Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Apr 24, 2012

Take your latest builds out to a car show this weekend, meet with new customers and support local charities. Events being held this weekend include the 36th Annual West Street Rod Nationals Plus and 5th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In. Information on these and eight additional events is listed below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The Bama Coast Cruise takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Wharf Event Center in Orange Beach, Alabama. The event will feature a show-and-shine, awards presentation, a parade cruise, a swap meet, cash drawings and live music. For more information, visit www.bamacoastcruise.com.

The NSRA presents the 36th Annual West Street Rod Nationals Plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, California. The event will feature 2,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines on display. For more information, visit www.nsra-usa.com.

The 40th Annual Colonial Williamsburg Rod Run takes place Friday and Saturday in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event kicks off Friday with a barbecue dinner, cruise and go-kart racing. Saturday will feature a show-and-shine, NSRA inspections, poker run, flea market, door prizes, concessions, games and raffles. For more information, visit www.tsra-va.com/registration.shtml.

The 22nd Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Half Moon Bay Airport in Half Moon Bay, California. The show will feature more than 2,000 antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic automobiles. The show will also include a Championship Demolition Derby, bi-plane fly-overs, helicopter rides, unimotorcycle racing, monster truck rides, go-kart rides, kids’ activities, concessions and live music. For more information, visit www.miramarevents.com.

The 2012 Saratoga Nationals-Expo Car Show Swap Meet takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, New York. Participants will be judging the car show and trophies will be presented in 11 categories. The event will feature vendors, restoration services, concessions, Adirondack karting, Broadway Choppers, a muffler rapping contest, a DJ, door prizes, giveaways and 50/50 drawings to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information, visit www.saratoganationals.net.

Boy Scout Troop 597 presents its 5th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show & Community Carnival Saturday at Daniel Boone Middle School in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. Over 100 cars will be on display at the event, which will also feature games, vendors, concessions and a DJ. Sunday has been set at the rain date. Trophies will be presented in nine separate categories, as well as for Best in Show and Scout’s Choice. For more information, visit www.troop597.org.

The 2nd Annual Cobra Lacrosse Car Show takes place Saturday in Bel Air, Maryland. Trophies will be presented to the top five vehicles in each class, as well as for Best of Show, the Hartford Tech Award and the Kid’s Choice Award. The event will also feature concessions, door prizes, and a DJ. Sunday has been set as the rain date. For more information, visit www.harfordtechcarshow.com.

The 5th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In takes place Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California. Awards will be presented at the event hosted by Factory Five Racing, which will also feature live music and a Moment of Thunder. For more information, visit www.factoryfive.com.

The Riverside International Automotive Museum is hosting a reception for the recently published book “Pole Position Rex Mays The Life of America’s Most Popular Race Car Driver and a Look Back at American Auto Racing and Life Circa 1931-1949” Saturday in Riverside, California. Author Bob Schilling will be on hand to sign the book. For more information, call (951) 369-6966.

The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral runs through Sunday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The event will feature 8,100 vending spaces and 2,000 vehicles spread across 150 acres. For more information, visit www.carlisleevents.com.