05/09/12 01:43PM Car Shows, Cruise Ins, Events, Show Vendors, Swap Meets


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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

For another huge event try The Coldwater Annual Swap Meet & Car Show in Coldwater, Michigan on May 12th and 13th. This is the largest show in the area with up to 1,600 Show Cars, over 100 Show Quality Cycles, and over 300 Vendors. more info..

If you missed the first 10, don't miss the Arroyo 11th Annual Classic & Custom Car and Bike Show in Memory of Rick Devecchi held in San Lorenzo, California on Saturday, May 12th. 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..

I know it seems early, but we always go to The I-X Piston Power Show, the largest indoor display of Cars, Bikes, Trucks & Airplanes in the world covering more than one-million square feet at the I-X Center on October 5th to the 7th.
Contact Steve Legerski, Show Manager at slegerski@ixcenter.com or call him at 216-265-2514 to lock down your space. more info..


Blaster Cavalcade of Stars by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park is going on May 18th through May 20th 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 is happening on May 19th. 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..

Web Site

Show or Cruise Promoters. We have expanded our listings to cover most of the USA. Be sure to send in or enter your Car Show, Swap Meet and Cruise In information online as soon as you have it locked in and get the word out early. 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.

If you know of a show or cruise cancelled or no longer happening, please let me know by sending a note to 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 StreetRod34Coupe@yahoo.com and the website is www.VSRA-USA.com. Their Snail-mail address is Vintage Street Rodders of America or VSRA ~ 1024 Mitchell Rd. ~ Kingsport, TN 37663.

Vendor News

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 then 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.

Commercial Vendor space for the Huge Mentor City Show in September is limited and is filling up. There is no fee for the space, but you are asked to donate goods or services in the amount of $50 or more for prizes. Contact Bill here.

If you are looking for a product or service, check out the Great List of Vendors on BigAlsList.com under the Vendors List. There are over 2,600 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.

Big Al

PS, if you wish to mail flyers, tickets or whatever, here is the information;

Big Al's List
488 Monroe Blvd.
Painesville, Ohio 44077
fax 440-352-1384