Across the nation, you can join other automotive enthusiasts to marvel at the beauty of classic cars — and show off your own. Attend any of these events, and you’ll get an idea of what vintage or specialty vehicle you could buy from Show Cars of Boca Raton. And once we help you acquire it, you can show it off to jealous spectators.
Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach
You’ll find Concours d’Elegance events throughout the country — including here in Florida at Amelia Island and Boca Raton. The most prestigious Concours d’Elegance show is the famous event at Pebble Beach. Every August, hundreds of the most prestigious cars are put on display at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on the Monterey Peninsula.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been around for over 70 years and is part of Monterey Car Week. Since 1950, collectors have brought their most elite automotive specimens to the West Coast. While it’s very difficult to get your vehicle into this exclusive parade, attendance as a public spectator has historically been free of cost. So, you absolutely should make the trip to California an item on your bucket list.
Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit
Here’s an event that’s much easier to participate in if you want to submit your classic car for inclusion. In fact, the Woodward Dream Cruise welcomes everyone with an old, unique, or customized vehicle to join the parade — which costs no money to participate in.
As the largest celebration of car culture in North America, the Woodward Dream Cruise attracts approximately one million people every August as tens of thousands of vehicles make the drive from their homes to fill the streets around Detroit — specifically a stretch of Woodward Avenue that runs between 8 Mile Road and Pontiac. Whether you own or admire old cars like classic Corvettes and Mustangs, this gathering in Motor City is a must-see.
Hershey AACA Eastern Fall Meet
Check out this event that’s convenient for anyone living here on the East Coast. Many people think of Hersey, Pennsylvania, for its famous chocolate company. But gearheads and auto enthusiasts think of the annual AACA National Fall Meet, where hundreds of classic and unique cars roll into Hersey for a week of fun.
The Hershey Fall Meet is led by the Eastern Division AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America), which has been organizing the meetup the first week of every October. What makes the Hershey National Fall Meet — apart from its delicious location — is the swap portion of the event. Nearly 10,000 vendors set up shop, making it the biggest antique automobile flea market in the United States. Want to buy hard-to-find car parts or unique memorabilia? Put this event on your calendar!
While this classic car meetup isn’t as long-running or well-known as other events on this list, RADwood is a unique newcomer that’s sure to appeal to your childhood nostalgia. RADwood is a series of meetups that happen across the nation to celebrate 1980s and 1990s car culture. Yes, this is the show to see boxy Japanese-import street cars with pop-up headlights and spoilers galore. Rifle through your closet and dust off those acid-wash jeans or neon-colored spandex, tie your hair in a scrunchie, and hop on your skateboard!
Approximately a dozen RADwood gatherings occur every year, both as standalone events and meetups at larger auto shows like The Amelia’s Cars & Community here in Florida. Check their annual calendar to find a RADwood event near you in places like Texas, Charlotte, SoCal, Washington, Philly, or Arizona. RADwood is currently overseen by automotive insurance and lifestyle company Hagerty.
These are a handful of the many different types of classic car meetups you can find across America every year. If you want a classic car to show off at any of these events, contact us at Show Cars of Boca Raton. We specialize in locating, acquiring, and transporting specialty automobiles anywhere in the continental USA.