03/07/13 11:55AM Car Shows, Cruises, Events in Arizona

Cruisin Arizona...Upcoming Events

Sat., Mar. 2
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The Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort will be hosting their Fun in the Sun - 8th Palm Creek Car Show at Palm Park on the Grass!, 1110 N Henness Rd in Casa Grande. This show will run from 9:00am till 1:00pm and the entry fee is $25.00 per car.

Park on the grass in our beautiful Palm Park, listen to music, and grab lunch, a "brew" and some 50/50 tickets. $25.00 fee per vehicle includes Event T-shirt and dash plaque.

Five classes: Open, Muscle Car, Street Rod, Truck, Motorcycle &/or Trike. Judging: One People's Choice Trophy for each class; One Participant's Choice and One Budweiser's Choice for entire show. Registration starts at 8am. Awards at 12:30pm.

Unfortunately, we must mention this caveat. Although the car show entrants are welcome from anywhere, the show itself is not open to the General Public because of our alcohol license restrictions. Still, we'll have about 2,000 of our Resort's residents perusing and enjoying your cars. If a car entrant's immediate family wants to attend, a day pass will be available.
No Pets Please

If you would like more information on the Fun in the Sun - 8th Palm Creek Car Show you can call Peggy at 520-876-8930.


Sat., Mar. 2
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The Mahnah Club will be hosting their Ticket to Ride Car & Bike Show at SanTan Village, 2218 E. Williams Field Rd in Gilbert. The hours for this show will be from 10:00am till 4:00pm and the entry fee is $35.00 per car, before Feb.22,2013.

Check in 10am-12pm (no parking before 10am), Judging 12pm-2pm, Awards/Raffle 3pm-4pm, 17 Classes with trophies,T-shirt for the first 200 entries, Food, Drinks, Raffles,
Our event is for raising monies for Mahnah Club Charities, our Charities include Save the Family of AZ, Child Crisis Center EV, East Valley High School Scholarships, Ronald McDonald House and additional Charities in need of help. Also, top off the evening with Ticket to Ride Event from 7pm-10pm at the Courtyard Pavilion in San Tan Village, Gilbert, AZ to include auction, raffle, food, bar service, and Tucson's number one Oldies Band 'Still Cruisin'.

If you would like more information on the Ticket to Ride Car & Bike Show you can call Theresa at 602-881-0855 or Mary 602-690-6724.

Sat., Mar. 2

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Seventh Avenue Merchant's Association will be hosting their m7 Street Fair featuring Chester's Classic Car Show at Melrose District, 4245 North 7th Ave. in Phoenix. The hours for this show will be from 11:00am till 5:00pm and the entry fee is suggested donation of $10.00.

This year the m7 Street Fair is being held on Saturday March 2, 2013. The event will include a local market of craftsmen and artists, eclectic food, children’s activities, collectible car show, live music, diversified street performers and more. We work closely with the City of Phoenix and the surrounding neighborhoods to hold all this family fun right in the middle of 7th Avenue between Indian School Road and Campbell Avenue. Each year we have consistently grown attendance by a substantial amount. The result: we welcomed almost 18,000 neighborhood supporters in 2011 and in 2012 we officially crossed the 20,000 mark welcoming almost 25,000 people to the fair!

The m7 Street Fair is looking for the following vehicles to participate in this year's event: Antique Cars (1900-1941), Antique Trucks (1900-1941), Classic Cars (1942-1979), Classic Trucks (1942-1979), Hot Rods (1900-1979), Customs (1900-1979), Vintage Trailers (1979 or older). All vehicles must have been manufactured in 1979 or earlier. Registration is free however, a $10 donation would be appreciated to help cover the cost of the entire event. All CARS MUST PRE-REGISTER.

To register, or for entrance information and arrival time please contact Bill or Gwen at Chester’s Garage, 602-265-6743. All registrations will be done by phone, or in person at Chester’s Garage. The registration deadline is February 22, 2013. A $20 entrance fee will be charged day of for all cars not pre-registered. Participants with “For Sale” signs will be charged a $95 vendor fee. The city will barricade the street from 6am to 6pm, cars MUST be in place by 10:45 am. No exceptions. Cars will not be able to leave 7th Avenue prior to 5pm. (per City of Phoenix Fire Department ordinance) All cars must be drivable to enter. No car trailers will be allowed on 7th Ave for unloading.

Awards- A People’s Choice trophy will be awarded for each class, plus a Best of Show for all classes combined. For vendor booth info please contact Meghan @ 480-703-2620

If you would like more information on the m7 Street Fair featuring Chester's Classic Car Show you can call Gwen at 602-265-6743.


Thu., Mar. 7
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Event Host: Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will be hosting the SCD Super Show at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, 13165 n Auto Show Ave in Surprise.This is a FREE Car Show to enter and their hours will be from 11:00am till 1:00pm.

There will be 3 awards - Best of show, Coolest Ride, Most Unique Ride. There will be trophies and cash prizes of $350.00 best of show and $200.00 for coolest and most unique rides. Event includes - Live music from Award Winning Nick Nicholson, Food, Drinks, on site technicians, corporate vendors, giveaways, and more.... There are approximately 50 spaces for this show, so please email or call for an event registration form to reserve your spot.

If you would like more information on the SCD Super Show you can call or email Scott at 623-537-5000.


Fri.-Sun., Mar. 8-10
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Goodguys Rod & Custom Assoc. will be holding their Goodguys Spring Nationals at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. The hours fro this 3 day show will be Fri 8-5, Sat 8-5 and Sun 8-3 and the entry fee 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!

You can buy tickets on line by going to Goodguys Website.

If you would like more information on the Goodguys Spring Nationals you can call Andrea at 925-838-9876.


Sat., Mar. 9

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The Marana Heritage Conservancy will be hosting their Marana Founders Day at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd. in Marana. This show will run from 9:00am till 9:00pm and the entry is free.

Classic Car and Tractor Show on the grass, Founders day Parade, Food and Craft Venders, live entertainment, 50/50 Raffle, Kids Zone, Heritage Village, Trophies for classic rides and vintage tractors. For more information about the event or to be a vendor contact Jennifer at 520-400-8444 or 520-682-3405 ($50.00 for a 10 X 10 vendor spot)

If you would like more information on the Marana Founders Day you can call Jennifer at 520-400-8444 or Marana Heritage Conservancy Office 1-520-682-3405.


Sat., Mar. 16
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Tom Jones Ford will be hosting their Thunder in the Desert at Tom Jones Ford, 23454 West Highway 85 in Buckeye. The entry for this show is $20.00 Pre-reg or $25.00 Day of Show and the hours will be from 10:00am toll 4:00pm, the swap meet starts at 6:00am.

This will be our third annual car show. The proceeds from this show will be going to ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. We will be having a parts swap meet that starts at 6:00 am, 50/50 raffle, plenty of door prizes, dj music, vendors, kids bouncer, water attraction, goody bags for all registrations (includes, t-shirt, dash plaque, raffle ticket, etc) Fun for the entire family. For 2013 we will have many more classes (24 to be exact)
We are also going to have cash prizes for the following Best of show $200.00
Best engine $100.00
Best interior $100.00
Best detail $100.00
Lets have a great show this year. we are hoping to raise $10,000.00 for The Children of ST. JUDE.

Vendors: We are looking for any vendors that would like to come and participate in the show. Please click on Download Flyer/Reg. for entry form.

If you would like more information on the Thunder in the Desert Car Show you can call Scotty at 602-980-1158.


Sat., Mar. 16
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The Covenant Hot Rod Association will be hosting their 3rd Annual Southwest Regional Car Show at Scottsdale Towne Square, NW corner of Scottsdale Rd and Thunderbird in Scottsdale. The hours for this show are from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm and the entry fee is $15.00 (see flyer).

T-shirt, dash plaque, goody bag with registration. 50/50 split, 30 trophy classes - plus best of show, best paint, best engine, best interior and CHRA awards. great gifts at every CHRA show plenty of restaurants and shopping.

If you would like more information on the 3rd Annual Southwest Regional Car Show you can call Don at 480-205-7925.


Sat., Mar. 16
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Vineyard Church and Nancy Perry Productions will be hosting the 2nd Annual Vineyard Church Car Show at Vineyard Church, 6250 W. Peoria in Glendale. The hours for this show will be from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm and the entry fee is $20.00 before March 10th.

This is the second year, was so awesome last year, every make, model, and year welcome, over 25 classes, Music by Brett Kaiser and the 56 Band, and Dj Greg, lots of family activities, great food available, please help fill the Vineyard Food Bank and bring can food donation, spectators always free, Info hotline, 602-843-3545, Everyone welcome!

If you would like more information on the 2nd Annual Vineyard Church Car Show you can call Jim or Nancy at 623-934-4000.


Sat., Mar. 16
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The Red Mountain Active Adult Center will be hosting their Car Show and Community Fair at Red Mountain Community Center, 7550 E Adobe Street in Mesa. Entry fee for this show is (Early bird) $15 per car and the hours will be from 9:00 am till 12:00 noon.

This show does not have a flyer or registration sheet on CruisinArizona.com but you can (Register Online).

This is a fundraiser for East Valley Adult Resources. Prizes will be awarded for entrants and there will be a vendor community fair and Kids Zone as well! See our website for registration.

If you would like more information on the Car Show and Community Fair you can call or email Peg at 480-218-2221.


Sat., Mar. 23
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The Apache Wells HOA and Nancy Perry Productions will be hosting the 2nd Annual Apache Wells Car Show at Apache Wells Activity Center, 2223 N. 56th St in Mesa. The entry fee is $18.00 and the hours will be from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm.

Fee includes event shirt to the first 200, dash plaque, goody bag, awards, great music and food, one of the largest raffles, vendors and a lot of fun for everyone, all makes, models and years welcome.

If you would like more information on the 2nd Annual Apache Wells Car Show you can email Nancy or call Gail at 480-306-5475.