If you’ve ever experienced one of Carl Casper’s amazing car shows, you probably already have your tickets for this weekend’s 50th Anniversary Car Show. But if this is all new to you, you certainly owe it to yourself to get out to Louisville’s Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, for a three-day extravaganza of vehicle perfection.
The Carl Casper Custom Auto Show and Louisville New Car Auto Show will bring the area’s largest auto show to town February 22-24, with three 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.
Carl Casper is a name that is synonymous with car shows, and his longest-running event, the Carl Casper Custom Car Carl Show will showcase some of the impresario’s personal collection of amazing automobiles. This weekend, Casper will be bringing out many of the show cars he has built over the years; including the 1965 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, complete with its hand-formed body, twin-blown ’57 Pontiac motor and custom-fade paint scheme. Also on the floor will be other show car icons, such as the Pinball Wizard and the Paddy Wagon.
Add all the movie cars that Casper has built, such as the Bat Mobile, the A-Team vehicles, K.I.T.T. and the General Lee, and it promises to be an impressive showing. Since Casper is one of the few people to keep every car he ever built, he has added to the display no less than three Top Fuel cars he built during the 1970s. These cars were strong runners with track records to their credits and bragging rights such as knocking out Don Garlits in three out of four of their meetings.
Of course, the tribute to Casper’s cars is only a portion of the show. The real meat of the show will consist of hundreds of fine automobiles of every description from all over the U.S. The show fills the huge Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, and car enthusiasts can spend a full day 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.
Many of your favorite stars will be appearing at the show, and several have agreed to attend autograph sessions. Victoria Justice from the hit Nickelodeon Blockbuster "Victorious" will be appearing on stage Saturday only 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Duck Dynasty Fans (aren’t we all?) will be thrilled to hear that "Mountain Man" will be present for all three days. The "Mountain Man" radio show will now be on each Monday from 4-7 PM Eastern Time. You can listen live and even watch it live at http://www.z1075fm.com/  - you can also download mobile apps for your phone. You can call in and talk to Mountain Man at 1-800-638-1075.
Dukes of Hazzard's John Schneider will be appearing at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Carl Casper Custom Auto Show. "Bo" Duke will be signing autographs all three days. The General Lee will also be on display at this year's show Feb. 22-24, 2013.
WWE sensation “Sheamus” will be appearing Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Carl Casper Custom Auto Show.
Tom McAdam's hot Mazda 3: Sure to steal the show!
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.