As spring approaches, the calendar is filling up with outdoor car shows, including Goodguys Spring Nationals. Details on this and nine more car shows and events being held this weekend in the United States and Canada are listed below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.
Goodguys Spring Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first Goodguys’ event of 2012, the Spring Nationals will feature over 2,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 competing for awards including Muscle Car of the Year Finalist, Custom Rod of the Year Finalist and Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist. The event will also feature vendors, a swap meet, a Cars 4 Sale Corral, a model and pedal car show, autocross and cruises. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton and Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Amelia Island, Florida. The event will feature a Marque Car Road Tour, silent auctions, seminars, receptions and dinners leading up to Sunday’s Concours. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit various local charities. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.
The 25th Annual Carolina Collector Auto Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event will feature a classic car show open to 1973-and-earlier vehicles on Saturday and an open car show on Sunday. Awards will be presented in the afternoon both days. The event will also feature vendors, a swap meet and car corral. For more information, visit www.carolinacollectorautofest.com.
Hotrod Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Vandalia, Ohio. The event will feature trophy presentations, prizes, pinstriping and airbrushing demonstrations, games and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.hotrodfest.com.
MegaSpeed Custom Car & Truck Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event will feature an awards presentation, special vehicle displays, live entertainment, a pinstripers’ panel jam, celebrity guest appearances and vendors. For more information, visit www.megaspeedcarshow.com.
The Temecula Rod Run takes place Friday and Saturday in Temecula, California. The event will feature a cruise Friday night with music, entertainment, vendors and concessions. A show-and-shine will be held Saturday. Saturday will also feature music, entertainment, vendors and concessions. For more information, visit www.rodruntemecula.com.
The Shops at Norterra Car Show takes place Friday in Phoenix. The show, which will run the second Friday of each month through May, will feature live music, prize drawings and concessions. No registration is required to display a vehicle. For more information, visit www.norterrashopping.com.
The Fourth Annual OHH Car Show and Motorcycle Rally takes place Saturday at the Historic Train Depot in Tomball, Texas. The event will feature classic and custom vehicles and motorcycles, an awards presentation, live music and concessions. Presented by Oilfield Helping Hands, the event will benefit oilfield families in critical need of assistance. For more information, visit www.oilfieldhelpinghands.org.
Rods on the River 2012 takes place Saturday in Riverview, Florida. The event is open to all show cars and car clubs, and over 30 trophies will be presented in categories including Best Rat Rod and Best in Show. There will also be valve cover races, a 50/50 drawing, music and concessions. The event will benefit Hand to Hope. For more information, click here.
South East Rods & Customs is presenting the Cars of Dreams Museum Car & Truck Show Sunday in North Palm Beach, Florida. The event will feature awards presentations, vendors, raffles, a 50/50 drawing and concessions. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hospice of Palm Beach County. For more information, visit www.hr-carclub.com.