Sure, the cold weather is nearing, but a joyous holiday season and sincere acts of kindness come with it. October symbolizes breast cancer awareness, so we decided to show you how to turn a love for cars into an act of charity. And with Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, there’s no shortage of themed events. Check out the Halloween Car Show and the Daytona Turkey Run for some family fun around the holidays!
1st Annual North Carolina Head Turners (NCHT) Car Show
Presented by enthusiast group Beauty and the Beast and hosted by North Carolina Head Turners Car Club, is the first ever NCHT Car Show this September 29, in Jacksonville, NC. All proceeds go to the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to those injured in combat while serving the US Armed Forces. On-goers can kick back and enjoy their favorite cars in the name of a great cause! To learn more click here.
3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show
This October 7, Cars for a Cause will host its third annual “Bumpers for Boobies” car, truck, and bike show in Charlotte, NC. Trophies will be awarded to contestants and all attendees can enjoy t-shirts, wristbands, and prize raffles.
TJ’s Repair: Brakes on Breast Cancer
Since October is formally known as Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s no surprise that shows all over the country will be focused on fighting and providing care to those who are suffering or have suffered from this killer disease. During the whole month of October, TJ’s Auto Care in Milford, DE will be performing free brake and safety checks along with donating 10% of all brake sales to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. It may not be a great big show or race, but these small acts of kindness deserve their time in the spotlight. To schedule your appointment or to help give something to the foundation while keeping your car safe, you can learn more here.
British Legends Weekend
Missed your chance to hit the beach this summer? Don’t worry! October 5-7, the Cape Cod British Car Club will host a 3-day celebration of British motoring in Sandwich, MA. The weekend kicks off with a meet-and-greet and the fun continues with a scenic cruise and banquet, wrapping up on Sunday with a six hour car show full of classic British rides and the people who love them. Featured marques this year are Jaguar and Rover and the event is rain or shine! Learn more here.
Cruisin’ the Coast
The biggest special event in the state of Mississippi, Cruisin’ the Coast is in its 22nd year of family fun, car-loving festivities. With over 8,000 registered vehicles and car enthusiasts from over 40 U.S. states and Canada, you can’t afford to miss this event.
Cruise along the beautiful Mississippi coast from September 29 – October 7 and stop at venues along the way, each with their own food, fun, and live music. Check out a swap meet or auction, enter a drawing to win a car, or sit back and enjoy the sights! Click here for more information.
Halloween Car Show
Let’s not forget the kids, now. Halloween is a major part of the month of October and is a holiday that brings many families together. With that said, Delaware Valley Roadrunners will be sponsoring a Halloween Car Show October 20 in Levittown, PA. The event will provide trophies to the best decorated cars and best costumes, and goodie bags will be handed out to the first 100 cars to arrive. Also, there will be hay rides to entertain the whole family. If you want to kick off the spook early and give the kids a reason to enjoy the festivities twice, while you drool over hot rides—you can learn more here!
Arizona International Auto Show
Nothing says “indulge” quite like Thanksgiving and auto manufacturers know it. During Thanksgiving weekend, running from November 23-26, the 2018 Arizona International Auto Show will be taking place. Over 500 of the latest technologies and vehicle models will be on display in the Phoenix Convention Center. With over 35 manufacturers coming to the event, you can’t afford not to go! Learn more here.
Daytona Turkey Run
Year round, major car shows, swap meets, and car corrals take place all over the US. But what about the largest one? How do we get in on that? Of course, we’re talking about the Turkey Run at the legendary Daytona Speedway!
Running since 1974, this event offers participants over 6,000 specialty vehicles, over 2,500 swap meet spaces, food, entertainment, and aisle after aisle of artisans and merchandise. Forget about cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year and pack up the family for some automotive fun and sunshine! Click here to learn more and sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss any of the excitement!
Thanksgiving Classic XVIII
The Southern National Motorsports Park has been hosting the Thanksgiving classic for 18 years now. As the final race of the year for the raceway it is an event worth attending for those in the Lucama, NC area. As of now, the event schedule and spectator information is TBA. Considering none of us are quite ready for November’s cold weather to crush our spirits, that’s alright. But when the time comes, you can follow this link to learn a little bit more about what’s to come!