January
Cavalcade of Customs
January 11-13—Cincinnati, OH
Held at the Duke Energy Center, you can get out of the freezing cold and check out this hot indoor show featuring custom trucks, rods, classics, and a tribute to three generations of the Bat mobile. Throw all that together with the pinup girl contest and a good ol car crush, and you’re bound to have a good time. More info is available at autorama.com.

World of Wheels
January 25-27—Pittsburgh, PA
Bringing the heat to a cool city nearest you is the World of Wheels lineup of indoor shows. This one will have something for everyone of any age to enjoy. What else are you going to be doing this time of year? Ditch the snowman and go check out a car show! Go to autorama.com for more info.

February
Bring The Noize
February 10—Glendale, AZ
Brought to you by Art of Noize, this one-day, Sunday show is held at the lush setting of Victory Lanes Sports Park. Come out for your chance to take home cash prizes, nearly 100 trophies and awards, or get lucky at the huge raffle and 50/50. If competing isn’t your thing, chill out at the on-site bar and grill and mellow out. More info available at artofnoize.com.

Lone Star Throwdown
February 22-24—Conroe, TX
2012 marked the highly successful inaugural kickoff for this show, and it’s for 2013. Will it be bigger and better? Guess you’ll just have to go and find out for yourself, but based on the buzz Throwdown has been getting even before the gates were even opened, expect a full house. For more information on one of the year’s most anticipated events, go to lonestarthrowdown.com.

March
Gator Drag
March 1-3—Rayne, LA
Billed as “the hottest thing to hit Louisiana since Tabasco”, Gator Drag will be back with more fire and intensity than last year. Come out to see how a truck show in the Cajun nation is handled. For more info, contact Brandon LeBlanc at gatordrag@yahoo.com.

Forbidden Fantasy Show ’N’ Shine
March 16-17—Somewhere in SO CAL
Southern California’s kick off to show season takes place at the Forbidden show. Rides from up and down the Cali coast, as well as from surrounding states pile into the showground for what has become an event to countdown on the calendar. There’s tons to do and see here—you’re gonna kick yourself if you don’t make it—just keep your ears open for the exact location. For more info, go to forbiddenfantasyshow.com.

Redemption Day
March 23—Houston, MS
Hosted by Minitruckin’ Ministries is Redemption Day—a one-day show packed with raffles, club games, top 50 and specialty awards, and live family-friendly entertainment. $20 entry fee, and admission is free for spectators! For more info, contact Chase Ward at minitruckinministries@hotmail.com for more info.