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Valpo Car Show is May 17th Cancelled

   The Valparaiso Car Show and Swap Meet kicks off on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 has been cancelled. It was planned to be back bigger and better than ever before. And, was 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. The swap meet area opens 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. To
“We have been promoting Car shows for 30 years,” stated founder Mario Alvarez. “For the last 5 years, we have operated the Valpo  car Show & Swap Meet in the spring and Fall. We are anticipating about 200 – 400 cars.
     After talking with several car owners, founder 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 selling hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes and other types of foods and refreshments.
The Car Show will also improve on the Awards that are given out. They have discovered some beautiful, new, laser engraved plaques for the winners this year. There will be a Best of Show, Best Engine, Best Paint categories with an additional 50 awards.
     Mario started this as a hobby due to his own 1962 Chevy and a 1964 Impala. For more information log on to


Sue Baxter