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21 BEST Car Shows/Auto Shows USA: Sickest!

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21 Best AUTO SHOWS/Car Shows in the USA – Cars have been synonymous with freedom, since the time ford launched the Model T in 1908! Cars have also been an inspiration, a design love & adrenaline pumping machine!

A love of automobiles and any sort of motorised transport, Motorbikes, kit cars etc, brings groups of people together & bond them amongst the petrol scented air.

Auto shows & Motoring events are the perfect place to get unbelievable close to the latest supercar releases, rediscover old classics, watch some exception Motorsport and even get up close and personal to the worlds best drivers from Nascar to Formula 1.

Usually ran annually the BEST AUTO SHOWS in the USA will truly reignite that petrol headed drive in your heart!

21. The Great American Trucking Show – Texas

Who can overlook the true beasts of the automotive Industry. Trucking is an all american passion & definitely keeps the economy afloat especially with Amazon overnight & same day deliveries popular now! The Great American Trucking show is more of a industry trade fair of trucking enthusiasts & professionals.

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Over 50,000 “truckers” head to Dallas Texas each year for this spectacular, interactive showcase of the best trucking has to offer. With over 500 exhibitions with everything from trailers, to engines, components & Manufacture.

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in Late August.  22-24 Aug 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organiser: 

Randell & Reilly

Where is the Motoring Event?

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas 650 S Griffin St Dallas TX 75202 USA For more info see, official site.

20. Corvettes at Carlisle

If you love the Corvette, this event is for you! Corvettes at Carlisle is the biggest and most fun packed pure Corvette event in the entire world. Featuring over 5,000 Corvettes from all generations of this all american classic and attracting close to 50,000 avid fans.

Expect a really fun event with burnouts & even a colorful parade through historic Downtown Carlisle.

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Corvettes at Carlisle. Photo by Corevettes at Carlisle BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

Probably one of the best parts of this motoring event is the exciting shopping experience with a gigantic swap meet with a variety of different pop up shops & vendors.

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late August. 22-25 Aug 2019

Time:

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Carlisle Events

Where is the Motoring Event?

Carlisle Fairgrounds 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd Carlisle PA 17013 Harrisburg, USA

Corvettes at Carlisle

Corvettes at Carlisle BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

19. International Auto Show – Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a gold mine for extravagant events & festivals, this one is no different. With over 350 of the most firey new cars, prototypes & trucks all under one roof at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA.

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Here you will find a real array of fantastic automobiles from Lincolns to Lamborghinis. This a real inspirational event, without the “sales vibe”, take a look over the engines,  sit behind the wheel of your favourite supercars & even take a couple for a spin out in Vegas!

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late August. 13-15 Sep 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Motor Trend Auto Shows Inc.

Where is the Motoring Event?

Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Rd Las Vegas NV 89109 USA For more info see, official site.

18. Car Capital Auto Show – Michigan 

Car Capital Auto Show is a real Michigan sweet heart. If your after a real petrol head show with real variety then this is the Motoring event for you. A real hybrid of Car, truck & motorcycle auto shows, merged together for a great event.

With up to 500 vendors, you can pick up spare parts, check out off road vehicles, Audio- Visual Equipment and even car car products for your baby!

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Car-Capital-Auto-show. Source: tammysueallenphotography.blogspot.com BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

Oh and when you get hungry there is a real array of tasty food vendors to get your teeth into. The best part is your ticket is “FREE” if your an industry professional.

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late July. 27 Jul 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

R E Olds Transportation Museum

Where is the Motoring Event?

Michigan State Capitol 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 USA For more info see, official site.

17. Green Country RV Show – Oklahoma

Calling all RV enthusiasts! Green Country RV show is the place for you. With up to 5000 budding RV’ers heading down to Oklahoma, for this inspiring event.

Whether your a first timer looking for a lightweight economy RV or hoping to upgrade to luxury diesel RV offering for total comfort. At Green Country RV show, you will find a real array of models to get your teeth into. Other features include a selection of boats, trailers & even Yachts.

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RV motoring show, Auto show USA BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late July. 19-21 Jul 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Green Country RV Show

Where is the Motoring Event?

River Spirit Expo E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114 USA For more info see, official site.

RV Auto Show - Green Country

RV Auto Show – Green Country Source:bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

16. Central Florida International Auto Show 

The sunshine state hosts a fantastic showcase of vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ford, and Toyota .

The Central Florida Auto Show is great for a variety of car enthusiasts whether your looking for a new car, want to check out the latest auto technology or just have a real passion for cars then this is the place to be.

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Auto show Orlando, Florida – Orange County  Car show.  BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late September. 20-22 Sep 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Auto show-orlando-Orange County -Car show

Great Experience at Auto show Orlando, Florida – Orange County  Car show.  BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

Organizer: 

Motor Trend Auto Shows Inc

Where is the Motoring Event?

Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Drive Orlando Orlando FL 32819 USA

 

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15. Japanese Classic Car Show – California 

The Japanese Classic Car Show is a tribute to Old School authentic Japanese Cars.With over 500 cars from TOYOTA, NISSAN , MAZDA,  AND HONDA. Spread out at over 55 vendors expect to see alot of rare Japanese cars & classics from  R32 Nissan Skylines, to FC RX7s, Mk3 Supras, NA Miatas. The event even hosts a Car auction where you can surely grab yourself a classic Japanese legend. Source: official site.

 

 

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When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late September. 21 Sep 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Organizer: 

Japanese Classic Car Show Association US

Where is the Motoring Event?

Marina Green Park 386 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802 USA

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14. Orphan Car Show – Michigan 

Orphan Car show is a 1 day jam packed event held annually at Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum in Ypsilanti, U.S.A

A real showcase of Mustangs, Corvettes and even classic try-5 Chevys. Other highlights include the Ford Motors Generator Plant & an variety of local car dealerships. source.

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When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late September. 15 Sep 2019

Time:

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum USA

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Orphan-show-autoshow-usa. Source: George Thomas: Flickr     BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

Where is the Motoring Event?

Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage 100 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA USA

13. Milwaukee Rally Bike Show

Make a pilgrimage to the true home of Harley-Davidson. At  Milwaukee Rally Bike Show, check out the free live entertainment, the H-D Museum Annual Custom Bike Show.

Event organisers call this one a “Maximum volume” event with a  five-day celebration of custom bike shows, and cutting edge Harley-Davidson prototype models.  Milwaukee Rally Bike Show will feature a display of products like classic cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles parts, equipment, and services on display. source.

 

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When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late August, early September. 29 Aug-02 Sep 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Milwaukee Rally U

Where is the Motoring Event?

Milwaukee Harley-Davidson 11310 W Silver Spring Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53225 USA

Milwaukee Bike show

Milwaukee bike show BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

12. Springfield Swap Meet/Car Show – Ohio 

A true american show of Cars, trailers and RV’s. This fun packed family event has a host of activities bubbling to really get your teeth into.

From dragsters to vintage racing, stock cars and memorabilia. With over 9000 enthusiasts attending each year, it’s also a great swap meet with parts vendors, cars for sale and lots on show to keep the eye balls excited. source.

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Springfield-Swapmeet. Source: Chad Horwedel Flickr    BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in early September. 13-15 Sep 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Ohio Swap Meet

Where is the Motoring Event? 

Clark County Fairgrounds 4401 S Charleston Pike, Springfield, OH 45505 USA

11. Charlotte Auto Fair – North Carolina

With up to 20,000 attendees each year, Charlotte Auto Fair is a hub of collector vehicles and the perfect place for buyers & sellers to flock.

The great thing about this event is as a buyer you can get up close & personal with an array of vehicles, drive them, chat to the owner etc. For the seller, you have 20,000 potential customers! Source.

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Charlotte-Auto-Fair. Source: Flickr .  BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in early September. 05-08 Sep 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Charlotte-auto fair-Car show

Charlotte auto fair car show. FlickrBEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

Organizer: 

Hornets Nest Region USA

Where is the Motoring Event? 

Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027 USA

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Charlotte-auto-fair car show. FlickrBEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

10. Ontario Classic Car Show “Crusin Reunion” – California

Ontario Californias Classic Car Show, is an auto motive heaven show case of classic/vintage cars, sports cars and motorcycles. source.

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Ontario-Cruisin-reunion. Source: Cruisin -Reunion . gocvb.org BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late September. 20-21 Sep 2019

Time:

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Greater Ontario Visitors bureau

Where is the Motoring Event? 

Downtown Ontario 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA 91764 USA

9. Little Car Show – California

Little Car Show is a not so little motoring event with up to 5000 visitors & 120 exhibitions, held at Downtown Pacific Grove, Monterey, U.S.A.

A one day car show they specialise in “little cars” which are over 25 years old! Popular sites include micro, mini and vintage vehicles which make for some interesting, intriguing & truly wacky memories.

Little Car show USA

Little Car Show California. Source: FlickrBEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in Mid August. 14 Aug 2019

Time: 

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Organizer: 

Marina Motorsports Inc USA

Where is the Motoring Event? 

Downtown Pacific Grove 584 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Monterey, USA

8. Dub Show Tour Houston – Texas

“See the Nations Hottest Custom Cars & Trucks” From Exotics to luxury, old school muscle and low riders here Dub show Tour runs across the whole of the United states across 7 locations, from Texas to LA. The Houston edition features array of exciting cars & a assortment of parts from hood scoop, billet grills, ,tinted taillights,  Angel eyes fog light etc. Source.

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Dub-autoshow-Houston. Source: www.dubshowtour.com BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

Dub Show Tour – Locations

  • Fontana – Anton Club Speedway – July 
  • Albuquerque – Albuquerque Convention Centre – Early August 
  • Chicago – Hawthorne Race track – Early August 
  • Houston – NRG Centre – Late August 
  • Dallas – Dallas Convention centre – Mid September 
  • Las Vegas – Las Vegas Convention Centre – Early November (05-08 2019)
  • Los Angeles – Los Angeles Convention centre.  – Late November 22-December 01 2019. 

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late August. 24 Aug 2019

Time: 

12:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Dub-auto-show

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Organizer: 

DUB Publishing Inc. USA

Where is the Motoring Event? 

NRG Center 1 NRG Park Houston TX 77054 USA

7. Orange County International Auto Show – California 

As the 8th Largest auto show in the U.S.A, this event is an international assortment of automobiles, spare parts and car accessories.

Generally seen more as a trade fair, this car event offers the perfect platform to for auto industry expert and manufactures to show of their latest exotics & engines to enthusiastic petrol heads like you & me!

 

 

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Popular attractions include an array of must see vehicle from the latest Lamborghini Hurricane performance to the Mcralen 720 S, Ford Mustang Bullitt and the ford F150 Raptor! Source. Other experiences include 150 test drives, from Jaguar to Nissan, Chevrolet, Ram etc.

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in Early October.  03-06 Oct 2019

Time: 

12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (General)

Organizer: 

Motor Trend Auto Shows Inc. USA

Where is the Motoring Event? 

Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave Anaheim CA 92802 USA

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orlando-show2. Source, international auto show via event crazy.com BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

6. Codman Estate Antique Auto Show – Massachusetts 

A smaller event with up to 1000 attendees, Codman Estate Antique Auto Show is a platform for around 300 classic and antique autos, trucks, and vintage motorcycles.

With a nice array of entertainment such as Jazz & steel guitar blues and Museum open houses its a great intimate classic auto event. A variety of food vendors will ensure you have plenty of energy to check out everything on offer.

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HNE CodmanAntique. www.thebostoncalendar.com/ BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late July 21 Jul 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

Historic New England USA

Where is the Motoring Event?  

Historic New England Codman Estate 34 Codman Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773 USA

5. Miami International Auto Show – Florida

Miami, Miami expect it big and expect it bold. This signature of South Florida, Pulls in up to 50,000 auto enthusiasts each year, the Miami international Auto show is really beast with over 600 exhibitors.

Here you can find the latest trends, and the honest new releases from auto manufacturers which they have been dying to see! There is also a variety of 50s classics offering ride & drives for guests. Source.

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Other popular attractions include:  TOPLESS IN MIAMI – Cheeky! 

A Miami exhibit will featuring the Auto Industry’s leading convertibles as judged by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA).

HAVANA CLASSICS Havana oo la la….The golden era of Havanas autos is showcased in Miami with antique classics giving everyone that nostalgic feeling.

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CLASSIC CARS Exhibit:   Classic Cars gives you a fantastic opportunity to take a drive to yesteryear fuelled by nostalgia.

Sponsored by the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region. This exhibit offers one of the largest antique vehicle selections.

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When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in Early November: 01-10 Nov 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

South Florida Automobile Dealers Association

Where is the Motoring Event?  

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA

4. All Ford Show

All ford show brings exactly what it says on the tin! A true celebration of the all american giant FORD. A great event to get your teeth into everything Ford with auto shows, spare parts, swap and meet and a host of entertainment.

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When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in EarlyAugust 03 Aug 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

Organizer: 

N.C. Transportation Museum USA

Where is the Motoring Event?  

N.C. Transportation Museum 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159 USA

3. Nashville International Auto Show

Nashville International Auto Show is a real BEAST of Tennessee with up to 50,000 Auto enthusiasts attending each year!

Over 350 of the hottest new cars and trucks all in one place! With over 35 test drives & simulators on offer to give a real exciting & memorable experience.

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If exotics & luxury gets your taste buds exciting then Rolls Royce, Maserati & Bentley have provided a cool selection for the car show. Source.

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in Mid October October 18-20th 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM

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Organizer:

Motor Trend Auto Shows Inc. USA

Where is the Motoring Event?   

Music City Center 201 5th Avenue S Nashville, TN 37203 615.401.1400

2. Los Angeles Auto Show

Los Angeles Auto Show is a real auto extravaganza. Attracting over 50,000 people each year to the gigantic LA convention centre. Which is situated across 1,000,000 square feet, two main halls (South & West) and  “The Garage” aftermarket hall.

The auto event offers a slick new vehicle shopping experience, FREE test drives and a real selection of the latest technology, trends & exotics there is truly something for everyone.

The great thing about this show is your free to check out all the different vehicles without any “sales pressure” just really great info. With over 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, and even electric vehicles, there is plenty to see and do. Source.

Great Features include: 

60+ DEBUTS AND CONCEPTS

Over 60 debuts, prototypes and concepts.

 

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FREE TEST DRIVES Visitors can enjoy pressure-free test drives of nearly 100 of the latest models.

CUSTOMIZED RIDES IN “THE GARAGE”

“The Garage” houses one of the world’s large displays of customized rides, exotics and supercars. Previous years have featured DUB Magazine, West Coast Customs, Ivan Tampi Customs, Al & Ed’s, and a whole host of other greats!

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Los-Angeles-car-show Source: Los Angeles Auto Show Instagram.  BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

GALPIN’S HALL OF CUSTOMS: Galpin Motors provides an array of unique customized beauties to really get your eye balls excited!

KIDS Play zones – Great for the whole family! 

The kids will have plenty to do here also from exciting video games, to virtual reality demos, and kids’ play zones.

Los Angeles Auto show

Los Angeles auto show is great for kids! This is a great Virtual reality showcase which shows a virtual leopard which follows you on the screen. Source: Los Angeles Auto show Instagram. BEST AUTO SHOWS USA (BEST CAR SHOWS USA)

When is the Motoring Event?

Held Annually in late November- early December.  22 Nov-01 Dec 2019

Time: 

09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)

Organizer: 

Automobility Pty Ltd Australia

Where is the Motoring Event?   

Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles CA 90015 USA

 

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1. Detroit Auto Show 

One of biggest Auto shows in the calendar at the home of motoring, “Motor city”. Expect a star studded performance of the newest releases, concept cars and a vast array of experiences from  ride & drive, driving simulators to Virtual Reality exhibitions.

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Detroit Autoshow 2019. Photo by Detroit Autoshow https://naias.com/

Previously held in January 2019, the event has now been moved to a new summer date for 2020, so expect an even more fiery occasion.

Virtual Reality at Detroit Auto Show!

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Detroit-Motor-Show, Virtual Reality setup!

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