Reader Question: Largest Car Show?

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Heres’ the latest reader question, along with my reply!

T asks: EAA’s AirVenture At Oshkosh is in full swing. It’s the largest fly-in in the world, with more than 10,000 aircraft landing at Wittman field. During AirVenture, Oshkosh tower is the busiest in the world in number of aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings). Over 600,000 people come to the week-long show. It has one of the highest-concentrations of warbirds on the planet, with over 300 expected to be on the field. Classes are in session throughout the event. One can learn how to build their own aircraft. Is there an event of this scale for automobiles? Is there an automotive organization that focuses on building your own car? Granted, the Woodward Dream Cruise is a big deal. But it’s more a parade and giant swap meet. You often talk about taking an older car and modernizing it. Ever been to a car show where they have tents and classes showing folk how to retrofit a motor with throttle body injection or things along those lines?

My reply: The biggest car show of that type I’m aware of is the annual serial event at Carlisle, PA.  It’s vast – to really see everything will take a couple of days. And it’s not just to look at but also to buy and sell and connect with people who really know about cars. It’s also eclectic in that you find everything from the weird and cheap to the exotic and not. It’s an experience – and every car guy should experience it!

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PS: I love aircraft; always wanted to fly and to own one. But the cost is prohibitive – though home-builts are changing this!

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