Get into the Halloween spirit, learn new skills or just show off your latest creation at one of the many car shows and events taking place this weekend, including Goodguys’ 19th Southeastern Nationals and Detroit Speed’s annual open house. Information on these and eight additional shows is listed below. More shows and events will be posted on the Hotrod & Restoration Twitter feed throughout the week.
Goodguys hosts the 19th Southeastern Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will feature over 2,500 1972-and-older rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and trucks competing for awards including the PPG Dream Car and 2013 Kustom of the Year Finalist. The event will also include the Goodguys AutoCross, poker run to local shops, swap meet, cars for sale corral, special track cruises, and vendor and manufacturer exhibits. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com .
Detroit Speed will hosts its annual open house Friday in Mooresville, North Carolina. During the open house, the company will offer facility tours and show off its latest builds. The event will feature a car show, music, games and giveaways. A barbecue dinner will be served to benefit The Todd Gartshore Memorial Fund, which donates to the Victory Junction Gang. For more information, visit www.detroitspeed.com .
Sacramento Vintage Ford hosts the last in its 14th Annual Vintage Fridays cruise series Friday in Rancho Cordova, California. The cruise is open to pre-1973 U.S. makes and models. The event will feature concessions and raffles. Proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information, visit www.vintagefridays.com.
The 4th Annual Moonshine Run takes place Friday in Dawsonville, Georgia. Part of the 45th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, the event is open to 1964-and-earlier authentic moonshine-hauling-era cars. A judged car show will be held Saturday. For more information, visit www.kareforkids.us.
Ron Mangus is hosting a two-day headliner seminar Saturday and Sunday at his shop in Rialto, California. Over 16 hours, Magnus will show attendees how he designs, builds, foams and covers custom headliners. He’ll offer tips and tricks about headliners, and do an informal Q&A. Attendees will also receive a headliner building reference guide. For more information, visit www.ronmangusinteriors.com.
The Halloween 2012 Car & Costume Classic Car Show takes place Saturday in Wichita Falls, Texas. Vehicles will be entered in the show in eight classes: Corvette, Pre-1950, 50-59 Classic, 60-70 Classic, 55-57 Chevy, Classic Truck, Classic VW and Import. The event will also feature a haunted house and costume contest. Proceeds will support the youth activities of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Wichita Falls. For more information, visit http://sunriseoptimistclub.org.
Smoke on the Water takes place Saturday in Washington, North Carolina. Presented by the Down East Rods & Classics Car Club, the event will feature trophy presentations in categories including Best Car, Best Truck and Best Interior. The event will also feature a 50/50 drawing, barbecue and music. For more information, visit http://downeastrods.com.
The Wounded Warrior Car Show takes place Saturday at the Hub Car Wash & Diner in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A rain date has been set for Sunday, Nov. 4. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, visit http://eliteperformancecc.net.
Jalopyrama takes place Saturday at the Annapolis Maryland National Guard Armory in Annapolis, Maryland. The show is open to 1962-and-earlier American-made traditional hot rods, customs and vintage race cars. Proceeds will benefit the Providence Center of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus. For more information, visit www.jalopyrama.com.
Roam’n Relics hosts its 33rd Annual Car Show Sunday in Moorpark, California. The event is open to pre-1974 race cars, street rods, muscle cars and antiques. Awards will be presented. It will feature vendors, raffles and concessions. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, visit www.roamnrelics.com.