• Dec 2, 2009

As we slowly emerge from our Thanksgiving food comas, we can start gearing up for more holiday food, family, and fun in December, with an automotive twist. We can also look forward to the real beginning of the auto show season with the first major American show, the LA Auto Show. There are also some smaller shows like the New England Auto Show in Boston, and the conclusion of the San Francisco International Auto Show at the Moscone Center.

All of the major motorsports seasons have concluded, but there will be plenty of silly season news to cover. There are small concours and special events going on in December as well -- The 2nd Spirit of Competition Awards Dinner at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, East Coast Indoor Nationals at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Gulf Coast Motor Sports Holiday Cruisin Southern Style, 8th Annual Kustom Kulture Show in Anaheim, CA, and the 4th Annual Family Picnic and carnival at The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA,

There will also be a slew of Toys for Tots-type charity car shows as we head into the Holidays. We'll be returning to two of our favorites, the 6th Annual Motor4Toys event, and the 6th Annual Toys for Tots Drive hosted by the Schnuerer family in Huntington Beach, CA, but there are many more such events going on all around the country. Check your local paper for more and if you come across any, feel free to post details and links in the comments.

If none of those events appeal to you, check out our Google Calendar after the jump for even more listings, all with detailed info and links. And please use the comments section to add or modify listings.

As always, we want to give a shout-out to our two favorite sources; The New York Times automotive calendar for national and international stuff, and our buddy Dave Lindsay's SoCalCarCulture pages for local stuff here in Southern California. Dave's photographic coverage of these local events is fantastic. Check out this month's event calendar below and start adding to it by leaving us a note in the comments.


DECEMBER 2009



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      • 5 Years Ago
      The 2010 San Diego International Auto Show

      Dec 30, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010

      San Diego Convention Center

      Wednesday, December 30, 2009: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Thursday, December 31, 2009: 10:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      Friday, January 1, 2010: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Saturday, January 2, 2010: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Sunday, January 3, 2010: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

      Adults (13+): $10.00
      Military (w/ID): $7.00
      Seniors (62+): $7.00
      Children (7-12): $6.00

      http://www.sdautoshow.com/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not only does the Petersen Automotive Museum have our 4th Annual CARnival Family Fun Day this Saturday, December 5th (from 11am-3pm, see http://www.petersen.org/default.cfm?DocID=902&CalendarID=757 for details), but we also have a Garage Sale and Swap Meet from 8am-2pm!

      We are selling a few vehicles from our collection in a no-reserve silent auction along with great exhibit materials, posters, books, and overstocked items from our gift shop. If you have all of your Christmas shopping done and just need to clear out your garage, we have vendor and car sale corral spaces available. Go to http://www.petersen.org/default.cfm?DocID=902&CalendarID=766 for more information.


      .....And Adult General Admission is half price this Saturday! Only $5!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is there any way to find out if the Cadillac CTS Coupe or the Chevy Volt will be at the New England Auto Show?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forget December...

      I'm pumped about Jan 30th and the Rolex 24hr!
      • 5 Years Ago
      No mention of the Mooneyes Christmas party at Irwindale Speedway on December 12th?

      Rockabilly chicks, hot rods, traditionals and music all held at a dragstrip and it was forgotten?

      Im somewhat ashamed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 10th Dubai International Motor Show?

      you guys not coming this year too :(

      http://www.dubaimotorshow.com/