Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Apr 17, 2012

Show off your best work, sell products and develop your knowledge this weekend at one of the many car shows and events being held around the country, including the 13th Annual Hotrods & Harleys Spring Run and David Vizard’s “How to Build Horsepower” seminar. Information on these and seven additional events is listed below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The 13th Annual Hotrods & Harleys Spring Run takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. The show is open to all vehicles. It will feature a poker walk, daily 50/50 drawings, trivia contests, music and door prizes. For more information, click here.

The Charlotte AutoFair Spring Meet takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The event will feature 11,000 vendor spaces filled with restoration parts and cars for sale. More than 50 car clubs will display their vehicles on Saturday and Sunday at the rain-or-shine event. For more information, visit www.charlotte-autofair.com.

David Vizard will host his “How to Build Horsepower” seminar Friday at K&N Engineering in Riverside, California, and Saturday and Sunday at Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Friday’s session will include a tour of the K&N factory. Saturday evening will feature a Q&A session and the opportunity for attendees to network with industry specialists. Topics covered over the three days will include making the most of a cam change, properly flow-testing intake manifolds, reading dyno sheets for optimal carb calibration and making the most of any CR increases. For more information, click here.

Classic Motorcar Auctions is hosting the Novi Spring Classic Car Auction Saturday and Sunday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Over 250 cars will go up for bid during the auction, including a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible coupe and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 SportsRoof Fastback. The auction will also feature automobilia, memorabilia and petrolania. A preview will take place Friday. For more information, visit www.classicmotorcarauctions.com.

Rims on the River takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Friday will feature pre-show parties with live music and entertainment. The car show and awards presentation take place Saturday, and will be followed by a free concert. The show is open to 1980-and-older cars and motorcycles, and trophies will be presented. Sunday will feature a cruise-in. For more information, visit www.rimsontheriver.com.

The 2nd Annual Wildcat Car Show takes place Saturday at West Blount Park in Hayden, Alabama. Awards will be presented for Best in Class and People’s Choice. The event will also feature a raffle, door prizes, concessions and kids’ activities. Proceeds will benefit Hayden Youth Athletics. For more information, visit www.westblountpark.org.

Circle of Hope hosts its 8th Annual 5K Walk and People’s Choice Car Show Saturday in Castaic, California. A car rally will take place before the walk and vehicles will be exhibited along the walk’s 5K route. Participants will vote for their favorite display vehicles and awards will be presented. The event will also feature vendors and a Healthy Food Pavilion. Proceeds will benefit Circle of Hope, a nonprofit breast cancer organization. For more information, visit www.circleofhopeinc.org.

The 27th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever takes place Sunday at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The event will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, the 50th anniversary of the Cobra and the 45th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar. For more information, visit www.fabulousfordsforever.org.

The Marina High School Cheer 8th Annual Car Show takes place Sunday in Huntington Beach, California. The event is open to all customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, special interest vehicles and motorcycles. The event will feature entertainment, vendors, concessions and raffles. Proceeds will benefit Marina High School cheerleaders. For more information, visit www.marinacarshow.com.