Weekend Car Shows & Events Roundup

Spend this weekend bonding with other car enthusiasts and promoting your shop at a car show. Shows being held include the 24th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals and Steele Rubber Products Open House. 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 Ducktail Run takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Gas City, Indiana. The event is open to 1972-and-older vehicles, and awards will be presented in competitions including Best Car Name, Best Idle Drags and Best License Plate Name. The event will also include a swap meet, cruise-in and vendors. For more information, visit www.ducktailrun.com.

The James Dean Festival & Run takes place Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Fairmount, Indiana. The event will feature a car show, muffler rapping competition, flame-throwing competition, car corrals, parades, races and awards presentations. The festival will also include live entertainment, contests and free screenings of James Dean movies. For more information, visit www.jamesdeanartifacts.com.

The 2012 Santa Fe Concorso takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will feature more than 100 rare and exotic cars, motorcycles and vintage aircraft. The event will also include a Design Forum panel featuring award-winning builders and road tours. For more information, visit www.santafe.com.

The Vintage Street Rodders of America hosts the Third Annual Thunder Road Rod Run Friday and Saturday at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tennessee. The show is open to pre-1949 cars and trucks only, and will feature seminars, awards presentations, vendors, drawings, games, a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.vsra-usa.com.

The Route 66 Cruisers Car & Motorcycle Show 2012 takes place Friday and Saturday in Claremore Lake, Oklahoma. The event kicks off Friday with a cruise-in and screening of the film “Deuce of Spades.” The car show takes place Saturday with three trophies given per class in 50 classes. There will also be vendors, drawings and giveaways.
For more information, visit www.route66cruisersok.org.

The 24th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri. The judged car show will feature seminars, a dyno challenge, a burnout competition, a demolition derby, awards presentations, pinstriping by Von Hot Rod and vendors. For more information, visit www.streetmachinenationals.net.

Steele Rubber Products hosts its annual open house Saturday in Denver, North Carolina. The event will feature a car show, plant tours, seminars and competitions. Awards will be presented for People’s Choice and Best in Show. The open house will also feature a judged wagon competition. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.steelerubber.com/openhouse.

Cars in the Park takes place Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Park in Shawnee, Kansas. The annual event is open to vintage and contemporary cars, trucks and motorcycles. The event will include live music, dancing, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and concessions. Proceeds will benefit the JCPRD Special Olympics & Special Populations. For more information, visit www.carsinthepark.org.

The Carolina Chevelle Association presents its seventh annual car show Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The rain-or-shine event is open to 1964–1972 Chevelle, El Caminos and wagons. Awards will be presented for the top three vehicles in each class in this participant-judged show. Proceeds will benefit Give 2 Troops and Club Horizon. For more information, visit www.carolinachevelle.com.

The S&T Bank Autorama Cruise-In takes place Sunday in Clarion, Pennsylvania. This non-judged show is open to all years, makes and models. Participants will receive dash plaques, and the show will include door prizes, a carnival and concessions. The cruise-in is part of the 59th Annual Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival. For more information, visit www.clarionpa.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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