After all of the speculation of things going wrong with this year's event, Gator Drag went off just as planned. This time around marked the third different location since the show's beginnings in Louisiana. The venue changes made it difficult for some to keep up on the event, while others became skeptical that it could keep going strong.

Luckily for promoter Brandon Leblanc and the Relay for Life breast cancer foundation, Gator Drag turned out to be a success once again. Leblanc donates all money made after expenses to Relay for Life. Someone close to him was diagnosed with the disease, and ever since then he has been dedicated to putting on the best show possible and to helping those in need. Gator Drag continues to exceed expectations.

The 411
Show Name:
Gator Drag '08
Dates:
May 2-4, 2008
Venue (city/state):
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Conroe, Texas



Spectator attendance:
1,200+
Total vehicle entrants:
500+

Awards given:
Chaotic Rods and Customs made trick replica gas pumps for Best of Show Truck and Best of Show Car award winners. New for this year's show was a Best Debut award that was a wall light with show design on it. Another special award was the custom-painted skateboard by Kustom Werx Autobody for the Kustom Werx Choice award. Wood plaques were given out for Editor's Picks, Longest Distance, Best Engine, Best Interior, and Best Suspension. For the rest of the Top 75 awards, Kustom Werx-sponsored belt buckles were given away. Judging of all vehicles was taken care of by club Vertically Challenged.

Special events:
DJ Get Low manned the stage throughout the day with his MCing and track-playing skills. After the show at 5 p.m. on Saturday night was an official cruise from the show to Papa's on the Lake at nearby Lake Conroe.

Sponsors:
Auto Express, C.C. Plus, Chaotic Rods and Customs, Drop 'Em Wear?, Ekstensive Metalworks, Gatorskinz Screenprinting, Keef's Rod & Custom, Kustom Werx Autobody, Kustomz Ink Klothing, Lakeside Audio, Low Gear Apparel, and Papa's on the Lake.

Contact for future events:
www.gatordrag.com

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