2013 Frog Follies


The 39th annual Frog Follies is this weekend in Evansville, IN. This pre-1949 street rod event is presented by the E’ville Iron Street Rod Club at Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. If you want to see some real classics, come by and check it out. This car show runs August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Bryan and Loren from Weir Parts Center are there with the Weir Parts Performance Trailer. They will be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so drop by and say hi.

Weir Parts Performance Trailer at the 2013 Frog Follies

For more information about 2013 Frog Follies, go to http://www.frogfollies.org/ or their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Eville-Iron-Street-Rods-Ltd-Frog-Follies/165558933502837.

Street Machine Nationals Returns to Du Quoin in 2013!

We are excited to hear the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals are back in Du Quoin, IL next year! The last time this event was in Du Quoin was 1998. We’ve made trips to other events produced by Family Events, and are happy to see this one come back. Especially so close to our back yard. You can count us in for 2013.

The event will be June 28-30, 2013 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. You can register your car starting now. Follow the link below for information on how to register. Pre-registration is only $35 and is open until June 21. Registration at the event will be $55, so get your registration in early.

The Street Machine Nationals’ announcement said “In addition to the cars, spectators and participants can witness the tuned-up Performance Marketplace for the latest aftermarket parts, burnout challenge, dyno challenge, meet the editors of Car Craft, take in the Miss Street Machine contest and more.  There will be 40+ pro judged awards given including Car Craft Editor’s Choice.” Weir Parts Center will be sure to bring the presence of GM Performance Parts and Ford Racing Parts along with us.

Family Events also produces the Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals in Springfield, Missouri. That event is September 28-29 in 2013.

To read their announcement, go to http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/news-item/651. For more information about the event go to http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/event/255.

One More Car Show This Season

We’re down to this year’s last car show of our schedule. You can find us in Quincy, IL at the Early Tin Dusters 37th Annual Fall Color Run this Friday and Saturday. The event starts Friday and goes through Sunday. You’ll get to see the classics at this one. The Color Run is pre-1949 only. There is no registration fee. For more information about this event, you can view their brochure at http://www.earlytindusters.com/color_run_brochure/.

This has been an awesome year for car shows. We kicked the season off with a trip to Indianapolis for the Hotrod and Restoration Trade Show at Lucas Oil Stadium. We spent a Saturday in April at Woods’ Autobody in Olney, IL for their Spring Car Show. We drove to Jackson, TN for their 20th Annual Bunny Run a week later. The first weekend of May meant a trip to Lake Ozark, MO for the Magic Dragon Street Meet. Two weeks later we were back in Tennessee for the 7th Annual Bridgestone Nashville Nationals at LP Field. We were at Lou’s Automotive and Performance on the first Sunday in June for their open house. Street Rod Drags & Nostalgia Night presented by the National Street Rod Association was the following weekend in Benton, IL. We stayed in town for the 4th of July and went to River Road Cruisers 4th of July Car Show in Red Bud, IL. We had a break until August 19th, when we drove the Weir Parts Performance Parts trailer over to Maeystown for their Fire Department Car Show. The next weekend was the 38th Annual Frog Follies in Evansville, IN. The weekend of September 15th was the 2012 Mississippi River Car Show in St. Charles, MO. September was finished up with a long trip down to Tunica, MS for their 13th Annual Delta River Crusin’ Car Show. Our last car show prior to this weekend was the American Street Rod Association Vintage Weekend 3 in Decatur, IL.

We set up the Weir Parts Performance Parts trailer at most of the Car Shows this year. There were a couple, like the Hotrod and Restoration Car Show, that we couldn’t set it up. But for the most part, you couldn’t miss us hanging around the yellow and blue Performance Parts trailer with our GM Performance and Ford Racing engines out front.

We had an excellent time at each event this year and can’t wait for next year!

If you like to suggest a car show to us for the 2013 season, please send us some information about it through the contact form.

7th Nashville Nationals – Photos

Here are a few pictures we took on our first day at the show.

7th Nashville Nationals

Join us in Nashville, TN at LP Field Friday through Sunday. Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is hosting the 7th Nashville Nationals. There will be over 1,500 classic vehicles; 1972 and older. Bryan and Todd will have the Weir Performance Parts Trailer set up in the vendor area. Drop by and see them. Below is a little more info about the event.

Friday, May 18 – 8am to 5pm
Saturday, May 19 – 8am to 5pm
Sunday, May 20 – 8am to 3pm

LP Field
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213

General – $18
Kids (7-12) – $6
Kids (6 and under) – Free
Parking – $5 fee charged by LP Field

This show has a lot going on. For more information about this event go to http://www.good-guys.com/events/2012-events/item/nashville-nationals-2?category_id=2

Goodguys hosts several large car shows every year. To get information about their other shows, go to http://www.good-guys.com/events/2012-events or follow them on facebook http://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals 2012

Meet us at the 24th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals at Lake Ozark, MO this weekend. It should be a heck of a way to spend your Cinco de Mayo. Keep an eye out for the Weir Performance Parts trailer.

Last year’s show had over 1,000 cars registered and they are planning on bigger numbers this year. This show is open to the public and starts Friday and noon. It wraps up Sunday at 1pm. The show is open to all makes. The group with biggest presence is usually the classics.  Here’s a little more info about the show.

May 4th (noon) – 6th (1:00pm)

Historic Bagnell Dam Strip
Lake Ozark, MO

For more information about this show go to:
or http://www.facebook.com/MagicDragonStreetMeet


Woods’ Autobody Spring Car Show

We just added a new car show to the schedule for this weekend!

Troy and Loren will be set up with the Weir Performance Parts Trailer this Saturday at Wood’s Autobody in Olney, IL.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

940 S West St
Olney, IL 62450
(located on IL Rt 130)

Here’s some info from their flyer:

  • Registration from 9 to Noon
  • Cruse at 4pm
  • Dash Plaques for the first 50 registered
  • Trophy for best of show
  • Judging will be done by participants
  • $10.00 registration fee
  • 50/50 Drawing
  • Proceeds will be donated to the Richland County Relay for Life in remembrance of Tom Bauman
  • “If It Rolls, It Shows”


Hotrod & Restoration Show 2012

Here’s a picture of us set up at booth #651. We’ll be there the rest of today and tomorrow.

Sky view picture of the show.

Todd and Bryan have kept pretty busy. We may get some more pictures and info once they catch their breath.

For more information about the show go to http://hotrodshow.com

To see what other shows we’ll be at this year, check out the calendar. 13 shows scheduled so far, and the list is still growing.

*edit 4/30/2012*
Here are those additional pictures from Indy.

Car Show Kick Off

Todd and Bryan will be in Indianapolis at the Lucas Oil Stadium for the 14th Annual Hotrod and Restoration Trade Show for our first car show of the year. You can find them at the Weir Parts Center booth #651 Friday (3-22-2012) and Saturday. Drop by and see them if you’re at the show. It’s only $10 to get in, but keep in mind it’s a trade show, so you’ll need to bring along a business card to prove you’re in the industry.

We’re pretty pumped up for this show. This is the first year the Hotrod and Restoration Show has been in their new location at the Lucas Oil Stadium, so they have plenty of room for booths and exhibits. Over 40 companies will be showcasing new products. For more information about the show go to http://www.hotrodshow.com.

The Okaw Valley Swap Meet will be the next car show we’ll be at after Indy. That show is April 1st from 7:00am to 3:00pm at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, IL.  This one is open to the public and admission is only $1. Bryan and Todd will have the Weir Parts Performance Parts trailer set up for this event. Drop by and see them.

Car Show Schedule

We’ll be at the following shows this year on the dates listed. We’ll add more shows to this page and calendar as the year goes on.

Dates Show Location
March 23-24 14th Annual Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show Booth # 651, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
April 1 GCS Stadium Swap Meet GCS Stadium
April 14 Woods’ Autobody Spring Car Show Woods’ Autobody more info…
April 20-22 20th Annual Bunny Run Fairgrounds Park, Jackson, TN more info…
May 4-6 Magic Dragon Street Meet Lake Ozark, MO more info…
May 18-20 7th Bridgestone Nashville Nationals LP Field, Tennessee Titan Stadium, Nashville, TN more info…
June 3 Lou’s Performance Open House Carlinville, IL more info…
June 8-9 Street Rod Drags & Nostalgia Night (presented by the American Street Rod Association) I-57 Dragway, Benton, IL
July 4 River Road Cruisers 4th of July Car Show Lions Club Park, Red Bud, IL
August 19 Maeystown Fire Department Car Show Maeystown, IL
August 24-26 38th Annual Frog Follies Evansville, IN
September 15 2012 Mississippi River Car Show Polestar Marina, St. Charles, MO
September 16 30th Annual Prairie Du Rocher Fireman’s Car Show and BBQ Firehouse, Prairie du Rocher, IL more info…
September 21-23 13th Annual Delta River Crusin’ Car Show Sams Town Casino, Tunica, MS
October 12-14 American Street Rod Association Vintage Weekend 3 Decatur, IL
October 20-21 Early Tin Dusters 37th Annual Fall Color Run Quincy, IL more info…