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 a ton of classes to enter in, 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 www.laydoutatthepark.net.
West Coast Nationals
April 26-28—Parker, AZ
This year, WCN is being held at the same location as always, just a little 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 www.wcnevents.com.
Southeast Mini Truckin’ Nationals
April 27-28—Maggie Valley, NC
This show is a no-brainer to hit up. There are nearby hotels, available camping spaces, custom trophies for top 50 vehicles, 14 specialty awards, club games and events, tons of giveaways, and a Saturday night drag and cruise session down the main strip in town. Are there any more reasons why you need to be here? More info at minitruckinnats.com.
Relaxing In So Cal
May 5—Torrance, CA
Another Southern California must-attend show set in the cool and breezy south-bay area of Los Angeles. This time of the year is perfect to enjoy a show, and the amount of rides that come out for day only make the atmosphere that much more enjoyable. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo the right way. For more info, visit www.relaxed-atmosphere.com.
May 18-19—Tunica, MS
MT’s 2012 show of the year will be defending its title again as the biggest, baddest event of 2013. Come for the rides, come for the casino, and come for one of the best times you’ll have at a car and truck show. Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will be where it all goes down—be there. More info is available at www.showfest.com.
June 1-2—Houston, TX
"If it has wheels, it can be registered for our event" is the show’s motto this year. What wasn’t mentioned is that this show brings out some of the most awesome specimens of art on wheels in Texas. Come see some of the best cars and trucks in the scene—you won’t leave disappointed. Information is available at www.heatwaveshow.com.
June 15-16—Tulsa, OK
Joining the other list of major shows in the Midwest, Slamboree not only looks to be among them but to be the largest contributor to Toys for Tots in the area, and for that to happen, they are relying on YOU to come out and support the cause. Taking place at the Hard Rock hotel and casino, this event will be adding heat to the already hot summer. More information can be found at www.thebigshowok.com.
June 15-16—Indianapolis, IN
Live music, family fun, DB Drag Race, tattoo and bikini contest, and 50 vehicle classes for all types of autos and bikes—that’s what can be expected at this year’s event. 2013 marks Slamology’s 10-year anniversary, and to cater to the biggest turnout yet, the show will be held at the Lucas Oil Raceway. Come out for what will be one of the most fun and diverse events of the summer. Visit www.slamology.com for more information.
Scrapin' The Coast
June 21-23—Biloxi, MS
The wildest show on the coast is back again. This isn’t any old car show since the sandy beaches of the Mississippi Gulf coast are just across the road. 12 casinos are located off the city’s main drag, so options for things to do are limitless. More information is available at scrapinthecoast.com.