1. Border Town Showdown
July 14th — Bristol, VA
This first timer show is open to all makes and models, and all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House charity. Top 25 awards and best of awards to be given out. For more info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Summer Madness
July 20-22 Bakersfield, CA
The Central Cal show is back and is promising to be better than ever. Held at the Kern County Fairgrounds, Summer Madness is going on its 26th edition, so come out and show some love. On-site camping, live DJ, full show and shine Saturday, awards and raffles on Sunday. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/summermadness.
3. Midwest Camp-N-Drag
July 20-22 —Waveland, IN
This is Camp-N-Drag's 5th year, and it just keeps getting bigger and crazier! Camping, cruising, legal dragging, and to change things up, soap box racing will be held on Saturday so build a little something besides your truck to tear up the road with. Got questions? Get answers by emailing Bill Baltikas at email@example.com.
4. Southeast Showdown
July 27-29 —Williamston, SC
SESD will be bigger and badder than ever this year. Held at the Anderson Motor Speedway, this event will go on as scheduled rain or shine, but be prepared to bring some sunblock and lots of ice. For more info, visit www.southeastshowdown.com.
5. Scrapin' The Rockies
August 11-12 — Firestone, CO
"The Sequal" to last year's STR show is promising to be better than its first installment. This family friendly event is hosting everything from paintball, to go-karting, to the usual excitement a minitruck show has to offer. Proceeds from the event will be donated to charity to help those diagnosed with RSD/CRPS. For more info, visit www.strshow.com.
6. Show Off Showdown 2
August 4-5 —Shakopee, MN
Twisted Koncepts is once again hosting the follow up to last summer's successful event. Bringing your finished ride? Well, you'll have a shot at one-off trophies for best in class and top 25. Want to play around and look at girls? Then, the kickball tournament and bikini contest should keep you happy. For more info, go to www.twistedkoncepts.com.
7. Slamily Reunion
August 17-19 — Fort Smith, AR
Arkansas' largest custom car and truck show is back for the 4th year, at a brand new location—Kay Rogers Park. $1,000 cash will be handed over to best of show, and custom specialty awards from some of the hottest fabricators will be up for grabs. Come out and see for yourself what has made this event one of the hottest of the show season. More information available by emailing info@KEG-Media.com.
8. Sittin Pretti Summer Slam
August 18 — Arlington, WA
Toyo Tires presents Summer Slam 19 held at the Arlington Airport. Gates will open at 7am, spectators welcome at 10. The Northwest knows how to party, come out and see for yourself. More information can be found at www.sittinpretti.com.