Mother’s Day Weekend Car Shows & Events

May 4, 2010

In search of plans for the coming weekend? Car shows are being held across the country that offer you the perfect opportunity to proudly display your best work and connect with potential customers. A sampling of those events is listed below.

Chop-Shop Customs in Woburn, Massachusetts, is hosting its 3rd Annual Open House on Saturday, May 8 from noon to 4 p.m. All classic and custom vehicles are welcomed to attend this family-friendly event, which will also feature music and local vendors. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to local charity. For more information, visit www.chop-shopcustoms.com.

The McFadden Friendly Motors 5th Annual Classic and Muscle Car Show is taking place Wednesday, May 5 from 5-8 p.m. in South Haven, Michigan. The show is open to pre- and post-war stock cars, muscle cars and modified/custom cars. Trophies will be presented in seven classes. The car show will also feature free food and a DJ. For more information, contact rusty@mcfaddenfriendlymotors.com.

The Oro Dam Cruisers and Oroville Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 2010 Gold Rush Car Show in Oroville, California on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Festivities begin with a cruise-in/show and shine at the Feather Falls Casino Friday from 5-8 p.m. The car show will run from 9-3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Oroville. More than 100 trophies will be presented during the Gold Rush Car Show, which will also feature DJs, vendors and contests. For more information, visit www.goldrushcarshow.com.

McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, will host the 11th Annual C.A.R.S. Show Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. A cruise-in will take place Friday from 6-7 p.m. on Main St. The car show will take place on campus Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in nine classes, and Best in Show, Student Choice and People’s Choice winners will also be named. Jeff Mahl, great-grandson of George Schuster, driver of the Thomas Flyer and winner of the 1908 New York to Paris Great Automobile Race, will be speaking at 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.mcpherson.edu/technology/club.asp.

The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Maynard Albertson Memorial Cruise-In and Car Show in Clearlake, California, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is open to 1973 and earlier hot rods, rat rods and muscle cars. The festivities begin Friday with a pre-party Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Maynard’s Sports Bar in Lower Lake, followed by a cruise. Saturday will feature the car show. Also planned is a poker run/charm run around the lake with a special emphasis on moms. For more information, visit www.clearlakecruisein.com.

The Over the Hill Gang Car Club is hosting the 37th annual STREAK Car Show at Campland on the Bay in San Diego Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 7-9. The event will feature approximately 400 vehicles, 200 campsites and 8,000 attendees. Friday night will feature a beach bonfire and DJ. Saturday will feature the car show and activities including a Mr. and Miss Hot Rod Contest for 3-8 year olds. A Mother’s Day breakfast will be held on Sunday. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the San Diego Police Officers Association Widows & Orphans Fund. For more information, visit www.overthehillgang.com.

The Firebird Nation of North America¸ Inc. is presenting the 1st Annual All Car and Truck Show at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York, on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All street rods¸ hot rods¸ show cars¸ customs¸ classics, cruisers, domestic and foreign cars and trucks are welcomed. Show judges will pick the top 30 vehicles for trophy awards. The event will also feature food, raffles, prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a DJ. All money raised from the event will benefit Saratoga Bridges (formerly Saratoga ARC). For more information, visit www.saratogabridges.org/foundation/specialevents/carshow.htm.

The 9th Annual AHS Classic and Custom Car & Motorcycle Show is taking place Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California. The event will feature hundreds of classic and custom cars, street rods, tricked-out trucks, muscle cars, low riders, motorcycles, bicycles, and more, as well as live music, oldies music from Tunes by Tony, vendors, food and contests. Proceeds from the event will benefit high school sports. For more information, visit www.arroyocarshow.com.