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More than 600 Vehicles Attend ididit Car Show

Ididit Car Show 2013

More than 600 pre-1979 vehicles and 2,000 spectators attended ididit Inc.’s 22nd annual car show on Oct. 5 at the company’s headquarters in Tecumseh, Mich., according to Megan Lunsford, marketing coordinator for ididit.

“The car gods shined down on us and kept the rain away,” said Jane Callison, ididit president. “Six-hundred cars and their owners had a blast at the show. We had over 350 door prizes donated from generous companies that we gave away.”

The car show and open house included awards, free safety inspections from the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) and tours of the ididit facility.

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Hot Rod Manufacturers Host Fall Open Houses, Car Shows

Rottler Manufacturing is presenting its 6th annual open house Wednesday through Friday (Sept. 25-27) at Rottler headquarters in Kent, Wash.

The event includes Rottler’s open house and 90th anniversary dinner on Thursday (Sept. 26) and the AERA Tech and Skill Regional Conference on Friday (Sept. 27). The conference, which is held in conjunction with Rottler’s free open house every year, features technical seminars.

For more information or to register for events, visit http://www.rottlermfg.com/open_house.php.

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Barrett-Jackson to Host Inaugural Hot August Nights Auction

Hot August Nights

The inaugural Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson is set for Aug. 8-10 in Reno Tahoe, Nev.

The new partnership between Barrett-Jackson and Hot August Nights will offer enthusiasts a week-long opportunity to celebrate and some of the world’s most historic automobiles. Buyers will be able to bid on collector cars and take them from the auction block to the streets of Reno Tahoe to participate in Hot August Nights’ cruises or show-n-shines.

“The only missing piece in Hot August Nights’ successful puzzle was a Barrett-Jackson Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our collectors in Canada, Seattle, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley have been asking for decades for an auction in their region. The partnership with Hot August Nights provides the perfect atmosphere of automotive passion to make that happen.”

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AkzoNobel’s Wanda Brand Sponsors Cruise

Norcross, Ga.-based AkzoNobel Car Refinishes North America’s Wanda brand will be the title sponsor of the 12th annual Blue Suede Cruise event for the third year, July 19-21 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norfolk, Ohio.

The 2013 Wanda Blue Suede Cruise will feature pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, trick trucks and special concept and show cars painted in custom Wanda colors and finishes.

“Car lovers and families alike enjoy the wide variety of races and activities, and it provides us with the perfect opportunity to expand awareness for Wanda brand products at the same time,” said Mark Rapson, AkzoNobel’s manager of trade brands in North America.

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’41 Willys Snags ‘Thumper Award’

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Larry and Lisa Malisani of Thornton, Colo. were presented the “Thumper Award” by Comp Cams and the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) at the Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus, June 21-23 in Pueblo, Colo.

The Malisanis were given the award for their beautifully blown 1941 Willys.

The NSRA will produce 11 events for the 2013 season.

For information, visit www.nsra-usa.com.

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Fourth of July Weekend Car Shows and Events

Heartland Nationals

The Goodguys 22nd Heartland Nationals will take place July 5-7.

Here are a few hot rod get-togethers planned for Fourth of July weekend (July 4-7). Send information regarding car shows, cruises and other hotrod and classic car events to HRREditor@NBM.com.

• July 4-7, National Hot Rod Association Nationals (NSRA) Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio. Featuring Pro Stock cars, Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars, plus jet cars and fireworks. For more information, visit http://www.summitmotorsportspark.com/.

• July 5-7: Goodguys 22nd Heartland Nationals, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa. Featuring more than 4,000 pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, plus All American Sunday, autocross, swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, fireworks, model and pedal car show and live entertainment. For more information, visit https://www.good-guys.com/hln.

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Father’s Day Weekend Car Shows and Events

Goodguys Colorado Nationals 2013

The Goodguys Colorado Nationals cruised through Loveland, Colo., June 7-9. This weekend, Goodguys is headed to West Springfield, Mass. for the 22nd Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals.

Here are a few hot rod get-togethers planned for Father’s Day weekend (June 14-16). Send information regarding car shows, cruises and other hotrod and classic car events to HRREditor@NBM.com.

• June 13-15: Holley NHRA 11th Annual National Hot Rod Reunion, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Ky. Featuring Nostalgia Drag Racing, swap meet, vendors area and SoffSeal Show ‘N Shine car show. For more information, email Monique Valadez at mvaladez@nhra.com or visit www.nhramuseum.org.

• June 13-15: Milwaukee Indyfest Vintage & Classic Car Show, West Allis, Wis. Featuring more than 100 pre-’70 vehicles, games, rides, exhibits, concerts, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship races and IZOD IndyCar Series race. Proceeds benefit Racing for Kids. For more information, visit www.milwaukeeindyfest.com.

• June 14-16: 28th Annual Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show, Pismo Beach, Calif., Featuring more than 1,000 show vehicles of all years, makes and models; car corral; trophies; charity auction; vendors and more. For more information, call 866-450-7469 or visit www.thepismobeachclassic.com.

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Weekend Car Shows and Events

The Carlisle Ford Nationals is set for June 7-9 in Carlisle, Pa. (Photo Courtesy of Carlisle Events)

The Carlisle Ford Nationals is set for June 7-9 in Carlisle, Pa. (Photo Courtesy of Carlisle Events)

Here are a few hot rod get-togethers planned for this weekend (June 7-9). Send information regarding car shows, cruises and other hot rod and classic car events to HRREditor@NBM.com.

• June 7-8: 2nd Annual DC Classic Car Show, Mooresville, N.C. Featuring The Hot Rod Power Tour on June 7, and a car show on June 8 with classics, hot rods, muscle cars, rat rods and exotics—all makes and models of motorcycles and trucks welcome. Music, food and vendors. For more information, visit http://dcclassiccars.com/.

• June 7-9: Goodguys 16th Colorado Nationals, The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, Colo. Featuring hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972, plus autocross, vendors, swap meet, cars for sale corral and All-American Sunday. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com.

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Weekend Car Shows and Events

Thousands of colorful cars, live music, AutoCross racing and special exhibits highlight this weekend’s Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton, Calif.

Thousands of colorful cars, live music, AutoCross racing and special exhibits highlight this weekend’s Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together in Pleasanton, Calif.

Here are a few hot rod get-togethers planned for the first weekend in June…
Send information regarding car shows, cruises and other hotrod and classic car events to HRREditor@NBM.com.

• May 31-June 1: Spring Gasser Reunion Annual Meet, gates open at 7 a.m. at Thompson Raceway Park in Thompson, Ohio. Will feature Gassers, 409s, hot rods, Funny Cars, drag racing, front-engine dragsters, car show, vendor row, and test and tune. Open to all cars 1972 and older. For more information, call Jim Curtis at 216-570-9666.

• May 31-June 2: Street Rod Nationals East Plus, 10 a.m. at York Expo Center in York, Pa. More than 4,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and specialty vehicles. Will feature manufacturers’ exhihits, arts and crafts, model car contest, vintage parts swap meet, streets of rods, parade, NSRA Super Prize program, live entertinament, food and more. For more information, visit http://www.nsra-usa.com/Events/default.asp#.

• June 1: The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boys Republic in Chino Hills, Calif. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic film, “The Great Escape.” Open to all cars, motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Will feature vendors, raffles and food. Proceeds benefit the Boys Republic for at-risk boys and girls. For more information, call 909-628-1217 or visit www.stevemcqueencarshow.com.

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‘Youth is Served’ at Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together

As many as 10 high school teams will battle it out in the Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge at this weekend’s Goodguys 20th  Summer Get-Together

As many as 10 high school teams will battle it out in the Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge at this weekend’s Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together

The Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together presented by Specialty Sales Classics will feature new event activities for youth. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1-2 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif.

Headlining the activity is the new Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge event. Held for the first time ever at a Goodguys event, the challenge is a timed competition between two high school teams to see which one can tear down and rebuild a V-8 Chevy engine the fastest, according to Goodguys.

“Youth will be served indeed,” said Goodguys President Marc Meadors. “We’re excited to offer these new event activities for younger car enthusiasts at the Summer Get-Together. The beauty of a Goodguys Get-Together event format featuring all years, makes and models of show cars is it appeals to many different generations. You’ve got high school kids and grandpa’s showing off cars and enjoying the atmosphere together.”

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