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Big Als List

Busy Season for Car Events

Hundreds of events all over this Month. Here are a just few of them.

Shows - Cruise-Ins - Swap Meets

The University Circle Veterans Car Show is being held at the Cleveland, Ohio Veterans Hospital next to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum on Saturday August 3rd. Free admission to the museum for participants. Bring a little joy to the hospitilized vets and show them your cars. Optional veterans memorial services at 10am at Lakeview Cemetary and a parade to the show area. Show at 11am. Rib Burn-off too. We'll be there. ---more info---

The Northern Ohio Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America is holding its 30th Annual All Oldsmobile Show & Swap Meet on Sunday August 25, 2013 at the Carnation City Mall in Alliance, OH. This is the Show you need to be at with your Oldsmobile! This is open to all Oldsmobile's from 1897 to 2004. ---more info---

Speaking of Oldsmobiles, it's time for the annual Rocketfest in Westfield, Ohio on August 10th open to anythin powered by a 1949 to 1959 Olds Rocket engine. Swap meet too. ---more info---

Chardon Classic Car and Bike Show on the Square in Chardon, Ohio on August 11th is in a beautiful setting and makes for a great family day with a Corn Hole Tournament, children's activities, Chinese auction, bake sale. This is a popular show in it's 15th year Presented By the Chardon Community Action Team. This show has continued to grow every year and is one you don't want to miss. See you there! ---more info---

The Corn Fest in Willoughby Hills is on August 18, 2013 and is one super show! For participants, there is plenty of parking under the trees, Vendors Galore, Corn any way you could want it, Fireworks, Car Show, all pre 1986 cars are welcome. ---more info---

Guitars & Cars Dual Swap Meets at Renningers Twin Markets in Mount Dora, FL is another August 11th event. For a 2$ Admission Price for Spectators with Children under 14 Free with adult, you get a lot. For participants, there is plenty of parking under the trees, Vendors Galore, Cash Prizes, and Trophies given out at noon. Music Swap Meet & Jam start at 12pm and go until 5pm. Don't forget to visit the Farmers and Flea Market & the Antiques Center (admission to these two markets is ALWAYS FREE! ---more info---

There are car shows in Southwest Florida in the summer. Check out Muscle Car City's Monthly Car Show in Punta Gorda on August 17th and the swap meet on August 25th. Super museum to visit too. ---more info---

Long Island Cars Car Show & Swap Meet at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, NY is held on on August 25th and Features Classic and collectible automobiles including show cars from the fifties, sixties and seventies, one-of-a-kind custom cars, street rods, antiques, exotics, muscle cars and imports. There are 50 classes. Hundreds of vendors will be well stocked for this show, where you can buy, trade, sell or swap all kinds of older parts, literature and accessories necessary for the auto collector. ---more info---

Mill Hollow Park 15th Annual Car Show at in Vermillion, OH for all cars 25 years and older (No Motorcycles) on August 11th. Bring your street rods, muscle cars, custom, vintage trucks and vans. This a a FREE show - NO ENTRY FEE - NO REGISTRATION. The have Great Door Prizes, Childrens Games & activities, Fantastic Raffles, Morning Coffee and Donuts for a donation, Food Vendors available and T-Shirts for sale. We attended this event in 2010 and counted over 4000 cars - get there early. ---more info---

Back To the Bricks 9th Annual Cruise & Car Show in Downtown Flint, MI goes from Tuesday Aug. 13th through Saturday. Tuesday:FREE Drive-In Movie & Car Show 5pm US-23 Drive In. Wednesday:Swap Meet, Craft/Yard Sale and a Rolling Cruise. Thursday: Swap Meet, Craft/Yard Sale, and a Rolling Cruise. Friday: FREE Hot Dogs at Dukes Car Stereo from 11am to 3pm, Car Show at 6pm, Vendor Marketplace. Saturday: Car Show Downtown. Many bands to provide live music each day. ---more info---

For the Corvette lovers, Corvettes on Woodward Food Drive & Cruise at the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills, MI on August 14th through 16th will provide you with a lot to do. Expect 500 or more Vettes to show up. TOURS OF: GM Heritage Center, GM Performance Build Center, Katech Engines, Advanced Automotive Technologies, Race Car Replicas, Alternative Automotive Technologies, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Walter P. Chrysler Museum and Morley Chocolates more to be announced. Also a Track Day at Milan Drag Strip and Seminars ---more info---

August 17th is the 19th Annual Woodward Ave Dream Cruise in Metro Detroit Michigan. With over a million spectators, over 40,000 cruisers, and tons of vendors, what more can I say. ---more info---

Another Michigan event takes place on August 23rd and 24th in Grand Rapids, MI -- The 9th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. Celebrating West Michigan's 100-year old love affair with the automobile! "15 Miles of COOL Cars" on famed 28th Street running through Grandville, Wyoming, Grand Rapids, Kentwood & Cascade Twp. It offers fun activities for the whole family and live music from several bands. ---more info---

On August 10th, The Long Island Cars Car Show & Swap Meet at Belmont Racetrack in Elmont, NY features hundreds of custom and collectible cars from vintage to exotic; parts, accessories and literature; plus cars for sale. Show cars arriving before 11am on Saturday will be photographed and receive a free photo. This is Long Island's Largest Swap Meet. ---more info---

Always a super show, the Mentor City 12th Annual Cruise-In at the Mentor Civic Center in Ohio will be held earlier this year on Sunday, August 25th. This free show has had over a thousand entries in the past, so show up early. ---more info---


The Flashlight Drags will be at the Greene County Airport in Waynesburg on August 4. This is good old time racing at it's best, come on out and don't miss all the fun and excitement! ---more info---

NMCA at Milan Dragway 6th Annual Muscle Car Nationals will be held on August 24rd in Milan, MI ---more info---

Weekly Cruises

Cruisers in Northeast Ohio will be happy to hear that the Boulevard of 500 Flags Classic Car Cruise in Eastlake, Ohio is back. Many of you have told us that you wanted it back, so here it is. In addition to Classic Cars, we will have a section for Classic Bikes and Scooters. Bikes must be 30 years old or older. ---more info---

The Quaker Steak and Lube Mentor Cruise-In is on every Sunday Evening in Mentor, Ohio and getting bigger every week. There has been a give-a-way every 30 minutes, with some pretty good prizes! Food discounts too. ---more info---

Future Events

Vehicle registration as opened for the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama. You can get your vehicle application on-line at or at Summit Racing Equipment in Tallmadge. The Swap Meet and Toy Modeler spaces are on sale NOW. There are a limited number of spots on the floor for these featured areas at the show and THEY ARE GOING FAST! Register online or contact Jim Kostas, Senior Sales Consultant by email at or 216-265-2623.
We will see you out and about all summer long at events in Northeast Ohio. Steve Legerski, Show Manager - One I-X Center Drive - Cleveland, Ohio 44135 - 216-265-2514: Office -

Web Site

We ask Show Promoters and Race Track Operators to submit your event direct to us by filling out one of our online forms. On form is for Shows, Swap Meets and Races. The other is for events that are held on a repeating basis, like a cruise-in once a week or twice a month. This leaves little room for errors as you enter just what you want posted. Big Al's List now has the Largest Data Base of Car Events in the Country. It is updated many times a day with new Events. We list all Car Events for Free. If you need to, you can still send your info or flyer to Big Al, but it is quicker and more accurate if you fill it in.Show Promoters be sure to send in your Car Show, Swap Meet and Cruise In information as soon as you have it locked in to get the word out early. ---add event forms---

We have added over 15,000+ new pictures already this year to the website's 130,000+ photos. Is your ride in any of them? Also, the Car Corral and Classifieds are full of new values that want to be in your garage. Don't forget to check the Wanted pages, perhaps you can trade something in your garage for cash!

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