We always appreciate events that support car enthusiasts like us, and sharing our love for cars. What better way to do that than attending new or different auto shows? However, finding the right auto show for you to attend this summer can sometimes be a little difficult and time consuming. Here’s a short compilation of some interesting car shows we think are worth attending this summer!
Jeepers Jamboree – July 25-28
First up is the Jeepers Jamboree in Wentworth Springs, California. This event is not only open to Jeeps, but also other four-wheel drive vehicles. Thrill-seekers and off-roading fans have been dragging themselves over boulders and rocks that make up the 22-mile long Rubicon Trail in northern California. The Rubicon Trail is one of the most beautiful, yet challenging four-wheel drive trails in the world. This type of adventure usually takes at least two days, so be sure to pack your tent and plenty of food and water.
Concours d’Elegance of America – July 28
This next show takes place in Plymouth, Michigan. This show may seem to expect only the finest Bugattis, Duesenbergs, and Hispano Suizas to be featured at The Inn at St. John’s. Although there are some rare classics, this year’s show has added some neat events, including a motorcycle class for old-school “bobber” motorcycles, vintage NASCAR racers, and classic drag racing machines. It’s been stated that because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, the Concours have a special class for racing 911s, as well as one for street versions of the German classic.
Street Rod Nationals Plus – August 1-4
This year’s 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals will take place in Louisville, Kentucky. Over 10,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be located at the Kentucky Expo Center. The host organization, NSRA, defines a street rod as “a modernized vintage vehicle that must be of pre 1949 manufacture. These vehicles are equipped with the latest options available on the newest model vehicles, including but not limited to disc brakes, air conditioning, cruise control, and tilt steering wheel. Most of those attending have updated the engine and drive train to enable the owner to cruise down the highway in comfort and safely maintain the speeds traveled by more modern vehicles.”
Billetproof Hot Rod Eruption – August 25
Located in Toutle, Washington; the Billetproof hot-rod show is all about traditional hot rods. They’re kickin’ it old-school! This means no cars built after 1964 and no mag wheel styles made after the 1960s. And now, these tough-looking machines have a place to race! The Hot Rod Eruption will offer 1/8-mile drags on an “outlaw” track. So even if your beastly ride wouldn’t quite pass NHRA inspection, you’ll probably be able to run it at Eruption. Organizers say, “You can make passes until you break something or just get tired.”
Toronto, Canada – June 24-25
New York, New York – September 8-13
What exactly is the Motor expo? According to their website, “the Motorexpo is the world’s biggest free to visit motoring event; a revolutionary show format that transforms our global business locations with displays of the latest vehicles from the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.” In June and September, Motorexpo returns to Brookfield Place and First Canadian Place for the 3rd annual event; transforming Toronto’s and New York’s premier business district with a free to visit display of the latest vehicles from many of the world’s leading motor manufacturers.
State Fair of Texas Auto Show – September 27 – October 20
With more than 3 million visitors a year, the State Fair of Texas Auto Show is the most attended in the country. And, because Texas is one of the most important car and truck markets in America, automakers bring out the newest and shiniest of their lineups. The show takes place in the heart of Dallas, and is the biggest new car and truck show in the Southwest. The show features new models, concept vehicles and weekend collectors’ rallies. Two huge exhibit halls and outdoor space give fairgoers plenty of opportunity to get a first look at the 2014 models. This event is also free!
Be sure to check these shows out, or find a local show near you! Have any other shows you think are pretty impressive? Tell us about them in the comments below!