This weekend is filled with some of the season’s biggest car shows and events including the Goodguy’s Spring Nationals, which kick-starts the association’s 2013 event schedule, and the Detroit Autorama. Here’s information on these events, as well as five other events taking place around the country this weekend.
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association kicks off its 30th Anniversary season this weekend with the 4th Spring Nationals, taking place Friday, March 8- Sunday, March 10 at the Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Event organizers are expecting thousands of 1972-and-earlier show cars to be on display. Other event highlights include the Goodguys AutoCross, which is an electronically timed vehicle speed and agility course; a midway of big rig tractor trailers, high-performance parts and accessory vendors, a used car parts swap meet, car corral and a model car program sponsored by Revell. The event will also feature the first All American Sunday of 2013, in which owners of American-powered show cars and trucks of all years, makes and models will be put on display. Admission to the event is $18 for adults, $6 for kids 7-12 and free to those under 7. For more information, click here.
The 61st Annual Detroit Autorama takes place Friday, March 8- Sunday, March 10 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. Billed as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show,” the event will feature the 50th Anniversary Ridler’s Ball on Friday from 6- 9 p.m., which will include the announcement of the “Great 8” contenders. Other event highlights will include a “Ridler’s Row” display, which will feature over 25 past Ridler Award winners; a Toy-o-Rama collectible toy display, Gene Winfield’s Chop Shop exhibit, the Cavalcade of Customs car display, a tribute to 1955-1957 Thunderbirds, a display of musician Kid Rock’s personal vehicles, the “Nitro” Vintage Dragster and Funny Car Cacklefest, the Auto Art Panel Jam & Charity Auction, the “Miss Autorama” Pinup Contest on Saturday, live bands, celebrity guests and more. Admission to the event is $18 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free to those 5 and under. For more information, click here.
Tags: 2013 Events, Car Shows, Charities & Foundations, Concours d'Elegance, Detroit Autorama, Goodguys, Grantelli Motorsports, Ridler Award, Swap Meets