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#1 of 246 Classic Car Shows and Events
Apr 13, 2006 (7:28 am)
hey gang, what could y'all tell me about the Woodward Dream Cruise? Anybody ever been to it before? One of my friends, who's from Michigan, is trying to talk me into going out there this year.
Also, is there anything else exciting that you guys like to hit? I usually try to get to the Spring and Fall Carlisle shows, as well as the GM and Mopar Nationals. And the show at Hershey, PA. There's also a great classic car show in Macungie, PA in August.
Locally, there's a cruise in on Monday nights outside a local shopping center. It just started up again this season on April 3, but I haven't had a chance to get to it yet this year.
Apr 13, 2006 (9:13 am)
We have nothing very good in WA, or anywhere in the northwest really. It all seems to be in the east and midwest.
#3 of 246 Re: . [fintail]
Apr 14, 2006 (10:45 am)
The Northwest includes the best Mustang shows in the world. Bellevue Community College is the location of the largest Mustang Roundup on the West coast. It is a four day affair starting this year 13 July.
The Concours d'Elegance in Forest Grove, OR is also an excellent and well received display of very rare motor cars. Also in July.
Vancouver, BC, Spanish Banks = another great Mustang show.
Antique English shows abound in "BC" ie. Victoria.
Just because fintail is uninformed does not mean many quality shows in the great NW don't exist.
Apr 14, 2006 (11:56 am)
I'd be uninformed if I showed up at a Mustang show driving a fintail...
There's nothing here like those big shows in PA especially.
#5 of 246 same here, fintail (sorta)
Apr 16, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Car shows seem to be very regional everywhere. Guess it has something to do with demographics or priorities or land values or something I'm not quite hitting on. For example, in the city of Chicago, other than things like World of Wheels or Chevy/Vette Fest (indoors, usually in the winter, at McCormick Center, IIRC), there are almost no vintage car shows. The north side has no real estate on which to hold car shows, most people spend most of their money on an expensive house and a yuppiemobile or two. Go to the south side or south/southwest suburbs (near Joliet) and there are lots of NASCAR enthusiasts, many families have cheap daily drivers, an old enthusiast car or two and many homes are under $300k. Plus, there's a lot more land out there. I'd really like to go to more vintage car shows, but getting to one can be a pain for me. We do also have the Volo Auto Museum (read: pay-for-admission, glorified, generally overpriced dealer) out here, about an hour's drive for me, but their selections, IMO, aren't really representative of the vintage cars that actually exist--it's nearly all two-door hardtops and convertibles, heavily domestic, mostly muscle cars and clones. Nice stuff, but not anything terribly interesting to me, really. It's more a revenue farm than museum.
Apr 17, 2006 (1:47 pm)
Go to Hemmings Motor News website and look up car shows. They list many regional car shows and you might be surprised at how many are in your area.
Pennsylvania is fortunate because this is where Carlisle Productions is centered and they have about a dozen shows a year.
#7 of 246 If anyone's in the area and interested...
Apr 20, 2006 (7:44 am)
Carlisle's Spring swap meet kicks off today.
#8 of 246 Re: . [fintail]
Apr 23, 2006 (9:26 am)
Startin now, the Triple X Drive In here in Issaquah has something going on every Saturday evening. They also have events a lot of Sunday mornings. today they are having a lot of military vehicles. I'm heading over there now as a matter of fact.
In, I think August, they have a HUGE 1955-1957 Chevy show!
You should stop by some Saturday evening. Come early because they seem to leave around 7:30-8:00. a lot of them head over to the Gaslamp to eat afterwards.
#9 of 246 Re: If anyone's in the area and interested... [andre1969]
Apr 23, 2006 (9:27 am)
I would LOVE to attend a Carlisle swap meet!
Apr 23, 2006 (11:47 am)
Hmmm..I've heard of that Triple X too...good rootbeer floats from what I understand. Maybe I'll stop by sometime....sounds like more of a cruise-in than a show or meet, but I guess if it isn't make-specific...or excludes those durn furrin cars.
I know back in the day there would be a yearly MB event at Barrier or Phil Smart, but I don't know if it has taken place recently.
Oh, and you don't have to answer this, or you can email...but do you work in Bellevue? I work just a stones throw from the dealer here.