New Date, Location For Southeastern Mini Truckin' and Sport Compact Car Nationals VIII
The Southeastern Mini Truckin' and Sport Compact Nationals moves to the Nashville Superspeedway this July 3-4. The show has a new title sponsor, with the bikini contest sponsored by Borla, the hydraulics competition sponsored by Cool Cars (CCE), the Lowest of the Low sponsored by DJM, the airbag competition sponsored by Firestone, and the burnout contest by Colorado Customs. For more information, contact: Charlie Cobble, (423) 623-4644, www.autoshows.cc.

Midnight Madness Street Show Just Added To State 2 State Cruise
The annual State 2 State Cruise kicks off at 7:00 a.m. at Dealer's Sport Truck in Los Alamitos, California, on April 2. We have all new stops this year and participants will get a map at Dealer's. The cruise will end on the Fremont Street Experience, where we'll draw the poker prize winner, the Van Demon paint prize, and the Vortex Bedliner prize. And check this out: We're sprayin' both the paintjob and the bedliner prizes that weekend at the show.

We're also raffling off a Smeding engine that participants can enter to win. We're saving the drawing for this prize until the end of the State 2 State charity cruise, but you can enter at any time during the show and you don't have to be present to win.

Midnight Madness On The Freemont Street ExperienceThis year, the Vegas Nationals takes over the Fremont Street Experience on April 3 for our first-ever Midnight Madness Experience. On Friday night, April 2, the vendor village will open up at 6:00 p.m., just when we're moving trucks onto Fremont, and will remain open until 10:00 p.m., when the destination party ends. On Saturday, the show opens at 10:00 a.m.; trucks move in at 6 a.m., with the party running until midnight. We'll have a concert on Saturday night, with a killer bikini contest preceding it, and awards will be presented immediately afterwards.

Registration And Ticket Info:
* Pre-registration ends 3/20/04
* $20/person for the State 2 State cruise
* If you enter both the cruise and the show 'n' shine, it's only $10 for the show 'n' shine
* Show 'n' shine: $20/car
* After March 20, the cruise is $25 per person and the show 'n' shine is $20; there is no combo deal available. You can sign up the day of the event.
* Lady Luck is our host hotel. Hotel rooms are $55 a night and you can book your reservation at (800) 634-6580

Show is presented by: Chevy Trucks. Sponsored by Truckin', Mini Truckin', Sport Truck, OFF-ROAD, Truckin's SUV, Custom Classic Trucks, Fremont Street Experience, AIM Industries, Dealer's Sport Truck, Gibson Exhaust, Vortex, advanced Flow engineering, Kaik products, Pro Car Parts, Smeding Performance, Alfa Otto, and Maxo Auto Trends

For any and all questions, contact Amber Pierce at vegasnationals@primedia.com or (714) 939 2580.

2K4 Auto Show Sport Truck Concept Round Up: Jeep Rescue Concept
With GM's Hummer brand busting a trail into Jeep's traditional leadership role of rough and tumble, go-anywhere machines, Chrysler Group Design responded to the challenge with what it claims is the ultimate execution of a Jeep: the Jeep Rescue concept. The first rule of rescue-hood is to not become a victim, so that means this Jeep concept is filled with almost all the tricks and tech you'd find in a Coast Guard helicopter in a slightly stretched four-door chassis (wheelbase: 123 inches) with a track width (80 inches) agile enough to wind through mountain trails. The design team also put it on 37-inch-tall run-flat tires.