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4 Summer Car Shows in Indiana

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Row of antique classic sports cars at the 2018 Dayton British Car Show

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Whether you’re a car geek or you simply have a penchant for outdoor festivals with a variety of activities and yummy food, these four car shows in the Hoosier State are bound to delight.

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Knights of Columbus Car Show – July 13

Lafayette will host the Knights of Columbus 9th Charity Car Show on Saturday, July 13. Same-day registration runs from 4-6 p.m., though you can register early for a $5 discount on the admission fee. The show itself runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy food and live entertainment while browsing classic vehicles. Award categories include Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Show Truck, Antique, Classic Imports, and more. Parking is available on the Central Catholic campus.

Wick’s Pies and Cool Rides Car, Truck & Bike Show – July 20

Head to Winchester on Saturday, July 20, to catch the 6th annual occurrence of this local car-, truck-, and bike-themed celebration. Per the event’s brochure depicted on Hemmings, this fun affair will feature a pie eating contest and food from Mrs. Wick’s Restaurant, as well as door prizes. Registration runs from 8 a.m. to noon. The show runs from noon to 3 p.m., when the award ceremony begins. Winners gain bragging rights as well as their own sugar cream-flavored Indiana State Pie.

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Caffeine & Chrome – July 27

Held July 27 (and every last Saturday of the month) from 9 a.m. to noon, the Memphis Caffeine & Chrome event pairs doughnuts and coffee with classic cars. Browse more than 250 domestic and exotic autos. The event is sponsored by Grundy Insurance and the admission is free.

Plane Pull Challenge Car Show – Aug. 3

This Aug. 3rd, Indianapolis will host the Plane Pull Car Show. Like the festival’s name implies, guests can browse a variety of classic cars….and watch a unique tug-of-war between volunteer teams and a FedEx Boeing 757 aircraft. All funds raised by the event go directly to Special Olympics Indiana. The activity schedule includes live music, games, food, and souvenirs to suit visitors of all ages.

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News Sources: Lafayette Catholic School System, Hemmings (here and here), Special Olympics Indiana