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Valpo Car Show & Swap Meet

    Valparaiso Car Show and Swap Meet kicks off on Sunday, May 23, 2021 AND Sunday, August 29th, 2021 and it’s back bigger and better than ever before. And, it’s still free to show your Car! ($5 admission fee for everyone)
     Hosted by Region Rides, the show is open from 9 am – 2pm, with car registrations at 8am – 10am. The swap meet area opens for set up at 6am, and is only $10 for pre-registration for a 10′ x 10′ x 25 space, and Registration that day is available for only $15 – set up is from 6am – 9am.
     “We have been promoting Car shows for 30 years,” stated founder, Mario Alvarez. “For the last 5 years, we have operated the Valpo Free car Show & Swap Meet in the spring and Fall. We are anticipating about 200 – 400 cars.
      After talking with several car owners, Mario discovered that car owners believe the car shows are too expensive to enter, don’t give out enough awards and drag on too long. That’s when Mario decided to make it free to show or sell your car. “There will be 53 award categories and the awards are announced at 2pm,” continued Alvarez.
     There will also be 4-5 food vendors, refreshments and a Beer Garden.
The Car Show will also improve on the Awards that are given out. They have discovered some beautiful, new, engraved plaques for the winners this year. There will be a Best of Show, Best Engine, Best Paint categories with an additional 50 awards. Judging takes place at Noon. 
     Mario started this as a hobby due to his own 1962 Chevy and a 1964 Impala and Region Rides took over the shows in 2019. For more information log on to or call 
708-821-6941, and email.

     To reserve your swap space, send a check to Halliar Enterprises, PO Box 283, Valparaiso, IN 46384.

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