Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Sep 18, 2012

Put your latest projects in the spotlight this weekend at a car show. Shows and events being held this weekend include Goodguys’ 2nd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals and the NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals Plus. Information on these and eight additional shows is listed below. More shows and events will be posted on the Hotrod & Restoration Twitter feed throughout the week.

The Food Lion AutoFair takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The event will feature thousands of vehicles on display, including nearly 1,500 vehicles for sale. Carroll Shelby will be honored during the course of the AutoFair with vehicles including ACE Bristol, 289 Cobra, 427 Cobra, 1966 GT350, 1967 GT350, 1968 GT500 King of the Road, 2006 GTH (Hertz) (40th Anniversary Shelby), 2007 GTH (Hertz), 2007 GT500, 2008 GT500 King of the Road, 2008 GT-C, CSX 4000 427 Cobra and Sunbeam Tiger to be featured in a special display. The event will also include vendors and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Goodguys presents the 2nd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The event will feature over 2,500 rods, customs and classics through 1972 competing for awards including the 2012 Hot Rod of the Year and 2012 Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist. The event will also include a poker run, Goodguys AutoCross, an Indy 500 track cruise, model and pedal car show, swap meets, Cars 4 Sale Corral, and commercial exhibits. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.

NSRA presents the Northeast Street Rod Nationals Plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont. The event will feature over 1,600 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines, as well as manufacturer and dealer displays. For more information, visit http://nsra-usa.com.

Cruzin’ for Life takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Santa Maria Fairpark in Santa Maria, California. The event kicks off Friday with a family carnival, ’60s dance and car show meet-and-greet. Saturday features the all makes and models car show, a survivor cruise, trophy presentations, carnival, live entertainment dinner and silent auction. The event concludes Sunday with a concert hosted by Candy Clark featuring Los Lobos, Dave Mason and Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats. Proceeds from the event benefit Marian Cancer Care, The American Cancer Society’s Camp Reach for the Stars and The Young Cancer Survivors Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.cruzinforlife.net.

The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The weekend-long event will feature drag racing, autocross, car show, speed stop challenge, dyno challenge and technical seminars. For more information, visit www.lingenfelterperformancenationals.com.

The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Springfield, Illinois. The event will feature a car show, poker race, dyno challenge, burnout competition, live music and family activities. Show vehicles will compete for awards in 37 classes, including Best Truck, Best GTO, Best Orphan and Best Street Rod. For more information, visit www.route66fest.com.

The Nopi Nationals takes place Friday and Saturday at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. The event will feature a car show with over 100 classes, drag racing, sound contests, a hydraulic show and vendors. For more information, visit www.nopinationals.com.

The 13th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure car show takes place Saturday at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, California. The show is expected to attract over 3,400 custom and classic vehicles. It will also feature more than 200 vendors and exhibitors, live entertainment, giveaways, and special guest appearances. The event supports the City of Hope Prostrate Cancer Program. For more information, visit www.cruisinforacure.com.

The Petit Jean Mountain Car Show and Shine takes place Saturday at The Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton, Arkansas. Trophies will be presented to the top three in each class: Stock 1900-1949, Stock 1950-1984, Stock 1985-Present Day, Mopars, Camaros, Mustangs, Trucks, Street Rods, Corvettes, Foreign Cars, Rat Rods and Youth Class. The car show takes place during the annual Fall Swap Meet on Petit Jean Mountain. Proceeds will benefit The Museum of Automobiles. For more information, visit www.museumofautos.com.

The 10th Annual River City Classics Show and Shine takes place Sunday in High River, Alberta, Canada. The event will include drawings, prizes and entertainment. In addition to paying a $10 registration fee, participants are also asked to bring items for the local food bank. For more information, visit www.rivercityclassics.com.