Another Busy Weekend Ahead For Car Shows, Plus Car Show News

With 14 car shows set for either this Saturday (July 8) or Sunday (July 9), the coming weekend promises to be among the busier ones in 2023 for vintage vehicle enthusiasts in Connecticut. The only busier weekend was May 20-21. There are 35 shows still to go in July and more than 100 remaining in the year.

Keeping track of the all the shows is challenging. RIDE-CT’s 2023 Car Show Calendar currently lists more than 225 shows total between late March and the end of October. Rain causes confusion in trying to keep track of postponement dates. The list is always changing because of new shows being announced.

Yesterday, the Fourth of July, brought word that a date for an expected Model A Truck and Car Show at the Merritt Clarke Store in Bantam, CT has been locked in. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24. This morning it was learned that the Cruzing New Milford Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at the John Pettibone Community Center in New Milford, CT.

Also, it was this past Saturday that it was announced that the 2nd annual Sunset Grille Car Show on Aug. 6 at Crestbrook Golf Club in Watertown, CT has been canceled. An injury involving the show’s organizer is the reason.

2020 Wheels for Wheels Car Show in New Milford/File photo

Here are the shows planned for this weekend:


 – The eighth annual Wheels for Wheels Car Show from noon and until 4 p.m. at the John Pettibone Community Center, 2 Picket District Road in New Milford, CT.

– Silver City Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver City Quarter Midget Club at 835 Hanover Road in Meriden, CT.

– The 6th annual Captains Cove Seaport Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1 Bostwick Ave. in Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT.

– Cruising East Hartford Car Show from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sunset Ridge School, Forbes St. in East Hartford, CT.

– Hops on the Hill Military Vehicle Display & Car Show from 1 to 6 p.m. at 275 Dug Road in South Glastonbury, CT. 

– Cruise Night with Carilli Motorsports from 3 to 7 p.m. at 350 Chapel Road in South Windsor, CT.


– The Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Falls Village, CT.

– The Bethlehem Firefighters Association Car Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds in Bethlehem, CT.

– American Legion Post #68 Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 154 Porters Pass in Berlin, CT.

– Wallingford Buick GMC’s first annual Car, Truck & Bike Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1122 North Colony Road in Wallingford, CT.

– Enfield 4th of July Town Celebration Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 820 Enfield St. in Enfield, CT.

– The inaugural Luau Car Show at The Farm at Carter Hill from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 86 East Hampton Road in Marlborough, CT. Hosted by Freedom Forever Auto Club.

– Major Movement Auto Club presents Summer Takeover 7 Car and Bike Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 Solenoe Park in New Haven, CT.

– The 13th annual Ross Jenacaro Memorial Car Show beginning at 8 a.m. at 4 Corporate Drive in Shelton, CT.

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