Car Shows in Spokane, WA

by Kirsten Sorenson

Several car shows in Spokane feature new, classic and vintage cars. Some shows are hosted by new car dealers, others by auto owners and enthusiasts and still others by car clubs. Spokane is the second largest city in Washington, and sits along the Spokane River in the eastern part of the northwestern state, near the Idaho border.

Spokane International New Car Show

The Spokane International Auto Show features new cars, trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles. The four-day car show and auction is typically held in February at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. It is sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association. Spokane International New Car Show 5054 W. Casberg Burroughs Rd. Deer Park, WA 99006 509-995-1100 spokaneautoshow.com

Spokane Auto Boat Speed Show

As its name implies, the Spokane Auto Boat Speed Show features both cars and boats. The motor sports show is held inside at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. It includes customs, hot rods, vintage cars and motorcycles. The three-day show is typically held in the spring. Spokane Auto Boat Speed Show 5127 N. Steven St. Spokane, WA 99205 509-993-1233 spokaneautoboatspeedshow2010.com

Cruizin’ the Falls

Cruizin’ the Falls features hot rods and specialty vehicles at a one-day car show in downtown Spokane. The car show is held in May, sponsored by Heaven’s Cruisers Car Club and is part of the Spokane Lilac Festival. The car club says it is a “Christian motor sports club designed to be a witness for Jesus Christ through our knowledge and ownership of specialty vehicles.” Cruizin’ the Falls Heaven’s Cruisers Car Club 12063 Waukon Rd. N. Edwall, WA 99008-9590 509-328-3942 heavenscruisers.com

Visions Car, Truck & Hot Rod Show

The Visions Car, Truck & Hot Rod Show is usually held in the summer at Lilac Lanes Casino in Spokane. Classes for the one-day show include classic stock, street rod, '50s, '60s, '70s, special interest and more. Visions Car, Truck & Hot Rod Show 3928 N. Washington St. Spokane, WA 99205 509-990-3313 visionsminis.com

Good Guys Rod & Custom Association

California-based Good Guys Rod & Custom Association hosts the “Great Northwest Nationals” in August in Spokane with a car show featuring hot rods, custom cars, classic automobiles and muscle cars and trucks. The three-day show is held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Good Guys Rod & Custom Association P.O. Box 9132 Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-838-9876 good-guys.com

Spokane Valley Home Depot Car Show

The Spokane Valley Home Depot Car Show hosts a classic and vintage car show in June. The one-day car show is typically small, with cars owned by members of the Classic Autos and Rods of Spokane. Spokane Valley Home Department Car Show 5617 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99212 509-534-8588 spokanecarclub.com

About the Author

Kirsten Sorenson has been an online, print and television reporter, and a columnist since 1994. Her work has appeared in the "Washington Post," "Parade Magazine," the "Arizona Republic," the "Cincinnati Enquirer," KSL Television, Associated Press and the "Deseret News." Her areas of expertise include health and medicine, education and parenting. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.