2007 Vans Downtown Showdown Info

Here’s some new news from Vans about their 2007 Downtown Showdown

2007 Vans Downtown Showdown

Where to Score Tix, Where to Watch and How to Enter Vans’ Design an Obstacle Contest!

It’s back! Join Vans on Saturday, October 13 for one of the most popularskate contests of the year, the $85,000 Vans Downtown Showdown. We’veinvited top skateboard companies and their riders to submit designs forobstacles as part of the Showdown course on the Paramount Studios Back Lot.

You can watch it live by entering to win tickets at select SouthernCalifornia Vans stores (Monterey Park, The Block at Orange, Alhambra,Torrance, Santa Monica, Culver City, Del Amo, Santa Anita, Canoga Park,Glendale, Montebello Mall, South Bay Galleria, Northridge Mall, StonewoodMall, and the new Vans store in Hermosa Beach).

If you can’t make it, tune in to vans.com for coverage all weekendincluding a live webcast on the 13th.

Who Will Be There?: The top teams in skateboarding, including Real, Girl,Zero, Creature, Element, Foundation, Black Label, Alien Workshop and ToyMachine. Expected skaters include Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton,Dylan Rieder, Josh Harmony, Nick Dompierre, Rick McCrank, Chris Troy, NyjahHuston, Corey Duffel, Adam Alfaro, David Gravette, Darren Navarette, BillyMarks, Jamie Thomas and Chris Cole.

What’s the Deal? Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstaclesin a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, topam and best performance by obstacle.

When is it? Saturday, October 13 at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm)

Where’s the Showdown? Paramount Studios Back Lot

What’s at stake? $85,000 in cash and prizes for individual and team winners

Where’s the Live Webcast and Blog? Catch the action plus photos, videosand all the dirt at www.vans.com the weekend of the event powered byStudio411.

When can I see it on TV? The Vans Downtown Showdown will air on FUEL TV.

Check back on vans.com for dates and times.

What About the Design Your Own Obstacle Contest? Think you have the chopsto create an obstacle on par with the designs sent in by Girl, Creature,Foundation and Real? Give us your design and you can win that obstaclebuilt by the Vans Downtown Showdown crew! Visit www.vans.com for moredetails.

The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by Scion, Rockstar EnergyDrink, Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground and Gibson Guitars.

For updates, check out www.vans.com.