The Camaro Nationals offers lots to do in addition to showing your car or having it judged. We have a cruise on Thursday evening before the show starts on Friday, a banquet and charity auction on Friday, and of course the awards on Saturday. In between, there are Classic Headquarters and Wheel Craft exhibit halls – full of Camaros to check out, in addition to the show field in front of the Classic Auto Mall. Then there is the Classic Auto Mall itself. Several hours could easily be spent checking out the over 400 barn finds, plus the hundreds of consignment cars…..classics, antiques, rods, & muscle cars.

Although the Camaro Nationals doesn’t really start until Friday morning, plan on arriving Thursday afternoon if you want to participate in the Kick-Off Cruise. Members of the LVCC put together a course from the show field through the country side, past Amish farms, and stopping at the Shady Maple for an optional dinner.   Shady Maple is a world famous Pennsylvania Dutch Smorgasbord able to seat hundreds of diners, and everything is made from scratch. Thursday is typically steak and shrimp night…..and we won’t mention the desserts. There are also many smaller quaint establishments if you prefer to go out on your own. 

Afterward, if you want to relax, there are nightly Parking Lot Parties at the host hotel. We meet in the side parking lot just off the show field.

Friday evening brings our Classic Headquarters Annual Dinner. This is a great way to meet your fellow Camaroists, and renew old friendships. It is a relaxed atmosphere, so even if you are a first time attendee, you are sure to relax and have some fun. Classic Headquarters sponsors the dinner, to keep the price reasonable.   Seating is limited to 210, and it always sells out, so order your tickets when you register if you would like to attend.

Following the Friday Evening Dinner, we hold our Charity Auction. You do not need to attend the Classic Headquarters Dinner to attend the Auction.  
I again want to thank our great sponsors for their generous support. Sets of Tires, Sets of Wheels, interior kits, carpet, engine components, tee shirts, die casts, cleaners and waxes, Camaro art, banners, graphics and posters – you name it. You can’t win it if you don’t bid on it, and 100% of funds raised go to charity!

Saturday night, when the awards are complete, and the bulk of the show is torn down, most everyone is worn out.  Many just don’t have the energy to clean up and go to a restaurant, so we have scheduled the Crash &  Burn Banquet.  Again seating is limited to 210, so don’t wait if you are interested.

The Famous Maple Grove Raceway – the area’s NHRA track – is only around 10 miles from the Classic Auto Mall.  We try to arrange a special parking area at the Friday Night Test & Tune for those more interested in smelling race fuel and rubber, than the smell of wax and car detailer spray.

Not worn out yet? The Hollywood Mini-Casino is across the street if you have any money not already spent on Camaros. 

Typical Agenda

8am           Optional Early Indoor Load in for Vendors, Concours, Display and Non-Judged Camaros. 
9am           Volunteers welcome to hang banners & signs, distribute trash containers, mark parking areas etc.
9am           Classic Auto Mall open 9-5

8am           Load in – Concours, Display and Non-Judged Camaros are staged into position in the Exhibit Halls.
                              All cars scheduled to be indoors must be in place by 2pm.
9am           Classic Auto Mall open 9-5
3 pm          Indoor Camaros and Vendors should be in place and ready for Friday morning start of the event
4:30 pm    Line up for Kick-Off Cruise.
5 pm          Cruise begins
9 pm.        Parking Lot Party in North Lot

8am          Registration Tent opens (check-in, goody bags, tee shirts, hats). (8am-3pm)
9am          Classic Auto Mall Opens 9-5
9am          Legends Judging begins in Classic Headquarters Exhibit Hall
10:45.      Bow Tie Judges Meeting in hall in front of Classic Headquarters Exhibit Hall
11am        Bow Tie Judging begins in Classic Headquarters Exhibit Hall
3 pm       Registration Tent Closes
5 pm.      Classic Auto Mall closes
6pm        Classic Headquarters Banquet begins in Holiday Inn Banquet Room
8pm        Charity Auction Begins in Holiday Inn Banquet Room
                       – you do not need to attend the banquet to participate in the auction
9 pm.        Parking Lot Party in North Lot

8am          Registration Tent opens (check-in, goody bags, tee shirts, hats) (8am-noon)
                  Legends Judging continues in Classic Headquarters Exhibit Hall
                  Bow Tie Judging continues in Classic Headquarters Exhibit Hall
9am          Classic Auto Mall Opens 9-3               
11am        Heartbeat Judges Meeting at Heartbeat Tent
11:30        Heartbeat Judging begins
Noon       Participants begin voting for their favorite F-Bodies for the Top 30 Awards
2pm        Participant Vote Sheets should all be returned to ballot box at Registration Tent
2:15.        Registration Tent Closes
3pm        Classic Auto Mall Closes. Exit Mall to show field or Exhibit Hall area.
                Head to East MallWay (between Camaro Exhibit Halls) for Awards Ceremony (bring you folding chairs)
3:30       Awards Ceremony in main hall between Classic Headquarters and Wheel Craft Exhibit Halls
                          Ceremony will be moved up or back based on final size of event and completion of judging
6:30.      Crash & Burn Banquet in Hotel Banquet Hall
9 pm.     Parking Lot Party in North Lot

To register for the Camaro Nationals. click on “Registration” in the main menu, or if you prefer to mail a check, you can download and print a pdf version the registration form by clicking Registration Form