Blue Oval Truck Parts Presents the 24th Annual Western Nationals All Ford Truck Show, held at Featherly Regional Park. The response to bringing the show to Southern California was tremendous. They are anticipating more than 150 trucks, ranging in '48-'00 model years. Many awards will be handed out for specific categories. Come for a fun-filled weekend and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the '56 Ford truck. For those of you coming from out of town, there will be a Friday night cruise to the Blue Oval Truck Parts facility with a BBQ and slide show of last year's festivities. For more information, contact: (714) 701-3621
Now that Katrina is over, the Scrapin' the Coast show must go on. Bring out your ride and enter one of the many contests, such as the hydro contest, stereo contest, and the burnout competition. After the smoke clears, pull up a spot and watch the bikini contest and then hang out at the after party and hear some live music. For more information, check out: www.scrapinthecoast.com.
June 30- July 2
The Showcase Supertruck Nationals, hosted by Showcase Custom Automotive, will be held at Executive Inn Rivermont. Registration is $35, which includes live bands on Friday night, lots of giveaways, and a manufacturer midway. For more information, contact: (800) 376-4175, www.showcaseauto.com.
The West Coast Truck Nationals will be held at Clackamas Fairgrounds. The show will feature a bikini contest, rockcrawlers, monster trucks, a concert, extreme motocross, new product vendors, a swap meet, and more. For more information, check out: www.showtymeproductions.com.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Mini Truckin' Nationals, hosted by the Southern Nationals Association and Drop Em Wear?, will be held in conjunction with the Hooter's show and offer top 75 awards. For more information, contact: Sandy, (423) 623-2446, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first annual Backwoods Bash will be held at the Plainfield Greyhound Park. There is more than 5 acres of paved parking for your custom. Registration will start on Friday night at Altered Image Customs from 7-10 p.m. and continue each day of the show at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $35 for both days, and $25 pre-registration is available. For more information, check out:www.alteredimagecustom.com.
Brothers Trucks present its 8th Annual Truck Show and Shine. At the beautiful Featherly Park in Anaheim, the show will be open to '47-'87 Chevy and GMC trucks. With 300-plus show trucks and more than 3,000 spectators, great food, kids' games, vendors, and a huge raffle, this should prove to be one hell of an event. Pre-registration is $25 with a free T-shirt, $30 at the gate (no free T-shirt), and $10 spectator parking. For more information, contact: (800) 977-2767,www.brotherstrucks.com.
The Grounded 4 Life Car and Truck Show will be held at the Bristol Twp Municipal Complex and will feature 25 car and truck classes, with 14 specialty awards. Pre-registration is $10, and registration on the day of the show is $15. Rain Date: July 23, 2006. For more information, check out:www.grounded4life.org.
The monster is still running, Texas Heat Wave is open to all types of cars, trucks, bikes, and more. There is always plenty of stuff to keep you occupied, such as the USACi competitions, a hydraulics contest, a bikini contest, and so much more. Just remember to bring your SPF 45. For more information, check out:www.texasheatwaveshow.com.
The Southeastern Nationals 9th annual show will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and presented by Street Styles Vivid Reality. For more information, contact: (904) 633-7641, www.vividreality.net.
Carlisle All Truck Nationals is a classic that's not to be missed. There will be a high-low competition, a burn-out contest, motocross exhibition, monster truck car-crushing action, and you can meet Stacey David and drool over the Copper Head project. For more information, contact: Rich, (717) 243-7855 (ext. 133), www.carsatcarlisle.com.
Havoc '06 will be presented by Sport Truck and Mini Truckin'. Please disregard all old dates. This amazing event will include a one-of-a-kind legal drag contest on the streets of Louisville, a bikini contest, a cover truck corral, and all kinds of parts offered from your favorite companies. Come out and meet the staff of Sport Truck and Mini Truckin' magazines and show us all the hard work you've done to your truck. For more information, check out: www.sporttruck.com.
We don't have a lot of information on The Summer Cal Truck Jam yet, other than it will be held at the beautiful Verizon Amphitheater. For more information, contact: (310) 326-4526, www.truckjam.com.
The '06 Ludikrs Truck and Car Show will be presented by TIS Wheels and Master Image Customs and hosted by Ludikrs Kustomz and Xtreme Lowz. The event will be held at the Rialto Municipal Airport and will offer more than 150 awards to be handed out, as well as an air-hop and bikini contest with cash prizes. There will also be a huge raffle with two sets of 20-inch rims to be given away by TIS and Dropstar Wheels. For more information, contact: Kris, (909) 434-1999, www.ludikrskustomz.com.
Held at Allegany County Fairgrounds, the Western Maryland Truck Show will be donating some of the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Open to all trucks from big rigs to mini-trucks, this show will be a trucker paradise. Activities include a driver's dinner, lots of live entertainment, children's games, and more. For more information, contact: (301) 689-0070, www.westernmdtruckshow.com.
Located at the Arlington Airport in Arlington, Washington the 13th annual Sittin' Pretti Summer Slam will have 13 classes with 3 trophies per class. Open to mini and full size trucks and even cars are welcome to come and show off. For more information, contact: www.sittinpretti.com
Hendersonville, North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Mall will be home to the Scrapin' the Smokies show, and this should be one to hit up this year. They will be giving away a set of 20-inch wheels and a set of BFG tires. There will be a draggin' contest and a bikini contest with cash payout to the winner. You might even get shot because all the bigger mags will be there, along with Oliver from Domination, the video. For more information, contact: Brandon, (828) 275-5182, email@example.com,www.scrapinthesmokies.com.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
This will be the 15th annual Midnight Fantasies Lakefront Tour show, and it only gets better each year, because it's open to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This show will be at the Lake Charles Civic Center and feature coverage from the bigger mags. For more information, contact: Roger, (337) 263-0655, www.midnight-fantasies.com.
This year's Heritage 2K6 show will be held at the New Letcher County Central High School Campus. Open to fullsize and mini-trucks with awards in their respective categories, this should be Kentucky's biggest mini-truck show. For more information, contact: www.heritageshow.com.
Havasu Lake, California
Spring Splash returns as Summer Splash, held at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino. The run will be open to the first 1,300 vehicles, offering trophies in all classes. Registration is $50 per vehicle, with show entry for an additional $5. For more information, contact: Brad, (951) 769-4375, www.summersplashshow.com.