Ninth Annual ‘Big Boys And Their Toys’ Expo On The Horizon
The boys are coming out to play.
NASCAR simulators will be in full effect, the coolest cars on
display and for sale, Dock Dogs will be competing – jumping off a
dock to see which pup can launch itself the farthest, monster truck
rides available for all, and mechanical bull riding shall tempt the
One thing is for sure: The 9th annual "Big Boys and
Their Toys Arizona Men’s Expo" is one play date the big boys don’t
want to miss.
Founded by Gary Glava, CEO of Creative Car Concepts and Skyline
Events, "Big Boys & Their Toys" is Arizona’s largest men’s luxury
product show and the 2006 event is looking to be bigger than ever.
Previously held in downtown Phoenix, the Big Boys & Their Toys
expo has found a new home at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The new
location is expanding to include an outdoor aspect where toys like
monster trucks can be experienced at their fullest potential.
WestWorld will be transformed into the grown man’s playground
"With the new location and addition of activities like
paragliding demos, helicopter rides, and Dock Dogs, this year is
going to be more fun than ever," Glava states with enthusiasm.
Popular Valley companies that will cart their toy boxes to the
expo include Bondurant Driving Schools, Fly-N-High, and Simply Home
Cinema. Celebrity personalities like the Cardinal’s football players
will be hanging out to give autographs, and for a simulated racing
experience or a tire-changing contest, NASCAR race cars will be
revving their engines.
Women need not shy away from the festivities. Although the expo
is enticing to men, Glava, promises fun for the whole family.
"Despite the name, the event attendees do not only include male
testosterone," Glava promises. "The show draws a lot of families and
has something to interest every type of person."
Glava even predicts with a smirk that women will be the first to
step up to the mechanical bull ride and possibly the bungee jumping.
Providing 180,000 square feet of indoor space and additional room
for outdoor displays and activities, the 2006 event will feature
toys, gadgets, and gizmos from more than 200 exhibitors. Attendees
will find everything from the finest cigars, coolest cars, fastest
boats and latest airplanes to fitness, health, golf, gardening,
hunting, fishing, cooking equipment and many different styles of RVs
"The combination of indoor and outdoor space WestWorld offers is
allowing us to make this year’s event more interactive and gives our
customers the ability to truly test drive some of the merchandise.
We are also proud to add the feature of pre-purchasing tickets for a
discounted rate on our Web site."
The Big Boys and Their Toys expo is set for Friday, April 21
through Sunday, April 23. The hours are Friday, noon – 7 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ticket
pricing is $20 for adults ($15 if purchased online or with coupon),
$10 for senior citizens and military personnel, $5 for children ages
13-17, and children under 12 are admitted free.
For information on exhibitor booths or ticket pricing, and a
discounted purchase price, visit