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Austin Area Car Shows

Looking for things to do in Austin? Well, we have some car shows and transportation related events for you!

Our list includes car shows and events for hot rod, kustom, muscle car, sports car, exotic car, antique, electric and classic car enthusiast in the central Texas area including Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

If you have an event that you would like us to list please email us right now at motortexas.usa(at)


We add show dates and descriptions as a convenience! Always always always visit the show sponsor's web site to verify dates and details!

Today is: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Events: 30 (within 60 miles)

Memorial Day Weekend Open Car Show


Start: Saturday, May 28, 2016
End: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Days Until Event: 3

Mid-Texas Corvette Club Memorial Day Weekend Open Car Show

More Info: http://www.midtexascorvetteclu...

Air Cooled VW's at In N Out - Monthly

Cedar Park

Start: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
End: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Days Until Event: 7

Air Cooled VW's First Wednesday at In N Out. All air cooled VWs are velcome!

Every First Wednesday

In N Out
Cedar Park
901 East Whitestone
7pm till ?

Added: August 2014. (Src: Gary A.)

Austin Air Coolers - First Thursday Tour de Force - Monthly


Start: Thursday, June 2, 2016
End: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Days Until Event: 8

AAC - First Thursday @ Austin Pizza

Austin Air Coolers - First Thursday Tour de Force

The Austin Air Coolers VW Gang meets every first thursday of the month for an informal social gathering to show off our rides (no matter what condition!) and hang out. There is NO REQUIREMENT for coming to this meeting other than to show up with an interest to be there, you don't even have to be in a VW although it is encouraged. We know as well as anyone that this can be a challenge so just do your best - your VW will appreciate it. Any VW is welcome, air cooled and water cooled, any age, any condition. Most of our vehicles are in some sort of daily driver condition so don't be bashful.

Meeting Details:
7:30pm on the 1st Thursday at Austin's Pizza, 1817 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 795-8888. Here we get $5 off pizzas (=$8.00) and drink beers while we sit outside on the patio surrounded by VWs. Austin's Pizza is dog friendly.

8:15pm We make announcements and welcome everyone to the meeting before firing up our collective engines and embarking on our patented Tour de Force cruise to a random location (free swim at Barton Springs, shuffle board across the street, etc), or we'll just continue to grace Austin's Pizza with our presence and VWs!

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Hot Rod Drive In Night at Top Notch Hamburgers


Start: Saturday, June 4, 2016
End: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Days Until Event: 10

Time to shine up the old ride and drive over to Top Notch Hamburgers for another Top Notch Hot Rod Drive-In Night!

Pre 1971 classics and older!

Top Notch Hamburgers
7525 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757
6:00 PM

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Hot Rod Standoff


Start: Saturday, June 4, 2016
End: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Days Until Event: 10

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San Marcos

Start: Saturday, June 4, 2016
End: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Days Until Event: 10

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Leander Car Show - Monthly


Start: Sunday, June 5, 2016
End: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Days Until Event: 11

This car show is held on the first Sunday every month.
Time: 10am - 1:00 pm

[Ed. Please visit their FB page for the latest information and schedule changes.]

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Texas Thunder / C.A.R. Hot Rod Night - Monthly


Start: Saturday, June 11, 2016
End: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Days Until Event: 17

Texas Thunder Car Club invites you to bring the family and come enjoy good food and cool cars many of us grew up with but didn't get enough of in the prime era of Austin in the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

See a variety of classic and muscle cars & trucks from these two clubs.

2nd Saturday every month.
6-10PM at Top Notch. 7525 Burnet Rd.

[Updated 3/2015]

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Cars and Coffee Austin at Oasis - Monthly


Start: Sunday, June 12, 2016
End: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Days Until Event: 18

Cars and Coffee Austin is a monthly automotive celebration that meets at The Oasis on Lake Travis, the "Sunset Capital of Texas."

You will typically find more late model muscle cars, sports cars and exotics at this meetup.

Cars and Coffee is held there each month on the second Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm.

The Oasis on Lake Travis
6550 Comanche Trail
Austin, Texas

[NOTE: BEFORE ATTENDING Please check the CarsAndCoffeeAustin FB page for deviations in the scheduled.]

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Rod Chopperz Cruise Nite - Monthly


Start: Friday, June 17, 2016
End: Friday, June 17, 2016
Days Until Event: 23

Rod Chopperz Cruise Nite
Every 3rd Friday nite of the month (March thru October) from 6pm-midnight
Belton, TX

This is our 4th annual-monthly park and hang out cruise nite. All rides are welcome (late and early models, cars, trucks, and bikes). We gather around the courthouse square in the middle of town. There are local restaurants within walking distance. Kids are welcome. No load music, alcohol, or trash allowed! Respecting this event and town has kept this alive. If the weather is bad, please contact Rod Chopperz 254-624-1495 before coming out. The Cruise nite maybe canceled for that nite.

Location: Courthouse square at the corner of Hwy 317 and Central Ave, Belton, TX

Austin Air Coolers VW Gang June Bug Rally


Start: Saturday, June 18, 2016
End: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Days Until Event: 24

THe ULTIMATE VW Gimmick Rally returns to the streets of Austin, Texas! Hide your strudel!

701 W 51st St
Austin, TX 78751
EAST SIDE, by UT Intramural Field
registration opens at 3pm
Green flag drops at 5pm

Entry Fee: $5

See fb event for details.

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Blue Flame Cruisers Car Show


Start: Saturday, June 18, 2016
End: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Days Until Event: 24

Bastrop City Hall
1311 Chestnut St.

Top 30 Judge Show plus Specialty Awards to
Best Bow Tie
Blue Oval Award
Magnificent Mopar
Best Truck
Best Motorcycle
Raddest Rat Rod
New Muscle
Blue Flame Award

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Cruise In at Dick's Classic Car Museum - Monthly

San Marcos

Start: Saturday, June 18, 2016
End: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Days Until Event: 24

Every third Saturday of the Month from 5:00-8:30pm. FREE! Bring your classic, antique, muscle car or motorcycle.

Dick's Classic Car Museum
120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
5:00 pm - 8:30

More Info: http://www.dicksclassicgarage....

Fathers Day Car Show


Start: Sunday, June 19, 2016
End: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Days Until Event: 25

Join us at the same big show field as last year at the intersection of 51st Street and North Lamar. This is conveniently located next to the Winters state office building, provides substantial space for the show and spectator parking, and it is visible to the major thoroughfare. More than 400 automobiles were displayed at our last Father’s Day Antique Automobile Show, and there were a lot of spectators dropping in to see the cars.


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Round Rock Car Show - Monthly

Round Rock

Start: Sunday, June 19, 2016
End: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Days Until Event: 25

The Round Rock Police Officers Association and the City of Round Rock are proud to announce the return of the Round Rock Car Show.

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month from 10 AM to 1 PM

Centennial Plaza 301 W. Bagdad in Round Rock

Make sure to check their FB page for updates.

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G21 Takes Over Taylor - Monthly


Start: Sunday, June 26, 2016
End: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Days Until Event: 32

G21 Takes Over Taylor!!! Every 4th Sunday of the month. 10:00am until 1:00pm.
New Location!! 104 East 2nd St. Taylor, TX 76574 Downtown.

G21= "Giving in the 21st Century" Every monthly show we choose a different charity to help with awareness and donations. Please come help us support some great charities as well as see some great friends and great cars.

Contact Robert Garcia for any questions. (512) 968-4660 or

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Lago Vista 4th of July Classic Car Show

Lago Vista

Start: Monday, July 4, 2016
End: Monday, July 4, 2016
Days Until Event: 40

Sponsored by the Lago Vista 4th of July Council, Inc., and is part of the many festivities of the 4th of July Event on Lago Vista, Texas. There will be a parade (car show vehicles invited), food, drink, vendors, contests, games, 5K fun run, and fireworks. Fun for the whole family.

Vehicles of model years prior to 1980 are invited. There will be judging for the following categories:

• Stock/Original
• Custom
• Antique
• Muscle Car
• Hot Rods
• Trucks

In each category, awards will be given for First, Second and Third Place. New this year: People’s Choice Award.


Parade: Dawn Drive, Lago Vista, begins at 9:30 am.

Car Show: Bar K Park, Lago Vista, TX 78645

11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Awards will be announced at 2:30 pm.

Space is limited; register today!

Registration fee is $25 which includes an Event T-Shirt. Register by June 30 at the following web site:

Car Show Registration:

Parade Registration:

For more information or questions, please contact Jill Taylor at or by cell 512-799-0200.

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Defy Cancer Car Show


Start: Saturday, July 16, 2016
End: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Days Until Event: 52

TWA Texas, Defiance, and Piinkies Out car crews will be hosting a car show this summer! There will be prizes for the different winners of the car show!

SHOW CLASSES TBD (Best Import, Best Team Dedication, People's Choice, etc)
$2 General Admission
$5 to enter car show
Children 10 and under are FREE

Date: Saturday July 16, 2016
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: TBA (will be in Austin)
Email if you would like to set up a vendor booth

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Texas Invasion Auto Expo

San Marcos

Start: Saturday, July 16, 2016
End: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Days Until Event: 52

Texas Invasion Auto Expo
Hosted by: 9GensoSiety
Location: San Marcos Municipal Airport
Date: 16 July 2016/ 10am thru 6pm
Spectator Fee: $10 /military ID is free
Category Contestants for prizes: $25
VIP positioning by WWII planes $55

Will have food, drinks for sale
Will have models but still looking for more
Still looking for more vendors

2016 Corvette Invasion at the Circuit of the Americas


Start: Saturday, July 23, 2016
End: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Days Until Event: 59

This year’s event will be at the world's famous F1 track the Circuit of the Americas.

***This is Rain or Shine Event and Open to Corvettes Only***

See the FB event link below for more information.

FB Event:

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Annual Hill Country Swap Meet


Start: Friday, July 29, 2016
End: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Days Until Event: 65

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park
Highway 16 South

More Info: http://www.earhartproductions....

Day of the Drag Race

Little River - Academy

Start: Friday, July 29, 2016
End: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Days Until Event: 65

Historic Little River Dragway has been a piece of Texas hot rodding history since it opened in 1957. That history lives on today as the Kontinentals host our annual vintage drag racing show, two great days on that tree-lined quarter mile track that has changed so little in all these years.

Traditionally-built hot rods, stock cars, gassers and dragsters, all American made pre 1964 and older are welcome to race. Come "run what ya brung" - or just take in the sights and sounds of this unique event.

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Texas Mustang Roundup and Swapmeet


Start: Saturday, August 6, 2016
End: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Days Until Event: 73

Contact information
Central Texas Speedway

More Info: http://www.centraltexasspeedwa...

Teddy Bear BBQ & Chili Cook off


Start: Friday, August 12, 2016
End: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Days Until Event: 79

We are having a Teddy Bear BBQ & Chili Cook off. We are holding this event Aug 12 thru Aug. 14th. In this event we are also having a Car & Motorcycle Show with a non-judging cost of $20.00 per car and a $50.00 plus cost for all entries that want to go for cash and awards 50% of cash will be distributed to the top 3 winner trophies. Please Note the city of Temple Laws in all their parks there will be Non-smoking this include the E-cigarettes.

There will be Best Car or truck or Motorcycle for the show. Then top 3 winners per class with Cash and trophies for each contestant.

The Location Is The Bend o The River 7915 S General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76502

Please see website below cor contact info.

More Info: http://www.teddybearbbqcookoff...

Hill Country Rally for Kids

Dripping Springs

Start: Saturday, August 20, 2016
End: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Days Until Event: 87

Show off your car or motorcycle and compete in the Hill Country Rally for Kids Car Show! There are professsional and kids judges. We have a lot of new entries this year and several different styles of trophies. Please come out, support the kids and let them experiecnce a great Car & Bike Show!

Cars in 8am-10am
Down town Dripping Springs Texas on Mercer Street. 78620

See website for registration and location.

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Annual MOCA Mustang and Ford Round Up


Start: Saturday, August 27, 2016
End: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Days Until Event: 94

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Texas All British Car Show

Round Rock

Start: Friday, September 23, 2016
End: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Days Until Event: 121

TXABCD is the largest gathering of British cars in Texas and a great place to see the cars you grew up with like Triumph, MG and Mini and to see exotic British cars you may never have a chance to see again like limited edition Jaguar, Aston Martin, Rolls, Bentley and Morgan.


The Sunday Show is Free to public.

The 26th Texas All British Car Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 23, 24 & 25 2016.
Please join us to celebrate all British Marques!

TXABCD is the largest gathering of British cars in Texas and a great place to see the cars you grew up with like Triumph, MG and Mini and to see exotic British cars you may not have seen before like Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Morgan and Rolls Royce.

This year we'll hold the Sunday show at Centennial Plaza in Round Rock. This is a fairly new and very nice plaza which will make our show a lot of fun. And best of all it's all paved! No worries about last minute arrangements to avoid mud!

For more about the show or participating in the three day event see the website below.

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Promise Land Fall Car Show


Start: Saturday, September 24, 2016
End: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Days Until Event: 122

The car show will begin at 11:00 am and run til 4:00 pm.
For more info please contact, Fred Blackman Jr (512)576-0694.

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Hutto JROTC Full Throttle Car Show


Start: Saturday, September 24, 2016
End: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Days Until Event: 122

Registration is $20 per vehicle
There will be food, a live band (The Clutch Kings), DJ, and Awards!

All proceeds will go to benefit the Hutto JROTC Cadets

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Veterans Weekend and Car Show


Start: Friday, November 11, 2016
End: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Days Until Event: 170

Annual Veterans Car Show hosted by the Bastrop area cruisers.
Join us in Honoring our veterans. Join us Friday and cruise historic Bastrop .

Held on Main street Downtown. Go to Bastropareacruisers website to download a registration form. contacts Bo Godfrey 512-801-2722. Many Car classes , awards, Raffle and Fly over.

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