11 Bucket List Car Shows
- Goodwood Festival of Speed – Billed as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, Goodwood Festival of Speed is held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. The Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track. Enjoy unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.
Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance – Hilton Head Island’s own Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival offers the best of the best in automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and luxury lifestyle. It’s more than just an event, it’s a multi-day world-class destination experience. And you must be there to experience it!
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – The Concours d’Elegance began in 1950 and is the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. The famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links is the stage and the rolling Pacific Ocean serves as backdrop. This is not a contest of speed, but of elegance.
Monterey Car Week – California’s Monterey Car Week is the nexus of America’s collector car universe. Composed of a large series of car shows, auctions, cruise-ins and vintage racing events, it’s a spectacle where you’ll see more blue-chip classics and exotics in the parking lots of many of these individual events than you will in other top-notch car shows.
24 Hours of Lemons – An endurance car racing series on dedicated road courses for $500 cars. Likely the most fun you will ever have for the price.
Tokyo Motor Show – The Tokyo Motor Show is a biennial auto show held in October–November at the Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. The show normally sees more concept cars than actual production car introductions which is why the auto press sees the show as one of the motorshow’s big five.
Geneva Motor Convention – Held in the Swiss city of Geneva, in a country that doesn’t produce any cars of its own, this show is considered to be a level playing field for cars from all around the world. From its beginning in 1905, the event has showcased everything from some of the world’s first internal combustion engine models, to prototypes and innovative breakthroughs, to some of the world’s finest supercars.
SEMA – The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. Some of the most unique car builds are showcased at the SEMA show.
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year during the second weekend in March at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island in Amelia Island, Florida.
Woodword Dream Cruise – The Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan, is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe.
MCACN Chicago – The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago, Illinois, provide the ultimate gathering place for enthusiasts, young and old, who have a passion for horsepower. This indoor showcase offers a nostalgic way to relive past memories and friendships while creating new ones.