Just The Facts:
Show Name: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Dates: April 13-16, 2006
Venue: Gold Coast Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Spectator Attendance: 10,000
Total Vehicle Entrants: 400
Special Awards Given:
-Shifters club makes custom trophies that are given to the best hot rod, custom, and furthest-driven vehicles.
-Road Zombies Club donated a trophy for its favorite pick, which was a newly built flathead Ford-pow-ered red-oxide-primered chopped, channeled, mid-'30s Ford truck with a '38 Hudson grille that was built and brought out by the Canada Dry boy.
Fast Facts:
This Event is four days long and is way more than a car show.
-Whether you're into the whole retro/rockabilly style or not, this is an event filled with fun things to do.
-Vehicles are usually only in the raw or primered forms at this show. Glossy paint is not a necessity here. The show caters to the vintage Rat rod-type cars and trucks (unfin-ished pre-'63 vehicles). No fiber-glassed, musclecars, lowriders, or high-tech billet vehicles are allowed and are turned away at the show.
-The car show portion takes place on the top level of the Gold Coast Hotel parking structure, and it is always filled with custom vehicles.
-With all the older vehicles, bands, and spectators dressed in vintage clothing, you would think that you have been taken back a few decades in time.
Special Events:
-There was close to 50 rockabilly bands playing their hearts out from noon to 7 in the morning. This goes from Thursday all the way through Sunday.
-There were spectacular displays of hot women showing some serious skin in burlesque competitions.
-There was a host of 200 vendors to fill your vintage vehicle or attire needs.
Sponsors:
Shifters, with help of Budweiser
Contact for Future Events: www.vivalasvegas.net