This Weekend’s Car Show & Events Roundup

Sep 8, 2010

This weekend, shops, associations, communities and car clubs around the country are hosting car shows and cruises that give retailers the opportunity to show off their projects, connect with new customers and support local organizations. Here’s information on 11 of those events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter ( throughout the week.

The Holley LS Fest takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event is a celebration of everything and anything powered by the GM LS engine, according to show organizers. The LS Fest will include a Show-N-Shine with awards given in 23 car and truck classes. Special awards to be determined and announced on site include Best Paint, Best Interior, Holley President’s Pick, Sponsor Picks and more. The weekend-long show will also include drag races, a swap meet, manufacturers’ midway, autocross, an engine swap challenge and live music. For more information, visit

The Seaside Downtown Development Association is presenting Seaside Wheels ‘N’ Waves Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Seaside, Oregon. The event will feature daily show-and-shines for pre-1962 vehicles, daily cruises, the Seaside Builders Showcase highlighting work from 20 of the top hot rod shops in the Northwest, a poker run, a vendor alley, a downtown beach party, a poker walk and a treasure hunt. For more information, visit

The Street Rod Nationals North Plus takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The event will feature a car show, swap meet, exhibits, NSRA vehicle safety inspection, MHRA rod repair shop, live music, a poker run and cruise, kids’ activities and drawings. A kick-off party will takes place in the ballroom of the Clarion Hotel on Thursday. For more information, visit

The Street Machine Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Little Rock, Arkansas. The show is made up of spectators, vendors, sponsors, and participants (hot rod, street machine and street truck enthusiasts) that come to display their truck for the weekend and compete in the racing events, judged awards, activities and to meet people, according to show organizers. The show will feature dyno challenges, burnout competitions, drawings, seminars and family activities. For more information, visit

The Peach Days Family Picnic Car Show & Fun Run takes place Friday and Saturday in Brigham City, Utah. A poker run will begin Friday evening at Hansen Chevrolet in Brigham City and awards for the best hands will be presented on Saturday. Saturday will feature the car show with over 35 car classifications and awards given for Judge’s Favorite in each class. The event will also feature live music, raffles, model car contests for kids, vendors, a parade and a carnival. For more information, visit

L & G Enterprises of San Dimas, California is hosting its 10th Annual Custom Rod & Truck Show Off on Saturday. The event will run from 8 a.m until 4 pm. and will include music, food, raffles and giveaways, a kids section and vendors. Spectator admission is free, and vehicle registration is $15 (early bird) and $20 the day of the event. The registration fee includes a free T-shirt. For more information, visit

The Gwynedd Mercy University Psychology Club will host Hot Rides for Heroes on Saturday in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. The car show will support veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder through Operation First Response. The family friendly car show will feature games, raffles, a moon bounce and food. Awards will be distributed for the best rides. For more information, visit

Tucci Hot Rods in Marcy, New York, is the starting and ending point for the Power Tour Cruise Saturday to benefit Joe Arcuri and his family. Arcuri was diagnosed with APL Leukemia in June, the same day his first child was born. One hundred percent of proceeds from the cruise will be used to cover medical expenses and lost wages for the Arcuri family. The cruise will start at Tucci Hot Rods at 10, then travel nearly 50 miles to Old Forge and return to the rod shop for lunch. For more information, visit

Zoom Zoom Woof Woof, a classic car show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, takes place Saturday in El Dorado Hills, California. Pre-1975 vehicles are preferred. The event will feature CCI dogs, music food and drink. Last year’s event attracted over 1,800 spectators and 100 classic cars. Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. For more information, visit

The Old Gold Cruisers hosts the Old Car Show Sunday in Burlington, Illinois. Registration for the show is open to pre-1983 vehicles, and awards will be presented to the top 50 vehicles and Best of Show. Model A and Model T Fords will be on display at the show. The show will also feature 1950s and 1960s music, arts and crafts, and food and beverages. For more information, visit

The Warren Township Antique/Classic/Race Car/Motorcycle Show takes place Sunday in Warren, New Jersey. The event will benefit the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department. Domestic and import vehicles will be judged in 35 classes, ranging from pre-1940 stock/restored vehicles to current muscle cars. Music will be provided by the Golden Gup. For more information, visit