This weekend is offering shops more opportunities to show off builds, meet new customers, learn new skills and support local organizations at a variety of car shows and events being held around the country. Here’s information on eight such events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
Pontiac Heaven takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittmann, Arizona. The four-day event, which pays tribute to 1955-“1981 Pontiacs, will feature speaker presentations, seminars, tech sessions, car shows, show-and-shines, racing, cruise-ins, parts swaps, vendors, and junkyard and museum tours. For more information, visit www.pontiacheaven.org.
The 11th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The event will feature over 2,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 competing for awards including the 2011 Street Rod d’Elegance and the PPG Dream Car, as well as finalist positions for the 2011 Muscle Car of the Year and 2011 Kustom of the Year. The event will also include vendor and manufacturer exhibits, a swap meet, a cars-for-sale corral, seminars, autocross, a model and pedal car show and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.delmarnats.com/dmn.
World of Wheels makes it final stop for the 2010-“2011 season at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature a selection of the nation’s finest hot rods, customs and motorcycles competing for $27,500 in cash and trophies in 24 classes. The event will also feature special traditional rod, custom, bobber and race car displays, as well as a pin-up girl contest and special guest appearances. For more information, visit www.autorama.com/casi/show/boston.php.
The 13th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show takes place Saturday at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. The event will feature children’s activities, a silent auction, live entertainment, craft booths, vendors and a raffle. The event supports Domestic Violence Prevention Inc. of Texarkana. For more information, visit http://dvptxk.org.
The 18th Annual Camellia Classic takes place Saturday at the Bellingrath Gardens & Home in Mobile, Alabama. Vehicles in 42 classes will be on display at the event, which also includes food, entertainment and door prizes. Participants and attendees are encouraged to make donations to the Bay Area Food Bank at the show. For more information, visit http://mobilebaymustangclub.org.
Corvette Expo XIX takes place Saturday in the Chisholm Trail Expo Center at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid, Oklahoma. The indoor Corvette-only show-and-shine event will include judging and awards for class, Presidents Choice, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine and Best of Show. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the club with the most registered for charity and the individual entry that traveled the farthest. The event will also include a silent auction and blood drive. For more information, visit www.corvettesofenid.com.
The 7th Annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic takes place Sunday at Ellen Scripps Browning Park in La Jolla, California. The event will feature over 150 cars s in 30 specialty car classes competing for awards including Director’s Choice, People’s Choice, Best in Restoration and Excellence in Design. Proceeds from the show will benefit the La Jolla Historical Society. For more information, visit www.lajollamotorcarclassic.com.
The 9th Annual Nostalgic Show & Go takes place Sunday at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittmann, Arizona. Billed by organizers as Arizona’s longest-running nostalgia event, Nostalgic Show & Go will feature 1981-and-older drags, a car show, displays, vendors, a parts swap, a 50/50 raffle and a parade. All vintage altereds, funny cars, rods, customs and dragsters are welcome. For more information, visit www.nostalgicshowandgo.org.