This weekend, companies, organizations and communities are hosting car shows and events to give shops and their customers the opportunity to show off their hot rides and network. Here’s information on 10 shows and events you can attend this weekend. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter (http://twitter.com/HRRMag) throughout the week. Mooneyes Summer 2010, a make-up dry event for the Xmas ’09 Show, takes place Sunday at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. The event will feature a live pinstriping demonstration from Mooneyes’ pinstriper Hiro “Wildman” Ishii. The event will also include a car show, drag races, cacklefest, art auction, vendor booths, pin-up girl contest and live music. For more information, visit www.mooneyes.com/sto/nooz/mooneyes-summer-2010.
Northwest Deuce Days takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. A120-mile cruise to Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay and a welcome party at the Hotel Grand Pacific will be held on Friday. Saturday will feature a poker, lunch and gala dinner at the Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Langford. Sunday is Deuce Day at the Inner Harbour and Legislative Grounds in Victoria. The events are open to all cars and trucks through modern year 1951, with preferred parking on Sunday for 1932 models. For more information, visit www.northwestdeuceday.com.
More than 500 collector cars, including a rare 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback, will cross the auction block during the Mecum Des Moines Auction Friday and Saturday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The event is open to the general public, with tickets available at the door for $15. For more information, visit www.mecum.com.
The Keep on Rollin classic car show will be held Saturday at the Brighton Ski Resort in Brighton, Utah. The event is open to classic and custom cars and motorcycles, and organizers expect more than 3,000 spectators. The event will benefit the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injuries. For more information, visit www.keep-on-rollin.com.
The John Lingenfelter Memorial Race takes place Saturday at the Muncie Dragway in Albany, Indiana. Presented by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in memory of founder John Lingenfelter, the “Racer’s Special” event will award winners in the Super Pro and Pro classes double prize money-”$2,400 and $1,500 respectively. The race’s Sportsman winner will be paid $1,000. The John Lingenfelter Memorial Race is open to all racers with no increase in entry fees. For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com.
The Riverside Corona Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America is presenting The 43rd Annual Antique Car Swap Meet, Parts Exchange and Pancake Breakfast Saturday and Sunday in Riverside, California. Gates open at noon Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.mtfca.com/clubpages/calendar.htm.
The seventh annual Day at the Strip will be held Saturday and Sunday in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Activities include a car show, cruise, autocross, drag racing and speed shop challenge. There will also be a Kids Zone, 50/50 raffle, music, vendors and barbecue dinner. All proceeds will be donated to Lawrence County nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.dayatthestrip.com.
The Castleford Classics Motor Jamboree takes place Saturday and Sunday in Castleford, Idaho. The jamboree includes a show and shine, burnouts, $500 poker run and mud drags. Other activities at the event include a rock climbing wall, tug-o-war, monster truck rides, fire hose competition, street dance, vendors, dash for cash, raffles and music. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Castleford Classics Motor Jamboree Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.castlefordclassicsmotorjamboree.com.
The NBPA Antique & Classic Car Show takes place Sunday in Newton, Pennsylvania. The show is open to all cars, trucks, street rods, sports cars and muscle cars through model year 1985. A Best Car in Show trophy will be awarded, as will trophies in the 1900-“1927, 1928-“1942, 1943-“1954, 1955-“1964, 1965-“1971, 1972-“1985, muscle car, special interest, truck, sports car, street rod and Corvettes classes. For more information, visit www.newtownbpa.org.
The Model T Ford Club International 54th Annual Tour begins Sunday in Rapid City, South Dakota. Highlights of the tour, which runs through Friday, July 23, include the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a poker run, a Northern Hills Tour, a Central Hills Tour, a Southern Hills Tour, youth auction and awards presentation. For more information, visit www.midwestmodelt.org.