A seemingly perfect site was chosen for the 1999 show—the Martin Luther King Jr. Waterfront Park in Oakland, CA. Right on the water with grass to relax in and built in BBQs to cook on, the park seemed twice as big as was needed. Wrong! 129 rods and customs quickly filled the parking area to capacity, prepped for a beautiful sunny day packed with tons of great cars and trucks. While the parks department was very pleased with the promoters, the show and the participants, Billetproof was told that it had already outgrown the venue and that there were no other parks in the district that would hold the show. The search began yet again.