Knowing that what's under the hood is just as important as the hood ornament itself, SpoCom's organizers created a show to reward innovation and creativity in automotive engineering and design from both industry professionals and amateur hobbyists. The judges hail from some of the most prestigious car firms and organizations around the world, eagerly inspecting every aspect of the more than 300 custom vehicles vying for the show's ultimate cash prize.
Surrounding this heavy-metal showdown, the stages' bright lights illuminate other, less formal bouts, such as an urban dance competition and bikini contest, during which audience members applaud for the swimsuit they would most like to see on a mannequin some day. Vendors fill more than 1.6 million square feet of exhibition space at the Anaheim Convention Center, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase luxury wares such as watches, designer clothes, and artwork.
Lux Travel Group's early-morning ground service chariots riders to Las Vegas in style, boasting luxurious service and perks similar to a first-class flight. Commence road trips with a champagne toast before sipping on two additional complimentary cocktails from the extensive drink menu. A continental breakfast or a lunch package consisting of a half sandwich, fresh fruit or salad, and a freshly baked cookie fuels passengers up for Olympic-level Internet surfing on the free WiFi (available on most routes, but subject to location and satellite interference from clouds and bandwidth-stealing UFOs). After reveling in the bus-centric festivities, wind down during a movie screening with a chocolate-mint-drizzled cake pop. Finally, a warm scented towel allows guests to freshen up for their triumphant arrival in Vegas.
The Hilton Anaheim's 25,000-square-foot health club revs exercise routines into overdrive with a trove of gym amenities and inventive and traditional classes, such as Zumba, yoga and Power Cycling. Cores stabilize during Piloxing sessions, which combine focused punches and toning Pilates movements. 50-minute Rowbics courses perch attendees on indoor rowing machines, throwing in sit-up variations and Viking motivational speakers to challenge entire physiques. Guests dive into the pool's Aqua classes for 45 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of strength training, lifting limbs and weighted buoys to counter water resistance.
The Nashville International Auto Show showcases rovers from the entire automotive spectrum, including classics and new models from major manufacturers, as well as the latest environmentally friendly machines. Feel free to mount the finely upholstered saddles of more than 200 debut motor-carriages like the Chevrolet Cruze, Acura TSX Sports Wagon, and Cadillac CTS Coupe, or pedal to the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro Concept exhibit, which provides an up-close look of the ethanol fuel-powered car's custom paint job, advanced performance parts, and detachable beard.
Planning a wedding requires a daunting number of decisions. A-line or trumpet dress? DJ or live band? Traditional reception or black-tie marathon race? Premier Bridal Shows makes the planning process easier and more engaging by hosting special events, which allow wedding professionals from across the region to feature their goods and services all under the same roof.
Joined by friends, family members, or fianc?s, brides can spend the day taking notes as they visit booths staffed by caterers, floral designers, photographers and videographers, jewelers, and other specialists eager to help them prepare for that special day. The scheduled fashion shows display trendy wedding styles and dazzle crowds with choreographed dances. After tasting the cake decorators' samples, getting a miniature makeover from one of the aestheticians, and consulting with dozens upon dozens of wedding experts, attendees can return to planning, aided by their newfound knowledge and connections.
The OC Auto Show features cars from the entire automotive spectrum—classics, new models from major manufacturers, exotic vehicles, and Hooters. Toodle about in vehicles from Ford, GM, Nissan (the all-new electric LEAF), and Toyota; check out the adrenaline-fueled exotics from Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, and The Green Hornet; and cram your soft, pathetically non-chromed brain matter with all manner of shiny new mechanical facts.