Upcoming Car Shows In Phoenix and Nearby – September Edition

Welcome back to the VIP European Auto Interiors blog! Last time we talked a lot about ways to beat the heat, get outta the sun during these swelteringly hot days, and today we are going in a somewhat similar vein. This time, however, it is not about hitting the sights or attractions to beat the heat, nah! It’s all about the upcoming events in the auto and car scene! Temperatures should be cooling, god willing, and that means it’s time to show off your wheels. Without any further ado let’s get into it, here are THE upcoming car and auto events in Phoenix.

car show phoenixSeptember Car Events in Phoenix (and Cruisin’ Distance)

September 7th, 2018

5 & Diner First Friday Cruise

5 & Diner

5220 N. 16th Street


First Friday of every month at 6:00 PM, 5 & Diner becomes the spot to be! Enjoy a sock hop, live music, and a classic car show! Drivers get 50% off an entrée while they’re at it!


September 8th, 2018


So Cal Customs Second Saturday

3427 E. McDowell Rd.


Bring out your hot rod or classic at 6:30 AM, head out to So Cal Customs in Phoenix for donuts, coffee, and most importantly car talk! If you drove out your classic or hot rod you can also participate in a shoe-box swap.


Sedona Cruise-In and Gathering

The Collective Sedona

7000 Route 179


Interested in more than just classics and hot rods? Well Head out to this Cruise-In held every second Saturday, held between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. All cards, clubs, motorcycles, and trucks are welcome. You can eat some great food, enjoy live music, and do some shopping with local vendors.


Rock and Roll Car Show

Scottsdale Pavilions

9140 E. Indian Bend Rd.


Starting at 4:30 PM and running until 10, this show is free to the public! Come down and scope out the classic cars and motorcycles, get tips from their owners on your own ride. It’s a great time for the family, with food, music and of course shopping at the Pavilions shopping center. This event is held every Saturday night at 4:30 PM, so it’s always around for ya!


Speedway Cruise-In

Speedway Antique Mall

5045 E. Speedway Blvd


Heading down to Tucson more your speed? Well there’s a show there for you too! At 5:00 PM, all trucks, bikes, and cars are welcome to cruise in! This happens once a month.


September 15th,   2018


Karz and Koffee

The Kind Bean

1020 E. Pecos Rd


Start your Saturday morning off right with coffee and cars at the Kind Bean in Chandler! It runs from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, every third Saturday of every month! Don’t worry about what you’re driving, it’s open to all years, all makes of bikes racers, muscle cars, resto projections. You name it, it’s welcome. Just show up and enjoy the coffee and car talk!


Chandler Cars and Coffee

Kneaders Bakery

1090 W. Queen Creek Rd


Didn’t wake up in time for Karz and Koffee? Want to extend your car talk on this Saturday morning a bit longer? Every third Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the folks at Kneaders open up their lot to us motorheads of all stripes. Classic, super, drift, show cars of all types are welcome. Enjoy the family fun, pastries, coffee, and of course cars!


Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge Cruise

Buckeye Municipal Airport

3000 S. Palo Verde Rd


Looking for something a bit more of a drive this Saturday? Head out to the Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge Cruise from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This is the first event being put on by the West Valley AZ Car Club and it’s looking to be a good one! Participants will drive from Buckeye Municipal Airport south toward Old Highway 80, then to Gillespie Dam Bridge for pictures. Afterwards head back north through old and new Buckeye, with a possible finish point of the Culver’s, just off Verrado exit.


National Electric Drive Week Display

Scottsdale United Methodist Church

4140 N. Miller Rd


Interested in the more modern takes to automobiles? The National Electric Drive Week Display is all about electric cars. Head up to the United Methodist Church in Old Town Scottsdale and see all the makes and models on display. This event runs from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Superior Car Show and Fiestas

St. Francis Catholic Church

100 Main Street


This is the Annual St. Francis of Assisi’s Fiesta and Car Show! Enjoy food, fun, and excitement for the entire family, with car show, games, food, music, and entertainment. It will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Prices are as follows: Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles: $25. Bike/Special Interest: $15. Model Cars: $10 Spectators get in free! No registration needed, simply pay when you arrive.


Rock and Roll Car Show

Scottsdale Pavilions

9140 E. Indian Bend Rd.


See previous entry!


classic car event

September 16th, 2018


Combat Dolls Car Show, benefitting Operation Enduring Gratitude

American Legion Post 105

12450 N. 35th Ave


This quarterly car show is made to benefit Operation Enduring Gratitude (OEF). The OEF is an organization, run by veterans, that helps other vets with renovating and making over their homes, including the installation of access ramps. Registration fees are $10 when preregistered, $15 the day of. Visit the Combat Dolls website to fill out registration. The event will be running from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


September 22nd, 2018


Rock and Roll Car Show

Scottsdale Pavilions

9140 E. Indian Bend Rd.


See first entry.


September 29th, 2018


Caffeine & Classics

Streetside Classics

614 E. Auto Center Dr.


This even is always the last Saturday of the month, so mark it on your calendar going forward! All makes and models are welcome to show off as the event runs from 9:00 AM to Noon.


Cars & Coffee at Gateway Classic Cars

Gateway Classic Cars

22275 N.  23rd Ave

Deer Valley


If you’re closer to the west valley, then you want to check out the Cars & Coffee at Gateway Classic. Every last Saturday, every month, at 9:00 AM to Noon, hundreds of classics and exotics are on display! Enjoy the coffee, some donuts, and share in the hard work of the community. All makes and models are welcome to cruise in. Don’t have a cruiser? Hey they still want you there!


Rock and Roll Car Show

Scottsdale Pavilions

9140 E. Indian Bend Rd.


See first entry.



This is just some of the events happening in the Valley this month. If you look around you’re sure to find something that fits exactly what you are looking for. Now, show off that clean ride and head out there, be a part of the community! Everyone is happy to help, offer tips and tricks, and most of all, show off their hard work. You should be too!

Need to get your ride freshened up before the cruises? Give us a call or head on down, and our interior experts will be so happy to help get your ride where you need it to be.