March 4, 2013
Contributers: MustangMan

Mothers® Big Rig Hits the Highway in 2013

Cool cars, great products and one-on-one car care advice - coming to a town near you! Check out the details and full event schedule below for more.

The 2013 car show season is here and the Mothers® rig crew is again hitting the road in style with our custom 18-wheeler, showcasing our cool new Mothers® Mustang RTR Spec 3 that debuted at the 2012 SEMA Show, and our 1,000-horsepower '70 Chevelle we fondly call ProPane. The Mothers® rig is also equipped to satisfy the detailing needs of enthusiasts and experts alike, and is ready with new demonstrations and the latest quality products to care for your precious ride.

The highlights on the Mothers® car show calendar again include the Hot Rod Power Tour, a variety of cool car shows, racing events, and Barrett-Jackson auctions in Palm Beach, Reno, and Las Vegas, just to name a few. The complete schedule is listed at and detailed as follows:

Mar 8-10

Goodguys Spring Nationals, Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ,

Mar 23-24 Autogeek Detail Fest & Car Show, Autogeek Headquarters, Stuart, FL,

Apr 4-6

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, FL,

Apr 19-21

Grand Prix of Long Beach, Downtown, Long Beach, CA*,

May 9-11

American Le Mans Monterey, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA*,

June 1-7

Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour - Cruise Nights

Sat. - University of Texas, Arlington, TX

Sun. - Four States Fairgrounds, Texarkana, AR

Mon. - Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Little Rock, AR

Tues. - Memphis International Raceway, Millington, TN

Wed. - Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover (Birmingham), AL

Thurs. - Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN

Fri. - zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

Mothers® daily coverage at:

June 2

Rods, Customs and Rats in the Park, Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA**,

June 3

Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance, Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA**,

June 14-16 The Classic Car Show at Pismo Beach, Downtown, Pismo Beach, CA,

July 12-14

Goodguys Nationals, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH,

July 19-21

Syracuse Nationals, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY,

Aug 8-10

Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV,

Aug 10-11 Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA*,

Aug 16-18 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA*,

Sept 7-8

Sports Car Festival and Challenge - GRAND AM, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA*,

Sept 26-28 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV,

Nov 5-8

SEMA Show (Trade Only), Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV,

Nov 20-24 SKUSA SuperNationals, Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV,

* Indicates appearance of the Mothers® Motorsports Rig

** Indicates Mothers® Exhibit Booth

Mothers® Big Rig Background

The Mothers® big rig is about more than just rolling down the highways, it moves with precision, and looks good in the process. Like the products it was built to represent, the Mothers® big rig is cut from only the finest stock. Led by a Peterbilt Model 387, the 53-foot Featherlite trailer is pulled by a Cummins ISX diesel engine that generates 525 horsepower at 1700 rpm, and 1650 ft-lbs of torque at 1200 rpm. Delivering this awesome power to the wheels is a Fuller 10-speed Ultrashift automatic transmission. Rubber is mounted on Alcoa polished aluminum wheels. The flowing exterior graphic design was laid by Kelly & Son Crazy Painters in Bellflower, California.

Inside, the Mothers® moving command vehicle plays host to a complete media center and lounge where passengers can enjoy satellite TV and a comprehensive Sony audio/video system with Kicker speakers. When it comes to cargo, an 18-foot movable lift and rear lift gate allow storage of up to four Mothers® show vehicles.

Mothers® Background

Mothers® is known worldwide for its premium-grade polishes, waxes and cleaners and offers a broad array of finish care products under its Back-to-Black®, California Gold®, FX, LeatherTech™, Marine, PowerBall®, Professional and Reflections® lines. Go to for information on all of these products, along with a host of how to videos and car care tips in the online Mothers® Detail Guide at and the Wax Forum at Follow us on Facebook at

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