Your Guide to Summer Car Shows

Posted by Amanda McCrea on

There’s no better feeling than working hard to get the car of your dreams, and then sharing it with other gearheads at summer car shows. Summer is here, and that means it’s car show season! Car shows are a great place to bring your ride and show off all of your hard work. Even if you aren’t quite ready to show your ride, going to car shows as a spectator is just as fun. There are many different car shows across the country, and no matter where you are, there’s somewhere for you to have fun this summer.

Summer Car Shows: Preparation is Key

Summer is already here, and it’s time to get your ride ready for show season (or at least ready to look cool in the parking lot with your fellow fans). Before you arrive at a car show, there are a few things you should do:

  • Detail your vehicle: Detailing your car is an easy and inexpensive way to take any show build from a 9 to a 10. This is particularly important if you intend to enter a show with judges and prizes; you can’t afford to skip the small details in these shows. Detailing goes beyond standard cleaning! You should be sure to clean every single detail in your vehicle: Use toothpicks to get dirt from hard-to-reach crevices, and a q-tip to collect any dust that may collect in your air vents.
  • Bring your cleaning supplies: Nothing is worse than arriving at a show and noticing a detail you missed while cleaning your car, or experiencing something at the show that causes your vehicle to get dirty. If you come prepared with cleaning supplies, fixing these issues will be a breeze.
  • Get comfortable: Car shows can be all-day affairs. That’s why you should come prepared. Bring a tent, a cooler with some drinks, and whatever else you may need to remain comfortable when staying in one spot for the whole day. Not only are refreshments at car shows usually pricey, but coming prepared will allow you to enjoy the cars and the show rather than worrying about shade, food, or drinks. 
  • Summer Car Shows To Check Out

    Now that you’ve prepared, it’s time to go to a show. Different car shows focus on different types of cars, so it’s important to first consider the car you will be showing or the kind of cars you want to see, and find the show that’s best for you.

    All-American Muscle Cars Meet

    Where: 3731 Riley Fuzzel Rd, Spring, Texas

    When: Next Meetup July 10th 2022, 6-8pm CDT

    All-American Muscle Cars is a group that meets the second Sunday of every month (and more often from March - October) to gather and show off their cars together in Spring, Texas, a town located just north of Houston. This group is a perfect one for those that want a more casual spot to show off their car, and meet with fellow car enthusiasts.

    Cars and Coffee New Orleans

    Where: West End, New Orleans, Louisiana

    When: July 16th 2022, 8-11am CDT

    Cars and Coffee New Orleans meets every third Saturday of the month, and is a casual spot for car enthusiasts to hang out in the New Orleans area with some coffee and conversation. Anyone is welcome, and it’s a great spot to see some interesting car builds and grab coffee with the car crowd. 

    Drive Your Dreams Car Show

    Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

    When: June 19, 2022, 12-5pm CDT

    DJ Envy’s Drive Your Dreams car show is one of the biggest shows in the country. This event has just about everything: classic cars, exotic cars, celebrity cars, and even carnival rides and games. Hosted in the enormous NRG Center stadium in Houston, this car show is going to be a landmark for all car enthusiasts throughout the country.

    Slammed in the Smokies Car Show

    Where: Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville, Tennessee

    When: July 9-10th 2022

    Slammed in the Smokies is a two-day car show located in Sevierville, Tennessee. Located just outside of Knoxville, Sevierville is right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They’ve recently added an extra day to this show due to increased demand, making it a great opportunity to take your vehicle on a trip to the Smoky Mountains. 

    Make Some Last-Minute Additions

    If you’ve already picked the show you’re going to, you might want to add some last-minute accessories to your ride, to make it stand out amid the many cars on show. ORACLE Lighting offers many different products for your vehicle to add the finishing touches to any build, from sealed beam headlights for classic cars to unexpected color-changing lights for sportscars. Good-looking and functional, ORACLE Lighting’s vehicle accessories will help your vehicle go the extra mile to become a stunning car show entry. 

    Illuminated Wheel Rings

    Do you need something to draw attention to your rims? Look no further: ORACLE Lighting’s illuminated wheel rings are easy to install, and vibrantly light up any wheel they’re installed in. They’re one of our most popular products, an easy way to highlight  any build.

    Illuminated Factory Emblems

    These genuine OEM factory badges are illuminated with a backlight to add a colorful emphasis to your vehicle’s logo. If you’re proud of your vehicle and its brand, these emblems are a great way to show it. 

    Underbody LED Rock Light Kits

    Do you have more of an offroad, rugged build? Underbody LED rock lights are at the intersection of function and aesthetics. Not only do they help illuminate the terrain you’re driving on, but they also provide an excellent accent for the underbody of your vehicle.

    Get Ready for Summer Car Shows with ORACLE Lighting

    If you need some last-minute additions to your show build for the summer car shows, or just want your car to look like a showstopper, we have what you need. ORACLE Lighting, recently named the fastest growing company in the New Orleans metro area, focused on supplying all car enthusiasts with the right lighting solutions for their needs, in-person and online. If you need help, contact our trained specialists today.

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