Enjoy the longer days and spend this St. Patrick’s Day weekend at a car show, where you can try your luck competing for awards with your latest builds while connecting with new customers and supporting community organizations. Car shows and events being held this weekend are the Goodguys Spring Lone Star Nationals and World of Wheels Winnipeg. Details on these and eight additional shows are shared below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
Goodguys Spring Lone Star Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will feature over 2,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 competing for awards including Custom Rod of the Year Finalist and Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist. The event will also include a special track cruise, AutoCross, a swap meet, a cars-for-sale corral and vendors. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.
World of Wheels Winnipeg takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Winnipeg Convention Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The event will feature hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles competing for over $17,000 in cash awards. The event will also include special vehicle displays, a motorcycle and ATV show, and special guest appearances. For more information, visit www.autorama.com.
Rats & Tatts Atomic Blast takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Gulfport, Mississippi. The event will showcase rat rods, street rods, hot rods, nostalgic 1950s and 1960s greaser cars, ol’ school sleds and other assorted means of transportation. There will be drag racing, burnout contests, a swap meet, vendors, live music and concessions. For more information, visit www.ratsandtatts.com.
The Fifth Annual Shamrock Show & Poker Run takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in North Carolina. The Poker Run is Friday at the SeaScape Bar & Grill in Kitty Hawk. The car, truck and bike show is Saturday in Kill Devil Hills. A group breakfast and viewing of Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Sunday in Nags Head. Proceeds from the weekend’s events will benefit Avid and Wright Flight North Carolina. For more information, visit www.firstflightcruisers.com.
The Beer, Bait & Red Dirt 2012 festival takes place Friday and Saturday at Jack Mountain Amphitheater in Diggins, Missouri. In addition to live music, a fishing tournament, vendors and concessions, the event will feature a car show. Cash prizes will be presented to the top vehicles in three categories-classics, hot rods and trucks. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Shoebox for Soldiers, an organization that supplies care packages to soldiers overseas. For more information, visit www.beerbaitnreddirt.4t.com.
Billetproof Florida takes place Saturday at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Florida. The event showcases traditional-style hot rods and customs that are built on a limited budget. Trophies will be presented. The event will also feature a pinstripe panel jam, live music, a swap meet, model car show and vendors. For more information, visit www.billetproof.com.
Classic Performance Products (CPP) will be hosting the CPP Open House on Saturday in Anaheim, California. The event will feature a tour of the CPP facilities, including the company’s in-house machine shop and build department, lunch from In-N-Out Burger, raffle prizes and goody bags. Attendees are invited to bring their classic cars and trucks to the open house. For more information, visit www.cppopenhouse.com.
The Highland Avenue Auto Show takes place Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The event is open to all years, makes and models of vehicles. Awards will be presented. The event will also feature live entertainment, raffles, vendors, concessions and family activities. For more information, visit www.highlandave.org.
The 25th Annual Mustang-Shelby-Ford Show takes place Saturday at Country in the Park in Pinellas Park, Florida. The show is open to any Mustang, Shelby, Shelby Cobra, Ford, Mercury, Lincoln or Ford-powered car or truck. Awards and certificates will be presented in various categories. For more information, visit www.suncoastmustangclub.com.
The 11th Annual Southwest Florida Seafood Festival Classic Car & Bike Show takes place Saturday at the German American Social Club in Cape Coral, Florida. Awards will be presented in 24 car classes, plus Best of Show and Long Distance Drive-In, plus seven motorcycle classes. The event will feature fresh seafood, live music and vendors. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, visit www.matlachamariners.org.