Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Apr 12, 2011

Manufacturers, clubs and community organizations are hosting car shows and swap meets that offer shops the opportunity to show off builds, meet new customers and support great causes. Here’s information on 10 such events being held around the country this weekend. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

NSRA presents the Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Registration opens Thursday and is followed by a cruise-in during the evening. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature commercial exhibits, special vehicle displays, seminars, safety inspections and a swap meet. Friday will also includes the Rodders’ Parade and a cruise-in. Saturday includes the Streets of Rods with themed display areas. The awards presentation takes place Sunday afternoon. For more information, visit www.nsra-usa.com.

The 19th Annual Open Car Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Boerne, Texas. The “Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Dinner” takes place Friday night and features a live band. Activities scheduled for Saturday include the car show, awards presentation, raffle drawings and a happy hour/dinner on Saturday night. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The Hill Country Run takes place Sunday. For more information, click here.

The 9th Annual Chrome in the Dome indoor classic car and truck show takes place Friday and Saturday in Eagar, Arizona. Over 125 classic cars and trucks are expected to be on display inside the first high school dome built in the nation, according to show organizers. Registration and check-in take place Friday, and there will be a barbecue and ice cream for participants. The car show takes place Saturday, with vehicles being  judged in 20 classes. Special awards will be presented in categories including Club Participation and Best Display. For more information, visit www.chromeinthedomeaz.com.

Corvettes of Bakersfield’s 16th Annual Gambler’s Classic takes place Friday and Saturday at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Friday will  feature registration and a Hawaiian-themed buffet dinner and show. Saturday features a poker run, car show and awards ceremony. For more information, visit www.corvettesofbakersfield.org.

The 1st Semi-Annual Import/Domestic Swap Meet Expo takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. The indoor event will feature import and domestic vendors selling and trading new and used performance parts. A car show will take place outside of the expo, and first-, second- and third-place prizes and trophies will be awarded in import and domestic classes. For more information, visit www.idswapmeetexpo.com.

California Car Cover Co.  will host its Muscle Car Night event at the company’s Chatsworth, California, headquarters this Saturday. The evening event is open to all years of muscle cars and Mopar vehicles, and will feature special guests, giveaways and prizes. For more information, visit www.calcarcover.com.

Cruising for a Cure V takes place Saturday at the Denver United Methodist Church in Denver, North Carolina. The show is open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, and benefits Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Plaques will be presented to the top 40 entries and one people’s choice trophy will be awarded at the rain-or-shine event. For more information, visit www.cruisingforacure.info.

The Wildhorses Open Car & Truck Show takes place Saturday at the Winn-Dixie in Walker, Louisiana. Trophies will be awarded at the event in car, truck, Mustang and off-road classes for classic and modern vehicles. The event will also feature food, drinks, music, door prizes, arts and crafts, a 50/50 raffle and games for  kids. All proceeds will benefit Child Advocacy Services. For more information, click here.

The Road Rebels Rod & Custom Car Club presents its 21st Annual Open Car Show Saturday in Centerville, Georgia. Awards will be presented for Best of Show (modified and stock), Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Interior, Young Rodder and Best Rat Rod. The show will benefit the Rainbow House of Houston County. For more information, visit www.roadrebels.org.

The Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet takes place Sunday at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. The rain-or-shine event will feature 11,000 vendor spaces and a car corral. For more information, visit www.sacramentoswapmeet.com.