If the sun is shining in your area this weekend, take advantage of the opportunities presented by numerous shops, communities and organizations to show off your latest projects, meet with potential customers, spread the word about your shop and support your community. Here’s information on nine 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.
The Westman Area Car Enthusiasts and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba are hosting Super Run 2010 Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Keystone Centre Grounds in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. The Super Run Manitoba will include between 800-1,000 vehicles on display including street rods, collector, custom, muscle and vintage cars from across the Prairies and Northern United States, according to show organizers. Vehicles must be at least 30 years old to display. Area cruises will be held beginning Wednesday in the lead-up to the Super Run. For more information, visit www.superrun2010.ca.
The latest installment of Sacramento Vintage Ford Parts’ 12th Annual Cruisin’ Fun Season of Vintage Fridays takes place this Friday in Rancho Cordova, California. The free cruise is open to all pre-1973 American makes and models. Vintage Fridays feature music, entertainment, food, contests for the kids, prizes and trophies. The cruise will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. This Friday, “Possessed,” the 2010 AMBR award winner, will be on display. The cruise will continue on Sept. 24 and Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.vintagefridays.com.
The 9th Annual Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Car Show takes place Friday in Albany, Minnesota. The show, which kicks off Albany Heritage Day, will feature a burnout competition, pipe rap competition, Matchbox car races, concessions and entertainment. Trophies will be awarded in 15 car and truck categories for vehicles from 1889 through today. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 125 and goodie bags will be presented to the first 100. For more information, visit www.albanychrysler.com/show.html.
The 2nd Annual CAM Car Cruise takes place Saturday at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. The cruise begins with staging and voting at the California Automobile Museum at 3:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., cars will then proceed on a car cruise through the streets of Sacramento, ending in Midtown Sacramento for a final car show, awards and entertainment from 6-9 p.m. The price for the car cruise is $49 per car, with an extra $5 off for CAM Gearhead members. General admission is free for spectators. For more information, visit www.calautomuseum.org.
The Rumble in the City takes place Saturday at the Buffalo Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. Presented by South Side Kustoms, the event will feature live music, vendors, artists, pinstripers, pro builders, barbecue pit, beer garden and more. Good and Evil Best of Class Awards will be presented. The Good Side will be represented by hot rods; lead sleds; 1969 and older cars; classic cars; antique cars; vintage cars; Choppers and Bobbers; classic, antique and vintage American motorcycles; classic, antique and vintage British motorcycles; and classic, antique and vintage European motorcycles. The Evil Side will be represented by 1970 and younger muscle cars; European sports cars; tuner cars; prostreet motorcycles; modern choppers; and sport bikes. Donations from proceeds will benefit Buffalo Central Terminal restoration and Toys for Tots. For more information, visit www.south-side-kustoms.com/EVENTS.html.
The Summer Classic Collector Automobile Auction takes place Saturday in Shelbyville, Indiana. Vehicles up for bid at the auction, which features models from the 1910s through the 2000s, include a 1918 Stewart, a 1937 Cadillac, a 1953 Ford Crestliner convertible, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air Nomad, a 1964 Pontiac GTO convertible, a 1967 Shelby GT500 signed by Carol Shelby, a 1970 Chevy LT1 Corvette, a 1973 Dodge Challenger and a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Admission is free to spectators. There is a $50 registration fee for bidders. For more information, visit www.imcag.com.
The Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise takes place Sunday in Clinton Township, Michigan. Events Sunday include Sunday the 14-mile cruise from noon to 6 p.m., a pedal car cruise, parade, live entertainment and car show awards presentation. Additional events are being held throughout town during the week leading up to the cruise, including car shows and live performances. For more information, visit www.ctgratiotcruise.com.
The John Cambra AG/Mechanics Scholarship Fund Car Show takes place Sunday in Manteca, California. The event is open to all makes and models of cars and motorcycles. Trophies and plaques will be awarded, and the first 100 entries get a free dash plaque and raffle ticket. Barbecue will also be served at the car show. The show will raise money for the John Cambra Agriculture and/or Mechanics Scholarship Fund, which provides support to young people wishing to follow their passion in agriculture or mechanics. For more information, visit www.jcamsfcarshow.com.
The third annual Troy Traffic Jam takes place Sunday in Troy, Michigan. With the theme of “Chrome, Muscle and Music,” the free event will highlight pre-1974 vehicles competing for the Best of Show title. The show will also feature music from DJ Bob Steel and food for sale from local restaurants. There is a $20 registration fee for each vehicle (or $15 for pre-registration) that includes goodie bags, prizes and dash plaques. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Troy Historical Society. For more information, visit www.troymi.gov/CarShow.