During the weekend of June 17-18, 2005, we'll be holding the most highly anticipated show of the 2005 season at the Louisville Convention Center, in Louisville, Kentucky. There will be more than $5,000 in cash and awards up for grabs as well as plenty of draggin' action (at the show itself) and the most incredible rides you've ever seen. In addition to draggin' and braggin', we're planning a two-day party within the confines of the Louisville Convention Center. This includes a show-'n'-shine event that'll have all the best builders of the best sport trucks of all varieties going head to head for all that prize money. We'll also have a manufacturers midway, with lots of the hottest and newest products right on site so you can get a hands-on evaluation before you buy. In addition, we're planning to have installation displays, a wild bikini contest, and live entertainment, with the entertainer to be announced at a later date.

Bubba Drift
The sport of drifting has become so popular, they're even going to allow trucks to compete. At least that's the word we get from the World Drifting Championship (WDC). Bubba Drift, seen here in mid-drift in a competition in Texas, can be considered one of the pioneers to get domestic V-8 power complete with cargo bed on the drift circuit. We've heard Bubba Drift is planning to campaign a domestic pickup this season, so we're planning an in-depth feature article on Bubba Drift and the whole drift craze.

The Formula Drift series at press time hadn't decided whether it was going to allow trucks into its drift series. The series let the Bubba Drift El Camino in, but not anything else. The organizers of the WDC will let trucks in and are interested in seeing late-model trucks participate. They say they have other builders who have shown an interest in running a truck as well.

In the meantime, here's a list of WDC events:
Los Angeles - March 11-12
Phoenix - April 15-16
San Francisco - May 13-14
Dallas - May 27-28
Atlanta - June 10-11
Boston - July 8-9
NJ/NY - July 22 - 23
Chicago/Milwaukee - Aug 5-6
Miami - August 19-20
Los Angeles - October 7-8

For more information on the WDC, go to www.harddrivelive.com.

On Sale Now!
For Turbodiesel Addicts
The premier issue of Diesel Power, Primedia's newest magazine dedicated to turbodiesel enthusiasts, is on sale at your favorite newsstand right now. The first issue kicks off with coverage of the world's largest pickup, International's CXT. If you're interested in making more power, be sure to check out the in-depth coverage of all the parts and strategies that make monster power from your diesel. In fact, if you have a diesel-powered truck or know someone who has, you've got to check out this latest issue to get the newest information on cutting-edge diesel power and style. Do it now.

Stylin' Concept Is Doing It Again
It's Giving Away Another Project TruckWe had such a great response with last year's giveaway project, that we teamed up with Stylin' Concepts again. The project is so hot, we don't have all the details this issue, but check back next month for all the details. We're on sale 5/24/05.

A little Help From Their Friends
The guys at GOEZ Customs in Placentia, California, just wanted to have a cool local show 'n' shine to celebrate moving into their new shop. It got a little out of hand, though, as word got out. Final count is unknown, but they ended up with 110 registered entrants and by our estimation at least three times that many drive-ups. To find out what all the buzz is about, check 'em out at www.goezcustoms.com.