The 15th annual Slammin' & Jammin' is billed as a three-day event, with the gates opening for registration and judging on Friday. Several hundred vehicles drifted in as the afternoon came to a close on Friday. This gave the participants the chance to stake out a good location to set up for the weekend's fun.
Things got underway early Saturday, with the gates opening at 8 a.m. letting in the participants who were lined up down the street. Some of the best rides from all over the country made the trip to be part of this great event. The most notable thing about Slammin' & Jammin', besides all the nice rides, is it's huge participation in the bikini contest. With first place paying more than $500, girls came from all around to take a crack at top honors. This year, 35 great-looking ladies took part in the event and the judges had a very hard time picking a winner. But after several rounds and a little help from the crowd, Miss Slammin' & Jammin' was crowned.
As things began to wind down Saturday evening, many of the participants who were camped on the grounds headed back to their camp areas and fired up their grills. The folks that stayed in a motel headed back to their rooms to get cooled off and hit some of the many local restaurants. The rest of the evening was spent cruising the main boulevard in Lebanon or partying back at the various motels.
On Sunday, everyone headed back to the show grounds to take down their tents, load up their rides, and collect any trophies that might have been won. This year's Slammin' & Jammin' was another great success. The show will be held again next year at the same location, so mark your calendar and make plans to attend.
The Show Lowdown
Name: The 15th Annual Slammin' & Jammin' Car And Truck Show
Location: Lebanon, Tennessee
Dates: May 23-25, 2008
Total vehicles in attendance: 1,355
Spectator attendance: More than 6,000
Fast 411: This is the largest show of its kind in the South. Although there were fewer trucks than in '07, the spectator attendance was up. The weather was great all weekend and everyone had a blast.
Events: The largest event was the awesome bikini contest with 35 beautiful girls competing for the cash and prizes given away. There were 28 competitors in the burn out contest, with both cars and trucks competing. The drag and brag had 40 vehicles scrapping for cash and prizes. The most anticipated event was the world record attempt, which was a blast. Not only did they set the original world record, but were able to break a second one as well.
There were plenty of booths to keep your gut full and your wallet empty.
We were told there is a wheel somewhere in this picture and we have yet to find it.
Sponsors: Falken is the title sponsor, with Kinetik and Rent & Roll Tires and Wheels as secondary sponsors.
Vendors: Over 70 vendors in attendance selling every part of a vehicle from tires and wheels to sunroofs, and everything in between.
Contact for future events: Charlie Cobble (423)623-4644 or E-mail charlie@autoshows