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Best Free Car Show Phoenix 2008 - Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show

Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show

Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show

9175 E. Indian Bend

Scottsdale, AZ 85250

480-362-5190

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The law of entropy says that energy dissipates if not contained. But humans like to localize their energies, and thankfully so because some of us have some pretty sweet cars. There's no better place to see a hundred or so collector cars than the free Scottsdale Pavilion car show, every Saturday night. The Pavilions Car Show is a weekly gathering of gearheads from across the Valley; the show's Web site says it's the "the largest consistently run car show in the United States."

The cars start rumbling in around 4 p.m. every Saturday, but it takes a couple of hours to fill the parking lot near Best Buy and McDonald's on the north side of Indian Bend Road (just off Loop 101).

By 6 or 7 p.m., the parking lot is usually stocked with hundreds of cars, from vintage classics to modern-day imports with coffee-can exhaust tips. Clusters of make/model and year form naturally.

You'll find rows of 1950s Chevy Bel Aires, followed by 1960s Camaros, and, across the way, vintage Mustangs and '32 Fords. You'll also find a few rows of newer rice-burners, including tricked-out Toyota Supras and Acura NSXs, as well as the usual wanna-be Honda Civics and Volkswagen Jettas with crappy fiberglass ground effects.

If you work up an appetite or just want a milkshake, that McDonald's is a few paces away, and a 5 & Diner is across the street.

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10 comments
SiLady2012
SiLady2012

I have never been out to Pavilions, and after reading this article if the people that put on the meet agree with this I think I would never go. I am proud of my "wanna-be" Civic Si..as the author put it!!!....All car enthusiast would respect each others ride, or I would hope they would. The person who wrote this article should do some research into the car community and take a look at all meets with all the different crews that support each other. Desert Street Scene has put together some pretty awesome meets and their meets included ALL TYPES of vehicles. No one has been bashed or put down for what they drive. Honda is an awesome car to drive and I can thank my son for getting me into a vehicle that is safe and reliable!!!! I am interested to know what the author drives? What makes him/her an expert to voice such a harsh opinion? 

HondaGirl
HondaGirl

After reading this article, I am absolutely disgusted by how biased the writer of it was, as well as how unprofessional the editor was for allowing it to be submitted. A true car enthusiast can respect what each make and model of vehicle has to offer, and the fact that this was submitted tells me that the author of it is either A) not a true enthusiast and is simply talking out their @$$, or is B) a very close-minded individual who is incapable of appreciating that there are more quality vehicles out there than their own. It is because of articles and attitudes like this that I stick with Desert Street Scene meets, where ALL vehicles are welcome, from Nissan GTRs to classic Chevy Camaros  to those "wanna-be" Honda Civics that you trashed on. 

sl_sk8er03
sl_sk8er03

Is the car show still for all types of cars? i went on the Pavillian website and it said there was a classic car show every saturday.

Amanda
Amanda

Did you really have to be so nasty towards the Imports? In all actuality from what I've seen the classic/muscle guys tend to head home around 9 or 10, and it goes all out import after that.. I haven't seen a "crappy fiberglass kit" in a long time. Most of the import people are just as serious about there cars as the muscle/classic owners. As a editor it would benefit more people if you weren't so biased.

Dan Stiel
Dan Stiel

Definitely worth a visit. One of the best weekly car shows in the country.

Dean
Dean

I have been here many times and there is always new cars showing up. I don t know who put the show on but they do a great job!

Tyler
Tyler

I went to the Pavillions in the summer or 2009 and enjoyed it. Just wondering if there is still alotta cars that roll out there this time of year with the cold weather and all?

R.B.
R.B.

Pavillions was always a great place to meet up with all of your friends into cars... We would say: "Are you gonna be at pavillions?" And everyone would show up there. Great place to start off the night, checking out all the cars and than moving onto the next cool place to go (decided at the pavillions) after the event ended. If you are in Phoenix, it is a "must go" at least to find out when all the other car shows are going to be. Everyone hands out event flyers!

Alex
Alex

I agree and I am a mustang owner, a car is a car no matter if its Japaness, German, American people are proud of their cars. Some of those little imports kick a$$ so dont judge others be proud of what you have and have fun.

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