CAR SHOWS REV UP FOR FALL SEA­SON

Here are three lo­cal car shows around the Tri-Cities this fall

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Now, grab your sweater, throw on some comfy shoes and get ready for fun this fall! You won’t be dis­ap­pointed when you head out to a Vir­ginia car show.

That’s right, it’s that time of year when we can start mak­ing plans to at­tend a lo­cal car show or two this fall and best of all, car shows are kid friendly and fun for the en­tire fam­ily.

What bet­ter way to see your fa­vorite clas­sic cars, hotrods, street rods or mus­cle cars while be­ing able to hear some great live mu­sic, com­pete in games, win a raf­fle or maybe even find that car of your dreams and see that it has a price tag you can af­ford at­tached to it! Whether you love car shows or you’ve never been to one in your en­tire life, this Oc­to­ber is the time to make plans to get to one of the fun shows in our area.

Not sure which shows to check out? Let’s make it easy for you by show­ing you three of the big­gest shows com­ing up.

Colo­nial Heights

On Oc­to­ber 7 from 9AM un­til 2PM, you can catch the ex­cite­ment of the 4th An­nual Colo­nial Heights Spe­cial Olympics Car, Truck and Bike Show. This is a show geared di­rectly to­wards fam­i­lies and peo­ple of all ages from chil­dren to adults. You will see clas­sic cars and vin­tage cars, trucks and mo­tor­cy­cles as well as mus­cle cars and much more. There will be face paint­ing, a 50/50 raf­fle, a dunk tank, food, a live DJ and plenty of ex­cite­ment for all! They are cur­rently ac­cept­ing ve­hi­cle en­try for only $20 per car. This show will be held at the Key­stone Trac­tor and Truck Mu­seum and if you have a show qual­ity car, make plans now to have it de­liv­ered so you can show ev­ery­one what a great ride you own. All pro­ceeds from the show will go di­rectly to the Colo­nial Heights Spe­cial Olympics. For more in­for­ma­tion, you can visit their Face­book page.

Prince Ge­orge

The Fall Clas­sic Car Bike and Truck show hosted by the Oldies but Good­ies Clas­sic Cruiz­ers will be held on Oc­to­ber 14 from 8AM un­til 4PM. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is only $15 and on the day of the show it is only $20. You can reg­is­ter your car from 8AM un­til 12 noon on the day of the show. All pro­ceeds from the show will ben­e­fit Fisher House at McGuire’s Veterans Hospi­tal. All clas­sic cars are wel­come to en­ter. Hosts will be award­ing more than 70 awards for the top 25 in cat­e­gories for cars older than 1979 as well as cars newer than 1980. You can at­tend the show at Stros­nider Chevro­let at 5200 Oak­lawn Blvd in Prince Ge­orge. For more in­for­ma­tion, you can visit the Face­book page for Oldies but Good­ies Clas­sic Cruiz­ers.

Peters­burg

On Oc­to­ber 28, be sure to make plans to check out the Restora­tion Re­union and Leg­ends at the Park fea­tur­ing drag rac­ing, a clas­sic car show, swap meets and a car cor­ral where you may just find that spe­cial car you’ve al­ways wanted. Fans will be able to see drag cars, race cars, mus­cle cars and cus­tom-built cars. Held at Vir­ginia Mo­tor­sports Park at 8018 Boy­d­ton Plank Road in Peters­burg, you won’t want to miss this one.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Vir­ginia Mo­tor­sports Park Face­book page.

[SCOTT P. YATES, FILE/PROGRESS-IN­DEX.COM]

The 17th an­nual South­ern Knights Cruis­ers Car Show, Satur­day, Oct. 1, 2016, at Richard Bland Col­lege cam­pus, was ded­i­cated to U.S. mil­i­tary veterans.

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