Car shows and cruise-ins are great events for car lovers. If you live in or around Daphne, Alabama, you're in luck, because there are many such events taking place all over the area. Whether you're looking to showcase your own vehicle, want an event you can bring your whole family to, or just want to make some new friends, there are plenty of options for you to consider.

What are Car Shows and Cruise-ins?

Car shows and cruse-ins are two types of events where people gather to discuss and view classic or premium vehicles. The main difference between the two events is the level of formality. For example, a car show may have a fee to enter, along with vendors, prizes, and live music. A cruise-in, on the other hand, is less formal. Typically, a cruise-in might consist only of a small group of people meeting for a few hours at a park. These two terms are often used interchangeably, though, so it really depends on what the event host decides to call the gathering.

Upcoming Cruise-ins and Car Shows near Daphne, Alabama

If you're looking to attend a cruise-in or car show near Daphne, Alabama, here are a few options to consider:

Bubba Cruz Cruise and Car Show

Lottie Road Kustoms presents the Bubba Cruz Cruise and Car Show July 15 and 16. You can find this event at 60234 Lottie Road in Atmore. At this event you'll find hot rods, rat rods, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars, and more. There are cash prizes for the car show and for a burnout competition. All proceeds from this event are donated to cancer-related charities, so stop by for a fun time and contribute to a great cause at the same time.

4th Saturday Night Cruise-in Pascagoula, Mississippi

This cruise-in takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from March through September. There are different prizes available, such as Cruiser of the Month and a 50/50 contest. You can find this event at 3943 Denny Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi, which is in the Ingalls Engineering Complex, next to the KFC.

Grand Bay Country Cruzers Cruise-In, Grand Bay, Alabama

The Grand Bay Country Cruzers cruise-in takes place every fourth Saturday of the month between April and September. This is a great event to show off your classic cars, trucks, hot rods, rat rods, tractors, and more, or to view the vehicles of others from the area. There's typically music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s playing, making this a great event for the whole family. Visit the Advanced Auto Parts store at 10175 Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to attend.

Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-in

If you're up for a little more of a drive, the Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-in takes place at the Dalton Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia. This is a large car show that brings in vehicles from miles away. This year, it takes place between July 28 and 30.

Here you'll find all sorts of vehicles like hot rods, street rods, classic cars, and more. There's also a collector auto auction and vendor exhibits. If you're looking for a large car event with a lot to do, this is the event for you. To get to this event, drive to 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road in Dalton, Georgia. 

1st Saturday Night Cruise-in at Edgewater Mall

For a more casual get-together, check out the cruise-in at the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, Mississippi. This cruise-in is a place for car, truck, and motorcycle owners to meet up to socialize. There's plenty to do in the area, such as restaurants and shops, making this a great event to attend as a part of your other daily activities. You can find this cruise-in taking place every first Saturday of the month from 6 p.m.  to 9 p.m. 

Cruising for Christ

On September 24, you can find the Cruising for Christ ninth annual car show taking place in Springville, Alabama. This car show lasts from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and it costs $15 to register your vehicle. There's plenty for car lovers to enjoy here, such as food, live music, an auction, unique trophies, and door prizes. All proceeds from this event go to Celebrate Recovery, a part of ONEeighty Church. To get this event, drive to 5770 US Highway 11 in Springville.

Jo Jo's Po Boys Pharoahs of Alabama Weekly Cruise-in

For a good time on a weekly basis, be sure to check out the cruise-in at Colonel's Tavern located at 4940 Government Blvd. in Mobile, Alabama. This cruise-in takes place every Saturday evening from 5 p.m. until whenever people feel like heading home. Stop by for good company, a few drinks, and to check out some classic cars.

Gulf Coast Classic Car Club Cruise-In

The Gulf Coast Classic Car Club has a cruise-in every third Friday of the month. This event takes place at the Sonic Drive-in at 2401 S. McKenzie St. (Highway 59) in Foley, Alabama. It lasts from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on this event, you can look for the Greater-Gulf Coast Classic Car Club on Facebook.

Hot Rod Breakfast

Every Sunday morning there is a breakfast meetup for hot rod enthusiasts. The breakfast typically runs from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at a different location each week. Stop by for some good food and company and people to discuss your love of hot rod vehicles with. For more information about where to attend one of these breakfasts, check out their Facebook page.

Get Ready for Cruise-ins and Car Shows at Tameron Buick GMC

If you plan to bring your vehicle to one of the events above, it's a good to make sure it's ready to go. Get the parts and vehicle accessories you need from the service center at Tameron Buick GMC in Daphne, Alabama. You can also schedule a maintenance service, like an oil change, online if you need it. We'd love to help you get your classic vehicle, hot rod, or everyday commuter car ready to go and talk with you about our shared love of vehicles. Stop by during our business hours or contact us at any time for more information.

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