See the Classics of Another Era at the McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show


If you’re a fan of classic cars, the McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show was made for you. Taking place every Saturday at the Pavilions Shopping Center in Scottsdale, this event seems to have come from another era. Up to 500 vehicles are displayed, and there are typically more than 100 motorcycles shown as well. No matter what type of ride you enjoy, you’ll probably see enough to get your motor running.

Vintage and Modern 

Most of the stars of this cruise-in are old-timers, but there are also plenty of contemporary showpieces. The diversity is what makes this show so special. From muscle cars and hot rods to luxury and exotic vehicles, the lineup spans the past century of the auto industry. It’s like a cruise across the decades. The motorcycles are just as varied, and many have been modified in some unique ways.


Familiar and Unusual

Even if you know your rides, you’ll likely spot some curiosities at this car and motorcycle exhibition. So many styles and years are represented, and each weekend could bring something different. The show is also very organized with the cars clustered by year, make and model. As you make new discoveries, it’ll be easy to unravel any mysteries about what you find.


Interactive and Relaxing

If you’re a social butterfly, there are lots of fascinating people to meet. Chat about your favorites with other car enthusiasts, or ask owners about their restorations and customizations. If introverted observation is more your thing, you can leisurely wander up and down aisles without ever being bothered. A DJ spins oldies music in the background, so you’ll be entertained regardless of your vehicle-viewing style.

Educational and Recreational

Attending a classic car show is a fun way to learn about the timeline of the automobile and the progression of its two-wheeled cousin. Bringing children along instantly turns the day into an enlightening family adventure. You can also just plan a nostalgic date night with a loved one. Bring lounge chairs, food and drinks, and enjoy some laid-back people watching.


The McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show is a free outdoor event, and people of all ages enjoy attending. The cars and motorcycles begin to rumble in around mid-afternoon. Ending times vary, but many people stick around until 10 p.m., especially during spring and summer. If the sound of revving engines thrills you, or you just want something different to do on a Saturday evening, this is one classic you might want to turn into a tradition.

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