Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

The 2012 Grand National Roadster Show takes place this weekend in Pomona, California.

The car show calendar is back in full swing this weekend with the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, and World of Wheels hitting New Orleans and Pittsburgh. Information on these and five additional events is detailed below. More shows will be posted on Hotrod & Restoration‘s Twitter throughout the week.

The 63rd Grand National Roadster Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The show will feature over 500 vehicles inside all of the Fairplex buildings competing for awards including the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award. An additional 400–800 vehicles will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to take part in the 7th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. The event will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford. For more information, click here

World of Wheels New Orleans takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Over $20,000 in cash and awards will be presented in classes including Best Rod, Best Restored, Outstanding Street Rod and Outstanding Street Machine. The show will also feature special vehicle displays, Meguiar’s Car Care Tips, a car audio competition, BMX Extreme Freestyle shows and celebrity appearances. For more information, click here

World of Wheels Pittsburgh takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Cash prizes and awards will be presented in classes including Best Custom, Best Restored, Outstanding Custom and Outstanding Restored. The event will also feature special vehicle displays, the Pittsburgh High Scrollers Pinstripe Charity Auction benefiting the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, live music, a pinball tournament, a pin-up girl contest, an Artist’s Alley, Meguiar’s Car Care Tips, a BMX extreme stunt show and celebrity appearances. For more information, click here.

The 2012 McAllen International Auto Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. The event will feature nearly 200 vehicles from 10 categories, ranging from classics and antiques to modern and concept vehicles, on display in both exhibit halls of the convention center and the adjacent parking lot. The event will also include a show-and-shine, motorcycle displays, a road skill test track, a kids’ model car build-off, a swap meet and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.mcallencarfest.com.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, unveils its newest exhibit, “Moon: Six Decades of a Hot Rodding Eye-con,” Friday in conjunction with the Grand National Roadster Show. The exhibit will feature an extensive array of rare photographs, vehicles and other Moon memorabilia. The exhibit will be on display through January 2013. For more information, visit www.museum.nhra.com.

The 5th Annual 100 Years of Cars Show takes place Saturday at The Pine School in Hobe Sound, Florida. The event will feature more than 300 vehicles from 1900 through today competing for various awards, and will include concessions live music and children’s activities. Proceeds will benefit The Pine School Patriot Scholarship Fund, which aids the children of veterans or active military personnel, and the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, visit www.thepineschool.org.

 Get Your Kicks at Route 46 takes place Sunday in Sanford, Florida. The monthly cruise features a DJ, raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing, breakfast and lunch. For more information, visit www.floridacoolcars.com.

The 2012 Mecum Kissimmee Auction runs through Sunday at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The event will feature more than 2,000 cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats up for auction. Vehicles up for bid include a 1928 Ford Model A roadster, 1940 Cadillac LaSalle, 1956 Ford custom wagon, 1960 Chevy Impala two-door hardtop, 1963 Studebaker Avanti and a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner. For more information, visit www.mecum.com.

If your shop or community is hosting a show that you would like to tell Hotrod & Restoration readers about, e-mail devlin.smith@bobit.com.

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