Words & Photos: Staff
On July 3rd, 2022, Tacoma Beast celebrated 10 years in the off-road community and partnered with Rodeo X Rigs and TrailWolves for the celebratory event, which was held at Steel Craft in Garden Grove, CA. If you’re a Tacoma owner or fan, you’ve undoubtedly come across the Tacoma Beast website, social media channels and their famous YouTube videos.
Ten years ago, they were selling decals out of a garage and now they’ve grown to become a one-stop shop for everything Toyota Tacoma. With an online store, huge social media presence and a dedicated online community, Tacoma Beast had tons to celebrate at the event as countless attendees showed up to participate in the festivities over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
An attendee was quoted as saying, “It’s like there’s a car show within a ¼-mile in all directions of Steel Craft” when asked how the parking was. Needless to say, the event was huge with tons of custom rigs to see, a welcoming off-road community, vendors supporting the scene and delicious food and drinks.
We caught up with the TrailWolves pack leader himself, Jason Flores, and got the breakdown of events:
How many people and rigs do you think showed up?
After recapping the meet, our estimations were roughly about 750+ rigs and approximately 2,000+ people that showed up. This included some that came from as far as Las Vegas, San Diego and The Bay Area. This community is amazing.
What charity did you work with this time around?
The charity we raised money for this time was the TSC Alliance – TSC is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in various organs, primarily the brain, eyes, heart, kidneys, skin and lungs. It’s also the leading genetic cause of both epilepsy and autism. They do some great things and we wanted to support their efforts. Please check them out at www.TSCalliance.org
How was it working with TacomaBeast?
Working with TacomaBeast @mateo.Ianotti and @dangerousd1987 was absolutely awesome. As a brand you always want to align yourself with those you admire and this was definitely one of those moments. Letting us host something as significant as their 10-year anniversary definitely made the event more successful.