Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Feb 17, 2011

Many people will be enjoying a long weekend thanks to Monday’s Presidents Day holiday. A number of organizations and clubs around the country are hosting car shows, auctions, swap meets and other events that give retailers the opportunity to show off their latest builds, sell or buy parts and connect with new customers this weekend. Here are 10 events happening this weekend. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

Autorama takes place Friday through Sunday at the Dallas Market Hall in Dallas. The event will feature traditional rods, customs, bobbers, vintage race cars, trucks and motorcycles competing for over $30,000 in cash and awards in 24 classes. Autorama will also include live music, Meguiar’s Car Care Tips presentations and special guest appearances. The Action Arena will feature the Bigfoot Monster Truck Car Crush, the Autorama Burn Out Competition and Living Legends of Drag Racing. For more information, visit www.autorama.com/casi/show/spectator/dallas.php.

World of Wheels will visit the Stampede Grounds in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, this Friday through Sunday. The event will feature concept cars, nostalgia race cars, street rods, muscle cars and trucks competing for over $26,000 in cash and awards in 25 classes. The event will also include fashion shows and special guest appearances. For more information, visit www.autorama.com/casi/show/calgary.php.

World of Wheels will also make a stop at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee this Friday through Sunday. The event will feature hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles competing for over $15,000 in cash, merchandise and trophies in 20 classes. The event will also include Meguiar’s Car Care Tips presentations, the Pinstripe Legends Panel Jam & Charity Auction, the Mini World of Wheels pedal car display, the Bigfoot Monster Truck Car Crush, live music and special guest appearances, including Henry “Fonzie” Winkler. For more information, visitwww.autorama.com/casi/show/milwaukee.php.

The Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction takes place Friday through Sunday at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Show organizers expect over 60,000 enthusiasts and collectors will come out to browse, buy and admire the more than 1,000 collectible cars presented by GPK Auctions. The show will also feature a “Boardwalk Empire” display that will include the blue and black 1920 Rolls Royce seven-passenger Silver Ghost featured on the show. A 1911 Krit shown in the first episode of the series will be up for bid. Mopar authority Galen Govier will be on hand to verify Chrysler automobiles and parts. For more information, visit www.acclassiccars.com.

Factory Five Racing is hosting its Roadster Build School Friday through Sunday at Mott Community College’s M-TEC Center in Howell, Michigan. Attendees will build a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster or 1933 hot rod during the three-day class, focusing on all aspects of the build, from donor car disassembly through to body prep and paint. For more information, visit www.factoryfive.com/events.html.

The CBI Performance Warehouse February Swap Meet takes place Saturday in Athens, Alabama. Admission for the indoor automotive swap meet and outdoor car corral is $5. Concessions will be available. For more information, visit www.cbiperformance.com.

The 40th Annual Early Bird Swap Meet takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. The event was started by the Tacoma Model T Club and still features Model T parts, but has grown to also include parts for classics, street rods, high-performance vehicles, antiques and collectibles. Profits from the swap meet will benefit local youth activities, charities, food banks and youth scholarships that emphasize students seeking a career in the automotive field. For more information, visit http://earlybirdswap.org/swap.html.

Lanihau Center will present its first Full Moon Cruise Night Saturday in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The event is open to muscle cars, classics, rods, Volkswagens, tuners, trucks and bikes. Participants and attendees who bring donations for the Hawaii Island Food Basket will get discounts for Lanihau Center merchants and drawing tickets. Based on the success of this cruise, event organizers could host Full Moon Cruise Nights in March, April, May and June. For more information, visit http://lanihau.com/Events.html.

The 34th Annual Southern Oregon Rod & Custom Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Jackson County Fairground and Exposition Center in Central Point, Oregon. Presented by the Rogue Valley Street Rods Club, the event will feature vehicle and vendor displays, a trophy presentation, raffles, door prizes and other activities. The event will raise funds for the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center of the Oregon Health and Science University. For more information, visit http://roguevalleystreetrods.com.

The New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey, will be hosting a custom, historic and classic street car show Sunday as part of its Green Flag Children’s Charity event. Show attendees will select the Best of Show. The event will also feature races on the park’s Thunderbolt Raceway Simulator, door prize drawings, complimentary soft drinks and a buffet. For more information, e-mail llewis@njmp.com.