08 Dec Vehicle Venues: 5 Must-See Florida Car Shows For The Coming Year
For car dealers, they offer a vision of the kinds of performance features and vehicle wraps that will attract customers. They provide mechanics with new ideas for modifying and improving vehicles. For customers, they offer a glimpse of available vehicle wrapping techniques, engine modifications, and other features. Thus whatever your interest in cars, car shows have something to offer you. The most exciting car shows of the coming year, with a strong sense of community, include:
The Jack Roush Car Show
Location: 5826 SW 36th Street, Miami, Florida 33165 (the Denny’s)
Time: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, 5 PM to 10 PM
Host: Kustom Wheels Car Show
Named after legendary NASCAR entrepreneur and scientist Jack Roush, this event welcomes vehicles of all models, makes, and years. Registration is free. If your car stands out for its beauty, functionality, creative auto wrap, or other features, you are eligible for trophies and prizes. The event also provides a forum for local vendors, and music.
The Tenth Annual Open Car and Truck Show
Location: 14401 W Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise, Florida 33323 (Ed Morse Sawgrass Auto Mall)
Time: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, 10 AM to 4 PM
Host: Renegade Corvette Club, judging by Jumping Jack Productions
Located 30 minutes from Boca Raton, this event provides a wide range of prizes and trophies for creative car owners. Registration costs $25 ($20 if you pre-register). The first 100 people to pre-register receive free show-themed shirts and customized dash plaques. There will be food & drinks, a performance from DJ Scott, and a welcome visit from the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.
The Mustang Club Car Show and Fun Fair
Location: 1889 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 (Renaissance Charter School)
Time: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 10 AM to 4 PM
Host: East Coast Mustang Club
This event welcomes all types of cars and trucks, not just Mustangs. Competition registration costs $10, with proceeds donated to the local Road Warriors, the Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation, and Renaissance Charter School. As the name suggests, there’s also a fair with a wide range of kid-friendly games and activities, including face painting and a chance to meet local firefighters and police officers.
The Olympic Heights Car Show
Location: 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434 (Olympic Heights High School)
Time: Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11 AM to 3:30 PM
Host: Southeast Rods & Customs
Open to all trucks and cars, this event raises money for the marching band program at Olympic Heights. Registration costs $20, and there will be a silent auction to raise more money. There is a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation.
Cars and trucks win prizes in multiple categories. The Olympic Heights Marching Band and DJ Donnie will entertain. Free admission with access to door prizes, food trucks, and vendors in addition to watching the competition.
The Carroll Shelby Car Show
Location: 5826 SW 36th Street, Miami, Florida 33165 (Denny’s again)
Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 5 PM to 10 PM
Host: Kustom Wheels Car Show
Though still being planned, this event is set to be at the local Denny’s with Kustom Wheels hosting this one, too. Kustom will organize the competition, bring in vendors, and music. Registration is free, and contestants whose cars stand out will earn trophies.
These five shows are by no means the only ones available in the Miami area, but they take the cake for their community-oriented, convenient locations, and accessibility to different attendees and contestants you won’t see in the big corporate shows (which are great in their own right).
Attending these events also gives you a chance to meet a wide range of mechanics, dealers, and car enthusiasts from throughout the Miami area. Whether the goal is to find new ideas, attract new customers, or just see mind-blowing cars, go to these shows.