Bowling Green is geared for hot rods!

15th Holley National Hot Rod Reunion... HOT ROD Power Tour... 6th Goodguys Nostalgia Nationals... Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals... NMCA Muscle Car Nationals... these are just a few of the big car events taking place in Bowling Green, Kentucky again in 2017! No wonder some folks call us Hot Rod City, USA instead of simply 'Vette City these days. And with the additional opportunities to burn rubber at the NCM Motorsports Park, we're quickly becoming the must-visit destination for auto buffs of all kinds.

If motorsports is your passion, drag racing is your addiction or restoration is your hobby, get your tail end to Kentucky this year and see why we're geared for hot rods! 

*The following events are all open to spectators and the general public. Some require registration. Dates and times are subject to change, please verify on event websites before traveling.

2017 Signature Events

8th Annual Challenger FestChallenger on drag strip
April 21-22, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway/ Holiday Inn University Plaza

Michelin NCM Bash 
April 27-29, 2017
National Corvette Museum

Motorsports_NMCA16th Annual NMCA Bluegrass Nationals
May 18-21, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway


Motorsports_NCH36th Annual National Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational
June 1-3, 2017
National Corvette Museum

Motorsports_TopFuel15th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance
June 15-17, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway
Here's a great recap of the 2016 Reunion from our friends at Holley!


HOT ROD Power TourHot Rod Power Tour
June 16, 2017
BG-WC Regional Airport


Vintage Car RallyHemmings Motor News Great Race
June 26, 2017
Fountain Square Park



Camaro Fest 7
July 13-15, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway/NCM Motorsports Park


Car Craft Summer Nationals
July 21-23, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway


The Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals
August 11-12, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway


Motorsports_NCMNational Corvette Museum 23rd Anniversary Celebration
August 31-September 2, 2017
National Corvette Museum

Holley LS Fest 8Motorsports_LSFest
September 8-10, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway / NCM Motorsports Park

Buick GS Nationals
September 13-16, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway


NMRA All-Ford World Finals
September 28- October 1, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway

GoodguyColorfulCarsBBs 6th Nostalgia Nationals
October 13-15, 2017
Beech Bend Raceway


Beech Bend Raceway hosts regular weekly drag racing events in addition to these major automotive events. Meanwhile, out at the NCM Motorsports Park, opportunities for spectators are available nearly every weekend as most events are open to the public at no charge. For those who want to take a spin themselves, visit the website to learn about Hot, Touring and Parade Laps.