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Cruizin Arizona Upcoming Events



Sat., Feb. 18
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The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance will be hosting their 4th Annual Oro Valley Classic Car, BBQ & Blues Show Family Festival at the Oro Valley Marketplace, SW Corner of Oracle and Tangerine Roads in Oro Valley. This Car Show will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Entry fee schedule: Jan. 1 till Jan. 31 $25.00; Feb 1 - Feb 17 $30.00; Day of Show $35.00.

The 4th Annual Oro Valley Classic Car Show, BBQ & Blues Family Fest, a charity event to benefit arts education programs in our local schools, will feature up to 200 cars and trucks in over 60 categories, live blues music from Johnny Faber and the Road Kings, and All-American BBQ food, children's activities and fun for the whole family all with breathtaking views of the Ousch View Mountains at the Oro Valley Marketplace. Admission is just $5, kids 10 and under FREE!
Early Bird Registration prior to January 1st - $20, Jan 1st - Jan 31st - $25, Feb 1st - Feb 17th - $30, Day of Registration - $35.
There will be 1st place trophies in over 60 categories and 5 Best Of Trophies!

If you would like more information on the 4th Annual Oro Valley Classic Car, BBQ & Blues Show Family Festival you can email Jonas or call 520-797-3959.


Sat., Feb. 18
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The Arizona American Italian Club and FCA-Desert Region will be hosting their Le Bellezze d' Italia IL Secondo Charity Italian Car Show at the Arizona American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th St., in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. The entry fee is $25.00 per car, $15.00 for add'l cars.

This is the second Premier Charity Italian Car Shows in the valley. They will be having Food, Live Music, adult beverages and raffles.
Last year we had 90 Italian Beauties on display and raised $10,000 for Operation Homefront of Arizona which provides emergency assistance to Arizona military families.
Spectator parking at 12th St and Northern or 12th St and Glendale, free shuttle available. This year our sponsors include: Fiat of Scottsdale and Bondurant School of Racing.

If you would like more information on the Le Bellezze d' Italia IL Secondo Charity Italian Car Show you can email Jay or call 602-410-0776.


Sat., Feb. 18
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Vistancia Community Association will be holding their Car Show for Charity at Vistancia Marketplace, 28620 N El Mirage Rd in Peoria. This Car Show for Charity will run from 12:00 noon till 4:00p.m. and the entry is FREE.

This will be the 4th Annual Vistanica Car Show for Charity! Last year we had just over 200 cars. This year we are hoping to have more than 300!

The first 100 to register will receive a free goodie bag with dash plaque, event cup and more! The event will have tons of free activities for the entire family including a live band, face painting, caricatures and more! Event day registration is between 10:00am and 11:30am. The event is free we just ask that you bring canned food donations for St. Mary's Food Bank! Participants showing their car should turn in to the Walgreens Parking lot for registration.

If you would like more information on the Vistancia Car Show for Charity you can email Lauren or call 623-215-8646.


Sun., Feb. 19
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Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet is the February Sponsor of Cruisin' Arizona!

Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet and Swanson Investments of Nevada LLC will be hosting the Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet at 3494 Boulder Hwy, LV-NV next to Chapman Dodge. A list of local Hotels/Campgrounds are at the bottom of our Favorite Links page, all within 1.5 miles or less of event. The hours for the Swap Meet will be from 7:00 am till 2:00 pm Please see the Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet website www.lasvegasautoswapmeet.com for Vendor and Car Corral rates, Public Admission is $2 with Free Parking.

This event is the largest auto swap meet and car corral in the greater Las Vegas area; held approximately 8 times a year. All autos and bikes, years, makes and models are allowed.
Early Vendor setup is on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Overnight security is provided and Vendors may camp on-site Saturday night (no hookup services). No trailers are allowed in the car corral.

If you would like more information on the Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet you can email Brad or call 702-595-0072.


Sat., Feb. 25
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Maury Williamson will be hosting the Chandler Classic Car and Hot Rod Show at AJ Chandler Park, 52 S San Marcos PL in Chandler. The hours for the Chandler Classic Car and Hot Rod Show are from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. and the entry fee is $35.00. This is always a great show.

• Accepting the first 150 Classic Cars & Hot Rods (Pre 1980’s)
• Each participant will receive 1 T-Shirt (Please include shirt size)
• Club Participation is limited to 25 cars per club

If you would like more information on the Chandler Classic Car and Hot Rod Show you can email Maury or call 480-389-7709.


Sat., Mar. 3
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church will be hosting their annual Car Show at St. Peter's Church Grounds, 400 S. Old Litchfield Road (just north of Indian School Rd) in Litchfield Park. This event will run from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm and the entry fees are $15.00 per car pre reg; $20.00 day of show; Vendors or Swap Meet $25.00.

Over 150 classic cars plus beautiful grounds for swap meet all on grass. Over 30 awards will be presented.

If you would like more information on the St. Peter's Car Show & Swap Meet you can email Terri or call 623-935-3279.


Sat., Mar. 3

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The 7th Avenue Merchants Association will be hosting their Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair and Car Show on 7th Ave. and Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. This show is FREE to enter (donations appreciated) and will run from 11:00 am till 5:00 pm.

trophy for 6 classes and 1 trophy best of show.

If you would like more information on the Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair you can email Art or call 602-295-7651.


Sat., Mar. 3

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Home Depot #459 will be hosting their Cars and Cans at the Home Depot #459 Store, 6880 W. Bell Rd in Glendale. This show will run from 9:00 am till 2:00 pm and the entry is FREE (food donations requested).

CAR SHOW AND CHARITY CAN FOOD DRIVE - OPEN TO ALL MODELS, ALL MAKES, ALL YEARS

FREE Kids Workshop!
FREE Solar Seminar!
FREE Vendor workshops and in store Clinics!

We do ask that all participants and spectators bring at least one can of food per person to donate to benefit our community as their “entry fee”. Our goal is to raise the most donations as possible! If you cannot afford to donate you are still welcome to come!

Top Staff Pick Prize of $200 shopping spree!

If you would like more information on the Cars and Cans you can email Dana or call 623-486-1550.


Fri.-Sun., Mar. 9-11
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Goodguys Rod & Custom Assoc. will be hosting their 3rd Spring Hot Rod Custom Car Nationals at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. The hours for the Nationals will be Fri 8-5, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3 and the admission is: General admission: $18, Kids (7-12): $6, Kids 6 & under are FREE, Parking: $5 charged by facility

Kick start a brand new season of Goodguys good times with the opening event of the season – the Goodguys 3rd Spring Nationals at WestWorld! Three big days of hot roddin’ fun in the valley of the sun. Giant show & shine, hot rod cruises and a Super Sunday Get-Together for late model American made or powered cars on Sunday March, 11th! See over 2,000 ’72 & earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks & classics, vendor exhibits, huge swap meet & car corral, Goodguys AutoCross, model car show and so much more

For more event information and buy tickets on line go to Goodguys Website.

If you would like more information on the Spring Hot Rod Custom Car Nationals you can email Andrea or call 925-838-9876.


Sun., Mar. 11
Mesa Show and Shine Car Show
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DIY Performance Automotive will be hosting their Mesa Show and Shine Car Show at DIY Performance Automotive, 1600 W Main St, Ste J in Mesa. The entry fee for this show is $5.00, to have your car judged and Free for cars not participating in the contest. This show will run from 2:00 till 5:00 p.m.

Bringing attitude and the rumbling of engines back to Mesa! The Mesa Show and Shine Car Show will feature a very diverse grouping of vehicles, automotive product vendors, food and fun for the entire family. Proceeds from the car show entry fees and 10% of booth rentals will be donated to the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Show and Shine Judged Car Show:
+ CLASSIC CARS (UP TO 1980), + MODERN MUSCLE (1980+), + CUSTOM CLASS (ANY YEAR)

FREE CAR SHOW PARKING FOR CARS NOT PARTICIPATING IN SHOW AND SHINE CONTEST.

Register online today to confirm your spot at the show http://www.diyperformanceautomotive.com/mesacarshow.html!

If you would like more information on the Mesa Show and Shine Car Show you can email Jesse or call 480-656-1288.


Sat., Mar. 17

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Tom Jones Ford will be hosting their 2nd Annual Thunder in the Desert at Tom Jones Ford, 23454 west highway 85 in Buckeye.This show will run from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm and the entry fee is $20.00 pre register and $25.00 the day of the show.

This is open to all makes and models. Entry fee will include dash plaque, goodie bag, t-shirt, raffle ticket and more. Dj for the music and fun for the family. Show and Shine with 17 awarded classes, 50/50 raffle, music, food, swap starting in the early am, and more - Come join in the fun.

If you would like more information on Thunder in the Desert you can email Scotty or call 602-980-1158.


Sun., Mar. 18
Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet - Cruisin' Arizona February Sponsor
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Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet / Swanson Investments of Nevada LLC will be hosting their Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet at 3494 Boulder Hwy in Las Vegas, NV next to Chapman Dodge. You can find a list of local Hotels/Campgrounds at the bottom of our Favorite Links page, all within 1.5 miles or less of event. The Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet hours are from 7:00 am till 2:00 pm and the public Admission is $2 with Free Parking. For Vendor information please go to www.lasvegasautoswapmeet.com.

This event is the largest auto swap meet and car corral in the greater Las Vegas area; held approximately 8 times a year. All autos and bikes, years, makes and models are allowed.
Early Vendor setup is on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Overnight security is provided and Vendors may camp on-site Saturday night (no hookup services). No trailers are allowed in the car corral.

If you would like more information on the Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet you can email Brad or call 702-595-0072.


Sat.-Sun., Mar. 24-25
Phoenix Swap Meet & Classic Car Show - Cruisin' Arizona April Sponsor
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Todd Harding & Son are hosting their Phoenix Swap Meet & Classic Car Show at the Arizona State Fair Grounds, 1826 W McDowell Rd. in Phoenix. General Admission to the Swap Meet is FREE and the hours are Sat. 5:00 am till 2:00 pm and Sun. 9:00 am till 2:00 pm.

BRINGIN' POMONA TO ARIZONA!

ARIZONA'S LARGEST ANTIQUE, CLASSIC & COLLECTIBLE CAR, HOT ROD, CORVETTE, PORSCHE & VOLKSWAGEN, SWAPMEET, CAR CORRAL & CLASSIC CAR SHOW.

*CAR PARTS AND RELATED ITEMS ONLY.
*THOUSANDS OF HARD TO FIND AND COLLECTIBLE PARTS.
*OVER 1500 VENDOR SWAP SPACES (approx 20 x 20) AVAILABLE.
*OVER 1000 CARS FOR SHOW/SALE - CAR CORRAL SPACES AVAILABLE.
*CONCESSION STANDS WITH GREAT FOOD AND BEVERAGES.
*GENERAL ADMISSION IF FREE!
*EARLY VENDOR SET UP FRIDAY MARCH 23, 9 am to 9 pm.

FAIRGROUNDS ON THE GRASS CAR SHOW, BY NANCY PERRY PRODUCTIONS.
SUNDAY MARCH 25TH, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Classics, All Makes,Models & Years Welcome.
$15.00 Entry Fee, Includes Free T-Shirt, Dash Plaque & Goodie Bag.
Judging & Awards @ 12:30 pm.

If you would like more information on the Phoenix Swap Meet & Classic Car Show you can email Todd or call 818-879-3965.


Sat., Mar. 31
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Basha Math Club will be hosting their Beauty In Numbers Car and Bike Show at Basha High School, 5990 South Val Vista Drive in Chandler.
Entry fee is $20.00 adult car/$10.00 student car and their hours will be 9:00am till 1:00 pm.

We will have 2 divisions (Open and Student) with 3 Classes each for trophies. Best Car, Best Truck, and Best Motorcycle. In addition there will be a People's Choice There are sub-classes that will also receive awards. Award.

Registration starts at 8:00am. Judging will be finished by 12:00. Judging will be based upon Street Appeal rather than classical standards.

In addition vendors will be on site and Goodie Bags will be given to the first 25 registered individuals.

If you would like more information on the you can email Joycelyn or call 480-224-2163.


Sat., Mar. 31
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Vineyard Church will be hosting their Vineyard Church Car Show and Family Fun Day at 6250 W. Peoria in Glendale. Hours for the Vineyard Church Car Show and Family Fun Day are from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm and the entry fee is $20.00

Over 20 classes plus special awards, lots of family fun, beautiful location to show off your rides, all makes, models, and years welcome, first 100 entries will also receive an embroidered visor, , all entrants receive t shirt, goody bad, and dash plaque, you can register online or mail in form. Large can donation drive for food pantry, spectators free, and live band and D.J., vendors, and great food.

If you would like more information on the Vineyard Church Car Show and Family Fun Day you can contact Jim or Nancy by calling 623-934-4000.


Enjoy Cruisin' Arizona
Norm Atkin
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