1. Turkey Drag
December 1-2 — Tyler, TX
Get ready for the 2012 edition of Turkey Drag. In its 8th year, the show continues to pick up steam. Come out and enjoy one more truck show before the weather turns to crap. For more info, visit www.turkeydrag.com.
2. Severed in the Southwest
December 8—Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's longest running minitruck show is back for year No. 14! This year, there will be 31 classes and 21 Best Of classes to accommodate every make, model, and type of vehicle out there. You don't want to miss this Arizona classic! For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. C.H.O.C. Cruise #13
December 9—Anaheim, CA
Presented by Playtime Foundation, and hosted by Mini Truckin', the C.H.O.C. cruise raises gifts for the great kids at the Children's Hospital of Orange County. In recent years, the toy cruise from the Anaheim Stadium, home of the Anaheim Angels, to the C.H.O.C. hospital was cancelled due to construction, but this year we should be on the road again. For more info, go to http://ptfevents.8k.com.
4. Cavalcade of Customs
January 11-13—Cincinnati, OH
Held at the Duke Energy Center, you can get out of the freezing cold and check out this hot indoor show featuring custom trucks, rods, classics, and a tribute to three generations of the Batmobile. Throw all that together with the pinup girl contest and a good ol' car crush, and you're bound to have a good time. More info is available at www.autorama.com.
5. World of Wheels
January 25-27—Pittsburgh, PA
Bringing the heat to a cool city nearest you is the World of Wheels lineup of indoor shows. This one will have something for everyone of any age to enjoy. What else are you going to be doing this time of year? Ditch the snowman and go check out a car show! Go to www.autorama.com for more info.
6. Bring The Noize
February 10—Glendale, AZ
Brought to you by Art of Noize, this one-day, Sunday show is held at the lush setting of Victory Lanes Sports Park. Come out for your chance to take home cash prizes, nearly 100 trophies and awards, or get lucky at the huge raffle and 50/50. If competing isn't your thing, chill out at the on-site bar and grill and mellow out. More info is available at www.artofnoize.com.
7. Lone Star Throwdown
February 22-24—Conroe, TX
2012 marked the highly successful inaugural kickoff for this show, and it's for 2013. Will it be bigger and better? Guess you'll just have to go and find out for yourself, but based on the buzz Throwdown has been getting even before the gates were opened, expect a full house. For more information on one of the year's most anticipated events, go to www.lonestarthrowdown.com.