Car Shows Worth Attending On The East Coast in 2023

The East Coast is a haven for car culture, and each year there are countless events that bring enthusiasts together to share their automotive passion. Here is a compilation of car shows worth attending in 2023 on the east coast of the US.

R2XPO’s Rides + Rigs at The New York International Auto Show

R2XPO's Rides + Rigs at The New York International Auto Show

New York, NY | April 7th-16th

The largest and most renowned show of the year every year is the New York International Auto Show, and this year will feature a special Rides & Rigs EXPO, a showcase and competition featuring modified street, race, drift, and off-road automobiles selected from across the east coast. The showcase is in partnership with Prime NYC and will be the first ever showcase of its kind in the NYIAS’s 100 year existence. Get more information on R2X Rides + Rigs here.

Riverside Chattanooga

Riverside Chatanooga

Chatanooga, TN | April 15th

Although this event isn’t exactly along the coast, its a worthy trip if you’re in the Eastern US. Riverside Spring Meet is a unique automotive event held every Spring in downtown Chattanooga, TN. Now in its 8th installment, the event exists for enthusiasts to come together and enjoy the best vehicles from all over the Southeast, with some first class vendors and local food trucks. Get tickets and more information on Riverside Chatanooga here.

Prime NYC / Live To Offend: Grassroots Automotive Invitational

Prime NYC / Live To Offend: Grassroots Automotive Invitational

Location TBA | May 6th

Prime has revealed a first-time event featuring a range of vehicles intended to truly represent Northeastern car culture. To be held on a former golf course, it will showcase some of the best builds from across the Tri-state. The event is free and open to the public. Location to be announced. Get more information on Prime / LTO: Grassroots Automotive Invitational here.

Import Expo

Import Expo Queens NY

Queens, NY | May 13th

Held at Queens’ own Citi Field, Import Expo is always worth the trip. You’ll find high-quality builds, great vendors, food, music, and a wide range of automotive diversity at their events. Get tickets and more information on ImportExpo here.

Alpine Volksfair

Alpine Volksfair

Helen, GA | May 16th – 21st

Alpine Volksfair is a Euro-centric car show surrounded by a few days of chill car gatherings along the backdrop of Helen, GA. Enjoy the windy-roads and local attractions in the tourist-friendly German-inspired town. Get more information on Alpine Volksfair here.

VAG Fair

Vag Fair

Brunswick, Maine / York, PA

VAG Fair is another Euro-focused show in both Brunswick, MI and York, PA. You’ll find a load of high-quality VWs, Porsches, and Audi’s at the Thomas Point Beach waterfront with a backdrop of beautiful mountains in Brunswick. The event in York, PA will offer a wide variety of VAG cars with a load of vendors displaying. Get more information on the VAG Fair events here.

  • Brunswick, Maine | June 10th – 11th
  • York, PA | August 12th – 13th

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
Greenwich Concours Automotive Photography by Deremer Studios, LLC

Greenwich, CT | June 4th-5th

The Concours d’ELegance really needs no introduction. As a premier automotive gathering of some of the rare and collectible vehicles across the US, the event is being hosted at one of its usual locations in Greenwich, CT from June 3-4. With a myriad of exhibitors, scheduled events, and special appearances, Concours is yet another Hagerty presented event that never disappoints. Get more info and tickets here.


RADwood Philly

Philadelphia, PA | June 10th

RADwood celebrates the obscure and sought-after vehicles from ’80s and ’90s era. With Hagerty now behind the wheel of RADwood events, they continue to put together family-friendly shows with a load of rare and showroom quality cars. They’ll be stopping in Philadelphia, PA on June 10th, 2023. Get tickets and more information on RADwood here.


Wekfest NJ

Edison, NJ | August 27th

The Wekfest tour will be in full swing during its stop in and Edison, NJ . The tour gathers the best collection of vehicles that represent the region since it began in 2008, and now spans 8 annual events across the USA and Japan. From JDM legends to euros and domestics, Wekfest is a must-see for any automotive enthusiast. Get tickets and more information on Wekfest here.

L’oe Show

L'oe Show 2023

Pottstown, PA | August 31st – September 3rd

L’oe show is returning for a third time after their two successful shows in Pottstown, PA. This Euro-focused show has the support of big names like Rotiform, FCP Euro, Black Forest Industries, and many more. Get more information on L’oe Show 2023 here.

Elite Tuner

Elite Tuner

With 5 events on the east coast alone, Elite Tuner is one of the biggest modified car show tours out there. From April to October, you’ll have more than enough opportunities to catch one of their stops. Elite Tuner is known for their strict selection process, and showcasing some of the highest-quality builds across the nation. Get ticket and more information on Elite Tuner here.

  • Edison, New Jersey (4/8) 
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (7/16)
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia (8/27) 
  • Orlando, Florida (9/9)
  • Atco, New Jersey (10/15) 

Roots Classic 2

Roots Classic

Wildwood, NJ | September 8th – 10th

The second installment of Roots Classic in Wildwood, New Jersy will be underway September 8th to 10th. The best VW, Audi, and Porsches on the east coast drove up for the first one, and its only expected tol be bigger and better in 2023. Get more information on Roots Classic 2 here.

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