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10 Best Auto Shows in New Mexico!

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New Mexico’s auto shows are some of the hottest in the Southwest region, attracting thousands of avid car fans eager to view hundreds of the coolest rides in the state. These shows feature all sorts of vehicles including lowriders, antiques, classics, motorcycles, trucks, and much more on display with lots of exciting awards up for grabs. The best auto shows in New Mexico offer the most impressive automotive exhibitions and entertainment in family-friendly settings.

Park In the Park Car Show, Rio Rancho, NM

Held each April at Campus Park in Rio Rancho, the Park In The Park Car Show has been hosted by the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for over 20 years! Attendees can browse a beautiful collection of over 300 cars in all makes and models dating back 34 years or older. There’s also oldies music and food trucks at the event.

Red River Car Show, Red River, NM

The Red River Car Show takes place each June in Brandenburg Park in Red River and features over 150 awesome vehicles on display. You’ll find a variety of hot rods, classic cars, and modern cars at this outdoor event, which hosts many family-friendly activities. There are also many entry categories for cars, trucks, certain models and makes, best paint, interior, engine, and more.

NMCCC Car Show, Albuquerque, NM

Hosted by the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs and the Albuquerque Museum, the NMCC Car Show has been celebrating and showcasing automobiles for over 35 years! This annual event takes place at the Albuquerque Museum and features a display of antique, exotic, classic, sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, and even vintage camper trailers in the museum’s parking lot. Attendees can find model vehicles and automobile art exhibited inside the museum.

Northern New Mexico Street Rodders, Farmington, NM

Hosted by the Northern New Mexico Street Rodders, the Annual Land of Enchantment Indoor & Outdoor Car Show has been held for nearly 40 years in Farmington! This ultimate car and trade show showcases an impressive assortment of vehicles from different eras and states and offers 27 entry categories with more than 100 trophy awards! Live entertainment and concession stands are also available.

Albuquerque Lowrider Super Show, Albuquerque, NM

Each June, rides from all across the Southwest fill up the Albuquerque Convention Center for the Albuquerque Lowrider Super Show. This indoor and outdoor auto show features hundreds of beautiful lowriders in a family-friendly atmosphere. There’s also many local vendors, food trucks, entertainment, and a car hop.

BMW Clean Car Show, Albuquerque, NM

Show your support for New Mexico veterans at the BMW Clean Car Show at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. This special event is held in May and hosted by the BMW Car Club of America New Mexico Chapter. While no judging takes place, they have a People’s Choice competition. The winner of the competitions is awarded some awesome BMW swag.

Main Event Car Show & Cruise, Artesia, NM

Each year for nearly 25 years, downtown Artesia has been transformed into a hotspot for car lovers, local residents, and visitors for the Main Event Car Show & Cruise. Attendees enjoy a weekend of vehicle displays, friendly competition, cruising, and fun for the entire family. There’s a tractor row, bike boulevard, food vendors, and much more.

DeDe's Car Show, Aztec, NM

Dede’s Car Show features the most stunning cars, motorcycles, and trucks in the entire San Juan County! This free, special event takes place in Riverside Park in Aztec and is held in memory of “the Queen of Bling” Dede Jaramillo. Attendees can support the local Child Haven and enjoy food, vendors, and family-friendly fun.

Mustang Enchantment National Show, Albuquerque, NM

Browse rows of hundreds of the best mustangs in the nation at the Mustang Enchantment National Show in Albuquerque. This renowned, multi-day car show has been held for decades and takes place over several days at Balloon Fiesta Park. It’s a must-attend event for all Mustang lovers.

Randy's Barber Shop Free Car Show BBQ and Food Drive, Albuquerque, NM

Prepare for a blast from the past at Randy's Old Fashioned Barber Shop Free Car Show BBQ and Food Drive. This no-cost event is held in April and offers a day of nostalgia, classic cars from yesteryear, and mouth-watering barbecue. They’re also holding a food drive to give back to the local community.

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