This weekend, retailers, car clubs and community organizations are among those hosting car shows and events that offer shops the opportunity to show off builds, meet new customers and support great causes. Here’s information on 10 such events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
The 23rdAnnual Ontario Camaro Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The event will feature a show-and-shine open to all Camaros and Firebirds, as well as vendors, a silent auction, autograph sessions with the Camaro development team and other Chevrolet VIPs, and giveaways. Attendees can also take a tour of the GM Canada Plant on Friday. An “88” Camaro die cast signed by Dale Earnhart Jr. will be raffled off at the event. Proceeds will benefit spina bifida charities. For more information, visit www.ontariocamaroclub.com.
The Elegance at Hershey antique car show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The inaugural event will feature a re-running of the Hershey Hillclimb, renamed The Grand Ascent, Saturday, with dozens of pre-1959 vehicles taking part. Following is a dinner party and charity auction. On Sunday, approximately 60 antique automobiles will be on display in the hotel’s formal gardens. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com.
The 25th Anniversary Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at Dorr Farm in Manchester, Vermont. The two-day show will highlight Corvette and Mercedes models, with those vehicles receiving special judging. The show will also feature various competitions, a miniature antique toy car exhibition, a flea market, parade and live entertainment. Lenny Schaeffer of Chop Shop Customs will talk about the ins and outs of good car restoration during the Saturday night dinner. For more information, visit www.manchestercarshow.com.
The Automobile Driving Museum is hosting the 4th Annual Ed! Car Show on Saturday in El Segundo, California. The event will highlight Tri-Five Chevys and T-Birds, but also feature a variety of antique, classic and special interest vehicles. A limited number of special-edition Hot Wheel cars will be sold at the event. Proceeds will benefit El Segundo Schools. For more information, visit www.elsegundoedfoundation.org.
Factory Five Racing is hosting its Summer Open House Saturday in Wareham, Massachusetts. The event will feature a car show, scratch-and-dent parts sale, the introduction of the company’s new Project 818 chassis, vendors, prizes, food and refreshments. Thirteen awards will be presented to vehicles participating in the car show. For more information, click here.
The 2011 Gettysburg Region Car & Truck Show takes place Saturday at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds in York Springs, Pennsylvania. The show will highlight Ford Model A and Model T vehicles, but is open to all vehicles from 1990 and earlier. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be presented in 16 classes. The event will also feature a flea market, cars for sale and food. For more information, click here.
The Montana Benefit Car Show takes place Saturday at Karl Tyler Chevrolet in Missoula, Montana. All vehicles are welcome to the event and awards will be presented to the top 35 entries. Food donations will be accepted for the Montana Food Bank Network and proceeds will benefit local children’s charities. For more information, click here.
The West Michigan Mustang Club is hosting its 30th Annual Mustang & All Ford Car Show Saturday at Tony Betten & Sons Ford in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show is open to all Ford-powered vehicles, and awards will be presented in 11 classes for original/restored and modified vehicles. The show will also feature a swap meet, Pony Corral with vehicles for sale and concessions. For more information, visit www.westmichiganmustangclub.com.
Summit Racing is hosting Super Summit 2011 Saturday in Tallmadge, Ohio. The event will feature a non-judged cruise-in, vehicle displays, a racing simulator, a parts sale, vendors, music, prizes and concessions. The cruise-in is open to all muscle cars, street rods, tuner cars and customs. For more information, click here.
The North Jersey Thunderbird Association is hosting the 29thAnnual Thunderbird Car Show Saturday at the Pompton Valley Presbyterian Church in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Trophies will be presented at the Thunderbird-only show in classes from 1955-2005, and participation awards will be given to all entries. The show will also feature an informal swap meet, vendors, concessions, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. For more information, visit www.njtbird.com.