Enthusiasts across the United States and Canada will gather this weekend to show off their rides and help raise money for great causes at events like Cruzin’ for Life and Cruisin’ for the Cure, both of which benefit cancer charities. Here’s information on those and eight additional shows and events. More will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
Cruzin’ for Life takes place Friday and Saturday at the Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, California. The event, which benefits the Marian Cancer Care Center and the American Cancer Society, kicks off Friday with a Family Fun Night featuring kids’ games and activities, food and a dance. Saturday will feature a car show, cruises, trophy presentations, live entertainment, kids’ games and activities, a dinner and auctions. For more information, visit www.cruzinforlife.net.
The Route 66 Cruisers Car Club Car & Motorcycle Show takes place Friday and Saturday in Claremore, Oklahoma. The event kicks off Friday with a cruise-in that begins at the Ne-Mar Shopping center and travels across Route 66 to the World’s Largest Totem Pole at Totem Pole Park in Foyil for hamburgers and hot dogs. The car show takes place Saturday at Claremore Lake with three trophies being given away per class to over 50 vehicle classes. The show will also feature drawings, concessions, and arts and crafts. Proceeds will benefit the Shriner’s Transportation Fund. For more information, visit www.route66cruisersok.org.
The NSRA presents the Northeast Street Rod Nationals Plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Burlington, Vermont. For more information, click here.
The 12th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure takes place Saturday at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, California. The event, which supports City of Hope’s prostate cancer program, will feature over 3,400 vehicles on display, a mile-and-a-half cruise route, and over 200 vendors and exhibitors. For more information, visit www.cruisinforacure.com.
LeMay -“ America’s Car Museum hosts the Hard Hat & High Heels preview party and fundraiser Saturday in Tacoma, Washington. Proceeds will benefit the continued construction of America’s Car Museum, slated to open in May 2012. The event will include a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, live auction and a chance to see some of the exhibits before they open to the public. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org.
Hitman Hotrods hosts an open house Saturday in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The shop will show off its latest projects at the event, which will also feature demonstrations from Lincoln Electric and pinstriper Rollie Guertin. There will also be live music and concessions at the open house. For more information, visit www.hitmanhotrods.com.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Run & Rally Car & Bike Show takes place Saturday at Onslow County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Prizes at the rain-or-shine event will be awarded in 32 categories. The show will feature live music, a tattoo artist, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Attendees are asked to bring two cans of nonperishable food to support the local soup kitchen. For more information, visit www.tobaccoroadcruiser.com.
The 5th Annual Westmoreland Area Chamber of Commerce Car & Motorcycle Show takes place Saturday in Westmoreland, Tennessee. The event is open to modified and stock vehicles from the early 1900s through the present. Trophies will be awarded at the show, which has a rain date scheduled for October 8. For more information, visit www.westmorelandtn.com.
Ohio Technical College presents the last in its series of airbrush workshops Saturday and Sunday on its Cleveland Campus. Attendees at the two-day Weekend of Flames will receive metal panels, fine line tape, auto air paints, and flame reference and tips booklet and stabilo pencil. The workshop series was created to teach everyone from beginners and enthusiasts to experienced artists the art of airbrushing, including painting flames, skulls and various shapes, applying pinstriping and learning valuable surface techniques. For more information, visit www.ohiotechnicalcollege.com.
The 17th Annual Midcoast Auto Show takes place Sunday at Tainter Field in Bath, Maine. Trophies will be presented to the top three vehicles in 18 classes, as well as for motorcycles and People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint and Best Chrome. The show will feature vendors, concessions and a DJ. Originally scheduled for August 28, the show benefits the Bath Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program and the Bath Knights of Columbus Charities. For more information, visit www.midcoastautoshow.com.