Pace American Trailers’ 2018 Classic Car Events Calendar

April 20, 2018

Many people go to classic car shows and race events in the fair-weather months. Some go to gaze at the candy colors, gleaming chrome, and gorgeous shapes. Others go to show off their own classic cars. Many are interested in watching these beautiful machines race as well as enjoying the history and camaraderie. One thing’s for sure, you can find classic car events everywhere.

As a company known for its enclosed car trailers, race car trailers, and auto haulers, Pace American knows how much fun these events can be. We’ve put together a list of some of the best U.S. classic car events in 2018 so that you can plan your trips accordingly.

Road America SVRA Spring Vintage Festival, May 18-20, Elkhart Lake, WI
Here’s your chance to see vintage race cars in all SVRA classes including Formula 5000, Formula Ford, Sports Racing, and production sports cars from marques such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette—mostly from the ’50s, ’60s and ‘70s. Plus, the Mazda Miata Heritage Cup will run in a distinct race and race group made up of first generation 1.6-liter spec Miatas of 1990 to 1993 vintage.

The Elegance at Hershey, June 8-10, Hershey, PA
One of the classiest classic car shows around, The Elegance features vintage cars and swanky social events, as well as The Grand Ascent race.

The Race of Gentlemen (TROG), June 9-10, Wildwood, NJ
The Race of Gentlemen is an “automotive carnival” that celebrates American racing heritage, including motorcycles and automobiles.

Bloomington Gold, June 21-23, Indianapolis, IN
Touted as the largest Corvette Road Tour in the country with more than a thousand Corvettes, this three-day event is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Whether you race or watch, this is a terrific event for Corvette aficionados.

Porsche Parade, July 8-14, Osage Beach, MO
This Porsche Club of America event moves to a different city each year. Every event features concours, autocross, time-speed-distance and gimmick rallies, but this year the location also provides family-friendly fun with watersports, boating, golf, an indoor waterpark, and more. 

Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet, July 12-14, Iola, WI
This sprawling event features 2,200 show cars, 4,200 swap spaces, and a special category for young drivers of old cars.

Woodward Dream Cruise, August 16-18, Ferndale, MI
If driving is your favorite part of owning a classic car, then you’ll want to join the Woodward Dream Cruise, known as the world’s biggest cruise. The Cruise, surrounding classic car shows, and other related events will take you back to Motor City’s heyday.

Monterey Car Week, August 17-25, Monterey, CA
Whether you spend the week or just pick a day’s worth of events, this ocean-side festival features auto shows, rallies, concourses, and car auctions, all culminating in the famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Charlotte Auto Fair, September 6-9, Charlotte, NC
If you missed this event in April, don’t worry, the Charlotte Auto Fair holds a second fair in September. Both are magnets for classic car enthusiasts and collectors, plus there is flea market for all things auto-related.

Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors, September 27-30, Telluride, CO
Set against the spectacular fall foliage of the San Juan Mountains in three locations, this relatively new classic car show and festival focuses on high-end restorations, vintage, and exotic vehicles.

AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet, October 10-13, Hershey, PA
Located on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center, Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States. Looking for antique parts? Hershey is one of the best sources.

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, October 26-November 4, Hilton Head, SC & Savannah, GA
Combine vintage cars and airplanes, southern hospitality, beautiful weather, and racing, and you have one of the finest vehicle events in the country.

If you’re taking your classic car or vintage race car to any of these (or other) events, you’ll want to be sure your showpiece rides safely in comfort and style. Contact your local Pace American Trailers dealer to discover all the enclosed auto hauler options you can choose from.