If you love Cars and Motorcycles, there is only one place to be this weekend, the 22nd Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals. This is the largest Pre-1973 All American Car & Motorcycle Show on the east coast! There will be cool muscle cars, classic rides, antiques, hot-rods, drag cars, and custom motorcycles displayed.
The show is not just for gearhead enjoyment, it has a special mission to raise money for ‘Toys for Tot.' Last year the show raised over $20,000 to buy toys. Let's hope this year they are able to break that!
Special guest Candy Clark will be in attendance, from the movie “American Graffitti.” $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to those taking part in the show. There will be auctions, a live DJ, and a vendor area for getting that part you need. Santa will be in attendance for children. It should be a great time for everyone! Be sure to stop by and maybe I will see you there.
Show Admission: $12, Kids 6 & Under Free
Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium MD, 21093
If you are looking for a fun weekend Cars and Coffee get together, check out Caffeine Cruiser's on Sunday's at The Filling Station in Sparks, MD (14910 York Road). Some people get there at 8am. That might be a little early for some but some show up a little later. Go check it out if you have a cool cruiser, muscle car, exotic, motorcycle, etc.
Over 100 vehicles of all types came out to R&H Toyota's brand new service center in support of the Children's Guild. Including motorcycles, hot-rods, muscle cars, and imports. There were 87 participants in the judging portion. I am sure was quite difficult to judge since they were some amazing vehicles there. Such as Trevor Boone's '01 Honda Accord with a polk audio system, lambo doors, and playstation. A beautiful purple Kawasaki ZX1400 owned by Markus with every imaginable upgrade possible. Some of my personal favorites at the show were a beautiful red Jaguar E-Type, Ford GT, and even a Ferrari. A certain writer would love to own these!
There were also some great activities at the show. Both Mobil1 and Shell had racing simulators setup for attendees to try out. Trying out the simulators was quite fun and more difficult than I thought… just like real racing! When I exited the Mobil1 simulator the guy exclaimed “Harder then it looks, huh?” Sure was. Shell and Mobil1 also had their race cars on display at the show along with the simulators. It was great to see the vehicles up close.
“This was entirely a employee concept and they worked very hard to put this together.” said David Russell, General Manager for R&H Toyota. “Everyone knew different people to bring to the show. Vendors really stepped up to support this as well.”
The Children's guild is definitely an organization that needs people to step up to support it. It serves the needs of children with trauma disorders, autism, or disabilities in the Maryland and Washington DC area. Currently they are working on opening up several new schools in the area. Any added support is much appreciated.
The 9th Annual Maryland Muscle Car/Rotary Car Show is this coming Saturday, May 28th from 10am-3pm. (Originally called the Maryland BBQ Car Show.) Even though the name has changed, the excitement of the show has not. It's a great experience for those in the Baltimore Metro and Washington DC area to enjoy muscle cars, hot-rods, customized cars, imports, and rotarys. The show is open to all makes and models though, so feel free to bring by any car you want or let someone you know about the show. There will be nice looking models available to take pictures with cars (as you can tell from the picture above!) It's all for a good cause. The proceeds will benefit the Childhood Cancer Association. So be sure to attend, and make a donation.
Location: Blobs Park, 8024 Blobs Park Rd, Jessup, MD, 20794