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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

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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Brigham City Peach Days

Brigham City, Utah Peach Days, Festival, Music, Family, FairThis city-wide event is the longest continually celebrated harvest festival in Utah, and is reported to be the second oldest in the country.

Peach Days is an honored tradition that brings approximately 75,000 spectators a fun-filled weekend that the Top of Utah and Southern Idaho residents look forward to every year.

1st Week of September
Weekend following Labor Day

Chili CookOff & Fiesta

The Ogden Chili Cook-Off and Fiesta celebrates the diversity and commonalities of the Ogden and Northern Utah communities. We would like to invite you to participate in a Community and Cultural Celebration on September 19, 2009.

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th and the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. Latino/Hispano communities honor those who fought for and won their freedom then, and who continue to do so now, with a day of Fiesta, delighting in the richness of the foods, arts, crafts and music that they enjoy.

Chili Cookoff

We are bringing the community together with Ogden’s First Annual Chili Cook-Off, inviting local Fire Fighters and Law enforcement agencies to compete in our “Five Alarm” special category. The Fiesta will be featuring performances by local children’s groups, school groups and professional musicians and visual artist. And providing local vendors an opportunity to display and sell various textiles, arts & crafts and food representing various cultural groups throughout the Ogden/Northern Utah area. Enjoy a Vintage Car Show (Car Show Entry Forms attached below), Fashion Show displaying local boutique wares and unique local designer clothing lines.

The day will end with a concert performance by Del Castillo. “This Austin, Texas-based band has developed a huge regional following through their unique merger of flamenco music and rock. Since forming in 2001, the sextet has won a total of 10 Austin Music Awards, while also touring with Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli and Willy Nelson.” Del Castillo has also performed in the soundtracks for “Spy Kids 3D: Game Over”, “Kill Bill, Vol.2” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.”

The event will also include community outreach to young local artists for the creation of the signature artwork to commemorate the event. As well as intern opportunities for local college students to learn and participate in various aspects of the event production.

In accordance with our company mission, we are pleased to announce that a percentage of the net proceeds raised at this event will benefit Weber State University Scholarship Foundations and Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College.

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