Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Jun 19, 2012

Head on out to a car show or auction this weekend to show off new builds, network with new customers, get inspiration for future projects and support local organizations. Events held this weekend include Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car Auction and the NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus. Information on these and eight additional shows is listed below. More shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The 8th Annual Wheels & Wings takes place Thursday in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. The car and motorcycle show will feature live entertainment and a wing-off. Awards will be presented in categories including Best of Show and Spirit. For more information, visit www.ebensburgwheels.com.

The Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car Auction takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Millions of dollars’ worth of classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and contemporary collectibles will cross the auction block throughout the event, which will be broadcast live in SPEED. The auction will also feature live demonstrations, Ford and GM Ride ‘N Drive opportunities and exhibitors. An opening night reception will be held Thursday night. For more information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.

The Carlisle GM Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The show will highlight top-quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance late-model cars. The event will also include autocross, special vehicle displays, NHRA drag racing, special guests, kids’ activities and giveaways. For more information, visit www.carlisleevents.com.

NSRA presents the Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado. The event will feature vehicles from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, as well as manufacturer displays, a swap meet, and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, visit www.nsra-usa.com.

The 14th Annual Camaro Nationals takes place Friday and Saturday at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, Maryland. All years of Camaros will be competing at the event for awards in more than 50 classes. The event will also feature a petting zoo, pony rides, a moon bounce, silent auction and a charity dinner. Auction and dinner proceeds will benefit the Silence of Mary Home. A kick-off cruise will be held Thursday night. For more information, visit www.mdcamaroclub.com.

Mecum is hosting two auctions this weekend. The Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction takes place Friday and Saturday at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. The Corvette auction and show will feature 400 vehicles. The St. Paul, MN Auction takes place Friday and Saturday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. The auction runs concurrently with the Minnesota Street Rod Association Back to the 50s car show. For more information, visit www.mecum.com.

The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance takes place Saturday and Sunday at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California. The event will showcase historic Le Mans racers and collectible car margues, including the Shelby American. A private collector tour will be held on Saturday and the public concours will be held Sunday. The event will also feature artists and vendors. For more information, visit www.danapointconcours.org.

Billetproof NorthWest takes place Saturday at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds in Chehalis, Washington. The show will highlight 750 traditional hot rods and customs built on a limited budget. The show will feature a cruise night, pinstripe panel jam, swap meet, model car show, swap meet and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.billetproof.com.

The 8th Annual Cars & Guitars Cruz-In takes place Saturday in Seymour, Indiana. All makes and models of vehicles are welcome to the event, which will also feature live music. Proceeds will benefit the Seymour Physically Challenged Playground. For more information, visit www.carsandguitarsofseymour.com.

The 5th Annual JDRF Charity Car Show takes place Saturday at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, California. The rain-or-shine event will feature over 300 cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles competing for trophies in 40 categories. The event will also include a pancake breakfast, raffles, games and vendors. Proceeds will benefit the JDRF Inland Empire Branch. For more information, visit www.jdrfinlandempire.com.