Events

 

MOTOR TREND AUTO SHOWS

Events photo October 2013 – April 2014 | Multiple Locations
Motor Trend Auto Shows taking place in 22 cities across the U.S. from October to April annually. Participants include manufacturers presenting the latest models to hit showrooms, entertaining presentations/demos on clean fuel initiatives, and aftermarket and classic car exhibits by businesses local to the venue. All auto shows take place in a first-class setting, vary by the number of days (3 to 9 days), and provide participants unparalleled exposure to the media and the public. Thousands of in-market consumers attend each show day.

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LOWRIDER TOUR

Events photo March – November, 2013| Multiple Locations
A series of annual interactive events designed to showcase the highly—distinguishable cars, music and girls — the traditions of the Lowrider lifestyle. Also known as the “GO-LO Tour”, these events reach strong Hispanic markets in major cities across the country, and features car competitions, live concerts, Lowrider models, celebrity appearances, vendor booths and product displays.

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ENGINE MASTERS CHALLENGE

Events photo October, 2013 | University of Northwestern Ohio
An invitational competition, the Challenge puts 30 of the world’s top engine-building teams against each other in a built-to-spec slugfest. Teams uncrate their engines at the event, and they’re hooked up to dynos for raw horsepower and torque numbers.
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Events photo June, 2013 | Multiple Locations                                                   More than 4,000 vehicles of all makes and performance models participate in this annual tour spanning 7 cities in 7 days, drawing over 64,500 spectators. As part of Tour-stop tradition, participants mingle with the industry’s finest automotive performance companies in the midway and enjoy various Cruise Night activities hosted by a variety of sponsors each night.
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HOT ROD DRAG WEEK

Events photo September, 2013| Multiple Locations
Nearly 200 racers compete to be the best in various open-invitation classes. The competition runs for 5 days at 4 different tracks. Mid-week, racers are required to drive their competition vehicles without the aid of support vehicles, race at the next drag strip, then motor to the next city and be ready to race the next day.
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CAR CRAFT SUMMER NATIONALS

Events photo July, 2013 | Minnesota State Fairgrounds. St. Paul, MN
Over 5,000 high-performance vehicles and more than 30,000 spectators come together to see the pages of Car Craft come to life. Enthusiasts enjoy high-performance sponsors and vendors along the automotive midway, while burnout, brake-stop challenge and dyno competitons let hardcore fans put their vehicles to the test.
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STREET RODDER ROAD TOUR

Events photo June – October, 2013 | Multiple Locations
Each year since 1996, over 730,000 spectators and 200 participating cars witness a Street Rodder-commissioned, state-of-the-art street rod built by one of America’s expert builders take a 20,000-mile test drive cross country. The rod’s performance and incorporated products are tested and reviewed from construction of the vehicle to the end of the tour trail spanning 6 months. Intensive media coverage includes public events in tour stop cities, website updates, editorial and tech articles in Street Rodder and a Tour-dedicated special newsstand issue, various local media outlets and a tech manual to be sold on Amazon.com.
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TUNER MEETS

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Scheduled tuner car meets across the U.S. bringing together enthusiasts who share a passion for their vehicles and the lifestyle that comes with it.
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SUPER LAP BATTLE

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Draws the best tuners in the U.S. and across the globe in the sport compact market who battle it out on the track by competing for the best single lap time.
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TOP TRUCK CHALLENGE

Events photo June, 2013 |  TBD                                                                           Ten reader-selected trucks battle over 7 timed dirt stages: hill climb, mud pit, frame twister, tow test, obstacle course and the dreaded tank trap. Closed to the public.
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ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

Events photo July, 2013 | Multiple Locations
Twenty professionally-built 4x4s travel to a different region of the country each year to conquer 4-5 extreme trail systems over one week.
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DIESEL POWER CHALLENGE

Events photo Schedule to be decided                                                                 Are you ready for the ultimate diesel truck showdown? Hundreds of trucks from across the country are submitted for consideration, but only the top, as decided by a vote of the readers, are invited. These trucks compete head-to-head in seven main events to determine which will be crowned king of the Diesel Power Challenge. 

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TRUCKIN’ THROWDOWN

Events photo May, 2014 | TBD                                                                            This annual performance truck competition, including a ¼ mile drag, slalom, stop box and road course events, allows competitors to see how fast their truck can really go! THROWDOWN is completely free of charge, and photos of the competition will be featured in the magazine, online and on the Truckin’ Facebook page. It’s open to all makes and models, from bagged show trucks, to lifted diesels, to caged race trucks.
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SUPERPASS SERIES

Events photo Winter, 2014 | Multiple Locations
Nationwide; East, Midwest, West. Contest held on a unique feature at a highly trafficked/viewed area of resort (base lodge). Brands involved send pro riders along to ride/host/judge each leg.
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POWDER POLL & VIDEO AWARDS

Events photo January, 2014 | Park City, UT                                                        The POWDER Video Awards were born as the first show of its kind to acknowledge the artistry and athleticism in ski film and photography. A year later, POWDER added to this format and established the first ever Reader Poll to recognize the seasonal feats of skiing heroes. This event is in its second decade of recognizing those who continue to progress the sport and change the perception of skiing. The PVAs are recognized by the industry, athletes and fans as the pinnacle of ski film awards shows.

 

SURFER OAKLEY SURF SHOP CHALLENGE

Events photo April – June, 2013 | Multiple Locations
The Shop Challenge provides a fun, competitive format to the hardest of the hardcore surf shop teams and is one of the most anticipated contest series of the year. Taking place as a 7-event series regionally around the U.S., the Shop Challenge is an annual opportunity for shops to put sales numbers aside and settle the score in the water. The Shop Challenge provides the perfect platform to connect with core retailers in a unique and credible way.
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MS. SUPERPARK

Events photo March, 2014 | TBD                                                                        Ms. SuperPark is dedicated to showcase the world’s best female riders on the world’s best terrain created by the world’s best park-building teams. Snowboarder has been continually developing an event in support of women’s snowboarding and the evolution of their sport. Ms. Superpark is the most highly acclaimed women-specific event in the snowboard industry. This invite-only affair affords the world’s top female riders the opportunity to progress their riding skills. Each year these ladies push their level of riding to new heights.
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THE LAUNCH

Events photo April, 2014 | TBD                                                                         With The Launch, Snowboarder has taken this tried-and-true formula and opened it up to the Superpark standouts of tomorrow. If The Launch is any indication of where our sport is headed, then the sky is the limit. Snowboarder has created a comprehensive event and promotional package that will prominently place your brand in front of a rapidly growing group of potential customers.
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NIKE 6.0 LOWERS PRO

Events photo May, 2014 | Lower Trestles, CA
The premier southern California event on the 2013 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the Junior Pro series is positioned at the beginning of May, providing great spectator and media access to the different event elements, which include male professional surfing and daily evening promotions.  

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SUPERPARK

Events photo May, 2014 | TBD                                                                         Since 1997, Snowboarder has held an invite-only event with one focus: THE PROGRESSION OF SNOWBOARDING. Since its initial inception, Snowboarder’s annual Superpark event has been the arena for the crème de la crème of snowboarding to showcase the evolution of our sport. Snowboarder’s objective is to provide today’s up-and-coming riders, as well as modern-day superstars the stage to legitimize themselves on the most progressive park features in the world, while world-renowned videographers and photographers are invited to document the action.
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SKATEBOARDER MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION BENEFIT

Events photo TBD | Los Angeles, CA
Skateboarder,with help from DC shoes, has developed an annual M.A.W. benefit in the Los Angeles area that carries over from the M.A.W. event that’s been done in Houston, TX for years now. It is a professional skate jam with best trick contest and the winner gets to have the prize purse donated in his name to Make-A-Wish. Video feature for online and print feature for the magazine will follow the event. 

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RIP CURL GROMSEARCH

Events photo June – August, 2013 | Multiple Locations
GromSearch is a 5-event amateur series developed to recruit top surfers into the pro ranks of the Rip Curl organization in a dynamic grassroots environment. The series culminates at the world-renown Rip Curl Search, a mobile World Championship Tour event. Supported in print/online by Surfing
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NSSA NATIONALS WEBCAST

Events photo June, 2013 | Huntington Beach, CA
The NSSA National Open Championships represents the culmination of more than 80 NSSA events nationwide and is one of the most prestigious amateur surfing events in the country. Over the course of the contests’ 32 years, the NSSA is proud to claim a role in the advancement of many of surfing’s most prominent athletes, including former NSSA National Open Champions. GrindMedia presents a LIVE webcast of the National Open Championships in Surf City U.S.A. at the Huntington Beach Pier. The webcast, along with real-time scoring, results and statistics streams live and is a way for fans to bring Surf City into their living rooms. 

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SUP AWARDS

Events photo September, 2013 | San Clemente, CA
The biggest night in the stand up paddling world, SUP Awards rewards athletes as well as artists (photographers, producers, film makers, etc.) for their achievements within the present year by their peers, fans and SUP Magazine. 
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SURFER POLL AWARDS

Events photo December, 2013 | North Shore Oahu, HI                                  Surfer Poll and Video Awards Show leverages the most compelling content from the sport’s top athletes and film producers and delivers this unique experience to the Surfer audience over multiple media platforms.