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South Towne Exposition Center

South Towne Exposition Center, Sandy, Utah, Auto Shows, Boat Shows, Gun Shows, Home Decorating Shows, Festival of TreesWhether you’re hosting or attending an event, your needs are the same. You want an enjoyable, hassle-free experience. And that’s just what the South Towne Exposition Center offers.

The biggest difference between the South Towne Exposition Center and other facilities is its unique location. The South Towne Exposition Center was built in the heart of  Salt Lake’s residential community. It is also located just off the freeway in the center of the Salt Lake Valley, providing easy access to visitors from Ogden to Provo.

The South Towne Exposition Center’s emphasis on ease includes a lot more than just location. It offers complimentary on-site parking for hosts and guests, and large loading docks ensure getting in and out is never a problem. During events, everything is within your reach. Each hall has its own concessions, restrooms and show offices. No matter what your needs are, the South Towne Exposition Center’s central location and strict attention to convenience make hosting any event easier and more effective than ever.

The South Towne Expo Center offers 1,600 free parking stalls. All parking is located on property in front of South Towne. The TRAX stop located across the street also makes attending events at South Towne even easier.

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South Towne Exposition Center
9575 S State Street Sandy, UT 84070 (801) 565-4490

UVU Auto Expo & Swap Meet

Auto Show, Car Show, UVU Auto Expo, Swap Meet, Lehi Utah, Utah Valley University, Fundraiser, MotorsportsUVU hosts it’s annual Auto Expo and Swap Meet each year in the third week of May at the Utah Valley University Campus, featuring thousands of spectators and more than 700 car/ motorcycle entries competing for over 120 awards.

The Auto Expo is among the largest car shows in Utah and features local car/motorcycle clubs as well as unique private collections.

3rd Week of May Anually

UVU Auto Expo & Swap Meet
800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 592-0312

Historic Wendover Air Show

Airshow, Historic Wendover Airbase, Wendover, Nevada, Family, AirplanesDon’t miss the Historic Wendover Air Show! The US Air Force’s biggest interactive information center, the Command Center Alpha, with a full size Thunderbird F-16 you can sit in and multiple interactive stations will be at the show along with…

  • Seamus McCaughley and his Bleagle
  • Heavy Metal Jet Team
  • USAF “Viper West” Demo team
  • Dave Erickson and the Super Chipmunk

Static Display Aircraft may include:

  • C-17 Military Cargo Heavy Lifter
  • Backup F-16 and F-18 fighters
  • Navy F-18 Super Hornet ‘Vampires’
  • AD-5 Skyraider
  • Colorado CAF – TBM Avenger
  • HWA’s own F-86 Sabre
  • Utah Military Vehicle Club – Vintage military vehicles including half tracks, tanks, jeeps, weapons carriers and more…
  • Car Show

Third Week in June Annually

Historic Wendover Airfield
345 S. Airport Apron
Wendover, UT 84083 (435) 665-2308

Grave Digger Monster Truck News

Grave Digger (often referred to as simply Digger) is the name of a team of monster trucks currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. There are several Grave Diggers being driven by different drivers to allow them to make appearances at more events, but their flagship driver is creator Dennis Anderson. Grave Digger is considered to be one of the most influential monster trucks of all time.

GraveDigger Drivers

Dennis_thumbDennis Anderson
Back in 1981, in an old garage in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dennis Anderson created a monster. Originally, Anderson pieced together his machine from old parts of discarded vehicles.

Huff_thumbPablo Huffaker
Pablo knows Monster Trucks! And as fate would have it, afer 11 years in the monster mainstream, he teamed up with Dennis Anderson in 1993. Together, they are responsible for much of the Grave Digger® truck evolution.

Pauken_thumbCharlie Pauken
Charlie was thrilled with the opportunity set before him, joining the Digger team. Charlie’s driving style confirmed that he was the perfect candidate to “do the Digger thing”, as he calls it.

There have been a total of 24 Grave Digger monster trucks built.
Grave Digger 1 – Original truck. Truck has been taken apart and sits in back of the shop. (Recently made an appearance at World Finals 8 (2007)
Grave Digger 2 – Leaf-sprung race truck. Currently rebuilt and out front of the shop to draw in visitors.
Grave Digger 3 – 4-link race truck. Rebuilt into Nitro in 2000, and later ran as Inferno.
Grave Digger 4 – Leaf-sprung race truck, only run for a few months.
Grave Digger 5 – Race truck, only run for a few months. Chassis sold to another monster truck operator, body sits in the team store for children to climb on.
Grave Digger 6 – Rebuilt as Son Uva Digger mud bogger.
Grave Digger 7 – 4-link race truck. Retired. Currently on display at the team’s headquarters, Digger’s Dungeon.
Grave Digger 8 – 4-link race truck. Retired from competition, was on display as part of a temporary museum exhibit in Chicago.
Grave Digger 9 – Ride truck, sold and is now the “Extinguisher” ride truck.
Grave Digger 10 – 4-link race truck. Run by Pablo Huffaker, has been retired and scrapped.
Grave Digger 11 – Ride truck, sold and is now the War Wizard ride truck. Currently owned by Randy Brown since late 2006 turned in to Pure Adrenaline ride truck in March 2010
Grave Digger 12 – 4-link race truck. Retired in 2010 after 13 years of driving.
Grave Digger 13 – Grave Digger #7’s nickname after its rebuild in 1999 for the MJ season.
Grave Digger 14 – 4-link race truck. Retired in 2010 after extensive beatings to the chassis, much like #15
Grave Digger 15 – 4-link race truck. Retired in 2008 after extensive beatings to the chassis.
Grave Digger 16 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Pablo Huffaker.
Grave Digger 17 – Pro Modified drag racer sponsored by the team. (The IHRA and USHRA are under the same ownership.) No longer racing.
Grave Digger 18 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Rod Schmidt.
Grave Digger 19 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Randy Brown.
Grave Digger 20 – 4-link race truck. Currently driven by Dennis Anderson.
Grave Digger 21 –
Grave Digger 22 – 4-link race truck. Originally ran as Batman from 2006-2008. Currently driven by Charlie Pauken.
Grave Digger 23 – 4-link race truck. Currently Driven by Gary Porter.
Grave Digger 24 – 4-link race truck. Currently Driven by Chad Tingler.

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