Clifton Labor Day Car Show/Credit Bonnie Hobbs

Celebrations are plentiful at the end of August as the long Labor Day weekend marks the final stretch of the summer. Car shows are popular Labor Day weekend activities so we’ve gathered a list of some car events rolling into different towns across the U.S.

Dream Cars Weekend: This weekend-long car event is billed as the largest automotive event ever held at Walt Disney World Resort. It features guest appearances by top fuel drag racing legend Don Garlits, NASCAR Champion Legend Geoff Bodine and vintage drag racing author Mickey Bryant. Vehicles on display include the 1968 split personality Camaro Convertible, vintage racecars from the 1920s and 1930s, the 1962 Amphicar Amphibious Automobile and more.

Date: August 30-September 2, 2013

Location: Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Midwest Madness Indy: This weekend-long event takes place in Indianapolis and features a meet and greet, a car cruise, a track day and a car show. This event is open to cars, bikes, trucks, hot rods, classics and anything custom.

Date: August 30-September 2, 2013

Location: Indianapolis

The Great Labor Day Cruise: This Orange County, California, show features pre-1978 domestic vehicles and unique foreign customs. There will be Best in Class, Best in Show and Specialty Awards. A 1966 Chevelle Big Block 454 will be given away and all proceeds from the raffle ticket sales of the vehicle will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Date: August 30-September 1, 2013

Location: Costa Mesa, California

Invasion Car Show: This annual show in Deep Ellum, Texas, is now in its sixth year and features pre-64 traditional rods and kustoms. Previews on the event Facebook page show it will have many great cars in attendance, including a 1950 Nash, a 1950 Chrysler Windsor, a 1951 Pontiac Cheiftain, a 1961 Pontiac Catalina, a 1963 Mercury Monterey Breezeway and more.

Date: August 31, 2013

Location: Deep Ellum, Texas

Western Colorado Classic Auto Event: Open to hot rods, muscle cars, trucks, specialty vehicles and sports cars, this Colorado car show will feature over 500 classic cars and motorcycles. Thirty-three awards include Best of Show, Peoples’ Choice, Best Paint, Dignitary Choice and more. All proceeds benefit the Hilltop organization, which offers a wide range of services to children, adults and seniors.

Date: August 31-September 1, 2013

Location: Canyon View Park in Grand Junction, Colorado 

Autumn Sports Classic Car Show: This family-oriented event is a car show and picnic for sports cars and fine touring automobiles. There will be 20 separate classes and judging is by popular vote. Also includes food, games, raffles and more.

Date: August 31, 2013

Location: Como Lake Park Casino, 2220 Como Park Blvd, Lancaster, New York

Musclepalooza XVIII: This Hemmings-hosted event is for street legal, American muscle cars only. It includes drag racing, a car show, and trophies will be given out.

Date: September 1, 2013

Location: West Lebanon, New York

Jazzin Up the Links Classic Car Show: This car show is held on the last day of the Jazzin Up the Links International Jazz and Wine Festival at the Tuscumbia Country Club in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Cars must be pre-1979 and the first 300 will get dash plaques. Event includes live jazz, wine tasting and fireworks.

Date: September 1, 2013

Location: Tuscumbia Country Club in Green Lake, Wisconsin

Spindles Car Club 33rd Annual Car Show & Swap Meet: Over 700 cars were displayed at this event last year in Marshfield, Massachusetts. All makes and models are welcome. Event includes live music and food will be for sale.

Date: September 1, 2013

Location: Marshfield Fairground, Marshfield, Massachusetts

The 14th Annual Labor Day Car Show: This Clifton, Virginia, car show claims to be the local area’s biggest for Labor Day. It expects over 250 vehicles ranging from muscle and classic cars to street rods, custom and antique cars, and motorcycles. There will be trophies, door prizes, a chili cook-off and music.

Date: September 2, 2013

Location: Clifton, Virginia

Kincaid, Illinois, Car Show: The annual car show is expecting 90+ cars and will have awards, truck pulls, live music, a burnout contest and door prizes.  Specialty awards include Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Engine and more.

Date: September 2, 2013

Location: Kincaid, Illinois

Please visit the websites of each car event for specific details on registration, rules and rain dates.


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