Category Archives: Auto Shows

The World’s Oldest Cars From London to Brighton

The World’s Oldest Cars From London to Brighton

Photo Courtesy of Eventageous

Photo Courtesy of Eventageous

Every year, the oldest cars in the world, and their devoted owners, gather in England to make the trek from London to Brighton. The Veteran Car Run, held early each November, sees hundreds of pre-1905 cars make the journey in a parade of automobile antiquity.

The Run itself is even older than most of the vehicles participating. According to the Royal Automobile Club, which sponsors the event, the Veteran Car Run commemorates the Emancipation Run, which took place on November 14, 1896. The original run was held to celebrate the passing of a law that raised road speed limits in the UK from four to a whopping 14 miles an hour.

Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds

Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds

'66 427 FairlaneCar guys and gals know all about the Woodward Dream Cruise that occurs each summer during the third weekend of August in Detroit, Michigan. However, the east side of the state is not the only place to show off your hotrod, muscle car, sportscar, or tin lizzie. Every summer for the past nine years, Grand Rapids holds the 28th Street Metro Cruise the weekend following the Dream Cruise on the fourth weekend of August. This classic car show draws huge crowds up and down the 10 miles of this business-lined five-lane road as everyone wants to see classic cars like the Ford Fairlane, Chevy Bel Air, as well as exotics like the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lotus Esprit.

10 Best Concept Cars That Never Were

10 Best Concept Cars That Never Were

Car makers have long designed cars that stretched the boundaries of technology and novelty as part of their effort to develop new ideas and new designs. In many cases, manufacturers never intend these so-called concept cars to enter production. Instead, these cars test possibilities and inspire new designs as part of the effort to bring better cars into the marketplace. The following list includes some of the best concept cars that testified to the brilliance of their designers, but, regrettably, never became available for sale.

1. Mazda Furai

Mazda

Mazda Fuari

Motorama: GM Showstoppers before the North American Auto Shows

Motorama: GM Showstoppers before the North American Auto Shows

1962 Chevy BiscayneBefore the prestigious Detroit Auto Shows took over the Cobo Hall in 1965, General Motors took their favorite cars and prototypes on the road with the Motorama tour. The car show debuted in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, but as years passed, the cars headed from New York to faraway places like Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The idea behind the Motorama was to show off the best and shiniest choices coming out of Detroit.

The Best Car Shows in the US

The Best Car Shows in the US

1972 Chevy ChevelleThere are car shows and then there are Car Shows. When you spend big bucks finding your favorite classic car and weeks working on restoration projects, you want to show your pride and joy to the people who will appreciate it the most.

Whether you drive a lowrider Chevy Fleetline or a hot rod Chevy Chevelle with flames on the side panels, you will certainly be noticed at the annual Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan – the home of the automobile. The Woodward Dream Cruise, which takes place annually in August, is one of the premier car events in the world. Over one million visitors line the streets to see over 40,000 classic cars cruise the street just like in the good ol’ days.

Lone Star State Host to Spectacular GoodGuys Event

Lone Star State Host to Spectacular GoodGuys Event

For any true car enthusiast, the GoodGuys 21st Lone Star Nationals car show was a must see event. This show featured the best of the best and had something for everyone. The Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth was overrun by high shine paint jobs, throaty exhaust, and smiling faces from October 4th-6th by entries and fans alike.

During the pre-1972 only show days, Friday & Saturday (Sunday was open to all American made models and years), classic Chevy lovers got to see over 2,500 hot rods, perfectly restored/maintained classics, muscle cars, and classic trucks.

Frankenmuth Car Show

Frankenmuth Car Show

Frankenmuth Car Show

The annual Frankenmuth car show, called Auto Fest, is held in Heritage Park on Weiss Street and showcases nearly 3,000 classic cars. The weekend event occurs in early September and is kicked off with a street party on the Friday night. You can enjoy the party and then view the classic cars on both Saturday and Sunday. For 2013, the Frankenmuth car show will be held from September 6th to 8th.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionThe annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is like a classic car museum come to life. This racing event, which takes place every mid-August for one weekend, is a chance for historic cars to take to the track and participate in a race. The first such event was created by Steve Earle in 1974. It was called the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. He started the race just for his friends to have a little fun, but the idea took off in popularity and is still held now for many different participants.

Show Cars

Show Cars

1970 Ford MustangShow cars are the babies of their owners. These are the vehicles that have been hunted down, scrimped and saved for, paid for, and then labored over to fix, repair, restore, and customize. If you have been through the process of restoring a classic car, then you know how satisfying it can be to finally show it off. The best show cars are the ones that have been so lovingly and carefully restored. No matter how long it takes to do it, a car that has been restored and treated with love by its owner is a gem that all car lovers can appreciate.

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Every summer, classic car enthusiasts gather in Fernandez Park in Pinole, California to honor and enjoy the cars of yesteryear at the Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show. The annual event has grown into a major spectacle for the area, attended by hundreds each year. To show a car in the event requires pre-registration. The organizers limit the show to the first 325 cars that are from 1975 or earlier model years. It costs just $35 to register.