Please note: Our call centre is experiencing a larger than normal volume of calls at the moment so there may be some delay in answering your call. New bookings can be made using our website.

Car Shows

Vacation Ideas, Resources, Inspiration and more

< back to list

Car Shows / Auto Shows by RV - RV Vacation Idea

Car Shows / Auto Shows by RV

What could be more American than an RV trip to attend a great car show? If you’ve always wanted to be a part of the new model debuts or fantastic classic car shows, but don’t like the hassle and expense of hotels and restaurants, a motorhome is the perfect solution. Let’s look at some of the places car show fans love to travel by RV.

RV Vacations to Your Favorite Car Shows


Car show aficionados have two kinds of venues where they can see the best in automotive ingenuity. Several fantastic new car debuts are held each year around the country and, of course, there are hundreds of rod & custom shows throughout the US to enjoy. Let’s look first at some of the best in new car shows.


New Car Shows to Visit in an RV


LA Auto Show: For one week each winter, thousands of new car aficionados descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center to see world debuts, North American debuts and some fascinating concept cars. There are so many activities during this huge show you’ll want to plan to spend several days there. Pick up a luxurious RV at an El Monte RV Rentals Los Angeles location and enjoy the convenience of sleeping at a campground near the Convention Center. The world’s hottest luxury cars, as well as American favorites, debut their new models at LA Auto Show, so bring your camera and get ready to be impressed.

Chicago Auto Show: Did you know that this enormous show has run continuously since 1901? One of the world’s largest auto exhibitions, this February show at McCormick Place in Chicago will thrill anyone with a passion for powerful machines. Numerous makers debut their new models in Chicago, and with more than one thousand cars to see, you’ll leave this show planning a return trip next year! Our El Monte RV Rentals office in Chicago is the perfect place to pick up your home away from home during the show.

New York International Auto Show: For three days in April, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City is the place for the famous, the unusual and the most innovative in the automotive world. Thousands of visitors browse four levels of the convention center to see what top minds in auto and motorcycle design have created. Our Linden, NJ El Monte RV Rentals office is nearby, so call them to reserve the RV that will house you in comfort during the show.

Orange County Auto Show: MotorTrend Magazine’s annual auto show in Anaheim, California is a chance to see the hottest trends in the auto world. This show will be of special interest to exotic car fans, because all the top makers will be there. Plan to pick up your RV rental at our El Monte RV Rentals office in Santa Fe Springs and live in RV luxury during the four-day show.

Pebble Beach Auto Show: A car show must see since 1950, the Pebble Beach Auto Show attracts le crème de la crème of the auto world. It is often said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Our rv rental office in Santa Cruz, CA is just a short distance from this prestigious event.


Rod & Custom Car Shows


If your taste in automobiles runs to vintage muscle cars, you’re in luck! RV campers flock to hundreds of rod & custom shows each year. GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association is one of the premier hosts of large US custom car shows. Here’s just a taste of the amazing variety of shows they’ll host in one year.

Goodguys Spring Nationals – Scottsdale, AZ: This three day show in March features two thousand cars that will have classic car lovers dancing for joy! With the latest model shown made in 1972, this show runs the gamut from amazing street rods to full-bore muscle cars. Swing by our El Monte RV Rentals office in Phoenix to pick up your reserved motorhome, and then spend three great days absorbing classic car culture.

Del Mar Nationals: What could be better than a couple of thousand classic American cars, a huge swap meet and an AutoCross competition, all at the same event? That’s what street rodders find each year at the Del Mar Nationals in April. El Monte RV Rentals in San Diego/Santee can serve your motorhome rental needs for this event.

Colorado Nationals: Cruise into Denver in June to pick up your rental RV, and then motor north to Loveland, CO for one of the best car shows in the Rockies! Goodguys hosts this huge show at The Ranch at Larimer County Fairgrounds, featuring more than two thousand street rods, muscle cars and classic American autos.

Lone Star Nationals: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX is home to the annual October gathering known as the Lone Star Nationals. Fifteen hundred examples of classic American cars line up at the Speedway for your viewing pleasure. Our El Monte RV Rentals office in Dallas in conveniently close, so plan to skip the hotels and let one of our motorhomes be your off-track base.

New England Summer Nationals:  This annual show in Worcester, MA has been providing fun since 1990 and is one of the biggest car events on the east coast!  The show will have lots of cool cars, music, burnout contests, helicopter rides and more! 

Don’t miss this year’s car shows! With a practical, comfortable motorhome waiting for you at the end of each long day, your car show experience will be greatly enhanced. Join the ranks of RV campers who’ve learned there’s only one great way to visit America’s car shows.



Keep in the loop about our lastes deals, exclusive content and upcoming events with the El Monte newsletter.


We are committed to proctecting your privacy and information security. Your information will be held securely and used in accordance with any applicable privacy law, our internal policies, and our Privacy Policy which explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information.