(Indianapolis)- New events will join decades-long favorites as Family Events announces its 2013 schedule of shows where enthusiastic performance lovers come together to share their love of all things on wheels. A combination of auto, truck, and motorcycle events will stretch from January through October 2013. At some shows, key performance-industry manufacturers, aftermarket marketers, service-providers, and performance publications will join the participating enthusiasts to spotlight the latest products and how-to maximize performance vehicle fun. At others, pure thrill-show entertainment for spectators will be featured.
The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals® will be a series of monster truck shows like no other in 2013.
Monsters and Magic is the theme of eight indoor arena events in the Winter and Spring of 2013. America's top monster trucks will compete in high-flying, car crushing racing action and in wild, axle-wrenching freestyles in arenas across the Midwest. And at each show, families will be delighted by the addition of magical experiences designed by renowned illusionist Franz Harary including the dangerously impossible mid-air Grand Escape. Joining in the fun will be the world's youngest monster truck team...Kid KJ and the Lil' Mighty Monsters. Here are the dates for the Monsters and Magic Tour:
Assembly Hall- Champaign, Illinois- January 19, 2013 (1 show)
Alliant Energy Center- Madison, Wisconsin- January 25, 26, & 27, 2013 (3 shows- 3 days)
The Breslin Center- East Lansing, Michigan- February 9, 2013 (1 show)
The Arena- Corbin, Kentucky- February 15 & 16, 2013 (2 shows)
Southern Illinois Center- Du Quoin, Illinois- March 1 & 2, 2013 (3 shows) (2 days)
Sears Centre Arena- Chicago, Illinois- March 15 & 16, 2013 (2 shows)
Tyson Events Center- Sioux City, Iowa- March 23 & 24, 2013 (3 shows) (2 days)
Schottenstein Center- Columbus, Ohio- April 6, 2013 (1 show)
The Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals® Series returns with four giant weekends that will attract nearly 11,000 participant 4x4's and over 181,000 spectators. This year, the Ozark Jamboree moves to June in search of sunshine and warmer weather.
The 28th Annual Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals-The Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series kicks off with a huge weekend in Lima, Ohio on May 17-19, 2013 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Over 2,200 participant vehicles and over 37,000 spectators are expected.
The 16th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Ozark 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals- This event moves from early May to June 22 & 23, 2013 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri. Over 700 participant trucks and over 15,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the weekend.
The 26th Annual A&A Auto Stores Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals- The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in the scenic setting of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania again will host over 3,300 participant trucks and 55,000 spectators on July 12-14, 2013.
The 32nd Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals- The Jamboree Nationals season wraps up with the biggest, and most legendary 4x4 weekend in America at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on September 20-22, 2013.
Automotive events feature special milestones and anniversaries in 2013.
The 14th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Autofest- The coolest customs and high-horsepower creations come indoors to warm up a winter weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex in Springfield, Missouri on February 2 & 3, 2013. Nearly 11,000 spectators are expected to take in the stunning show at the E*Plex.
The Hot Rod Magazine 65th Anniversary Hot Rod HomecomingTM- A new, one-time-only special event will bring the past, present and future of Hot Rod Magazine to life as the magazine that started it all celebrates its 65th Anniversary March 23 & 24, 2013 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Relive the last 65 years of Hot Rod with cover and feature cars, lifestyle and memorabilia on display.
The 34th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Hot Rod Super Nationals®- The Heartland will welcome over 1,700 hot rods and muscle cars to the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 25 & 26, 2013. Over 20,000 spectators are expected to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend taking in the high-horsepower spectacle.
Chevrolet Performance Presents The 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour®- This annual 7-cities-in-7-days tour is on the bucket list of every car lover. In 2013, it will take over 5400 participants on an ultimate road trip from Arlington, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina on June 1-7. The other stops will include Texarkana, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, and Chattanooga. At each stop, spectators take in the spectacle of the cars, the rolling manufacturers' midway, and the celebrities who make appearances. Over 85,000 are expected to see this magnificent parade of power.
The 30th Anniversary Car Craft Street Machine Nationals®- Once again, the rumble of street machines, hot rods and muscle cars returns to the legendary DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois on June 28-30, 2013. The Street Machine Nationals were held in DuQuoin for years and created stories still told wherever car lovers get together. Those great memories will be brought to life for this special 30th anniversary show added to the event schedule for 2013.
Chevrolet Performance Presents The Car Craft Summer NationalsTM- When the summer starts to sizzle in Minnesota, the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul heats up with over 5,400 beautiful street machines, muscle cars, hot rods and custom trucks. This massive car show which brings the pages of Car Craft Magazine to life attracts over 32,000 spectators. The dates are July 19-21, 2013.
The 25th Anniversary O'Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals®- Late September means gorgeous, sun-splashed days with mild temperatures in the Ozarks. That is a recipe for over 1,300 owners of street machines and hot rods to bring out their pride-and-joy vehicles for a weekend of cruising and competing for pro-judged trophies. When the cars come out on September 28 & 29, 2013; over 20,000 spectators are expected to flock the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield Missouri to take in the scene.
The 12th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show- This unique festival combines music, over 1,100 cars and 76,000 spectators on the streets of historic downtown Springfield, Illinois. The gathering celebrates the mystique of America's most famous road, and of course the dream machines that drive it. The dates for 2013 are September 27-29.
Two-Wheeled Events will expand in 2013 with the debut of a great new motorcycle road trip.
The 7th Annual Muskegon Bike Time- The picturesque shoreline downtown streets of Muskegon, Michigan will again come alive with over 35,000 motorcyclists who bring their bikes for a full weekend of cruising, music, sharing stories, and enjoying tasty food and drink. Muskegon Bike Time is set for July 18-21, 2013. More than 90,000 people pour into the motorcycle-only-parking-allowed downtown streets to see the endless variety of iron horses.
Geico Motorcycle Presents the Inaugural Hot Bike Power Tour co-sponsored by AMSOIL- What do bike enthusiasts love to do? Hit the road. And with this exciting new event, Hot Bike Magazine is going to host thousands of bikers on a five-day cruise on August 24-28, 2013 from Little Rock, Arkansas to Racine, Wisconsin. Patterned after the wildly successful Hot Rod Power Tour, this inaugural ride will also make stops at three other cities. The arrival in Racine will put participants next door to the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee beginning the next day.
Family Events Will Again Produce Motorsports Events at the Indiana State Fair in 2013.
The Lucas Oil Indy Super Pull- This roaring showcase of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour will again come to the Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair on August 3, 2013. Over seven classes of pulling will pit the ingenuity, horsepower, and driving skill of America's best pulling teams against the rolling sleds and the specially-groomed dirt track. Who can pull the farthest? Thousands of fans come to find out as they will watch the non-stop action on twin lanes.
The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals- Top Monster Trucks will race side-by-side and in high-flying freestyle action as the Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair will host the action on August 4, 2013. Kids of all ages are thrilled by the car-crushing power of 10,000 pound monster trucks leaping through the air on a specially-built obstacle course.
The Lucas Oil Indy Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National- The legendary Indy Mile has become a must-see event for all motorcycle racing fans who descend on Indy during the Red Bull Moto GP weekend. With sliding turns and long straightaways producing handlebar-to-handlebar drafting action at over 130 mph; the Indy Mile is one of the most competitive and exciting races anywhere. In 2013, the event returns as part of the Indiana State Fair on August 17, 2013.
The Indiana State Fair Demolition Derby- Smashin', crashin' crazy action will bring crowds to fill the grandstands for this show as the 2013 Indiana State Fair wraps up on August 18, 2013. It's a duel to the end...the last man standing...and it's always fun to watch the controlled chaos of this age-old motorsports favorite.
The Off-Road Nation Will Come Together in October.
The 14th Annual Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered By General Tire- The off-road community gathers every October to see the latest products from over 300 vendors, take in the displays of hundreds of tricked-out off-road machines (from trophy trucks to motorcycles), and to share in their love of spending weekends in the deserts and back country of the American West and Baja. The Fairplex in Pomona, California will be the venue for this massive trade show and spectator bonanza on October 5 & 6, 2013.