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The Rods and Customs Car Show celebrates its 50th Annual Show
Thursday, 09 February 2012

car2This weekend, the Asphalt Angels Auto Club will be hosting the 50th Annual Rods and Customs Car Show at the Showplace in Mechanicsville. For those of you who are Richmond natives, chances are you have heard of this or have been to this event in past. This year, the main attraction will feature over 200 streetcars, hot rods, customs, competition cars, motorcycles, antique cars and even drag boats. This event has hosted many famous cars in the past-- one year even featuring Dale Earnhardt's racecar. This indoor auto exhibition is known up and down the East Coast for its unique and unusual trophies, relaxed atmosphere, and impartial judging. It is also the largest Indoor Car Show that runs on the East Coast.

The Asphalt Angels Auto Club was established in 1957 by a group of like-minded teenagers who all shared a love for cars. In 1962, they held their first Indoor Rods and Custom car show at the fairgrounds in Virginia. Years later, they started hosting the show at the Showplace in Mechanicsville, and it has stayed there ever since. Car enthusiasts are encouraged to submit their own cars for entry, and vendors are welcome as well. The vendors this year will be selling neon signs, t-shirts, auto parts, tools, custom choppers, and much more. The show welcomes the whole family, and the first 2,000 kids from ages 1-10 will get a free hot Wheels Car to take home. The 50th Annual Rods and Customs Car Show will feature the band Cat Daddy, recording artist Jess Duboy, and impressionist Garet Chester.  If you have a love for cars and racing, this is the place to be in Richmond this weekend!

Ticket prices are as follows: Adults: $12, Kids 1-10: Free; Parking: Free

Concessions are available.

Show Hours are:

Friday: 3p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday: 10a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday: 10a.m. - 6p.m.

Trophy Presentations: 6:30p.m. on Sunday night


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