1. Forbidden Fantasy Show ’N’ Shine

March 15-16—Lake Perris, CA

Southern California lets loose every spring with the arrival of FFF’s annual custom bash. The two-day event draws in tons of rides from across the southwest, and if you’re in the surrounding vicinity, and are looking to jump-start the show season, look no further than this event. For more information, visit forbiddenfantasyshow.com.


2. Drag For Diabetes

March 23-24—Galveston Island, TX

Proceeds from this event go directly to diabetes research. What better way to justify driving out and spending time at an event that focuses on benefiting the lives of those affected by diabetes? Bring your truck, car, or motorcycle out for a weekend and a cool show that supports a cause. For more information, visit dragfordiabetes.com.


3. Danger Zone

April 5—Visalia, CA

Central California’s annual one-day custom bash is back and will be invading Mooney Grove Park. This show usually attracts the best from Northern and Southern Cali, too, so the variety of badass cars and trucks is definitely among the best around. For more information on how you can be a part of this event and check out Dangerous Toys’ page at facebook.com/dangeroustoys90.


4. Layd Out At The Park

April 11-13—Morristown, TN

LOATP is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2014, so in true minitrucker fashion, this one is sure to be a blast. Eastern Tennessee’s largest car/truck show is about to get bigger. There will be live bands playing all weekend, sound competitions, and babes dancing around in bikinis, not to mention all the hundreds of killer custom rides on display. This should prove to be a great weekend for you. Visit laydoutatthepark.net for more info.


5. Gator Drag

April 18-20—Rayne, LA

Southern folks -- listen up! Gator Drag will be going down in April this year, so make sure to make the proper adjustment to your schedule and get out to this show. Held at the Frog Festival Grounds, this three-day event will not disappoint. For more information, visit facebook.com/G8RDRG.


6. Southeast Minitruckin’ Nationals

April 26-27—Maggie Valley, NC

20 years! That’s how long this awesome show has been going on for. Come celebrate with show staff and compete for custom Top 50 trophies, 14 specialty awards, club games and events, win tons of giveaways, and don’t miss the Saturday night Drag ’N’ Cruise session down the main strip in Maggie Valley! For more information, visit minitrucknats.com.


7. Showfest

May 17-18—Southhaven, MS

Announcement! The five-time show of the year will be moving to a new location in Mississippi -- the Snowden Grove Amphitheater. The run in Tunica has ended, but a new chapter in this legendary show’s return is just starting, so make sure to check showfest.com for all the details. The guys/gals in Assorted are looking forward to seeing you and your ride.