Weekend Car Shows & Events

Dec 7, 2011

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend by attending a car show that supports a great cause, such as the 25th Annual Christmas Wish Car & Truck Show and the La Habra Operation Santa Custom and Classic Car Show & Toy Drive. Information on these and nine additional cars shows and events are detailed below. More shows will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The Palm Beach Auction takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The auction will feature over 350 collector cars up for bid, including a 1958 Desoto Adventurer convertible EFI, a 1957 GMC Palomino Suburban pickup truck, a 1931 Ford Roadster “Land Shark,” a 1936 Packard 12 Dual Cowl Phaeton, a 1949 Studebaker Champion convertible and a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan. The event will also feature vendor exhibits. For more information, visit www.hollywoodwheelsauction.com.

The 25th Annual Christmas Wish Car & Truck Show takes place Saturday at Gator Ford in Seffner, Florida. Presented by the High Rollers Car Club, the event will feature awards presentations, live entertainment and race car displays. Attendees are asked to bring pull tabs to be donated to Shriners Burn Center. Proceeds will benefit the Mason Dixon’s Christmas Wish Fund. For more information, click here.

The Cruisin’ with the Classics Car Show, held in conjunction with the Christmas on the Bricks Bazaar, 5K Reindeer Run and Christmas Parade, takes place Saturday in Wills Point, Texas. The car show is open to pre-1988 domestic and import cars and trucks, and prizes will be awarded to the top 10 vehicles as judged by participants. Awards will also be presented for Best in Show Car, Best in Show Truck and People’s Choice. For more information, visit www.willspointchamber.com.

La Habra Operation Santa Custom and Classic Car Show & Toy Drive takes place Saturday at Don Steves Autoplex & RV in La Habra, California. Presented by the La Habra Host Lions Club, the event is expected to draw 150 pre-1985 vehicles competing for awards in 20 best-of categories. Attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy for a child age 4-“18. The event will also feature vintage dragster demos, antique stationary engine displays, live entertainment, drawings, vendors, concessions and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, visit www.lahabralions.com.

The Mooneyes X-Mas Party Show & Drag takes place Saturday at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. The annual event will feature a car show, drag racing, live pinstriping demonstrations, an art auction, live music, concessions, vendors and a pin-up girl contest. For more information, visit www.mooneyesusa.net.

Tabs for Tumors takes place Saturday in Swansboro, North Carolina. Presented by the Tobacco Road Cruisers, the event will feature awards presentations for Top 20, Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Rat Rod, Best Antique and more. The event will also include door prizes and raffles. Proceeds will benefit The Peter Burton Medical Fund. For more information, click here.

The Tilted Kilt Christmas Car Show takes place Saturday at the pub’s Orlando-University location in Florida. The judged show is open to all makes and models of cars, trucks, bikes and performance cars. The event will also feature a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, vendors and an appearance by the Tilted Kilt girls. Donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted at the show. For more information, click here.

The Toy Drive for the Children takes place Saturday at the Shawano Riders‘ clubhouse in Shawano, Wisconsin. Attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or make a $10 donation to benefit area women’s shelters. The event will feature food and music. For more information, click here.

The 10th Annual South Bay Showdown takes place Sunday at South Bay Ford in Hawthorne, California. Presented by the Beach Cities Mustang Club, the event will welcome 150 Mustangs and Fords competing for awards in over 60 classes and categories. The show will also feature raffles, auctions, vendors, concessions and special displays. Attendees are asked to bring new unwrapped toys valued over $10 that Santa Claus and club members will deliver to local hospitals on Christmas Day. For more information, click here.

The 28th Annual Bakersfield Toy Run takes place Sunday in Bakersfield, California. Held to benefit The Salvation Army Toy and Food Drive, the run will travel from Beach Park to the Kern County Fairgrounds. The entry fee is one new toy and food item valued at $20 or a $20 donation. The event will feature trophy presentations for the best Christmas-decorated car, bike and kart, plus door prizes, live music and concessions. For more information, visit www.bakersfieldtoyrun.org.

CHOC Cruise 12 takes place Sunday at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California. All attendees of the car show/toy drive are asked to bring new unwrapped toys to the event that will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Orange County. For more information, visit www.ptfevents.8k.com.