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Photos by Ian Bostrom

Friday night brought much anticipation and curiosity from the vendors and, of course,  Toyo Tires. The first Toyo Tires Trailpass event was underway, booths were set up and we all wondered how the turnout would be the next day in actuality. With over 200 vehicles signed up to camp Saturday night in Hood River, Oregon, and a possible rainstorm on it’s way, it was hard to say what the outcome would be for the 2019 Toyo Tires Trailpass event. Ultimately, we were all pleased, even with a little lightening and thunder to keep us on our toes.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Ironman 4x4 booth with gear displayed

Ironman 4×4 set up a booth and taught a workshop on basic recovery and winch safety.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Cascadia Vehicle Tents booth

Cascadia Vehicle Tents had a great booth that displayed new products and great tents.

 

Hood River, Oregon, was the perfect setting for the 2019 Toyo Tires Trailpass event. Held at the Hood River Fairgrounds, nestled between some mountains and upon lush green grass, there was little doubt that the weekend would not be a hit. With over $12,000 in raffle prizes, a full day of classes and workshops, top vendors to visit and plenty of like-minded individuals to chat with, the crowd wouldn’t be disappointed.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Rugged Overland.com booth next to blue Jeep Wrangler

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Adventure Ready banner and 4Runner with rooftop tent

Ernesto of Overland the Americas set up home for the night, representing Adventure Ready.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Gray Toyota Tacoma with Alu-Cab Khaya tent and camper

This Tacoma grabbed attention with it’s Alu-Cab Khaya on the back.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Lexus GX470 with orange wrap

Bryon Dorr of Exploring Elements, and Tread magazine feature editor, showed off the upgrades and new look to his rig.

Tread magazine was deemed media sponsor of the event and with that title came the responsibility of awarding a vehicle with the title of Feature Vehicle. Winner received a one-of-a-kind Pelican cooler trophy with honorable badge on front and promised a feature in a future issue. The turnout of vehicles did not disappoint and we had a tough time picking just one winner.

There were plenty of vehicles to see, some simple, some more extensive, and a wide variety for any type of fan. Check out some of our highlights of the show and some vehicles that couldn’t be missed. We’re already looking forward to next year.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: orange unimog

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Gray Ford Raptor by Lawn Dart Design

Tread cover truck of September/November 2019, owned by Issac of Lawndartdesign, showed up to give people an up close look at his sweet ride.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: Toyo Tires

Those who rolled in with Toyo tires got an extra raffle ticket. Not all were as shiny as these.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: RLD gullwing bar on Toyota Tacoma

Bernie of Milkteacoma had his RLD speakeasy all set up and ready for business. There was even a line to get in at one point.

Toyo Tires Trailpass:  red Mercedes G wagon

Front Runner Outfitters has this awesome G Wagon in their booth.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: gray 80 series land cruiser by Veteran Overland

Veteran Overland’s 80 series Land Cruiser was set up to camp after a day in the booth sharing their cause with others.

Toyo Tires Trailpass: white Lexus LX470 with Alu-Cab rooftop tent

This clean 2005 Lexus LX470 drove home with the Tread trophy. Keep an eye out for it in a future issue of Tread magazine.

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