1. Gator Drag
March 2-4 – Rayne, LA
Gator Drag is back this year and will be in full swing. With vendors, activities, and awards, this is a not-to-miss event. For more info, visit their Facebook page.
2. Forbidden Fantasy
March 24-25 – Lake Perris, CA
This is one of the biggest shows on the West Coast. With raffle prizes, a live DJ from Mad House FX, and of course a bikini contest that never fails to impress, attending is a no-brainer. For more info, visit www.forbiddenfantasyshow.com.
3. Metal Worx Inc.'s At the Shop 3
March 24 – Hope Mills, NC
Back at it for a third time, this year's show has been moved to hit warmer weather. Held on location at Metal Worx's facility, this is a great East Coast event to hit. For more info, contact Trevor Matthews at email@example.com.
4. Danger Zone
March 31 – Visalia, CA
Back again for 2012, this show has grown to be one of, if not, the largest one-day shows on the West Coast. Come out and support this great day at Mooney Grove Park. For more info, go to www.dangerous-toys.org.
5. Kicker Bash
March 31-April 1 – Stillwater, OK
The Kicker Bash will be held at Kicker headquarters once again. Take in the custom cars and trucks, and take a tour of the facility while you're there. For more info, go to www.kicker.com/bash.
6. Lakefront Tour
March 31-April 1 – Lake Charles, LA
This will be their 21st show year with lots of cash given out through contests, games, and awards! Also take in the excellent cajun food, vendors, games, bikini contest, and more! For more info, visit www.midnightfantasiesshow.com.
7. Spring Fling
March 31-April 1 – Panama City Beach, FL
Mark your calendars and come out to this legendary East Coast event. Returning for their 16th year, Spring Fling will be better than ever. For more info, go to www.springflingcarshow.com.
8. Truckin' Throwdown and Havoc
April 7 – Baytown, TX
That's right, Truckin' magazine is bringing its high-performance, custom attitude to the masses as well as resurrecting the Havoc show. Building a muscle machine? Bring it out and put it to the test against other machines in the autocross course proving grounds. For more info, visit www.truckinweb.com.
9. Layd Out at the Park
April 13-15 – Morristown, TN
Held at Cherokee Park, Layd Out is back with another dose of action with so many judged classes you'll be up for a trophy no matter what you're building. This show never disappoints. For more info, visit www.laydoutatthepark.net.
10. Down to Earth Day
April 21 – Visalia, CA
In only it's third year, the Down To Earth Day show is looking to be the biggest and best yet in 2012. Central California is a hotbed for custom cars and trucks, and this show represents the area quite well. For more info, go to www.downtoearthday.net.
11. Southeast Mini Truckin' Nationals
April 28-29 – Maggie Valley, NC
The 17th annual Southeast Mini Truckin' Nationals is a show you won't want to miss. Nearby hotels and camping are available and convenient. This show boasts custom trophies for top 50, 14 specialty awards, club games and events, tons of giveaways, and of course the Saturday night Drag N Cruise down the main strip in Maggie Valley. For more info, go to www.minitruckinnats.com.