The Shows
1. September 4-6
Good Guys 8th Mid-Western Nationals
Location: Kansas Speedway,Kansas City, KS
411: www.good-guys.com

2. September 5
Relaxed Atmosphere All-Start Event
Location: USA Stadium, Millington, TN
411: relaxedallstarevent@yahoo.com

3. September 6
2nd Annual Central Illinois All-Truck Show
Location: Jim McComb Chevrolet, Peoria, IL
411: centrlilltruckshow@gmail.com,(309) 274-6296

4. September 12
Cruisin' the River
Location: Lock & Dam, East Bank, Columbus, MS
411: www.southerncruisersms.com

5. September 18-19
Dash to the Dells 20-Ford Truck Show
Location: Great Wolf Lodge & Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
411: www.badgerlandf100s.com,Mike Connor, (608) 274-6257

6. September 18-20
3rd Peak Chicagoland Nationals
Location: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
411: www.goodguys.com

7. September 25-27
5th Great American Nationals
Location: Pocono Raceway,Long Pond, PA
411: www.good-guys.com

8. September 25-27
West Coast Nats
Location: La Paz Park, Parker, AZ
411: www.wcnevents.com

9. September 26
Cruisin' for a Cure
Location: Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA
411: www.cruisinforacure.com

10. September 26
Xtreme Madness 8
Location: Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, NC
411: www.elitemotions.org

11. September 28
West Texas Shakedown
Location: San Angelo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX
411: www.myspace/exotic_minis

Detours
What's a road trip without a little detour? Check out these sights and send us a postcard to let us know if we wasted your time.

World’s Largest Prairie Chicken: Rothsay, Minnesota
What can we say? It’s a big-ass, 13-foot-tall chicken. What else would you expect to find in Minnesota besides tasty lutefisk?

International Towing And Recovery Museum: Chattanooga, Tennessee
The old saying goes “Necessity is the the mother of invention.” This is definitely true for the automotive industry. Cars break down, therefore, cars need to be towed away. Blammo! The tow-truck is invented. This place has it all on display including the “world’s fastest wrecker,” a ’79 Chevy Silverado that clocked 130 mph at Talladega Raceway.

Duct Tape Capitol Of The World: Avon, Ohio
It’s no mystery why this city can tout such an impressive moniker, Duct tape is manufactured by the company who calls this town home. Swing by Father’s Day weekend for the annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival. We can’t wait!

Bishop Castle: Pueblo, Colorado
John Bishop, the man behind this awesome place, has been building his castle completely by himself for the past 40 years. Future plans include a moat, drawbridge, and a second castle for his wife.

Segway: Feel The Excitement!: Branson, Missouri
Imagine a place where you can jump on a two-wheeled Segway and race around the parking lot with your friends. Imagine no more, this place is it! Can you feel the excitement? This should be training grounds for mall cops everywhere.

Statue Of A Human “Radio”: Anderson, South Carolina
James Robert “Radio” Kennedy has a life-size bronze statue standing outside his old Alma Mater in South Carolina. James was the inspiration for the film Radio starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Eartha, The World’s Largest Rotating Globe: Yarmouth, Maine
Eartha the giant globe has a diameter of 41 feet, 11/2 inches at the equator. That means you could fit...(figures math out in head)... way more than five of these across the real Earth. Sweet!

Got An Event Or Detour?
Email mike.finnegan@sorc.com, and we'll list it here each month in Road Trippin'.