PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - It's loud, it's messy, but more importantly, it's fun: "It" is the inaugural Port St. Lucie Mud Jam.
It's a place for homemade engineers to match wits, and trucks and enjoy a good time.
"Tear it up, whatever, creep around...you know there's parties...I mean, who don't want to come to Mudfest," said Jeff Johnson, with 'The White City Boys.'
The boys are a group of friends dedicated to two things: trucks, and a good time.
According to Mud Jam Founder Larry Thomas, the event, which took place betwwen Sept 23 25, is a family-friendly celebration.
"It's just a place to come out and have fun and get a little muddy, listen to music and cut loose a little bit," said Thomas.
The White City Boys saiud they came out to get dirty, and show off their homemade engineering marvels.
"We're building mud trucks like this under oak trees with chain hoists. We ain't got the high-dollar equipment like everybody else, but we make it happen," said Johnson.
"She rides good, you know? She ain't the baddest one, it ain't built with the most money, but it is what it is. Cheap...that's what we do," said Johnson's partner in grime, Jason Morgan.
By the end of the event, trucks needed cleaning, and tuning up. For the White City Boys, that's all part of the fun.
"You just try to find something better...make it better...improve it a little bit," said Morgan.
Sunday was the last day of the Mud Jam, but if you didn't get a chance to come out, don't worry. The next one is already scheduled for March of next year.
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