Hey there! My name is Kenny and I’m a huge car buff. I’ve loved cars ever since I’ve been a kid, and especially got interested in classic car shows. I want to research car shows here in the West, and decided to blog about it.
There is quite a history of classic car shows throughout the western part of the United States and it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The spread out countryside of the Pacific Northwest, desert Southwest, and Rocky Mountains in the middle led to scenic roads and iconic highways like the famous Route 66. This creates a love of road trips, of classic cars, and of memories from the amazing cars that made those cross country road trips a major part of the American culture and personality.
The West is home to a wide variety of classic car shows now, emphasizing now only cars from those eras but all kinds of classic cars depending on what it is you’re looking for.
Just some of the top shows include:
– Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance brings over 200 collector’s cars to Pebble Beach and often serves as a big reveal for something new coming out, as well
– Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors is the finest show you’ll find in Colorado
– The Texas Hoedown because you got to have one in Texas
– Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus in Oklahoma is one of the largest in the Southwest
My family has always been involved in classic cars on some level, with many trips planned each summer to see some of the classic car shows in our local area. Now that I have children of my own, I want to be able to carry on the tradition of viewing beautiful classic cars and having conversations on the rich history of each make and model.
We will be planning a trip for the summer throughout some of the Western United States and I am interested in gathering as much information as I can on some of the different car shows that are out there. I know that a lot of places will usually hold regular weekly shows, but I am also looking for some of the large scale gatherings much like they have for the Corvair and other stunning vehicles.
If possible, I would also like to see about some of the different parades, as we will be traveling around about the time of the 4th of July and would like to see if there are any classic car shows and parades going on. Any information that I could get would be very helpful.