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High Five! Highlights from the Desert Storm Street Party

While we didn’t have to dodge any rain at the Desert Storm Poker Run Street Party in Arizona’s Lake Havasu City, this year’s annual Thursday evening bash was most definitely a scorcher. Then again, anything above 100 degrees normally feels that way.

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The crowds were pretty big by the end of the Desert Storm Poker Run Street Party. Photo by Jeff Helmkamp/HelmkampPhotos

Of course the somewhat stifling weather kept a large chunk of the crowds off the city’s popular McCulloch Boulevard, until the early evening, but once the temperature dropped a few degrees, the sun dipped behind the mountains and the boats and trailers lit up, the people came out in droves.

For most of the massive party I was manning the speedonthewater.com display with my partner, Matt Trulio, so we each only got a couple of quick trips up and down the street to check out the hardware in town for Friday’s poker run. All I can say is that, once again, the boats, tow rigs, stereo systems and more were over the top, which is why I had a difficult time selecting the five things that stood out to me the most.

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