Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Oct 3, 2012

Spend this first weekend of October showing off your latest projects, meeting new customers and supporting local organizations at a car show. Shows being held include Goodguys 20th Lone Star Nationals and the Golden State 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 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The event will feature 8,100 vending spaces and 2,000 vehicles across 150 acres. For more information, visit www.carlisleevents.com.

The 2012 Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro, West Virginia. The event will feature cruise-ins, a car show, an automotive swap meet, vendors, live music, a poker run, NSRA safety inspections, a model car show, seminars, competitions, shop tours and an awards presentation. For more information, visit www.charlestonwvcarshow.com.

Goodguys presents the 20th Lone Star Nationals Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will feature more than 2,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 competing for awards including the Truck of the Year Early and Late Finalist, and Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist. The event will also include vendor and manufacturer exhibits, a model and pedal car show, a swap meet, the Auto Trader Classic Cars for Sale Corral, Goodguys AutoCross, a track cruise, gatherings, and kids entertainment. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.

NSRA presents the Golden State Street Rod Nationals Plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. The show will feature 1,300 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines. For more information, visit http://nsra-usa.com.

The 37th Annual Pumpkin Run Nationals takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville, Ohio. The event is open 1970-and-older cars and trucks. It will feature a car show, special vehicle displays, a model car contest, valve cover races, live entertainment and trophy presentations. For more information, visit www.pumpkinrunnationals.com.

The Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run & Classic Car Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Hutchinson, Kansas. The event kicks off Friday with a show-and-shine, city cruise and parade, vendors, concessions and entertainment. Saturday features a show-and-shine, live auction, vehicle judging, vendors, concessions and live entertainment. Sunday features a show-and-shine, open header cruise, awards ceremony, vendors and concessions. For more information, visit www.hutchrodrun.com.

The Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance takes place Saturday at Hop Brook Farm in Holmdel, New Jersey. The event will feature 130 historic motorcars and motorcycles on display, and fashion show. Proceeds will benefit Horizons, a non-profit organization helping local underprivileged kids through summer enrichment in math, reading and life skills. For more information, visit www.monmouthcountyconcours.com.

The Glenwood Annual Car Show takes place Saturday at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Cooksville, Maryland. The event features a judged car show, silent auction, music, door prizes, music and refreshments. First place trophies will be awarded for Best in Show, People’s Choice, Classics, Antiques, Hot Rods, Modifieds and Tuners. For more information, visit www.glenwoodseniorcenter.org.

The Laguna Beach Classic Car Show takes place Sunday at the Festival of Arts & City Grounds in Laguna Beach, California. Domestic and import vehicles will be judged in 30 classes, including Antiques through 1931, Corvettes through 1972 and Survivors, Post-War though 1962. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charitable and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.lagunabeachcarshow.com.

The 16th Annual Cruisin’ The Coast begins Sunday in Gulfport, Mississippi. The weeklong event will feature cruises, parades, competitions, parties, live entertainment, a swap meet, an auto auction, a cars-for-sale corral, an appearance by Dennis Gage and awards presentations. For more information, visit www.cruisinthecoast.com.