Car Show Details

Some Details for the Event

Below are some important details. Pre-register for a discount and to pre-order an event T-shirt.

  • Parking opens at 7:30 a.m. Check-in for judging closes at 11 a.m. (Your car will not have time to be judged if you do not arrive before 11 a.m. and check in).

  • Cruise-in check-in will close at 12 p.m.

  • Trophies and awards will be presented about 1 p.m.

  • If you are pulling a trailer, please enter at the Capshaw Road entrance on the north side of the building. Park your trailer first, then unload your vehicle and drive it into the show car parking lane in the center of the grounds.

  • Swag bags will be given out in the order of which registrations come in and while supplies last.

  • T-shirts that are pre-ordered through pre-registration must be picked up at the event. Any shirts left after 1 p.m. will be sold. There will be no extra shirts at the event, only pre-orders are being collected.

  • This is a rain or shine event. As a charity organization, we appreciate and depend upon your support.

  • Out of respect for our childhood cancer kids, and others touched by cancer, and out of respect for those who have worked to clean and preserve their vehicles, please do not smoke or vape on the showgrounds.

  • Alcoholic beverages are also not allowed.

  • Vulgar or offensive language, graphics, or decorations that compromise our kid-friendly atmosphere or incites unrest are prohibited.

  • VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!! As plain as I can say it - Canopies/tents are only allowed on the outer perimeter grass so that they can be anchored in the ground (and they MUST BE ANCHORED). Chairs near the vehicles must also be folded on the ground when not in use. Park to the front of your space leaving room behind each vehicle for chairs. Please, respect the vehicles and help protect our show's integrity and reputation by following these rules. Please, be overly considerate of your neighbor! You are solely responsible for any damage your belongings do to someone's property.

  • When you arrive, you will be given a registration card with your space number, return it to the registration table to check-in and receive your swag bag.

Trophies and Awards

As this car show has continued to grow and take shape, we at Eli's Block Party pride ourselves at creating a well-rounded show that includes opportunities to win awards or to just cruise in and show. We have a variety of categories for participants to enter for judging and adhere to strict and consistent judging practices. Though these men and women are volunteers, they all have a higher level of vehicle knowledge.

The number and size of awards depend on Sponsor support, so it can vary each year (we are a charity and want to be good stewards of our funding for childhood cancer). Based on previous years, we believe that the following categories and award system will best fit our show and interest of our participants:

Judged Awards -- 

Category Entered at Registration:

  • 2018-2021

  • 2015-2017

  • 2011-2014

  • 2008-2010

  • 2005-2007

  • 2000-2004

  • 1995-1999

  • 1990-1994

  • 1985-1989

  • 1980-1984

  • 1976-1979

  • 1972-1975

  • 1970-1973

  • 1966-1969

  • 1961-1965

  • 1956-1960

  • Pre to 1955

Additional Categories being Judged:

  • Performance Modified

  • Appearance Modified

  • Custom Creation

  • Off-Road

  • Antique Motorcycle

  • Modern Motorcycle

  • Import

  • Exotic

  • Truck

  • Daily Driver

  • Rare Production

  • Project Potential

  • Stock

  • Best Restored

  • Best Special Edition

  • Best Interior

  • Best Exterior/Paint

  • Best Wheels

  • Best Display/Presentation

  • Best Vert

  • Best Story (Tell us about your vehicle)

  • Most Talked About

 

Our Top Judged Awards:

  • Best of Show

  • Best of Featured Class (this year it is CORVETTE)

Exclusivity Awards

  • Active Military/Law Enforcement

  • Veteran-owned

  • Female-owned

  • Teen-owned

  • First Responder/Medical-owned

Our Popular Awards (chosen by a person or guests):

  • Headlight Hero's Choice (a cancer kid picks his or her favorite)

  • Sponsor's Choice (If we have a sponsor at this level)

  • Popular Choice (Crowd votes)

  • Kids Choice (Kids under 12 vote)

  • Celebrity's Choice

  • Character's Choice

Additional Awards:

  • Top Club Attendance Brag Flag

  • Farthest Distance Traveled

Judging

We are thankful to have a group of volunteers each of whom is knowledgeable as either an auto enthusiast or as a professional in the auto industry.

In general, Judges will base their scoring on the following within the context of the category:

  • cleanliness

  • condition

  • workmanship

  • showmanship

 

Judges will examine the following areas of a vehicle:

  • Engine and Engine Compartment

  • Chassis

  • Exterior

  • Interior

Visit Athens and Limestone County, Alabama!

Situated at the junction of two major roadways in the center of North Alabama, the city of Athens is perfectly positioned to visit for a bit or stay for a life-time.

 As one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Athens maintains its small-town charm while it aggressively pursues a high quality of life for its citizens by attracting new industry and encouraging entrepreneurs. Conscientious city leaders balance infrastructure growth with progressive policy while families nurture generations in the high-ranking school system and modern recreational centers.

 

Locals and visitors enjoy a purposeful calendar of events which highlight a diverse list of festivals as well as activities at local museums. The following are examples of things to do in the area:

 

Activities

  • Veterans Museum

  • High Cotton Arts

  • Big Spring Memorial Park

Restaurants

  • Terranova's

  • Lucia's Cocina Mexicana

  • Suzanne's Bakery and Eatery

  • 306 Barbecue

  • Dub's Burgers

  • Kreme Delight

 

Retail

  • Preston's Western Wear

  • Pimento's

  • Riff Raff Home Furnishings

  • Boneyard Antiques

  • CEI Bookstore

    

As the county seat to Limestone County, Athens enjoys a symbiotic relationship with outlying communities as well as with neighboring cities. Athens rounds out the North Alabama tri-city powerhouse with Huntsville and Decatur, an area that is the second fastest-growing region in the state.

    

Eli’s Block Party has built a trustworthy and upstanding reputation in Athens by lending a voice to childhood cancer families and providing a channel for charitable efforts. Thanks to this reputation the foundation received the Heart of an Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts for producing Superhero Day, a family-fun event that stimulates local tourism.

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