The summer car show season rolls on with more events being held around the country this weekend that give you the opportunity to show off your most-prized builds, connect with new customers, get inspiration for future projects and support great local organizations. Events being held this weekend include Goodguys 25th Pacific Northwest Nationals and Hot Rods in the Heartland. 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 32nd Annual KKOA Leadsled Spectacular takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Salina, Kansas. The event will feature cruises, show-and-shines, special vehicle displays, drag races, treasure hunts, live entertainment, special guest appearances and awards presentations. For more information, visit www.kustomkempsofamerica.com.
Goodguys presents the 25th Pacific Northwest Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Puyallup Fair and Events in Puyallup, Washington. The show will feature over 2,500 rods, customs and classics through 1972 competing for awards including 2012 Kustom of the Year Finalist and 2012 Muscle Car of the Year Finalist. The event will also include vendor and manufacturer exhibits, a swap meet, a car corral, a model and pedal car show and a pinstripers’ brush bash. A kick-off party and poker run will be held Thursday. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.
Hot Rods in the Heartland takes place Friday and Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sponsored by the American Street Rod Association, the classic rod run will include cruises to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, Yogi’s Inc. the and National Motorcycle Museum. For more information, visit www.americanstreetrodassociation.com.
The Hudson Valley Street Rod Association presents the Rhinebeck Nationals Friday and Saturday at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. The event will feature hundreds of rods, customs and muscle cars through 1977, as well as a car corral, swap meet, vendors and crafters. For more information, visit www.hudsonvalleystreetrods.com.
The 5th Annual Nash Back at Ya Car Showa takes place Saturday in Rogers, Arkansas. The event is open to all cars and trucks, and trophies will be presented in categories for vehicles through 1985, from 1985 to the present, and in other specialized categories. The event will feature a DJ, trivia, contests, vendors, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, activities for pets and games. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society for Animals of Benton County. For more information, visit www.nashbackatya.com.
The Guns and Hoses II Car Show takes place Saturday at the Ontario Police Department in Ontario, California. The event will feature pre-1975 cars and trucks, antiques, street, rods, muscle cars, classics, motorcycles, special interest vehicles, police vehicles, fire vehicles, and new Challengers, Camaros and Mustangs. The event will also include food trucks. Proceeds will benefit The Ontario Rotary Police Museum. For more information, contact Don Driftmier at (951) 206-5731.
The 18th Annual People’s Choice Car Show takes place Sunday at the WyoTech campus in Long Beach, California. Sponsored by the SouthBay Mustang Owners, the event will feature trophies for all classes, the presentation of a club-participation award, auto tech demos, tours of WyoTech, games, music, drawings and concessions. Proceeds will benefit WyoTech’s Students Helping Students fund. For more information, visit www.southbaymustangowners.org.
The 19th Annual San Dimas Shine It! Show It! Cruise It! takes place Sunday in San Dimas, California. The event is open to antiques, street rods, classics, special interest vehicles, full-size trucks and motorcycles. The event will include a pancake breakfast, live bands, raffles and booths. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Dimas Sheriff’s Booster Club. For more information, visit www.sandimascarshow.com.
The 32nd Annual All Chevy Show takes place Sunday at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. The judged event is open to stock and modified Camaros, Corvettes, Novas, Chevelles and Chevy trucks dating from 1911 through the present. The event will feature a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawings, a DJ and concessions. Proceeds will benefit local food banks and the Spirit of Christmas. For more information, visit www.steeltownvette.com.
The 34th Annual Crown Victoria Association Convention kicks off Sunday in Huron, Ohio. The week-long convention will feature driving tours, swap meets, a tour of the Ford Motor Co. Assembly Plant, an auction, a tech session, judged and people’s choice car shows, a dance, and an awards banquet. For more information, visit www.thecvaonline.com.