1. Bring The Noise
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.
2. Lone Star Throwdown
February 22-24—Conroe, TX
Will this show be bigger and better in 2013? Guess you'll just have to go and find out for yourself, but based on the buzz Throwdown has been getting, expect a full house. For more information on one of the year's most anticipated events, go to lonestarthrowdown.com.
3. 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 email@example.com.
4. Forbidden Fantasy Show ‘N Shine
March 16-17—Somewhere in CA
Southern California's kickoff 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. For more info, go to forbiddenfantasyshow.com.
5. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
6. Danger Zone
April 6—Visalia, CA
Back again for the 9th year is Danger Zone—the awesome one-day custom show in Central California. Top 100, best motor, suspension, interior, single and multi-color paint, and lowest club and participation trophies will be awarded. Bring your BBQ and a good attitude and have a great time at the show. More information is available at facebook.com/dangeroustoys90.
7. Layd Out At The Park
April 12-14—Morristown, TN
This show is always a great time, and the turnout is nothing short of outstanding. With tons of classes to enter, there will be no shortage of cool vehicles to check out at the park. For photos of previous years of the show, and complete info on 2013's event, be sure to visit laydoutatthepark.net.
8. West Coast Nationals
April 26-28—Parker, AZ
This year, WCN is being held at the same location as always, just a littler earlier in the year. The temperature will be a little milder, but the show will be just as wild as ever. See you at La Paz County Park! For more info, check out wcnevents.com.