Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Sep 11, 2012

From Model A’s to woodies, a wide variety of classic cars and trucks will stand in the spotlight this weekend at car shows and events being held across the country. Events taking place include the NSRA Street Rod Nationals North Plus, 7th Annual Redneck Rumble and Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. Information on these and seven additional shows is detailed below. More shows and events will be posted on the Hotrod & Restoration Twitter feed throughout the week.

The 19th Annual Corvette Funfest takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Effingham, Illinois. Presented by Mid America Motorworks, the event will feature awards presentations, road tours, seminars, vendors, a swap meet, a Corvettes for Sale Corral, a pinewood derby, a screening of “Cars 2,” raffles, giveaways, concessions and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.corvettefunfest.com.

The 23rd Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in San Bernardino, California. The event will showcase 1,700 cars, trucks and motorcycles through 1975. It will feature cruises, show-and-shines, special vehicle displays, demonstrations, a poker run, contests, live entertainment, vendors and awards presentation. For more information, visit www.route-66.org.

The Wavecrest Woodie Meet takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Encinitas, California. A gathering of hot rods and woodies kicks off Wavecrest Thursday. Friday features a surf contest and welcome party. Saturday will feature a car show expected to attract 300 woodies, live Hawaiian and surf music, raffles, vendors, concessions, a buffet dinner, and an auction. Sunday will feature a woodies cruise along Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, visit http://sites.commercecreators.com.

NSRA presents the Street Rod Nationals North Plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The event will attract 2,500 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines. It will also feature manufacturer and dealer displays, a swap meet, and other attractions. For more information, visit www.nsra-usa.com.

The Glemoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio. The event kicks off Friday with a silent auction, seminars and a welcome party. Saturday will feature a countryside tour, Grande Salon Antique and Classic Car Auction, cocktail reception, and gala dinner. Sunday features the 18th Annual Concours d’Elegance, which will include early supercharged automobiles, steam-powered automobiles, the Allard sports car, automobiles designed by Zagato, the Tucker automobile and “The Trans Atlantics,” which are European coachwork vehicles with American engines. For more information, visit www.glenmoorgathering.com.

The 7th Annual Redneck Rumble takes place Friday and Saturday at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. The event is open to pre-1968 hot rods, rat rods, customs, choppers and bobbers. It will feature a cruise, swap meet, vendors, a demolition derby and live music. For more information, visit www.bothbarrelspromotions.com.

The American Truck Historical Society Historic Highway Convoy runs along Route 66 through Saturday. The convoy will feature antique truck shows at stops in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. For more information, visit www.aths.org.

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The event will feature more than 200 classic American and European autos and motorcycles displayed in 21 classes. This year’s classes include American Classics – Open, American Classics – Closed, Ford Model A, Pre-War Chevrolet, American Fins, Pony Cars and American Muscle. The event will also feature Restoration Alley, where visitors can see how old cars are resurrected. For more information, visit www.pvconcours.org.

The @ Cheers Car Shows and Flea Market takes place Sunday in Northglenn, Colorado. The event will feature over 70 show cars and awards will be presented for best muscle car, street rod, import tuner car, rat rod and motorcycle. The event will also include a flea market, vendors, concessions, live music and kids’ activities. For more information, visit www.atcheers.com.

Scotchman Industries Inc. is celebrating the Scotchman ironworker’s 45th anniversary with an open house Tuesday in Philip, South Dakota. The company will be hosting tours of its 120,000-square-foot factory, live machine demonstrations, and a meet-and-greet with its customer service team. For more information, visit www.scotchman.com.