1. October 2-4
18th Annual Slamfest
Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
2. October 2
Sparks in the Ozarks 4
Location: River Ranch Resort, Noel, MO
3. October 2-4
17th Lone Star Nationals
Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
4. October 2-4
Fall Colors Car Show
Location: Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA
5. October 3-4
Dropt & Destroyed
Location: Akron, OH
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
11. October 16-18
Antique Auto Club Swap Meet
Location: Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, OK
12. October 16-18
2nd Nostalgia Nationals
Location: Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY
13. October 18
Squads And Rods Car Show
Location: Courthouse Square, Golconda, IL
14. October 22-24
Big Rig Expo 2009
Location: Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, OK
15. October 22-25
9th Annual Freak Show
Location: Lenoir County Fairgrounds, Kinston, NC
16. October 30
16th Southeastern Nationals
Location: Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC
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.
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.
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