Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Jul 18, 2011

You and your team dedicate thousands of hours to the creation of an eye-catching build. Where are you going to show it off? This weekend offers shops across the country a variety of opportunities to display their best projects, meet with new customers and support local organizations at car shows, cruises, poker runs and other events. Here’s information on nine such events. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

Goodguys presents the 24th Pacific Northwest Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center in Puyallup, Washington. The event will feature over 2,500 rods, customs and classics through 1972 competing for awards including the PPG Dream Car and the Morrison’s Builder’s Choice Awards. The event will also feature vendor and manufacturer exhibits, drag racing, the Pinstripers Brush Bash, a swap meet, cars-for-sale corral, nostalgia entertainment and nightly parties. For more information, visit www.pacificnorthwestnats.com.

The Azko Nobel, Wanda Blue Suede Cruise takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The event is expected to draw over 2,000 pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, trick trucks and motorcycles, according to organizers. The event will feature quarter-mile fun runs, vendors, exhibitors, a swap meet, an Atomic Age Bazaar with a display of items from the 1950s, live entertainment and fireworks. For more information, visit www.summitmotorsportspark.com.

Ohio Technical College presents the latest in its series of airbrushing seminars this weekend at its Cleveland campus with The Weekend of Skullduggery. The beginners’ seminars run Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The non-beginners’ seminars will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Tuition is $345 for beginners and $295 for non-beginners. Included with tuition are a skull stencil set, metal panels, auto air paints and skull worksheets. The final installment in this series, The Weekend of Flames, takes place Sept. 24-25.  For more information, visit www.ohiotechnicalcollege.com.

The Chrysler Challenge takes place Friday and Saturday at the Marion County International Raceway in Larue, Ohio. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded at the event in 50 classes for stock, modified, truck, front-wheel-drive and current-model Chryslers. The event will also feature drag racing, a car corral, swap meet and vendors. For more information, click here.

Mad Ink Designs presents the Hogs & Hot Rods 250 Loop, a poker run for street bikes, hot rods, muscle cars and other street-legal vehicles, on Saturday through California’s Los Angeles and Kern counties. The event kicks off at Honda of North Hollywood, where participants will be given a clue and GPS coordinates for the first checkpoint. From that first checkpoint, they’ll be given the clue and GPS coordinates for the second checkpoint and so forth, until they arrive at checkpoint five, California Car Cover Co.in Chatsworth. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and The Puppy Rescue Mission. For more information, visitwww.madinkdesigns.com.

The Moose Jaw Show & Shine takes place Saturday at Happy Valley in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. The event is open to customs, street rods, restored classics, muscle cars, modified street machines and bikes, and will feature a mobile chassis dyno and burn out competition. The event will also feature beer gardens, concessions, a bounce house and face painting. For more information, click here.

Celli’s Italian Beef and Double D’s Rod Shop will host the Classic Car Cruise In Saturday in Niles, Illinois. The free bi-monthly event will feature music, food and other family-friendly activities. Upcoming cruises will take place on August 6, August 20, September 3, September 17 and October 1. For more information, visit www.doubledsrodshop.com.

The Shelby Township Lions presents the 16th Annual Charity Car Show Sunday at the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township, Michigan. The show is open to cars and trucks in 58 classes, from 1939-1999. Ten Best of Show Awards will be presented to first-, second- and third-place winners for overall Best of Show, Street Rod, Classic Car, Muscle Car, Lion’s Choice, Best ’55 Chevy, Best of Show Truck, as well as the Ron Walter and Lion Mike Alcock awards. The event will feature a DJ, concession stand, beer tent, raffles, vendors, swap meet and prizes. Proceeds will benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. For more information, visit www.shelbylionsclub.org.

As part of its Lawn Event season, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum hosts the Great American Car Show Sunday in Brookline, Massachusetts. Pre-registration is not required. Upcoming Lawn Events will highlight Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, Jeeps and trucks, ‘extinct’ cars and Studebakers. For more information, visit www.larzanderson.org.