This first weekend in November features car shows honoring veterans and supporting important causes, including Vets ‘n Vettes at The National Corvette Museum and the Texas Firewalkers’ Hotrods & Hogs Custom Car Show. Here’s information on those and eight additional shows that provide you with 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.
Vets ‘n Vettes takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. An annual tradition in its fourth year, Vets ‘n Vettes event offers a number of new ways to enjoy camaraderie with others who have served, according to organizers. The three-day event will feature special group tours, movie screenings, a poker run, a parade, an auction and a banquet. For more information, visit www.corvettemuseum.com.
The SEMA Show concludes Friday afternoon with a car show and parade at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Each year, show attendees and people in Las Vegas gather around to watch the SEMA Show display vehicles exiting the convention center. This year, those vehicles will be assembled in a parade and gathered for a car show taking place in the Gold Lot across the street from the convention center. The event will feature awards presentations, giveaways, entertainment, VIP interviews and commentary from host Joe Sebergandio. For more information, visit www.semashow.com.
The 12th Annual Cruizin “E” St Veterans Day Parade & Car Show takes place Saturday in San Bernardino, California. All show vehicles and motorcycles are welcome to participate in the two events, though separate registration is required for each. The day will feature awards presentations, a DJ, raffle, 50/50 drawing, vendors and concessions. Bicycles and pedal cars are also invited to participate in the parade and car show, and will be eligible for awards at the show. For more information, visit www.cruizinestreet.com.
The Texas Firewalkers are hosting the Hotrods & Hogs Custom Car Show Saturday in Cedar Creek, Texas. The show is open to stock vehicles, street rods and custom motorcycles, and awards will be presented. The event will feature a concert. Proceeds will benefit the Texas Firewalkers organization, which helps residents in Central Texas that are displaced by residential fires, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For more information, visit www.texasfirewalkers.org.
The Vettes for Vets All Corvette Car Show takes place Saturday at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. The rain-or-shine show will feature trophy presentations, vendors, concessions, raffles and veteran displays. The museum is also hosting a special Corvette display, “America’s Sports Car.” The car show will benefit veterans’ groups and the museum. For more information, visit www.calautomuseum.org.
Because rain was forecast for last weekend, the Hallow-Scream Car Show and Fright Fest will take place Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. Awards will be presented in 23 domestic, import and specialty classes. All car show winners and participants will be photographed with their vehicle and models. The event will feature raffles, candy for trick-or-treaters, face painting and concessions. The event will support the Central Virginia Food Bank and Dress for Success Charities, and attendees are asked to bring three unopened cans of food or new or gently worn professional ladies clothing. For more information, visit www.richmondcarshow.webs.com.
The California 91 Car Show takes place Saturday at the Canyon RV Park in Anaheim, California. The show is open to all pre-1979 hot rods, kustoms, classics, trucks, vans and VWs. Twenty people’s choice and one best-of-show award will be presented at the rain-or-shine show. The event will also feature an appearance by Von Hot Rod, live music, vendors, concessions, raffles and a DJ. For more information, visit www.91carshow.com.
A Trip to the Farm Car & Bike Show takes place Saturday in Beulaville, North Carolina. The show is open to all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles, and awards will be presented in 30 categories. The show will also feature music, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to soup kitchens in Onslow County. A rain date has been set for Nov. 12. For more information, visit www.tobaccoroadcruiser.com.
The 21st Annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar & Kris Kingle’s Kar Klassic takes place Saturday and Sunday in Franklin, Tennessee. The car show will highlight “orphan” cars, cars by manufacturers that are no longer in business. The bazaar will feature over 150 craft vendors. Attendees can get their picture taken with Santa Claus at the event. For more information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com.
The A.A.F. Tank Museum hosts its 8th Annual Indoor Car & Bike Show Saturday in Danville, Virginia. Awards will be presented in over 60 classes for domestic, import and specialty cars and motorcycles. The event will also feature a tank-crushing-car demo, a BMX bike stunt show and raffles. For more information, visit www.aaftankmuseum.com/carshow.htm.