Photo: Vettes On The River/Antique Automobile Club Of America
Following on the heels of the Hot Rod Power Tour coming through town in June, the Quad Cities area gears up for another busy month of car shows and events in August.
The 2017 Quad City British Auto Club’s Heartland British Autofest takes over the scenic riverfront in LeClaire, Iowa. The annual car show is Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the first and second place trophies will be awarded. The car show on the levee displays some of the area’s best examples of British cars from makers such as Jaguar, MG, Mini, Triumph, etc. DJ Greg Zirbes provides British Invasion Rock & Roll music throughout the day. The car show is free to the viewing public. For more information, visit www.visitleclaire.com or www.qcbac.com
The Antique Automobile Club of America of the Mississippi Valley Region hosts the Central National Meet at the Isle Casino Hotel and Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street in Bettendorf, Iowa, on August 17-19, 2017. The public is invited to view the over 250 antique vehicles that will be on display throughout the meet. The main car show & judging happens on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center.
The Antique Automobile Club of America of the Mississippi Valley Region is one of the older regions of the A.A.C.A. It was established in the 1950s by a handful of car enthusiast to promote interest and preservation of antique automobiles, family enjoyment, friendship, and to learn and share knowledge with others, but mostly just to have fun. For more information, visit www.mvr.aaca.com
Vettes on the River is back on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in downtown LeClaire, Iowa, with over 300 Corvettes registered so far from eight different states. Corvettes come from all over the country to gather on the levee by the Mighty Mississippi River in LeClaire and show off their pride and joy all while supporting Quad Cities Vietnam Veterans Chapters 776, 669 & 299.
Vettes on the River is an all-Corvette Show & Shine Car Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee. The show is free for the public, and spectators are welcome. For more information, visit www.vettesontheriver.com
It might not be a car show, but you’ll see plenty of top vehicles at the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, to be held August 25-27, 2017, at Cordova International Raceway.
Three-time Top Fuel World Champion Larry Dixon, a 62-time NHRA national event winner, and Del Worsham, one of only three men to win World Championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, headline this year’s entries. Besides their entries, other racing machines on the schedule include: Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Dragsters, Fuel Altered Dragsters, Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stocks, Nostalgia Gassers, Chicagoland Super Stocks, Victory Nostalgia Street Stocks, and Richard Hutchins’ famed Chevy Rebellion Wheelstander.
Cordova International Raceway (CIR) is home of the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, the world’s longest continually running drag racing event. Located in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa, the 190-acre facility features a 1/4-mile drag racing strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association. For more information on CIR, visit www.racecir.com
Discover these and many more marvels on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. Contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at www.visitquadcities.com.
The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.