Manufacturers, clubs and community organizations are offering shops more opportunities to show off builds, meet new customers and support great causes at a variety of car shows and events being held this weekend around the country. Here’s information on 10 such events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
The Food Lion AutoFair takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The four-day event will, according to show organizers, attract thousands of automobiles. It will also feature collector car auctions, a flea market with more than 10,000 vendor spaces, a manufacturers’ midway, a car corral with more than 1,500 cars for sale, special exhibits, a kids’ zone, fair foods, special guest appearances and more.A Sock Hop will be hosted in the Speedway Club on Saturday evening to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities. For more information, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Cactus Cruisers AMC hosts the 10thannual Cactus Classic Car Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Arizona. The event kicks off Friday night with a barbecue in Glendale. Saturday features a car show in Phoenix open to all AMC vehicles produced between 1950 and 1988, and all vehicles produced by the American Motors Jeep Corp. between 1970 and 1988. That evening is the Scottsdale Pavilions Cruise Night. A no-host breakfast will take place Sunday morning at the Embassy Suites Phoenix North. For more information, visit www.cactuscruisers.org/Shows–and–Events.php.
Billetproof Florida 2011 takes place Saturday at the Alachua County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, Florida. This event showcases traditional-style rods and customs built on a budget. (No billet-clad, digital-gauge, pastel-graphic trailer queens are welcome, according to event organizers.) Trophies will be presented at the event which also features a pinstripe panel jam, trophies presentation, swap meet, vendors, a model car show and live bands. For more information, click here.
The Townville Volunteer Fire Department hosts its 10th Annual Car and Tractor Show Saturday in Townville, SouthCarolina. The event will showcase local and regional new and antique cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. The show will also feature vendors, crafts, raffles, music, door prizes and food. Proceeds will benefit the Townville Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund. For more information, visit www.townvillefire.org.
The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento is celebrating the opening of its new “American Muscle” exhibit Saturday with a show-and-shine. Trophies will be presented at the event, which will also include a barbecue, vendors, a kids’ area, music, mobile detailing and giveaways. The exhibit, which features classic muscle cars including a 1964 Pontiac GTO, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, runs through July 10. For more information, visit www.calautomuseum.org.
A car and bike show will be held Saturday at the Old Jasper Airport in Jasper, Alabama, to benefit West Jasper Elementary School. The event will feature door prizes, music, baked goods, a 50/50 raffle and concessions. The Modern Woodmen of America, Chapter 16027, will match all funds raised at the event, up to $2,500, to help West Jasper Elementary purchase needed equipment and supplies. For more information, visit http://wjs.jasper.k12.al.us.
Del Rods hosts the 11th Annual Spring Kick-Off car show Saturday at the Greentree Shopping Center in Dover, Delaware. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 registered and awards will be presented at 2 p.m. The event will also feature door prizes. For more information, visit www.delrods.org.
B&M and Hurst host the fourth annual B&M/Hurst Charity Car Show Sunday at Corporate Point in West Hills, California. More than 50 trophies will be presented at the show, which will also feature a silent auction, product raffle, 50/50 raffle and celebrity guests. Food and beverages will be available at an on-site restaurant. All proceeds from the show will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, click here.
The 26th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever car show takes place Sunday at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The event is open to all Fords from 1903-2011. Vehicles will be judged in 52 classes and 2,000 entries are expected by show organizers. The show will be celebrating the 40th anniversaries of the Pantera and the Pinto, the 45th anniversary of the Bronco, and the 50th anniversary of the Econoline. For more information, visit www.fabulousfordsforever.org.
The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration Sunday in Cheshire, Connecticut, will include a custom car and motorcycle show, as well as vendors and live music. For more information, click here.