Is that beautiful time of the year, again! November is here, Thanksgiving is coming soon and Christmas Eve is just around the corner, so why not celebrate this time of the year attending car show events, listening to live music and enjoying BBQs. Below you will find a list of some awesome auto shows.
US Auto Shows To Attend
1- Specialty Equipment Market Association (November 3-6)
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), originally called Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association, takes place from November 3 to November 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Formed in 1963 by Louie Senter, Roy Richter, Els Lohn, Willie Garner, Bob Spar, John Bartlett, and a few more members, the first SEMA Show, which was held in 1967 in Los Angeles, displayed only 5 cars . Now the show consists of 6,383 companies worldwide and brings together media, car dealers, manufacturers, retailers, buyer, exhibitors, etc. If you will be in Las Vegas by that time, I would suggest you to attend the event, but just keep in mind that SEMA is not open to the general public; it is a trade-only event and you have to register in advance.
2- American Heroes Car, Bike, and Truck Show (November 7)
In case you enjoy bikes and trucks as much as cars, you can spice up your weekend by attending the American Heroes Car, Bike, and Truck Show. Sponsored by the American Legion Holley-Riddle Post 21, the event takes place on Blair Oaks, Texas on November 7. There is live concert as well so you are free to take your family and friends with you.
According to the event’s official website, here are some of the judging categories: Pre 50s Car, 50s Car, 60s Car, 70s Car, 80s Car, 90s and Newer Car, Open Car, Import, Muscle Car, Corvette 1953-1982, Corvette 1984-Newer, Special Interest, T-Bucket, Street Rod, Rat Rod, Convertible Class, Pre 50s Truck, 50s Truck, 60s Truck, 70s Truck, 80s Truck, 90s and Newer Truck, Open Truck, and Motorcycle.
3- Rockabillaque: Classic Car, Vintage Motorcycle & Music Show (November 14)
Even if you have a good excuse to miss the other events listed above, please don’t miss this one. The 3rd Annual Rockabillaque: Classic Car, Vintage Motorcycle & Music Show takes place on November 14th in North Charleston, SC. There will be a BBQ, a fashion show and various contests like Pin-Up contest, Beard and Mustache competition, Tattoo Contest, etc. Moreover, you will be able to learn some Swing dance moves and taste cocktails while enjoying live music from bands like Deadly Lo-Fi, Whiskey Diablo, Strung Like a Horse, Viva la Vox, Cigar Store Indians, and many more. The event is free to attend and is sponsored by American Biker, Lowbrow Customs, The Barbeque Joint, Garage 71, Grease Inc Magazine, etc. According to Hemmings.com, Rockabillaque is the 2nd biggest event in North Charleston and biggest event of it’s kind in South Carolina. No wonder why.
4- Los Angeles Auto Show (November 20-29)
If you want to experience and discover the latest auto debuts by some of the leading automotive brands worldwide, this is the show for you. Organized by ANSA Productions, LA Auto show is held every year in mid-to-late November. This year the show will be held from November 20-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center celebrating 109th years since it was inaugurated in 1907. The show is open to the public and tickets are still available but you might want to hurry up and reserve those tickets if you don’t want to miss the show. In the meantime, click here for more information and directions.
5- San Francisco International Auto Show (November 21-29)
San Francisco 58th annual International Auto Show will take place from November 21- November 29 at the Moscone Convention Center. Just a few days ago, the San Francisco International Auto Show posted a press release about the history of the show on its official site. Any car enthusiast, including children, is welcomed. If you have kids it would be a good idea to take them there with you. Who knows, maybe you can turn this event into an awesome thanksgiving tradition for your family.
6- Christmas Charity Car Show (December 1)
Sponsored by Tampa Bay Antique Vehicle Association , the 11th annual Christmas Charity Car fund-raising event will be held on December 1 in Tampa, Florida and will be open to all vehicles, new and old. Unlike other events mentioned above, at this event, besides having fun and enjoying the car show, you can also help those in need by either donating $10 or giving unwrapped toys/food valued at $10. All the collected items ‘will be distributed during the Christmas Season to families and local food banks in the area’ according to the event’s official poster.
7- Cars Cause Charity – Auto Fest & Toy Drive (December 13)
In case you miss the chance to go to the Christmas Charity Car Show, there is another similar fund-raising event in Florida called Cars Cause Charity – Auto Fest & Toy Drive, which will be held on December 13 in Hollywood, FL. The event is sponsored by Warren Henry Auto, Nurotag, Strasse,Vossen, and VIA Luxury Rentals. It requires all drivers to bring an unwrapped toy. Also keep in mind that you have to reserve in advance.
Have you attended any of these events last year? Tell us about your experience! If you have any other event suggestions not mentioned here, please do recommend them in the comments section below. Thank you!