Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Enjoy the last few days of this carefree season at a car show or cruise, such as Goodguys 10th Mid-Western Nationals or the Falmouth-Cape Cod Dream Cruise by the Sea, both happening this weekend. Additional shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
Historic Festival 29 takes place Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Lime Rock in Lakeville, Colorado. The event will feature a special display of vintage vehicles on loan from the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia that will include a 1959 Aston Martin DBR1, a 1954 Jaguar D Type, an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spyder and a 1934 MG K3. The festival will feature races, a car show, concours, vendors’ midway and expo and a swap meet. For more information, visit www.limerock.com.
Goodguys presents the 10th Mid-Western Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will welcome over 2,000 rods, customs, classic, street machines, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 competing for awards including 2011 Muscle Car of the Year Finalist and 2011 Custom Rod of the Year Finalist. The show will also feature vendor and manufacturer exhibits, a swap meet, a cars-for-sale corral, a model and pedal car show, a special track cruise and Richard Petty ride alongs. All years of American-made or powered cars and trucks are welcomed to the Super Sunday Get-Together for a track cruise, autocross and to compete for special awards. For more information, visit www.midwesternnats.com.
The Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Paso Robles, California. The event kicks off Friday with a cruise downtown. Saturday features a car show open to pre-1980 vehicles. Sunday features a poker run. For more information, visit www.goldenstateclassics.org/carshows.html.
The 14th Annual Classic Car Auction, Car Corral & Swap Meet takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, North Dakota. The event will feature racing, special vehicle displays, a classic car auction, a pedal car auction, a classic car show and autocross. The Black Eyed Peas will perform a benefit concert at the fairgrounds Saturday night. For more information, visit www.motormagic.net/auction.html.
The Falmouth-Cape Cod Dream Cruise by the Sea takes place Saturday and Sunday in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Saturday features a car show in historic Falmouth Village for historic, classic, pre-World War II, vintage and elegant automobiles, and hot rods and muscle cars, all grouped together by age or class at different locations throughout the village. Sunday features a lobster bake, car parade and car cruise. For more information, visit www.falmouthdreamcruise.com.
The Second Annual Midwest Muscle Car Challenge takes place Saturday and Sunday at Putnam Park Road Course in Mount Meridian Indiana, and the Mid-American Air Center in Lawrenceville, Illinois. All years of domestic performance vehicles are welcome to participate in the challenge, which will consist of four events-”road course, street/highway driving, autocross and speed-stop challenge. There will also be a car show where five cars will be selected be featured on the Mothers Car Show that’s being filmed at the challenge. For more information, visit http://www.midwestmusclecarchallenge.com/.
The 8th Annual Classic Car Show takes place Saturday in Winnsboro, Texas. This is a Top 25 show with special awards presented for Best of, People’s Choice and for Corvettes. The event will feature 1950s music, food, door prizes and cash drawings. Attendees are asked to bring canned and non-perishable food items to benefit the Winnsboro Community Resource Center food pantry. For more information, visit www.winnsboroclassiccarshow.com.
The Cannonball Run Rat Race road rally begins Saturday in New York City and will conclude on Friday, Sept. 9 in Laguna Beach, California. Sixty cars will travel across the country during the run, picking up clues along the way that will lead one team to a locker in Southern California that contains a large sum of cash. Each night, participants will attend Cannonball parties. For more information, visit www.cannonballworld.com.
The 8th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show takes place Sunday at the Westbrooks Elks Lodge in Westbrooks, Connecticut. Participants are invited to, “Come cruise Long Island Sound and the beach, cruisin’ the ’50s way,” by event organizers. An award for Best of Show and 40 additional trophies will be presented at the event. For more information, click here.
The Labor Day Car Show & Party takes place Monday in Rancho Cordova, California. The show is open to 1975-and-older classic cars, trucks, hot rods, street rods and muscle cars, and trophies will be awarded in 50 different classes and categories. The show will also feature vendors, music, food and raffles. For more information, visit www.capitolcitycruisers.org.