Richmond Collector Car  Show and Swap Meet

Show: Saturday, June 14, 2025
8:00AM - 3:00PM
St. Joseph's Villa - Richmond, VA

Show will go on rain or shine!

On June 8th, 2024, the 55th annual Richmond Collector Car Show and Swap Meet was held on the lawn of St. Joseph's Villa in Richmond, VA. The event was presented by the Richmond Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Over 450 vehicles and 2,000 guests were in attendance. We were proud to feature "Fabulous Fin Cars" this year! 

Radio and TV personality Bill Bevins led the Opening Ceremonies at 10:00am. Stacie Brown gave an inspiring performance in the singing of our National Anthem. A parade of Featured cars followed, first with Fabulous Fin cars, and then the Mighty Micro Cars!

CLASSES AND JUDGING Classes for virtually every make and model car, truck, and motorcycle were available. The various classes allowed cars of similar build to compete for awards. One hundred and fifty beautiful cars competed for top honors, with judging performed by experienced teams. An additional 54 non-judged show cars, owned by the host club’s members, were interspersed among the judged cars for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

CRUISE IN Two hundred and thirty-nine cars participated in the 2024 St. Joseph's Cruise In! As an alternative to having a car in the judged portion of the show, this gathering of all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles was definitely a show within the show!

The “Villa Show” also features one of the largest automotive Swap Meets (Flea Markets) in Virginia, where you can find that elusive part or that special vintage license plate to make your restoration complete. Seventy Vendors offered a wide variety of parts and accessories at the 55th annual show. The Car Corral offered a lot of opportunities to buy your very own collector car!

SNew for 2024 was a wonderful selection of Arts and Crafts vendors. Located near the food court, these offerings contributed greatly to the family enjoyment of the show.

An amazing feature-display of Fin Cars illustrated the distinctive style of cars manufactured in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. It was a race to see who had the largest and most extravagant fins! Arguably, the 1959 Cadillac ultimately towered above the others in that race for domination.

Also recognizing a milestone in automobile history was a fun display of "Micro Cars!" This class of mighty midgets proved to be a big hit with show goers!