Car Shows in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

by Samuel Hamilton
Mt. Lebanon residents can enjoy a variety of local and nearby car shows.

Mt. Lebanon residents can enjoy a variety of local and nearby car shows.

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As a suburb of the Western Pennsylvania urban center of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania residents have a variety of car shows in which they can participate, both within the town's limits, as well as in nearby towns and municipalities. These car shows feature both new and classic cars, as well as specialty vehicles such as police cruisers and fire engines.

Mt. Lebanon Classic Car Show

An annual event since 1995, the Mt. Lebanon Classic Car Show is organized by the Mt. Lebanon Police Association, an organization serving the Mt. Lebanon area since 1973. The event, which is held in the Washington Street Business District of downtown Mt. Lebanon on the last Sunday of June, is free to the public and features up to 200 classic cars and trucks at least 15 years or older, street music and vendors and classic car competitions including best in category (muscle, sport, service) and best in show. As of 2011, it cost $10 to enter a car prior to the show, and $15 to enter a car the day of the show. Most car entrants are from the Western Pennsylvania area or from Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. Proceeds of the event are donated to youth programs associated with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department.

Police Car Show

A sub-event of the Mt. Lebanon Classic Car Show, the annual Mt. Lebanon Police Car Show entered its sixteenth year of operation in 2011. The show is held on the Washington Street business district of downtown Mt. Lebanon and it features emergency vehicles such as police cruisers, paddy wagons, fire engines and helicopters from different eras. The event is free to the public and is typically held on the last Sunday in June. Entering a car in the show costs participants $10 prior to the day of the show, and $15 the day of the show. Event sponsors include the Mt. Lebanon Police Department and Association, the Sunrise Rotary Club, Comcast Cable Company, the Mt. Lebanon Recreational Department and Pontiac Oakland Club of Western PA.

Pittsburgh Auto Show

Organized by the Automobile Dealers Association of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Auto Show occurs every year during the second weekend of February at the David Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. As of 2011, the show costs $10 for General Admission, and $7 for seniors and individuals with Military IDs. Children under twelve are admitted for free. The show includes up to 500 new and classic cars from national and international car manufacturers. The event is organized according to vehicle make and models, and includes displays of both new and classic cars that are at least 15 years in age. In addition to normal car show fare such as live music, food vendors and photograph opportunities, the car show also features car giveaways and other memorabilia raffles.

Western Pennsylvania Region AACA Auto Show

For over 60 years, the Antique Auto Club of America has organized the Western Pennsylvania Region AACA Auto Show featuring classic American-made cars, ranging from early Model T Ford trucks to more contemporary vehicles that are at least 15 years old. As of 2011, it costs would-be participants $6 to enter a single car into one of the show's 23 different vehicle classes. The show averages approximately 100 to 150 vehicles. The single-day show starts on the first Sunday of September and is held at Legion Keener Park in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

About the Author

Samuel Hamilton has been writing since 2002. His work has appeared in “The Penn,” “The Antithesis,” “New Growth Arts Review" and “Deek” magazine. Hamilton holds a Master of Arts in English education from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in composition from the University of Florida.

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