Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Oct 18, 2011

This weekend is filled with a variety of car shows and events celebrating dragsters, show cars and everything in between, including the California Hot Rod Reunion and Classics on the Green. All of these shows provide you the opportunity to show off your shop’s best work and meet potential customers. More shows will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The California Hot Rod Reunion takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California. The three-day festival, which is the season finale of the NHRA‘s Hot Rod Heritage nostalgia drag racing series, will feature racing, a Caklefest and a swap meet. This year’s grand marshal is Steve Gibbs, and other drag racing legends being honored over the weekend include Harry Hibler, Wayne King, John Peters, Dwight Salisbury and George Santos. For more information, visit http://museum.nhra.com.

The Super Chevy Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina. The event will feature racing, car shows, awards ceremonies, vendors and a swap meet. Awards will be presented in a variety of classes for stock, street, show and modified Chevy cars and trucks. A cruise will run Saturday morning from RK Motors in Charlotte to the dragway. For more information, click here.

The 9th Annual Virginia Fall Classic takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Newport News, Virginia. The event will feature a cruise-in, open car/truck/bike show, a fun run, awards presentation, dinner and music. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. For more information, visit www.vafallclassic.org.

The San Diego Chapter of Studebaker Drivers Club Inc. hosts the PSW Zone Meet Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Town & Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley, California. The event will feature the tour of a private car collection, car show, swap meet and a driving tour to the Cooley Museum. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Mechanized Museum. For more information, click here.

Classics on the Green, the Lumberton Historical Society’s fifth annual car show, takes place Saturday on the Village Green in Lumberton, New Jersey. The peer-judged show is open to all makes and years of cars and trucks. Over 50 trophies will be handed out. The event will also feature a DJ, concessions, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and a costume contest. A rain date has been set for Sunday. For more information, visit www.lumbertonhistoricalsociety.com.

The Parade of Life Car Show takes place Saturday at Alma Primary School in Alma, Arkansas. A 1934 kit car will be raffled off at the show, which will also feature awards presentations and games. The event is dedicated to those who have fought cancer and won, and proceeds will benefit Assistance in Health Care Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients who are undergoing treatment in the Tulsa area. For more information, click here.

The 6th Annual Cruzin’ Main St. Car, Street Rod & Bike Show takes place Sunday in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Prizes will be awarded at the show, which will feature an antique fire truck display, an auto flea market, vendors and concessions. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Dept. and Lions Club. For more information, click here.

The Classic Car Club of America hosts the 1st Annual Classic Car Show Sunday at the Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield, Missouri. The noncompetitive automotive gathering will feature classic and vintage domestic and import vehicles, including Cadillacs, Duesenbergs, Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz, Packards, Pierce Arrows and Rolls Royces. There will be concessions at the free event. For more information, click here.

The California Nomads Classic Chevy Club Canyon Park Cruise for Ronald McDonald House takes place Sunday at Canyon RV Park in Anaheim, California. Trophies will be presented to the top 50 vehicles, selected by participants, and special trophies will also be awarded. The event will feature music, vendors, concessions, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit www.californianomads.com.

The 34th Annual Run to the Sun continues through Sunday in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The event is open to 1972-and-older cars and trucks, and will feature vendors, a swap meet, a car corral, a poker run, cruises, show-and-shine, parade, trophy presentations, prize drawings, raffles, a sock hop and Hot Wheels races. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. For more information, click here.