Car enthusiasts, there are plenty of opportunities in the Charlotte area for you to show off your car, and to admire other cars.
Car shows and cruise-ins are both events that bring together people who love cars. Some car shows are focused on a certain type of car (classic, vintage, or modern) and some are even limited to a particular make of car.
Some of these events have a competitive aspect, with judges awarding prizes for the best cars in various categories. Sometimes (but not always) you’ll find vendors selling car-related merchandise, food vendors, and maybe even live music or entertainment.
On the other hand, a cruise-in is a more casual gathering of car enthusiasts. These events typically take place in a parking lot or other open space, where car owners can park their vehicles and show them off to other enthusiasts. There is generally no competitive aspect to a cruise-in. Some cruise-ins are components of larger events.
Read on for a list of car shows and cruise-ins in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. We also include other types of vehicle shows, like truck shows.