Frequently Asked Questions about the Nationals

“Do I need to be there all three days?”      No.

You may attend one, two, or all three days.  As concours judging takes up two full days, with people are coming in from over 30 states and Canada – some from as far away as Phoenix, Denver, and Sacramento: we try to make sure there is plenty to do.  Just viewing the cars in the Classic Auto Mall will take several hours.   But for those with a tight schedule, or those that live within an hour or two of the show, you can certainly arrive Saturday morning, clean up your car, look around a bit, vote for you favorite cars, attend the awards, and head for home by 5 or 6pm the same day.

“Is there a fee for spectators or spectator parking?”     

A $5 per car spectator parking donation is the only cost for spectators.  Food trucks are on site for lunch.

Is there “Day of Show” registration available?   Yes.

New registrations are welcome Friday 8am-3pm and Saturday 8am – noon.   We have room for over 700 cars on the north side of the Classic Auto Mall, plus more room around the east side of the property, so there is there is plenty of room for everyone.  With 500 Camaros our first year in Morgantown, we could easily see 550 or 600 cars in 2023..    Keep in mind, though, that the Heartbeat Class is limited in size.  Day of Show registrants will be able to enter Outdoor Non Judged, or Participant Vote Classes; and Heartbeat Judged class up until the cut off is reached.  If you want to be sure to get into Heartbeat, we suggest you pre-register.  Email info@camaronationals.org to check current number of openings in judged classes.

“Is there room in the Exhibit Halls for my Camaro?”  Maybe.

One exhibit hall is reserved or our concours judging classes, and the other is used for special displays and indoor non-judged cars.  The halls are usually filled by March or April, but things do sometimes change.   Call 610-657-0457 for more information about current openings.

“How many tickets are available for the Classic Headquarters Banquet?”      210

We can seat 210 in the banquet hall, so when the tickets are gone, they are gone.  Tickets sell out every year, so don’t wait if you would like to attend.  

Can I attend the Charity Auction if I don’t have a banquet ticket?  Yes

We open the room to everyone at the start of the Auction.  There are lots of great donations every year….things like a set of Repro tires, an EZ-Up Tent,  Spoilers,  Consoles, children’s riding toys, die casts, detailing kits & waxes, books, wine, Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightnings, Model kits, Posters & Art, Tee shirts, and lots more.

Will you still have a rolling cruise at the new location?    Yes

Actually, I think the Kick-Off Cruise will be better than in Frederick, as we will not have to deal with Highways.  Although the Classic Auto Mall is only about a mile from the PA Turnpike exit, it is literally in the middle of Amish / Mennonite county.  No Highways, less than a half dozen traffic lights, all country roads, with the occasional Horse and Buggy.  We will again stop at “Shady Maple”, a PA Dutch store, market and Smorgasbord.  Those interested can stay for dinner before returning to the Classic Auto Mall.

Will there be parts vendors?    Yes

We had a nice selection of parts and service vendors in ’22….Camaro Central. Battery Outlet Mall, Hagerty Insurance, Car Show Life, and a score of swap/parts vendors

July can get hot.  Will awards be out in the sun?    No

The Awards Ceremony will be indoor in the climate controlled mall – between the two Exhibit Halls.  Just bring your folding chairs with you at 3pm.