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Hi Group,

Spring has Sprung and the northern cruisers can finally join in the fun that the warm weather states have enjoyed all winter. Here are a few of the events from our huge list.

Shows - Cruise-Ins - Swap Meets

The Canfield Spring Auto Events Swap Meet, Car Corral and Car Show is one of the biggest swap meets in Ohio. Don't miss May 3rd. through May 5th in Canfield. The big day is Saturday. Get there on Friday for some early bargains. We'll be there with some special deals, so look for the Big Al's booth. ---more info---

The Louie Run for Bikes to Lake County Fairgrounds in Ohio is held on Sunday, May 5th. The Louie Run Foundation mission is to preserve the memory of those Brothers and Sisters (motorcycle riders & supporters) that have lost their lives on the highway, in service to our country, or otherwise. This is a huge event attended by about 2500 bikers, even in bad weather. You have a chance to support our Veterans by making a small donation with the American Legion Auxiliary that will be there at the Poppy booth. ---more info---

Another great event to go to is the All Pontiac Annual Spring Dust Off at Jay Pontiac in Bedford, Ohio on May 5th. This is a Super Pontiac event in Rain or Shine to get that ride clean and out on the road! ---more info---

Arbys of Salem Cruise In is one of the better Cruises in the Eastern Ohio area with all Proceeds going to a great charity! This long running Cruise has Live Bands on occasion with a Craft Show and Chinese Auction! ---more info---

If your fancy is toward 2 wheels instead of 4, the Erie County Fairgrounds Bike Swap Meet in Wattsburg, Pennsylvania is the place to be on May 5. They usually pack them in! ---more info---

Like the Old Style? Try Billetproof Motor City Mania in Ypsilanti, Michigan on May 11th. This is one large event with Pinstripers, Live Music and some real down to earth Hot Rods. ---more info---

Bairs Corvettes 8th Annual Corvette & Classic Car Cruise In in Linesville on May 18th. is an event you sure don't want to miss! They have a spaghetti dinner, bake sale and Crafters to keep your tummy full as well as your mind entertained! ---more info---

A Big Long Running event in Cleveland, Ohio is the American Cruisers Annual Car Show for MetroHealth Burn Center which is held on May 19th in Brookpark! A Super event run a Great Bunch of Guys! ---more info---

East Coast cruisers will want to clean off the winter dust and take in The Kent Island Cruisers Spring Fling in Stevensville, Maryland on May 4th. See if you can get one of the awards for the Top 50 cars. ---more info---

A little more north, you can attend the Long Island Cars Super Swap Sunday Car Show on May 5th. There will be hundreds of classic and collectible automobiles including show cars from the 50s, 60's and 70s, one-of-a-kind custom cars, antiques, exotics, muscle cars, street rods and imports will be on display. Walk through the acres of vendors and find the parts you are looking for. ---more info---

If further south on May 3rd through 5th, take in Burning Up The Beaches in Fort Walton Beach, Destin & Niceville, Florida Join the fun and cruise the gulf, the bays, the bayous and the lovely countryside of the Emerald coast! Cruise stop after cruise stop, each loaded with more fun than the last, and ending in the ULTIMATE block party where we will be drawing down to $5,000.00 in prize money! ---more info---

If you missed the first 11, don't miss the Arroyo 12th Annual Classic & Custom Car and Bike Show in Memory of Rick Devecchi held in San Lorenzo, California on Saturday, May 11th. Hundreds of classic cars, customs, rat rods, vintage, tricked out trucks, low riders, motorcycles, muscle cars, race cars and more. There will be an all you can eat pancake breakfast, awards, raffles, BBQ, and vendors. Local television celebrities from KTVU will wrap up the days' festivities by announcing the trophy presentations with the Hooter Girls. ---more info---


For another huge event try The Flashlight Drags in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania at the Greene County Airport on May 5. This is some good ol Heads Up Street Racing without the Jail Time! ---more info---

If you are around Arizona on Saturday, May 18th, take in the Old Tucson Dragway 51th Hot Rod Reunion in Tuscon. Lots of nostalgia cars - and music too. ---more info---

Blaster Cavalcade of Stars by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park is going on May 17th through May 19th in Norwalk, Ohio. Alcohol & Nitro Injected Dragsters, Alcohol Funny Cars and more with fireworks Friday & Saturday and free access to the Pit Area! Big Al's List has a few Complimentary Spectator Tickets left. Contact Big Al if you need a ticket. ---more info---

Asphalt Wars Renegade Wheel Standing Show at Thompson Raceway Park is happening on May 25th. Always a fun event. ---more info---

UMTR North & South have their dates posted now, try to catch some of their Old Time Racing. Forget the button boxes and setting your trans with a computer, this is "Good Ol Boy" gear banging all the way down the track, whether it be on all four or only two wheels! ---more info---

Future Events

Registration is open for the huge 2014 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama. Registration opened on May 1, 2013.
The show will return to the I-X Center March 14 -- 16, 2014. You can register on-line at and registration materials are also available at Summit Racing Equipment in Tallmadge. We have mailed a registration entry form to all our 2013 participants for the 2014 show. We will take requests for specific spots for 2014, but no spot will be guaranteed from 2013 to 2014. We will see you out and about all summer long! Steve Legerski - One I-X Center Drive - Cleveland, Ohio 44135 - Show Manager: The Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama - 216-265-2514: Office -

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Show or Cruise Promoters
We list all Car Events for Free. There are many pages of Car Shows, Cruise In's and Swap Meets already listed for this year. 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. But I can't list it if I don't know about it. So get off your Butt and send me your listing or, better yet, post it on our Online Event Form.
Thank you to all of you that are now filling in the form yourself. This leaves little room for errors as you enter just what you want posted. We review it and post it live, usually within 48 hours.

Also, if you know of a cruise no longer happening, please let me know by sending a note HERE

Car Club News

The Vintage Street Rodders of America Nationals Show at the Medina County Fairgrounds in Ohio is going to be here before you know it. VSRA Ohio Nationals on June 22nd and 23rd at the Medina County Fairgrounds. If you want to get a jump on that membership by E-mail or Snail-mail you can send them a request for membership or show entry now! Street Rodders, Swap Meeters, Vendors and Spectators can find entry forms on Big Al's List website. To make the Swap Meet a huge success the individual cost to set up is only $20.00 for the whole event. Beat That! Commercial vendors fee only slightly higher (see below)

Their E-mail address is and the website is Their Snail-mail address is Vintage Street Rodders of America or VSRA ~ 1024 Mitchell Rd. ~ Kingsport, TN 37663.

We have close to a 1,000 Car Clubs listed on our Car Club page. Is your club listed there? Is the information up to date? You can check it out HERE.
To be listed, just send the information to us!

The best Commercial Vendor space for the VSRA Ohio Nationals Show in Medina, Ohio is filling up. There is a $20 for the space for the entire show, plus you are asked to donate goods or services in the amount of $80 or more to be used as door prizes. Contact Big Al HERE.

Check out the Great List of Vendors under the Vendors List. There are over 2,700 Vendors listed there with their websites and phone numbers for your convenience. If your favorite Vendors isn't on my list, send me the information and I will post them for you.

Do you need a vehicle moved to or from anywhere in the country? Call our friends Bob or Betty at CLS Services - 216-524-7711. Their prices and service are hard to beat.

Big Al

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