Shops, car clubs and community organizations around the country are hosting car shows and events this weekend that give retailers the opportunity to show off projects, connect with new customers and support great causes. Here’s information on nine such events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter (http://twitter.com/HRRMag) throughout the week.
The 2010 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival continues through Sunday in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The event is showcasing Chevrolet as the Honored Marque throughout, including at The Car Club Jamboree Saturday, which will source from Chevrolet-specific clubs from the Southeast and will offer special awards for Chevrolets, and the Motoring Midway. There will also be an exhibit on Saturday and Sunday called “Life on the Farm,” which will include a display of Chevrolet trucks and station wagons. The Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday and will showcase three classes to provide a complete perspective on the history of the Chevrolet from its beginning: Pre-War Full Sized Vehicles, which will range from 1903-“1942; Post-War Full Sized Vehicles (1943-“1960); and Corvair, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. No automobiles with a model year later than 1972 will be exhibited. For more information, visit www.hhiconcours.com.
The Allsouth Auto Show 2010 takes place Saturday in Buford, Georgia. Presented by Allsouth Autosports, the event will feature a car and bike show, burnout contest, awards ceremony, door prizes, raffles, vendors and after-show party. Vehicles entered will be judged on a 220-point inspection form, and awards will be presented in the categories of Classic; Muscle Car; Low Rider; Mini Truck; Street Ride; Import Class; Bike & Chopper; Jeep, Truck & Off Road; Best of Show; and Allsouth’s Choice. For more information, visit www.allsouthautosports.com/autoshow.html.
The 15th Annual Pumpkin Run takes place Saturday at Fleming’s Auto Parts in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The show is open to trucks, antiques, classics, muscle cars, race cars, motorcycles, military vehicles, antique racing cars and any other unique pre-1975 vehicles. The show will also feature a crafts, antiques, collectibles, tools and an automobile-related flea market. Engines and tractors will also be displayed, and a garden tractor pull will take place during the show. For more information, visit www.flemingshows.com/pumpkin_run.
The NHRA Full Throttle FAN FEST takes place Saturday at Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga, California. NHRA Full Throttle dragsters will be on display at the event and drivers will be meeting fans. The event will also include the High School Automotive Challenge Preliminaries, campus tours, local car club displays, food, prizes, giveaways, and a raffle for tickets to the NHRA Finals in Pomona. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.UTI.edu/LosAngeles.
Mecum Auctions‘ sale of The Bob McDorman Collection takes place Saturday in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The auction will feature Chevrolets produced as early as 1915 and will include what the auctioneer refers to as the world’s most-complete Corvette collection, as well as neon signs, memorabilia and vintage parts, all gathered over the years by Chevrolet dealer and collector Bob McDorman. Among the cars to be sold are 11 serial No. 1 Corvettes, Bunkie Knudsen’s 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and many celebrity cars, such as a 1986 Corvette Coupe previously owned by late-night legend Johnny Carson. Auction previews run Friday. For more information, visit www.mecum.com.
The Blessings for Billy Benefit Bike, Car and Stunt Show takes place Sunday in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event will feature in-store specials, raffles, door prizes, trophies, food by Billy Goat Grub, Manchvegas Stunters, Whiskey Girls, DKMS Bone Marrow Donor Drive and more. Registration is $20 per car and $15 per bike. Proceeds will benefit a trust fund set up for William “Billy” Boucher, who’s currently in critical condition after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident in October and doesn’t have health insurance. For more information, visit http://www.imakenews.com/chopshopcustoms/e_article001911395.cfm?x=bhBRLm4,bc56cJnd.
Vettes for Vets, an all-Corvette car show and celebration of Veterans’ Day, takes place Sunday at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. This event is free for spectators and will include an awards ceremony, raffle, a Huey helicopter and traveling helicopter museum on display, booths from veterans’ organizations, vendors, and food available for purchase from JR’s Texas BBQ. Veterans and active military will also receive free admission to the museum on Sunday and on Veterans’ Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. For more information, visit www.calautomuseum.org/html/vette.html.
The Nojoqui Falls Fun Run Car Show takes place Sunday in Solvang, California. The event is open to pre-1972 street rods, custom cars, classic cars, trucks, and antique motorcycles. No pre-registration in necessary, and when entrants register and turn in their voting card, they receive a free food ticket and free dash plaque, are eligible to win free prizes in a drawing and win awards for their vehicle. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and barbecue. For more information, visit www.centralcoaststreetrods.com.
The 20th Annual Fall Roll Out takes place Sunday in Riegelsville, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Riegelsville Kiwanis, the rain-or-shine event is closed to any vehicles newer than model year 1990. Vintage, antique, street rod and custom cars and trucks will be judged for trophy awards and the People’s Choice. The event will feature a pancake-and-egg breakfast, automotive flea market and DJ. For more information, visit www.riegelsvillekiwanis.org.