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Love those cool-looking vintage cars, sports cars, hotrods, trucks, and motorcycles? There are some great Virginia car shows throughout the month of October!
Car aficionados and vintage car collectors often travel all over the world just to show off their pristine and rare automobiles at car shows. And in October, Virginia's getting in on some of the action!
4th Annual Colonial Heights Special Olympics Car, Truck, and Bike Show
Saturday, October 7
880 W. Roslyn Rd., Colonial Heights
Located at the Keystone Tractor and Truck Museum, this show includes a 50/50 raffle, DJ, dunk tank, vendors, silent auction, awards, food, games, and face painting, a costume contest, and a cake walk. All makes and models of vehicles are welcome, with a $20 vehicle entry fee. Vendor entry fee is $30. All proceeds from the show will go directly to Colonial Heights Special Olympics. For more information, check out their Facebook page
Note: The car show is located directly behind the museum; please enter from the south entrance of the building.
4th Annual Beyond the Call of Duty Car, Truck, & Bike Show
Saturday, October 14
7450 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield
Sponsored by The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic, this show takes place at the Mobility Super Center in North Chesterfield. Important aspects for this event include raffle drawings (every 15 minutes), goody bags for the first 150 registered cars, live performances, a kids zone, spectacular BBQ, and more!
This show is open to all makes and models, with awards presented in more than 50 categories. Registration ($25 per vehicle) starts at 7 a.m. and ends at noon. Spectators get in free, with gates opening at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Accessible Independence Program of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. To RSVP and to stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook event page
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Laura Schick Memorial All Make Car, Truck, and Bike Show (formerly the all MOPAR show)
Sunday, October 15
11030 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper
Located at Chrysler of Culpeper, this show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and all cars, trucks, and motorcycles (modern, classic, and special interests) will be allowed. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music, and food vendors. Plaques will be presented to 1st and 2nd place (separate categories for classic and modern), with special awards for survivor, young guns, best paint, engine, and interior. For more information about this event, please visit the Car Club Council's website
Virginia Fall Classic
Fri.–Sun., October 20–22
12500 Jefferson Ave., Newport News
The good news about this Virginia Fall Classic? It's open to all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. All proceeds go to support the children and their families at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Attractions include music, food and craft vendors, a silent auction, and a Police K9 demonstration.
On Friday, the three-day event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. at Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., with a dinner from Outback Steakhouse ($10, must be booked in advance) and a “trunk-or-treat” for the kids.
Entry for Saturday's car show is a $20 donation for each owner's first vehicle and $10 each additional vehicle. And don't forget to stick around for the slow cruise on Sunday, at 1 p.m., which will take you through some of the most beautiful and historic scenery in the area. For more information, please visit their site
Are motorcycle shows cooler than car shows, or is a combined event of bike and car the best show? What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.