08/14/12 10:49AM Car Shows, Cruise Ins, Events, hot rods, street rods

Busy Season for Car Events..Big Als List

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I-X Piston Power Show and Cleveland AUTO-RAMA Join Forces and Engines in 2013. The organizers of Cleveland AUTO-RAMA have agreed to sell the 46-yearold sanctioned custom car show to the I-X Center. This will enable the I-X Center to create a combined mega production melding AUTO-RAMA with the I-X Piston Power Show, thereby featuring the best both shows have to offer. The I-X Piston Power Show was slated for October 5-7 this year and will now be cancelled to make way for the new event tentatively scheduled for March 15-17, 2013. With over one million square feet of space, the I-X Center can accomodate a lot, but has filled much of it with the Piston Power Show. The new event should even be larger, so be ready to register early.

Shows - Cruise-Ins - Swap Meets

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

Chardon Classic Car and Bike Show on the Square in Chardon, Ohio on August 12th 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 13th year Presented By the Chardon Community Action Team ---more info---

Guitars & Cars Dual Swap Meets at Renningers Twin Markets in Mount Dora, FL is another August 12th 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---

Long Island Cars Car Show & Swap Meet at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, NY is held on on August 12th 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 12th. 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 8th Annual Cruise & Car Show in Downtown Flint, MI goes from Tuesday Aug. 14th 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 15th through 17th 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---

How about the KOA 800 Pound Gorilla Leadhead and Gearhead Stomp at Pfiffner Pioneer Park in Stevens Point, WI. on August 17th through 19th. It's open to all 64 & older Kustoms, Hot Rods, Dragsters, Muscle, Restored/Mint U.S. built vehicles only. Body altered dragster styled vehicles allowed. 1965 & newer must be traditional, contemporary styled Kustoms or Modified Muscle. No post 1965 stock Muscle allowed. ---more info---

August 18th is the 18th 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 24th and 25th in Grand Rapids, MI - The 8th 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 19th, 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---


NMCA at Milan Dragway 6th Annual Muscle Car Nationals will be held on August 26th in Milan, MI. This is the next-to-last stop of the 2012 NMCA tour over the weekend of August 24-26, 2012. As the home of the 6th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Featuring the Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown, Milan Dragway offers up an awesome track surface and top-notch track staff to ensure the consistency and performance of the NMCA racers' machines. As this event is in the backyard of the Big 3, just a few miles from Detroit, you can expect to see some awesome machines both on the racetrack and in the car show. There is a swap meet, midway, jet cars, and free parking. ---more info---

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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. ---Event Forms---

We have added over 15,000+ new pictures already this year to the website's 100,000+ 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!

Big Al

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