Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Jan 19, 2011

Car clubs, businesses and organizations around the country are hosting auctions, shows and other events this weekend. These events are a great time to mingle with other builders, as well as find potential customers. Here are nine events happening this weekend. Additional car shows and events will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Co.’s 40th Annual Scottsdale Auction continues through Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. Included in the lots up for bid are 19 vehicles and a high-performance GM engine that are being auctioned for charity. Amongst these lots are a 1971 Chevy C-20 pickup benefiting Casa Esperanza para Ninos, a 1974 Mercury Montego street version race car to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, a 2011 GM Performance Parts LSX454R crate engine to benefit the American Heart Association, and a 1973 Chevy Corvette Coupe to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com/events/scottsdale.

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles hosts the 11th Annual Scottsdale Auction Wednesday through Sunday in North Scottsdale, Arizona. A charity preview gala will be held Wednesday evening to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. The auction officially begins Thursday. A collector car seminar moderated by Barry Meguiar, “The Real Horsepower Behind the Current Market: Values vs. Trends,” will be held Friday. A champagne brunch will be held Sunday. For more information, visit www.russoandsteele.com.

RM Auctions hosts the Automobile’s of Arizona collector car auction Thursday and Friday in Phoenix. The  two-day auction will showcase over 160 automobiles spanning the spectrum of the collector car market, from sports and racing cars, to Detroit muscle cars, to a series of wild customs and show cars, according to auction organizers. Vehicles up for bid include a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton, driven by Elvis Presley in the movie “Spinout,” a 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, gifted by Orson Wells to Rita Hayworth and a 1949 Cadillac Series 75 Woodie Limousine by Schwartz specially ordered by Hollywood’s Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. For more information, visit www.rmauctions.com.

World of Wheels Atlanta takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. Show cars on display at the event will include “Downtown Brown,” the Goodguys’ Hot Rod of the Year, “Scythe,” a concept car by Galpin Auto Sports, “6 Pack,” a custom featured on the cover of Mini Truckin’magazine, and “Streetnik Bandit,” created by Dennis “Li’l Daddy” Roth, as well as vintage race cars in the Drag City USA display. The event will also include the Atlanta Area Pinstripers Charity Auction to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, the Anger Management Street Extreme Freestyle show, live music, contests, and guest appearances from Chip Foose and Bryan Fuller of “Two Guys Garage,” amongst others. For more information, visit www.autorama.com/casi/show/atlanta.php.

World of Wheels Pittsburgh takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The event will showcase hot rods, customs, trucks, motorcycles and vintage race cars. The Pinstriper Panel Jam & Charity Auction will benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Meguiar’s will demonstrate car care tips in Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration, D/A Polisher and Wheel Polishing. The event will also feature live music, a racing collectibles and toy show, and contests. Guest appearances throughout the weekend include X Games champion Dave Mirra, Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Kris Letang, and Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier. For more information, visit www.autorama.com/casi/show/spectator/pittsburgh.php.

The 28th Annual Rod & Custom Auto, Motorcycle & Product Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Rock Island, Illinois. Jim Hetzler has been selected as the 2011 Feature Artist. Military Day is Friday, with free admission for all service members who present their military ID. The event will include Sturgis by the River 2011 major concert announcements. For more information, click here.

The Petersen Automotive Museum is marking the end of its current exhibition “Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles” with a fashion show featuring designs created by Los Angeles students Friday. “Automotivated,” which ends Sunday, features cars form the 1920s and 1930s, and shows how fashions from the era were influenced by automotive design. The fashion show will showcase looks designed, sewn and modeled by kids in After-School All-Stars that have been inspired by either the cars or fashions shown in the “Automotivated” exhibit. The event will benefit After-School All-Stars art programs. For more information, visit www.la-allstars.org.

The Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell takes place Saturday and Sunday in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The indoor all-automotive swap meet will feature 350 vendor spaces and a car corral. The swap meet created by an automotive enthusiast for “hardcore automotive vendors,” according to event organizers, and no household toys or garage sale junk items are to be sold. For more information, visit www.thompsonspeedway.com/autoparts-swap-n-sell.htm.

The 3rd Annual Jeff’s Fun Run takes place Saturday, beginning at Ken Grody Ford in Buena Park, California, and ending at Bob’s Big Boy Broiler in Downey, California. Hosted by Pickups Limited of Orange County, the poker run benefits cancer research and is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles. Stops along the route will include Classic Performance Parts, American Hot Rods, HILLCO Fastener Warehouse, Original Parts Group and Hot Rods & Hobbies. The event will include music, a 50/50 drawing and a grand prize for the best poker hand. For more information, visit www.jeffsfunrun.com.