Louisville car enthusiasts (and who among us isn’t) are in for a treat this weekend. Carl Casper is the name that is synonymous with car shows, and his longest-running event, the Carl Casper Custom Car Show in Louisville, Kentucky will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Advertised as “The greatest combined custom and new car auto show on the planet,” it is virtually guaranteed to live up to its billing. And then some!
The Carl Casper Custom Auto Show and Louisville New Car Auto Show will bring the area’s largest auto show to the Kentucky Exposition Center February 22-24.
The show fills the huge Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville with more than 750,000 square feet of breathtakingly beautiful vehicles, and car enthusiasts can spend the better part of three days at the show attempting to take it all in. Many clubs use the show as a winter outing and a chance to have an indoor rod run and three days of hanging out and talking cars. Every February the Carl Casper Auto Show comes back to entertain the Louisville and Southern Indiana audience with 3 days of stars and action packed fun.
Show hours are Friday- 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday - 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday - 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Exhibits will be in all locations.
The extravaganza promises the best custom creations, including Carl Casper’s Top 20 custom cars, and brand new cars such as the 2014 GMC Sierra and 2013 Ford Fusion. A unique blend of cars and stars, famous vehicles including 3 different Batmobiles, Knight Rider, Big Foot and the A-Team van will be at the event.
For those looking to purchase a new car, local dealerships will be on hand to help find the perfect car. Every major car manufacturer will be represented under one roof.
There will be autograph sessions with celebrities throughout the weekend. Mountain Man from Duck Dynasty, John Schneider from Duke’s of Hazard, Victoria Justice from Victorious, WWE Superstar Sheamus and Shane Harper from Good Luck Charlie are scheduled to attend. A full schedule of autograph sessions can be found online.
Tickets at the door:
- Adults $15.00
- Children (6-12) $5.00
- Children (5 & Under) FREE
(Advance Discount Coupons are available at local GLADA Auto Dealerships. CLICK HERE  to find your favorite GLADA Auto Dealership.)
Kentucky Exposition Center parking is $8 per vehicle per entry
Directions to the Show:
The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at the junction of I-65 and I-264 in Louisville. Signs reading "Fair/Expo Center" on both interstates lead to the main gate. Visitors may want to beat the traffic by entering Gates 2 & 4 on Crittenden Drive or Gate 6 on Preston Highway. Visitors traveling from out of state will find getting to the Kentucky Exposition Center easy as we are located just minutes from the Louisville International Airport.
From I-65 Northbound:
Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 131 B) and follow the signs to Gate 1, the Main Gate.
From I-65 Southbound:
Take Exit 132 to Crittenden Drive and merge to the far left. Gate 4 to the Fair/Expo Center will be directly on the left past the Cracker Barrel restaurant. If you continue on Crittenden Drive, Gates 2 and 3 will be on the left. To enter Gate 1, the Main Gate, go past Exit 132 and continue approximately 1/4 mile down I-65 to Exit 131B. Follow the Fair/Expo Center signs to the Main Gate.
From I-264 Westbound:
Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 11) and follow the signs to Gate 1, the Main Gate. If you continue on I-264, you can exit at Crittenden Drive to enter Gates 2, 3, and 4 (on the right). To access Preston Highway (Route 61) take Exit 12. Turn right off the exit ramp and follow Preston Highway to Gate 6, which will be on the left between the Sleep Inn and Thornton's gas station.
From I-264 Eastbound:
Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 11) to Crittenden Drive. Proceed to Gates 2, 3, and 4 which will be on the right. If you continue past the Crittenden Drive exit to I-65, exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 12) and follow the signs to Gate 1, the Main Gate.