An auto show can cause a car enthusiast’s heart to rev to the red line. Muscle cars. Hot rods. Elegant roadsters. Imports. Classics and antiques. The calendar is filled with car shows to lure the road and track crowd. Here are 7 upcoming events to consider:
Where? Des Moines, IA
When: September 6-7 2014
The “competition of elegance” car show celebrates the impact that automotive design and innovation has had on society and culture. The event attracts automobiles from around the world that are considered to be the most stunning and unique – appealing to car enthusiasts, as well as art and technology experts. More than 100 vintage and classic cars are showcased around the beautiful, internationally recognized John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
Where? Concord, NC
When: September 18-21 2014
This automotive event draws crowds to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to see some of the rarest vehicles around. More than 1,500 collectible cars will be featured for sale so that auto fans have the opportunity to make a purchase if they wish to do so. Individuals can also look forward to a collector car auction, a large swap meet, and a wide range of vendor displays.
Where? Columbus, OH
When: October 4-5 2014
The 7th Annual Colo’s Classic Car Show takes place at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where individuals are invited to bring their vehicles and participate in the show and festivities. Upon registration, drivers will receive 4 zoo passes as well as the chance to take part in car trivia, raffle drawings, and an awards ceremony.
Where? Hershey, PA
When: October 7-10, 2014
Calling all antique car lovers. The Antique Automobile Club of America show in this city known for its chocolate will include more than 1,500 cars and 9,000 flea market spaces. If you appreciate both cars AND bargain shopping, you won’t want to miss this. The Fall Meet is one of the largest automobile shows and flea markets in the country.
Where? Los Angeles, CA
When: November 21-30, 2014
Say hello to some 870,000 square feet of cars at the LA Auto Show. Staged at the Los Angeles Convention Center, you and 900,000 enthusiasts can enjoy the world premiere of several production model and concept cars from around the globe. The event also gives lucky attendees the opportunity to test drive some of the new models.
Where? Detroit, MI
When: January 17-25, 2015
More than 18 million people flock to NAIAS in the COBO Center each year to witness the unveiling of new vehicle models, listen to auto industry leaders and mingle with car fans from around the globe. Get a glimpse of more than 500 of the most innovative cars in the world. The Detroit car show also benefits great causes – raising $47 million for local charities in the past decade.
Where? Philadelphia, PA
With more than 700 cars on display, the Philly show offers auto fans a nice blend of hot-production, pre-production, exotic and classic vehicles from a variety of manufacturers. Not only can you look, but you can touch, too. Most of the carmakers let attendees sit in the vehicles, peek under the hoods and, yes, even kick the tires. For those who want to get up close and personal, there are plenty of opportunities to do so in the 650,000-square foot Pennsylvania Convention Center.
These are just 7 of the auto shows around the country. Which ones do you plan on attending?