The 18th Annual Spring Break Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the perfect answer if you're looking to combine sun, fun, trucks, stereos, and girls into one wild weekend. Billed as the mobile electronics place to be every spring, SBN is held just yards from the "Worlds Most Famous Beach" and hosts the "World's Most Famous Sound Off," this year attracting more than 20,000 excited fans. The Sirius Satellite Radio-sponsored event began with a nonstop supply of music from Sirius' Rhythm of the Road Tour semi parked in front of Daytona's Ocean Center. Walk around the outside of the Center and get an eyeful of the latest custom creations from the East Coast and around the country. Move inside to examine another superb collection of vehicles on display, along with more than 100 manufacturers showcasing their latest new products.
Inside, action was nonstop, with hourly bikini contests promising big bucks for the gals and elevated body temperatures for the guys. The Papa John's Pizza Eating Contests were there in case you missed lunch. You had to stay alert for new wardrobe additions falling from the balconies at regular intervals. Models signed posters and posed for photographs with an endless line of fans. Manufacturers answered all your questions and demonstrated their newest innovations, each guaranteed to add a new level of excitement to your truck. Custom-vehicle owners did their best to keep their rides polished throughout the weekend while chatting with the crowd and the manufacturers. It was a perfect opportunity to bring potential sponsors and drivers together.
Move outside behind the Ocean Center and you were able to watch the first-ever stereo competition that combined IASCA, MECA, dB Drag Racing, and USACi organizations, providing an amazing variety of choices for participants. Four Sound Quality and five SPL competition formats were available, including the first official running of Everblast Bass Boxing, the competition format that combines your highest SPL number in phase one with the metered crowd response to the entertainment you create in phase two. The one with the loudest stereo and the most talent wins. But the fun was just beginning.
More than a hundred cars, trucks, and bikes participated in the annual Tuner Jam near Daytona's historic Bandshell. The 48-Hour Installer Challenge pitted two teams against each other for bleary-eyed nonstop action - no decaf allowed! The goal was to see who could turn two bone-stock three-door Saturns into rolling sound studios in just two days. As the sun went down, live DJs Billy E, Scribble, and Funkmaster Flex played to the crowd. Streetglow's Saturday Night Street Party cast a soft, warm glow as the police-escorted parade of neon-equipped vehicles made its way along Atlantic Boulevard. And as if all that wasn't enough, don't forget, Daytona is the home of Girls Gone Wild. If you're looking for the perfect way to spend next year's spring-break vacation, put Daytona on your list - for all the right reasons! Check out the details at www.springbreaknationals.com.