to Chevy trucks in 1958.


Brothres22 1962 Suburban

This 1962 Chevy C10 Suburban has both the flatter 1962 hood and the one-year-only grille design.


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