Carlisle Spring Swap Meets Starts Wednesday April 18th

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This year’s Carlisle Spring Event starts on Wednesday and runs thru Sunday April 22nd.

Check out 150 acres of parts, vendors, collector gear, car corral and more. This show has been named one of the top five swap meets on Earth for a few decades now, it’s a must see for all enthusiasts.

Check out all details and ticket info on their site at:

http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-spring-swap-meet-corral-auction/default.aspx

 

 

Barrett Jackson Palm Beach Starts on Thursday

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Barrett-Jackson’s annual Palm Beach collector car auction runs April 12th to the 15th this year and will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

Preview day is Wednesday April 11th, from 8am until 3pm.

Expect hundreds of classics and collector cars, along with Palm Beach’s normal exotics and foreign cars sprinkled in.

Check out the B-J site for all details:

https://azure.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Home/PalmBeach-2018/fda861c1-a373-4fa5-9a85-7259e44f5aa3

Be sure to check out my “pick of the auction”:

Lot #80. 1956 Land Rover Series 1 pick-up with matching trailer

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South Jersey 47th Annual Swap Meet is Sunday March 25th

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The South Jersey Region, AACA 47th Annual Swap Meet and Car Corral is tomorrow.

This is the largest one day swap meet event on the East Coast and draws hundreds of vendors from all over the country. If you’re out hunting for that illusive part to finish your project or all the parts to start a project, then you want to attend.

This year’s show will be held at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy US 40, Woodstown, NJ 08098.

Sunday March 25, 2018, 8AM-3PM.

Check out all details on the SJAACA here:

https://www.sjraaca.com/

Happy motoring!

 

Annual Model Car Exhibition Tomorrow

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The annual model car and die cast exhibition is Sunday, March 18th starting at 9am.

This year’s show is being hosted at the Holiday Inn on Standish Blvd in in Taunton, Mass.

Expect to see 50+ Vendor Tables of model car kits, promos, accessories, resin-cast, parts, die-cast & more.

You can display your built models and projects at the non-competitive gathering of model car builders and enthusiasts if you don’t want to be bothered with all the attention, trophies, accolades and admiration of your fellow model car builders.

If you are the kind of model builder who wants the trophy so you can rub it in your friends’ faces for the next year, then register your model and win awards in the following categories: Peoples Choice Voting Award, Best Rat Rod, Best Motorcycle, Best First Responder Vehicle, Best Junior Build Ages 18 and under, Best Factory Stock, Best Automotive, Best Scratch-Built, John Reid award for Best Custom, Tex Ouderkirk award for Best Diorama and many more.

There is no model registration fee, so feel free to bring and display as many of your model cars, trucks and dioramas as you can carry.

Mecum Kansas City Coming Up Next Week

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Mecum’s Kansas City collector car auction is coming up next week already.

This year’s auction is Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th. Gates open at 8am and the auction will begin at 11am.

It’s being held at the Kansas City Convention Center at 301 West 13th Street¬†¬†Kansas City, MO 64105.

Check out all details on Mecum’s site at:

https://www.mecum.com/

Over 700 cars are expected. Here’s my pick of the auction:

1966 Impala coupe. Silver/Black. Lot S167

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Otto’s Cruise Night Season Starts Tonight

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The world famous Otto’s BBQ Cruise Night kicks off the season tonight in Stafford Texas.

Tonight’s featured brand is Pontiac, but there will be plenty of other classics and American muscle to drool over.

As always, the event is at 11222 Fountain Lake Drive in Stafford.

There’s still time to register your car too. Check out the link below for all details:

https://www.showplaceclassics.com/

 

Chicago Auto Show Starts Tomorrow

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Founded in 1901, Chicago’s auto show is North America’s largest show and this year marks the 110th edition.

The L.A. show has all the glitz and glamour, Detroit’s show always focuses on the auto industry as a whole, the Chicago show is all about the consumer though and that’s what makes this show so special. There are dozens of great exhibits, world premiers, future technology displays, concept cars, exotics, etc.

As always, this year’s show is hosted at McCormick Place on Lake Shore Drive. This venue features about 2.7 million square feet of exhibit space, so bring your sneakers!

Friday Feb 9th is the first day open to the public and it’s their “First Look for Charity” Event, so there’s not a huge crowd and no waiting in lines to see the stuff that you want to. The charity tickets are $275 a piece, but worth every penny. I grew up in Chicago and went to this show many times. I was fortunate enough to go on press night most years and I can tell you that you’ll appreciate the smaller crowds.

The general public show runs Feb 10th to the 18th and an adult ticket is $13.

Check out the details here:

https://www.chicagoautoshow.com/