October 7-9 – Gainesville, FL
Mini Madness hosts this show, at the Alachua Co. Fairgrounds, with cash prizes, including $1,000 for Best of Show Car and Best of Show Truck, club games, and a bikini contest with a $1,000 cash payout. After 20 years, Slamfest is the East Coast event to hit! For more info, go to www.minimadness.com.
Battle Drag 7
October 7-9 – La Marque, TX
This three-day show combines custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and entertainment comes in the form of a $1,000 bikini contest and live musical performances and a deejay. Make sure to clear your calendar and head on out to Gulf Greyhound Park for the seventh installment of Battle Drag. For more info, visit www.battledrag.com.
Dropt n Destroyed 8
October 8-9 – North Canton, OH
Located at the MAPS Air Museum with the show being held on the runway. The museum will also be pulling out a few aircrafts for those who would like to take advantage of the unique photo op. Come out and support this event! For more info, go to www.droptout.com.
Freak Show 11
October 20-23 – Kinston, NC
Free camping, stereo and burnout contests, and an estimated 1,500 rides showing, Drop Jaw mag is promising that Freak Show 11 will be unlike any show you have attended before. This year, they are offering a Freak Show VIP pass that includes a show or cruise pass, an event T-shirt, a VIP lanyard, and the best spot available for their legendary nighttime stage show. For more info, visit www.dropjawmag.com.
October 21-23 – Jennings, LA
Located at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park, this event offers free on-site camping and a great opportunity to wind down after the long summer show season. For more info, call Stuart Daigle at (337) 329-3959, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cruisin' Thru the Smokies
October 28 – Pigeon Forge, TN
A return to the glory days of cruising, this get-together will not involve awards, trophies, or a show ’n’ shine. Cruisin’ Thru the Smokies is all about hanging out with friends, cruising, and parking lot pimping. For more info, check out www.facebook.com/cruisinthruthesmokies.
November 1-4 – Las Vegas, NV
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place—the Las Vegas Convention Center. (Please note: the SEMA Show is not open to the general public). For more info, go to www.semashow.com.
A Christmas Car Show
December 3 – Woodville, CA
The Exotics Car Club is hosting this car show aimed to help collect gifts and toys for local charities. Come out to this great event that will also offer custom awards, a db drag, and great vendors. This event will go down rain or shine, and the entry fee is an unwrapped toy valued at $15-20. For more info, contact Erik H. at (559) 920-2751.