Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

May 2, 2012

Spend the first weekend in May at a car show, meeting new customers, supporting local charities and sharpening your skills. Events being held this weekend include the 38th Street Rod Nationals South Plus, Rev’ved Up 4 Kids and Third Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. Information on these and six additional events is listed below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The 38th Street Rod Nationals South Plus takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Chilhowee Park & Expo Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. The event will feature vehicles from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, as well as manufacturer displays, a vintage car parts swap meet, and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, visit www.nsra-usa.com.

The Cruisin Morro Bay Car Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Morro Bay, California. The show will feature a cruise up the coast, shop tours, cruise night and ice cream social Friday. Saturday and Sunday will feature a show-and-shine. For more information, visit www.morrobaycarshow.org.

Edelbrock is hosting the Rev’ved Up 4 Kids charity fundraiser Saturday and Sunday at its corporate headquarters in Torrance, California. The fundraiser will feature a car show open to all makes and models, a tour of the Edelbrock headquarters, and live entertainment. The event will also feature the “Back to Where It All Began” party that will bring together legends including Vic Edelbrock, Ed Iskenderian, Gene Winfield, Alex Xydias, Parnelli Jones, George Barris and Ed Pink telling stories and signing autographs. The fourth annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Regional competition, featuring local high school students competing in a high-energy engine building competition, will also take place during the fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit The Center for Learning Unlimited, a private educational institution that provides comprehensive education to students with complex learning disabilities. For more information, visit www.revvedup4kids.com.

The inaugural Girls Go Racing: The Art of Driving Adventure takes place Saturday and Sunday at Road America Race Track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Participants will learn the fundamentals of driving and everyday maneuvers on a controlled driving course. There will be a classroom discussion, in-car lessons and an on-track portion. For more information, e-mail girlsgoracing@gmail.com.

Mid America Motorworks is hosting the Spring Swapfest & Club Olympics Saturday in Effingham, Illinois. All items offered for sale must be automotive parts, accessories, or memorabilia for any type of enthusiast auto, whether Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar, hot rods, street rods or muscle cars, plus special emphasis on Corvettes and classic Volkswagens. The event will also feature a cars-for-sale corral. For more information, visit www.funfestevents.com.

Brothers Performance is hosting a car show and sales event Saturday in Deland, Florida. The event is open to Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, Challengers, Chargers, GTOs, classic muscle cars and trucks. It will also feature dyno shoot outs and an exhaust sound off competition. For more information, visit www.brothersperformance.com.

Battle at the Banks takes place Saturday at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana. The event will feature an autocross, barbecue and cruise-in. The event is open to domestic and domestic-powered vehicles with 200 tire tread wear and no tire softeners. For more information, visit www.calekernhotrods.com.

The Third Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday in Beverly Hills, California. The event will feature more than 125 vintage, rare and unique automobiles. The event will also feature lectures, tours of the mansion, an awards presentation and a marketplace. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the nonprofit Friends of Greystone and its ongoing restoration efforts of the estate. To see HRR‘s coverage of the Second Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, click here. For more information, visit www.beverlyhills.org.

The Bearing Burners Car Show & Swap Meet takes place Sunday at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. The car show is open to all makes and models, and vehicles will be judged in over 50 classes. The event will also feature a swap meet, a used car corral, a manufacturers’ midway, concessions, giveaways, raffles and a DJ. For more information, visit www.michiganclassics.com.