This weekend, a number of businesses, organizations and community groups around the country are hosting car shows and auctions that give retailers the opportunity to show off builds, get inspiration for new projects, connect with new customers and support community organizations that are helping out the less fortunate during the holidays. Here’s information on nine such events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration’s Twitter throughout the week.
The East Coast Indoor Nationals pre-1973 all-American car and custom motorcycle show takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Timonium, Maryland. The event will feature 300 of the region’s antiques, street rods, customs, muscle cars, hot rods, nostalgia drag cars and custom motorcycles competing for $7,000 in cash awards. Prizes will be presented for Best Display, Best Paint, Best Street Rod, Best Custom, Best Muscle Car, Best Traditional Rod, Best Antique, Best Interior, Best Hot Rod, Best Nostalgia Drag Car, Promoter’s Pick, Additional Sponsor Picks, Best Custom Motorcycle and the Young American Rodder Award for competitors age 25 and under. For more information, visit www.eastcoastindoornats.com.
The Raleigh Classic 2010 auction takes place Friday and Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina. A special preview for registered bidders will take place Thursday. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served throughout the auction. The auction will feature some very rare muscle cars; many mint unrestored originals from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s; rare convertibles from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; special trucks, vans and wagons; and British Classics and sports cars. For more information, visit www.raleighclassic.com/new/events.php.
Silver Auctions presents the Spokane Auction Friday in Spokane Washington. The 60 classic and collector cars up for bid include a 1920 Ford street rod, a 1937 Dodge rat rod, a 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood, a 1947 Lincoln Continental, a 1951 Chevy Bel Air, a 1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday, a 1961 Chevy Corvette, a 1965 Ford Galaxie, a 1967 Pontiac GTO and a 1972 Dodge Charger. The event will feature live entertainment, dancers, appetizers and complimentary beverages. Parties will be held before and after the auction. For more information, visit www.silverauctions.com.
1st Noel is hosting a collector car and motorcycle auction being held on Saturday in New York City. The auction will feature a 1923 Ford Model T, 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, 1965 Ford Mustang GT, 1968 Shelby GT500, 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1974 Pontiac Firebird, 1974 Dodge Challenger and many other classic domestic and import vehicles from the 1920s through the 1990s. For more information, visit http://1stnoel.biz.
The San Jose Classics & Customs indoor car show will take place Saturday and Sunday in San Jose, California. Many types of customs, hot rods, suedes, choppers, muscle cars, classics and trucks will be on display. For more information, visit www.sanjoseclassicsandcustoms.com.
The Cappuccino Cruisers is hosting its Cruisin’ for Kids Christmas Toy Drive Sunday in Folsom, California. The event is open to all pre-1974 cars, trucks, hot rods, and street rods. Donations will benefit the Folsom Police Department’s Christmas Toy Program. The event will feature appearances by Santa and his helpers, Christmas music, raffles, and awards. For more information, visit www.capcruz.com/events.html.
The 13th Annual John Force Holiday Car Show takes place Sunday in Yorba Linda, California. All spectators are asked to bring a new $10 unwrapped toy that will be donated to the California Highway Patrol’s CHiP’s for Kids Toy Drive. Display cars will include of celebrity-owned classics, in addition to exotics, race cars, street rods and movie cars. The event will also feature Von Hot Rod’s Pinstriping Circus, live music, and appearances from race car drivers including John, Brittany and Courtney Force and Ashley Force Hood. For more information, visit www.johnforceracing.com.
George Cross & Sons presents The West Coast’s Largest Antique Auto, Corvette, Porsche, Street Rod and Volkswagen Swap Meet and Car Show Sunday in Pomona, California. The event will feature thousands of vehicles for show and/or sale and thousands of auto parts and related items. General admission is $8, with children 12 and under admitted free. Any year Corvette, any year Porsche, pre-1975 Volkswagens, pre-1957 street rods and pre-1975 collector cars will be admitted for $25. Any 1931 older stock motorcar will be admitted for free. For more information, visit www.pomonaswapmeet.com.
The Severed in the South Custom Car & Truck Show takes place Sunday in Phoenix. Over 75 awards will be presented at the event featuring classes for everything from mini trucks to hot rods, bikes, low riders and late-model muscle cars. “Best of” trophies will be presented for best paint, engine, interior, suspension and audio. The event will also include the Severed Ties Olympics, which puts all car clubs against each other to crown best club of the show, air and hydraulic demonstrations, and dragging contests. The event will feature DJs spinning a mixture of music, live bands, raffles, games and food. For more information, contact [email protected].