The Shows
1. October 2-4
18th Annual Slamfest
Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
411: www.minimadness.com

2. October 2
Sparks in the Ozarks 4
Location: River Ranch Resort, Noel, MO
411: www.myspace.com/sparksintheozarks

3. October 2-4
17th Lone Star Nationals
Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
411: www.good-guys.com

4. October 2-4
Fall Colors Car Show
Location: Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA
411: www.owensvalleycruisers.com

5. October 3-4
Dropt & Destroyed
Location: Akron, OH
411: www.droptout.com

6. October 5
Just Ducky Car Show
Location: Wild Rivers Waterpark, Irvine, CA
411: www.justduckycarshow.com, (949) 293-9772

7. October 10
8th Annual Open Car & Truck Show
Location: Woodson's Mall, La Follette, TN
411: (423) 566-0733

8. October 9-11
Battle Drag V
Location: Grand Sport Speedway, Hitchcock, TX
411: www.myspace.com/battledrag, (713) 478-3613

9. October 9-11
North Lake Tahoe Classic Show
Location: Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, Lake Tahoe, NV
411: www.goodsamsaferide.com, (530) 541-7300

10. October 10-11
Drop Em Wear? Cruise In
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
411: www.dropemwear.com

11. October 16-18
Antique Auto Club Swap Meet
Location: Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, OK
411: www.chickashaautoswapmeet.com

12. October 16-18
2nd Nostalgia Nationals
Location: Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY
411: www.good-guys.com

13. October 18
Squads And Rods Car Show
Location: Courthouse Square, Golconda, IL
411: www.squadsandrods.com

14. October 22-24
Big Rig Expo 2009
Location: Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, OK
411: www.bigrigexpo.com

15. October 22-25
9th Annual Freak Show
Location: Lenoir County Fairgrounds, Kinston, NC
411: www.dropjawmag.com

16. October 30
16th Southeastern Nationals
Location: Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC
411: www.good-guys.com

Detours
Whether you're celebrating samhain, el dia de los muertos, or just plain old halloween, here's our spooky october edition of monthly detours: famous graves!

Dimebag Darrell: Arlington, Texas
The former Pantera guitarist was shot while performing with his new band Damage Plan by a psycho fan.

Johnny Cash: Hendersonville, Tennessee
Whether you're into rock, disco, or country, Johnny Cash is probably in your iPod. The Man in Black died of complications from diabetes.

Al Capone: Hillside, Illinois
Capone went out in true "gangsta" style after contracting syphillis. Maybe more like "playa" style!

Rodney Dangerfield: Hollywood, California
Rest in peace funny man. You have all of our respect. Rodney died of complications from heart surgery.

John candy: Los Angeles, California
Another great funny man gone. Uncle Buck kicked the bucket with a heart attack while filming in Mexico.

Bernie Mac: Chicago, Illinois
Pneumonia. That's right, America, the King of Comedy was taken out by a severe cold.

Dale Earnhardt:
Mooresville, North Carolina

The legendary NASCAR driver was killed doing what he does best. No, you can't visit his grave as he's tucked away behind the family farm.

Gene Siskel: Chicago, Illinois
One half of the legendary film critiquing duo of Siskel and Ebert, Gene died from a brain tumor. We give this two thumbs way down

Jimmy Hendrix: Renton, Washington
The offical cause of death was "asphyxiation caused by inhaling his own vomit," although there is a big mystery as to why he basically drowned.

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

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