Havasu Spring Break Nationals 2005 - Insider
Spend Spring Break With Truckin'!
Entering its fifth year, the State 2 State Cruise is on the move again. This year, we have moved the location and the fun to beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona-brought to you by Truckin', Sport Truck, and Mini Truckin' magazines, with presenting sponsorship provided by Chevy Trucks and Vortec Engines, and official tire sponsorship provided by Toyo Tires. The event was previously held in Las Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience, but it has simply become too big, so a new venue was sought. With much forethought, Lake Havasu City was picked as our destination for the culmination of the annual cruise. Please plan on attending this event on Friday, March 18, 2005 as well as entering the Havasu Spring Break Nationals on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, 2005. This weekend is also the biggest Spring Break weekend during the month of March.
With an average of 300 custom trucks and SUVs, State 2 State Cruise participants will be welcomed at five different aftermarket manufacturers facilities with a shop tour, goodie bags, a chance at a raffle prize, and a poker card for the poker run. The cruise will officially end at Lake Havasu City at a party hosted by AIM Industries.
As if that was not enough, you can make your presence felt on Saturday by attending the Havasu Spring Break Nationals, located at the London Bridge Resort Golf Course. This is a Show-'n'-Shine event that promises to pit the best of the best in trucks, tow rigs, classic trucks, SUVs, golf carts, and mini-trucks against one another. In addition, there will be a manufacturers vendor village with live product samplings, as well as installation displays, a super-wild bikini contest, and a live concert on Saturday night at Kokomo's-the host bar for the entire event. Plan on attending the in-water boat show, located on the beautiful beaches of the Lake Havasu channel. Joker's Wild Promotions will be hosting an in-water poker run for any participant's boats or manufacturer's boats wishing to participate. This poker run will be separate from the State 2 Sate Cruise poker run, so plan accordingly.
For more information about this year's super-exciting event, please contact Amber Pierce at Truckin' Magazine/Primedia, firstname.lastname@example.org, and check www.truckinweb.com, as we continue to add even more exciting details.
Legislative AlertsMississippi: A bill is being considered in the state's House of Representatives regarding the licensing of replica vehicles. It would authorize the issuance of special license tags to owners of replica motor vehicles. These tags would require payment of a $50 fee and would be exempt from the payment of highway privilege taxes and motor vehicle ad valorem taxes. The bill amends the Mississippi code to, among other things, authorize the state tax commission to issue a new certificate of title for replica motor vehicles, assigning a new vehicle identification number and designating the make and model that the vehicle replicates. For more information, go to http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2005/html/mainmenu.htm
New York: A bill circulating in the state's Assembly provides that owners of historical motor vehicles need only pay a $100 registration fee (an increase from $23) upon initial registration and that no registration renewal or further fee would need to be paid until the vehicle is sold or transferred. For more information, go to http://assembly.state.ny.us.
News BriefsYou may have heard rumors around town that Nissan is planning to introduce a diesel powerplant for its fullsize Titan pickup. That's not so, according to Nissan, at least not for the '06 or '07 model years. The company wants to make sure it has the consumer market wrapped up before it commits to going after the construction contractor or other commercial customers who are more likely to drive diesel-powered, heavy-duty pickups.
Automakers have each contributed money toward mitigating the disaster in the tsunami-impacted areas in the Indian Ocean. DaimlerChrysler has given $2.2 million, with more to come. Ford gave emergency relief funds to relief organizations, is matching employee contributions, and continues to work with local organizations to provide financial relief, vehicles, and services. GM held an auction for an '05 Chevy SSR signed by race car driver Jeff Gordon. The GM Foundation has pledged $1 million; GM says it will match $1 million in employee contributions, and the company will also provide vehicles to move medical supplies. Nissan has provided at least $956,000 (100 million yen), as has Honda. Toyota reports that its total contributions-including those from Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota North America, and affiliates worldwide-should exceed $4 million. All figures are accurate as of press time and will likely change by the time this issue hits the streets
Volvo is following in BMW's footsteps by presenting an iPod integration solution for its entire line of vehicles. Users will be able to either plug an iPod into the factory head unit or use an FM modulator, depending on the vehicle model. Look for these changes in the second quarter of 2005.
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