Father’s Day Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Jun 12, 2012

Forget the barbecue, spend this Father’s Day Weekend showing off your latest creation, or checking out beautiful classic cars and trucks, at one of the many car shows and events being held across the country, including the 10th Annual NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion and Goodguys 21st East Coast NationalsInformation on these and eight addition shows is below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The 38th Mid America Ford Shelby Nationals takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event will feature a drivers school, open track racing, exhibitions, a car show, banquets and gatherings. For more information, visit www.midamericafordmeet.com.

The 10th Annual NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event will nostalgia drag racing; a show-and-shine featuring thousands of pre-1972 hot rods, custom cars and muscle cars; a Cacklefest; the 10th Anniversary Cruise-In and Heacock Classic Insurance Reunion Party; a swap meet; and manufacturer exhibits and demonstrations. For more information, visit http://museum.nhra.com.

Goodguys presents the 21st East Coast Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The event will feature more than 1,500 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 competing for awards including 2012 Muscle Car of the Year Finalist and 2012 Kustom Car of the Year Finalist. The event will also include the Goodguys AutoCross, a model and pedal car show, vendor and manufacturer exhibits, a swap meet, and a cars-for-sale corral. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.

The Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the pier in Pismo Beach, California. The open show will feature more than 1,000 vehicles competing for over 150 trophies. The show will also include vendors, a poker run, a cruise and live entertainment. For more information, visit http://thepismobeachclassic.com/thepismobeachclassic.com.

The 40th Annual Rods and Relics Rod Run takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Branson, Missouri. The event will feature a show-and-shine, trophy presentations, live entertainment, vendors, games and door prizes. For more information, visit www.rodsnrelics.com.

The 48th Annual L.A. Roadsters Show & Swap (also known as the L.A. Roadster Shows) takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The event will feature over 2,000 vehicles, including hundreds of 1936-and-older roadsters. The event will also include over 200 manufacturer displays and a swap meet.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts will host the Alex Xydias 90th Birthday Gala Saturday at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in conjunction with the roadster show. For more information, visit www.laroadsters.com.

AutoMat Customizing & Restoration‘s 56th Anniversary Car Show takes place Saturday in Hicksville, New York. The show will feature more than 300 custom, classic, antique, exotic, sport and luxury cars and trucks. The event will also feature tours of AutoMat, whose owner, Eric Browner, was named the PRO Trimmer of the Year in 2008. There will also be a DJ, live performances and concessions. Rain dates have been set for June 23 and June 30. For more information, visit www.autointeriors.biz.

The 5th Annual Lou Fusz Ford Custom Car Show takes place Saturday at the Lou Fusz Ford Dealership in Chesterfield Valley, Missouri. The rain-or-shine Ford car show will features a DJ, concessions, giveaways and prizes. For more information, visit http://ford.fusz.com.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. will begin its Orange County Auction festivities with the 3rd Annual Cruise-In Sunday at Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, California. All vehicles are welcome and the first 100 registered entries will receive two complimentary tickets to the auction. Entrants will vie for several Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards, which will be chosen by the Barrett-Jackson executive team, and People’s Choice awards, which will be voted on by event spectators. Proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction runs June 22-24 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.

EyesOn Design takes place Sunday at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Point Shores, Michigan. The annual event will feature nearly 300 display vehicles, as well as special exhibitions, and concept and product vehicles. Amongst the special exhibitiolns will be the “Shelby Snake Pit,” featuring more than 40 rare Chargers, Cobras and Mustangs displayed in honor of Carroll Shelby. The event benefits the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. For more information, visit www.eyesondesigncarshow.com.