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New LB event pays tribute to the great American pickup

Observer staff report

Published on May 22, 2018 3:27PM

Above: Lyman Farrar of Ocean Park gets a kick out of this 1930 DeSoto pickup conversion on Saturday afternoon.

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Above: Lyman Farrar of Ocean Park gets a kick out of this 1930 DeSoto pickup conversion on Saturday afternoon.

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This customized Ford F350 owned by Kaleena Suzawa of Kenmore won the People’s Choice prize at Long Beach’s inaugural Washington Truck Meet on Saturday.

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This customized Ford F350 owned by Kaleena Suzawa of Kenmore won the People’s Choice prize at Long Beach’s inaugural Washington Truck Meet on Saturday.

Below: Lifted trucks were very popular on Saturday at the Long Beach Truck Meet.​

Below: Lifted trucks were very popular on Saturday at the Long Beach Truck Meet.​

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Truck enthusiasts from all over the region were excited to check out both modern and antique trucks at the event.

Truck enthusiasts from all over the region were excited to check out both modern and antique trucks at the event.

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The first Long Beach Truck Meet took place at the Bolstad beach approach on Saturday afternoon.

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The first Long Beach Truck Meet took place at the Bolstad beach approach on Saturday afternoon.

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LONG BEACH — Dozens of amazing vehicles attracted envy and stares at Long Beach’s Bolstad beach approach on a picture-perfect Saturday during the first local Washington Truck Meet.

Organized by the Washington Truck Meets group under the auspices of the city of Long Beach, the event brought hundreds downtown the weekend before the official launch of the summer 2018 tourist season.

Among the prizes in different categories, the desirable People’s Choice Award went to Kaleena Suzawa of Kenwood. She and her husband own Daddy’s Donuts (www.daddysdonuts.net).

“Building trucks is a passion and it seems my girls are following in my footsteps,” Suzawa said. “I just got back from a truck meet in Texas called Lonestar and I’ll be headed to the Idaho truck meet in the end of July!”

She offered enthusiastic thanks to Long Beach for hosting the meet, which taps into a deep vein of American affection for pickups.









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