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Bucket list car shows?

Ok let's hear your bucket list car shows? I'm thinking about taking my son next year for our annual father son trip to a big car show. SEMA, Power tour, etc... was thinking Carlisle but I may be in Gulf Shores Alabama during the first week of June. We drove down to the Shelby and Ford meet in Tulsa the summer before last (really disappointed in the turn out that year). Let's get some opinions.

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Hot August Nights in Reno, Fabulous Fords Forever In Southern California, Carlisle, the Shelby show in Oklahoma (Mid-America?), Woodward Dream Cruise, the Mustang show in Sturgis,....those are the ones that come to mind. I've done HAN and FFF, but I'll continue them.



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I forgot about Sturgis.... Thanks.

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Always lots of cars at daytona raceway thanksgiving weekend
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If you are really talking bucket list, the Pebble Beach Concours is something to experience along with everything else happening that week (including auctions) in the area. It can be a very expensive week. But hey, you can't take it with you.
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Not exactly a car show, but plenty of FE-equipped Fords, including Mustangs...
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Plenty of Youtube videos out there from past events.
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Personally, the best bucket list car show happens in my garage ;o)
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Personally, the best bucket list car show happens in my garage ;o)
Sweet pm me your address and we'll see if we can make something work. 🤣😂 Is there an admission fee? Lol
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Four letters. SEMA
Although it is a bit over the top now, for ANYONE into Motorsport and automobiles it is a MUST do..
disclaimer: opinions vary and my opinion does NOT necessarily reflect the opinion of " the forum"
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Always lots of cars at daytona raceway thanksgiving weekend
6,000+ cars,......this show is Amazing!

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Not exactly a car show, but plenty of FE-equipped Fords, including Mustangs...
FE Race & Reunion


Plenty of Youtube videos out there from past events.
That looks like a good time!

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Four letters. SEMA
Although it is a bit over the top now, for ANYONE into Motorsport and automobiles it is a MUST do..
disclaimer: opinions vary and my opinion does NOT necessarily reflect the opinion of " the forum"
I have a good friend that goes to SEMA and said it is worth the trip. I think my son would love it, being 8 he cares more about the shiny than the functional and practical.

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Iíve been to the Woodward Dream Cruise and really want to go again. It was such a dose of nostalgia then, but I think itís getting commercialized. Hot August Nights was fantastic too, so many amazing cars. Iíve been to Corvettes Carlisle a bunch of times and thatís a great show. Donít know if the Ford event is as good.

Pebble Beach and Amelia Island are definite bucket list shows for me, but they may be a bit hoity toity. Iíll just have to upgrade my leisure wear. The Vintage weekend at Lime Rock is another one on my list.

Iím hoping to drive Route 66 from Illinois to the Santa Monica Pier with my daughter. Hopefully while thereís still something left.

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Four letters. SEMA
Although it is a bit over the top now, for ANYONE into Motorsport and automobiles it is a MUST do..
disclaimer: opinions vary and my opinion does NOT necessarily reflect the opinion of " the forum"
SEMA is definitely on my list, but donít you have to be an industry insider? I didnít think it was open to the public.

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Iíve been to the Woodward Dream Cruise and really want to go again. It was such a dose of nostalgia then, but I think itís getting commercialized. Hot August Nights was fantastic too, so many amazing cars. Iíve been to Corvettes Carlisle a bunch of times and thatís a great show. Donít know if the Ford event is as good.

Pebble Beach and Amelia Island are definite bucket list shows for me, but they may be a bit hoity toity. Iíll just have to upgrade my leisure wear. The Vintage weekend at Lime Rock is another one on my list.

Iím hoping to drive Route 66 from Illinois to the Santa Monica Pier with my daughter. Hopefully while thereís still something left.



SEMA is definitely on my list, but donít you have to be an industry insider? I didnít think it was open to the public.
You would be correct about SEMA not being open to the public, I will have to hit up my buddy to see how he gets tickets.

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SEMA would be the topper, but, you need the credentials to get in.
Not so much as the Woodward Dream cruise but the South East Michigan show at Ford's World Headquarters in Dearborn would be cool.
Any MCA National
The Carlyle Ford show
And the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in the Rosemont IL convention center.
I'd like to walk through the Pomona swap meet in southern California one time.

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