So we thought we would take a moment and talk about some of our favorite car shows that went on during 2013. We will start off with some of our favorites from Arizona.
While not technically a car show, there are plenty of great classic and collectible cars on display. Just for a slightly different reason. Instead of just showing of a great ride, they are showing off great rides so they can sell them. While the prices on most of these beauties is far out of the reach of us normal people, it doesn’t hurt to dream.
To get an idea of the caliber of cars sold at the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson check out one of the more interesting collectibles from last years show. The 3- Speed Automatic #1 Batmobile. Yes, you heard right the original Batmobile, pow and bang included. You might say that it has gone up in value over the years. This 1950′s futuristic concept car was original sold for $1.00, but last year it sold for a whopping $4,620,000. That is the type of car you can expect at a typical Barrett-Jackson.
Scottsdale Russo & Steele
While it doesn’t quite reach the popularity of Barrett-Jackson, Russo & Steele is another great Arizona auction. Like Barrett-Jackson this is no ordinary auction. Russo & Steele only deals with the best of the best. Classics, collectible and super cars are a typical site at a Russo & Steele Auction. And while the cars are definitely on the pricier side, they reach the realm of possibility for common man. Or in other words many of the cars has a price tag that is doable for the average guy.
Arizona Bike Week
Every year people from all around the nation gather together for one of the world’s largest bike shows, Arizona Bike Week. This show has a little bit of everything for any sort of bike lover. Whether you are a street bike guy, love the roar of a Harley or you’re craving a custom ride you can find it at Arizona Bike Week.
Don’t forget about these must see show next year.
Most people think of December to March as the down time for car show. It’s rainy or snowing depending on where you live. Not exactly idea for a car show. So in some ways it is the off season for car shows, but only for some. Classic Car Shows, small town car shows and many other smaller car show wisely stay away from this season.
However, there is a another type of car show that flourishes during the cold rainy season. The type that is held indoors. While you won’t find to many smaller car show held during this season (just a few crazies), this is the season in which you find some of the largest car shows in the nation. Show like the NAIAS and Chicago International Auto Show, also this is auction season for Barrett-Jackson and Russo and Steele.
These are shows that usually charge an admission fee, but certainly give you a lot of bang for your buck. We will start with the auto shows.
International Auto Shows
If you are looking for the newest in the car industry, these are the shows for you. You will find the latest and greats, the most expensive and quickest as well plenty of automotive gizmos and green technology.
While auto shows are sprinkled across the whole year. Winter is the season for the big boys. Here are some of the largest in the nation.
North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) – carshowguy.com
Chicago International Auto Show – ilcarshows.com/
NYC International Auto Show – newyorkscarshows.com/
Collector Car Auctions
Then you have the big collector car auctions. Scottsdale, Arizona, which is right next to Phoenix is the perfect place for winter events. It stays pretty warm year round, making winter time perfect for big automotive events. January in Scottsdale is known nation wide as the place to buy collector cars. While you will find quite a few different auctions in the area during January. Two of them are really set apart from the rest in size, quality and popularity. Here they are:
Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson – arizonascarshows.com/
Russo and Steele – arizonascarshows.com/
So don’t sit around this winter waiting till June for the next car show, check out some of the Internationally known shows that are going on.
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- Sunday, January 27th, 2012
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- Saturday, January 26, 2013
9:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Children(7-12 years old) – $6
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Detroit Car Show 2013
NAIAS, Detroit Car Show, Detroit Auto Show. Although it has many names the show is really one in the same. Call it the Detroit Car Show, the Detroit Auto Show, the NAIAS or anything else you want, but everyone will still know exactly what show you are talking about. If really want to get technical it isn’t called the Detroit Car Show or the Detroit Auto Show, the official name is NAIAS which stands for North American International Auto Show. I know Detroit Car Show is easier to say, right?
While the North American International Auto Show is a mouthful, I suppose the size of the name is fitting. After all we are talking about one of the the top 5 largest auto shows in the nation and if there were a competition for the most important Auto Show in North America which obviously includes the US, the North American International Auto Show would definitely be competing for 1st place. Simply put the North American International Auto Show is a big name for an equally big show.
What make the Detroit Car Show(it is easier to write too) so special. One word. Magnitude. This is a enormous show held at the COBO Center, Detroit. The COBO Center contains over a million square feet of indoor space and the Detroit Car Show uses every inch of it.
What will you find at the 2013 Detroit Car Show?
Don’t come looking for classic cars, the Detroit Car Show is all about the future. Concept cars, green cars and all the latest technology is the name of the game for the Detroit Car Show. To get any idea of what this show is all about check out some of the cars that the 2012 Detroit Car Show showed off.
2012 Detroit Car Show Concept Cars
- 2013 Acura ILX concept
- Acura NSX concept
- Audi Q3 Vail
- Chevrolet Code 130R
- Chevrolet Tru 140S
- Chrysler 700C
- Ford Evos
- 2013 Honda Accord Coupe concept
- Lexus LF-LC
- 2013 Lincoln MKZ concept
- Maserati Kubang
- Nissan e-NV200 Concept
As you can see the 2013 Detroit Car Show will be quite at show. A show you don’t want to miss.
Well, we are now in the third day of one of the biggest classic car shows in the west coast, Hot August Nights. There have been plenty of great cars like always in this Reno, Nevada car show.
Being one of the largest car shows this nation has to offer has its benefits. Hot August Nights 2012 is spread across Reno and Sparks in 10 different venues. Besides the 6,000 classic and custom cars that can be found at this great summer car show, there are plenty of other great things to do.
Besides the restaurants and casinos that Reno is know for, you will also find classic car auctions, swap meets, drag races and car cruises.
Also the entertainment is anything but sparse. There will be great bands playing the whole week. For more info check out NevadaCarShows.com’s Hot August Nights 2012 page.
My name is Timmy.
There are many of you that love nothing better than a good car or bike show. You are even will to travel vast distances or at least 15 miles to find a good car show, unfortunately finding info on great car shows sometimes is easier said than done.
I say that from experience, I have worked as a web designer for 8 years and have been promoting car shows for over 3. I know how to search for what I am looking for and still have a hard time finding what i am looking for sometimes. So what about the rest of you who don’t have that much experience finding good car shows or just don’t feel like trying that hard to find them(not an insult, it happens to me too). …read more