1. The Gathering
April 30-May 1 Anderson, SC
Presented by Palmetto Rod Worx and held at the Anderson Motor Speedway, The Gathering will be open to minis, fullsize, street rods, and classics. Snap-On Tools will be giving away a special prize, and the pin-up girl contest will surely captivate showgoers. For more information, go to palmettorodworx.com.
May 13-15 Tunica, MS
Showfest is back, so mark your calendars because this show was an outstanding success after its long sleep. If you were unsure about its comeback, make no mistakethis is a show not to miss! Come be a part of the continuation of a long-time favorite for many show veterans. For more info, email Keith at email@example.com.
3. Down to Earth Day
May 21 Visalia, CA
Back by popular demand with big cash prizes $250 for all best-of classes and $1,000 for club participation. The show will be back at the same location as last year with plenty of one-off trophies being handed out. All show cars and vendors welcome. For more info, go to downtoearthday.com.
4. Kill Switch
May 21-22 Hitchcock, TX
Kill Switch is back for 2011 with a great location, trophies, and vendors. For more info, go to facebook.com/pages/kill-switch-car-show.
5. Slammin’ and Jammin’
May 26-28 Knoxville, TN
Clubs will be allowed to rope off their spots this time, so make sure to claim your stake early! 2011’s show will be held at Chilhowee Park and will definitely be a show to ink on your May calendar. For more info, visit autoshows.cc/sj.
May 27-29 Alexandria, LA
With on-site camping, tunes by DJ Get Low, a wild after-party, and cheap indoor spots, this show is sure to be bigger and badder than last year! For more info, go to pandemoniumshow.com.
7. S.O.L. 5
June 3-5 Joplin, MO
A tattoo contest, beer pong tourney, club wars, and a bikini contest are just a few activities that will keep spectators busy while taking a break drooling over the kickass cars and trucks on display. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Scrapin’ the Smokies
June 11-12 Asheville, NC
Scrapin’ the Smokies is back and will be held at the WNC Ag Center again. Raffles for $3,000 SPECKtacular Kustom Graphics paintjob, full air suspension, and more. For info, contact Brandon at (828) 275-5182, email@example.com, or visit scrapinthesmokies.com.
9. Scrapin’ the Coast
June 24-26 Biloxi, MS
The biggest show in the South is celebrating its 9th annual truck and car event. Book your rooms now because they will go fast. For more info, dial (228) 324-7671, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.