Good people coming together for a great cause. This past weekend BDS distributor Eastern Truck & Accessories held their 11th Annual Open House and customer appreciation day at their shop in Norfolk, VA. BDS president Steve Olmstead and marketing rep Carter Reed made it out for the day’s festivities to show support and help with fundraising. Each year the shop invites customers, manufacturers, and more out for a fun filled day at the shop. Many come for the truck show, live music, special deals and BBQ lunch served. This year Grave Digger monster truck driver Dennis Anderson and son Adam Anderson, driver of Grave Digger the Legend, made it out for the show to hang out, sign autographs, and donate some monster truck memorabilia to the charity auction. Since the 1st open house, the event has grown in size along with the charitable donation raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year was no different as the event raised over $25,000 for CF research.
After some morning showers, the rain held off and made for a decent day for the event. After surprising Dennis Anderson with a truck makeover last year on his ’11 Silverado 2500HD that included a BDS 6.5” Lift Kit, 37” Toyos, 20” Moto Metals, Westin bumpers, Amp Steps and more, this year it was Adam Anderson’s turn in to get an overhaul. BDS supplied the 6.5” High Clearance Kit with Fox 2.0 shocks. The rig also received matte black paint, 35” Toyo M/Ts, 18” XD Strikes. Amp Steps, Fab Fours Bumper and more.
It was a great weekend at Eastern Truck & Accessories. We had a blast and are already looking forward to next year’s event. Thanks to the crew from ETA for having us out and setting us up with vehicles to drive for the weekend. To everyone out at the show, thanks for chatting and for your continued support of us, ETA, and the CF Foundation. See some of the event photos below, and for more, head to the BDS Facebook Page at BDS Facebook Fan Page.