Lay'd 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.
Down to Earth Day
April 21 – Visalia, CA
In only its 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.
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.
Relaxing In SoCal
May 6 – Torrance, CA
Another RA show in beautiful, sunny Southern California. Held at the Alpine Electronics headquarters, this one is sure to have some awesome audio giveaways. Fun for the entire family! For more information, check out www.rasocal.com.
May 12 – Hilmar, CA
Back again is Products of Society's own brand of car and truck show, taking place in Central California. Activities will be happening all day to keep the kiddies busy, and 15 people's choice awards will be handed out. Go out and have a good time, but remember: Bring your ride, not your attitude. For more information, call Justin at (209) 207-8656.
May 19-20 – Tunica, MS
There's no stopping the return of Showfest. This year, it's back to Sam's Hotel and Casino for the fun and festivities. Voted MT's Show of the Year last year, Showfest will be gunning for the number one spot once again. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Mississippi Firefighter's Burn Center. Visit www.showfest.com for the details.
June 2-3 – Houston, TX
Ten years long, ten years strong—Showdown will officially hit the decade mark in 2012. Held again at the Sam Houston Race Park, Showdown is sure to reach maximum capacity. Preregistration ends May 17, so plan your trip now. Visit heatwaveshow.com for more info.
June 1-3 – Joplin, MO
This year's show will be taking place at a new venue—the Joplin Athletic Sports Complex. The guys and gals behind the show have some tricks up their sleeves this year, so stay tuned… better yet, go to the show and see for yourself. This one is always a good time. Visit www.facebook.com/soltruckshow for more info.
June 16-17 – Indianapolis, IN
Break out your textbooks and get ready to dive back into the science of slammin'. This year, the show will be held at the Lucas Oil Raceway—the former site of the legendary ITB event. Fused with live music and a healthy turnout, Slamology 2012 might be the best yet. For more info, visit www.slamology.com.
Scrapin' the Coast
June 22-24 – Biloxi, MS
2012 marks STC's 10th anniversary, which is a huge reason to celebrate. Billed as “the wildest show on the coast,” this one is going to be huge, and to prove it, 2 Live Crew is set to perform live! It's going be one hell of a party, don't miss it! More info at www.scrapinthecoast.com.