For car lovers and proud car owners, nothing beats a good auto show. Whether you’re a lover of international cars or a traditional muscle car enthusiast, there is no shortage of shows to suit your tastes coming up. And if you’re looking to show off your ride, there are plenty of opportunities coming up in South Florida for you to win over the crowd—and maybe even win a few awards in the process.
The largest car show and swap meet in America comes back to Daytona for four days of cars, food, and fun. More than 6,000 classic cars and trucks will be on site, some for show and some for sale. The event also includes 2,500 swap meet stalls, with plenty of food and artisan items for sale. The four-day event is $15 per day for general admission. The Daytona Turkey Run car show accepts all cars manufactured prior to 1980, as well as all Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, Chargers, Challengers, Prowlers, Vipers, and foreign exotic sports cars regardless of the year. Registration is $45. If you’re interested in selling your collector car, register for the Car Corral at the Daytona Turkey Run to set up on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway and present to interested buyers.
Presented by Cruisers of South Florida, the 29th annual Toys in the Sun Run car, truck, and bike show is one of the premier auto events that gives back to the local Florida community. Proceeds benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, and all presenters are required to include a new unwrapped toy with their registration fee that will be given to patients at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, FL. Pre-registration is $20 until November 26th. 55 “best of” awards will be given out, including 15 awards for 2000 and newer vehicles.
Enthusiasts can get their fill of classic cars at the 11th Annual Open Classic Car and Truck Show, hosted by the Renegade Corvette Club. With an appearance from the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, food, door prizes, and raffles, the show promises to be fun for the whole family. Pre-registration is $20 until January 2. With Best of Show awards for cars and trucks as well as Best of Show Corvettes and over $300 in awards up for grabs, the event is a must for car enthusiasts.
One of the largest car shows in South Florida in the first half of 2017, the 6th annual Corvette & Open Car & Truck Show is presented by the Corvette Club of South Florida. The show promises to give out over 160 total awards, including 70 Best of Show Corvette and 70 Best of Show Open Cars & Trucks awards. There will also be specialty awards, sponsor’s choice awards, 50-50 drawings, raffles, door prizes, and more. Net proceeds to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Pre-registration ($25) is limited to the first 300 cars and closes February 28, 2017.Check out this event page for a full list of upcoming car shows in South Florida. You can also search for car shows across the entire state if you’re looking for a more specific type of car show to attend or participate in.
First and foremost, make sure your ride meets the requirements for the show you’re interested in showing at. There are shows for muscle cars, import cars, exotic customs cars, and more, which means you won't be short of options for an auto show that puts your car in the best light. Once you find a car show that’s the right fit for your ride, keep these tips in mind to give yourself a better chance at winning an award.
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