Seasonal Special Happenings

The Piston Power Show

When: Sat., Oct. 23 2010

Where can you find an army of drooling, google-eyed guys this weekend? Now that our area's beaches are closed, try the I-X Center — where Piston Power: A Celebration of Speed takes place today and tomorrow. Its slogan: "If a piston makes it go, it's in the show," so you know this one's stockpiled with vehicles of all kinds: cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and planes. There will be antiques and cutting-edge vehicles and dragsters, racers including Danica Patrick (again with the google eyes?!) and Hershel McGriff, motorcycle stunt shows by the Starboyz ("do not attempt to duplicate these feats," their website warns, as if you could anyway), and loads of memorabilia and vehicle-related items for sale. You can even take a rig home: More than 150 classic vehicles will be up for auction. The family Toyota will never look the same. Piston Power runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $12; kids under 12 are free. The I-X Center is at 6200 Riverside Dr., by the airport. Go to for more information. — Pantsios

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