Basic Show Information
How do I get a spot on Main Street?
Pre-register. Online registration for next year will begin the day of the show. Forms will also be available at the information booths. This year the feature is The Ford Muscle Cars of 1962-1973, the '55-'57 Thunderbirds, the Mustangs from 1965-2017, Old School Hot Rods with an "American Graffiti" Vibe, and Nostalgia Drag Racing Cars. Next year's feature is "Across the Pond" European sports cars.
What if the pre-registered car did not bring their color postcard?
There will be a master list of all pre-registered cars. If they are not on the list, they must go to the park.
Can cars leave early?
Only if they are parked in the park.
Do I still have to pay if I come later in the day?
Since this is a fundraiser event, every car will have to pay, whether they come on time or late. Additionally, cars can lose their spots on Main Street if they are not parked by 11:00 AM.
What is the schedule for the day?
Click here to see the event schedule.
I heard about the Dyno machine. How do I sign up? How much does it cost? Are there awards?
Sign-up is in the pre-registration section here on our website. You must register for both the car show AND the dyno machine.
Registration fees before July 20th: Car show – $20, Dyno – $30 (total of $50 for car show and dyno)
After July 20th: Car show – $20, Dyno – $55
Yes, there are awards for the Dyno. "Top Dog" for both diesel and gas powered vechicles – a $500 prize for each division. Awards will be given at the end of the day with the Dyno Machine, approximately 8PM. You do not need to be present to win.
Are there awards for general car show?
YES, a total of 25 specialty awards will be given out.
When are they awarded?
Are there door prizes for participants?
YES, for general registration of car show, you must be registered by 12 noon.
When will the door prizes be drawn?
Starting at noon - winners will have until 3:00 PM to claim the item. Then, if they are not claimed, there will be a rapid re-draw after awards until all items have been given out. Winners will be posted on boards at both information booths.
How do I make sure I get a goodie bag?
Visit information booth when you register or check-in. Goodie bags will be available for first 600 registrations.
How do I get a dash plaque?
Dash plaques will be available at the information booth for all pre-registered cars. The first 250 for day of registrations (first come, first served) will be given at registration at the information booth.
Food & Drink
Are there places in town to buy food? Are there food vendors?
YES, there will be food and drink vendors throughout the town. Click here to see vendor details.
Car Show Rules
- Our primary concern is the safety of people at the show, as well as the safety of the vehicles. Therefore:
- NO PETS ALLOWED. Sorry! Service dogs with proper ID are accepted.
- Do NOT touch the cars. We caution everyone to also be careful with strollers and cameras.
- ALL backpacks and large bags are subject to inspection.
- NO skateboards or bicycles allowed.
- NO alcohol on the streets, other than designated areas, and NO alcohol in the park.
- NO firearms.
- NO BURN OUTS into or out of the event or subject to ticketing.
- YES enjoy the cars and the town.
- YES come back next year!
- YES there are two information booths to answer questions and give directions. Please find us in the Park by the D.J. and on Main Street by the picket fence.
If I registered to be in the show, how do I know where to park?
Pre-registrants will get information in the mail, and information regarding registration is available on our site by clicking here.
If I want to be in the show but not register in advance, where do I go?
Information booths – one is located on Main Street downtown Roanoke, the other is in the town park.
I am trailering my car in. Is there somewhere to park the trailer?
Trailers may be parked at the Roanoke Elementary School on Vine Street.
Where do the spectators park? Is there free parking?
Parking is FREE and in the Roanoke Town Park – please follow the signs on Vine Street off Highway 24. Shuttle services will be available.
Where is handicapped parking? How do I get to the show from handicapped parking?
Follow signs on the day of event off Vine street off Highway 24.
Is there motorcycle parking available in town?
YES, Motorcycle Parking available on 1st & High Street.
I'm in the show and want to sit with my car while it is parked. Is there shade available? Can I bring my own tent for shade?
You may sit with your car and have a tent in the park ONLY. NO tents downtown.