South Florida is an excellent driving destination. The year-round warm weather, (not-so) open roads, and retirement community create the perfect environment for classic car shows wherever your pen falls on the calendar.
Summer means things are just heating up and 2017 isn’t quite yet over. Some great rides are turning up throughout South Florida, and across the entire Sunshine State for that matter.
Below we take a peek at 9 South Florida car shows closing out 2017.
If you fancy yourself a car enthusiast, be sure to check them out. These are some of the big players in the car show circuit and certainly some you will not want to miss.
Tampa’s Finest Classic Car Show “A Blast On the Grass”
When: July 30 | More Information
Where: 7701 Temple Terrace Highway, Tampa, FL 33637
Event-goers are invited to bring their classic cars to Temple Park, celebrating a classic car show to be remembered. Three winners will be selected, and other guests can take part in a raffle. A talent show, a live DJ and a slew of other activities await, and classic car lovers have everything to be excited for. All cars, classic or not, should be entered before the end of June.
“A Blast on the Grass” Mixes cars and picnics, giving entrants free reign over their favorite rides. With a DJ, talent shows and other activities, the event will commemorate some of the world’s finest rides. Cars should be entered no later than June 30, but event-goers can walk right in.
Ft. Lauderdale’s Cars & Coffee
When: All of August | More Information
Where: Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale, 4020 NW 126th Ave. Suite 108, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Every Sunday in August will be celebrated with classic cars, coffee and informal gatherings. Held in Oakland Park Boulevard off of Federal Highway, the Ft. Lauderdale Cars & Coffee promises a low-key meet-and-greet for the area’s fine classic car lovers.
Dream Cars Classic
When: August 6 | More Information
Where: Downtown Hollywood, FL
Held on August’s first Sunday, Dream Cars Classic will present all years, makes and models. It’ll award 30 Best of Show trophies, hosted by Cobra Joe Productions, and feature DJ Rockin Rich to pump out great vibes for all.
The Tom Sawyer Classic Car & Bike Show
When: August 11 | More Information
Where: 3208 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL
Posted up every Friday starting August 11, the Tom Sawyer Classic Car & Bike Show will feature 50/50 and oldies music. Hosting multiple awards for best-in-show rides, the show will extend door prizes to newcomers and return entrants alike.
The Harbourside Classic Car Show
When: August 26 | More Information
Where: 200 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477
Hosted by South East Rods and Customs near Jupiter Beach, the Harbourside Classic Car Show is located at a great-value venue alongside fantastic restaurants. The show will continue for several months, celebrating the area’s finest classic cars.
When: August 26 | More Information
Where: Tom’s High on the Hog Real Pit BBQ, 7154 S E County Rd. 21B, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
This new event invites Miami drivers to celebrate cars in a carnival setting. From food trucks to local car groups, CARnival promises a unique take on age-old classic car shows. Guests can view today’s latest wheels, too, checking out a vast collection of the industry’s finest makes and models. CARnival is, of course, mostly about the classics. If you’re checking it out, be prepped to gloss over some decade favorites.
Lake Nona Cars & Coffee
When: September 9 | More Information
Where: 9681 Lake Nona Village Pl., Orlando, Florida, FL 32827
Hosted on the first Saturday of September, Lake Nona Cars & Coffee will feature the coolest classic cars, exotic cars, hot rods, show cars and muscle cars. It’s an expansive event, but classic car lovers can expect a tight focus on the previous decade’s finer attractions. Go hang out, and pick up a cup of coffee.
Sebring Thunder VIII
When: September 15 | More Information
Where: 100 Circle Park Dr., Sebring, FL 33870
It’s an action-packed collection of automotive! This Florida classic car show is a Downtown Sebring Burnout, featuring live music and a competitive car show. The event’s later days are classic-centric, featuring some of history’s most memorable rides. Over 200 classics will be featured, and cars can be driven on the world-famous Sebring International Raceway.
Lowe’s & Asphalt Angels Classic & Hot Rod Car Show
When: September 16 | More Information
Where: 4701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Home improvement can celebrate classic cars, too. Check out the Lowe’s Home Improvement extravaganza in West Palm Beach, and check out the local area’s greatest collectibles. Packed to the brim with 50/50 raffles and door prices, the car show promises to be a memorable one.