We've been celebrating all things high octane with a search for the best motorsports races, NASCAR tracks, car shows and attractions, air shows and rodeos in North America. A panel of industry experts helped our 10Best editors choose the nominees, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full winners list:
Best Air Show: Airshow London in London, Ontario
Airshow London tops the 10Best list of air shows — Photo courtesy of Getty Images / U.Ozel.Images
Airshow London in London, Ontario is an event advertised as "Canada's Original Drive-In Air Show." Guests experience the "Sky Drive" from the comfort of their cars and view an aerial show that features multiple performers, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet.
Three different parking admission "zones" are offered, including one on the taxiway with up-close proximity to the runway for amazing views of the performers.
Best Attraction for Car Lovers: Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska
Museum of American Speed takes visitors on a journey through history — Photo courtesy of Museum of American Speed
The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed showcases history-making cars, from Indy 500 racers to one of the world’s largest collection of exotics. Museum exhibits cover topics beyond cars, including engines, toys, pedal cars and driving safety.
Best Car Show: Cruisin' The Coast on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Cruisin' The Coast is considered "America's largest block party" — Photo courtesy of Cruisin' The Coast
Cruisin' The Coast is considered “America’s largest block party.” Imagine more than 7,000 vehicles – hot rods, classics, antique vehicles – in a massive car show along the beachside highway on the Mississippi Coast.
Car lovers adore this annual event, which has taken over the Mississippi Gulf Coast every year since its inception in 1996. Cruise between the different venues, each a festival in and of itself, and catch live music, food, merchandise, a car auction, swap meet, parade and plenty of car talk.
Best Motorsports Race: Indy 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Indy 500 is a cornerstone of American sports — Photo courtesy of Dana Garrett / IndyCar Series
Billed as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indy 500 has been a cornerstone of American sports for over 100 years and serves as one of the biggest races in the world, raking in nearly 300,000 spectators on race day. Average lap speeds of over 220 miles per hour also make this race the fastest circle-track event on our list.
Best NASCAR Track: Road America in Plymouth, Wisconsin
Road America named Best NASCAR Track — Photo courtesy of Road America
Road America is a motorsport road course located between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Wisconsin. On July 4, 2021, the NASCAR Cup Series returned to the track for the first time in 63 years to race the Jockey Made in America 250 presented by Kwik Trip. A NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the Henry 180, a supporting event for this race, ran on July 3.
Best Rodeo: Davie Pro Rodeo in Davie, Florida
Davie Pro Rodeo offers up plenty of rodeo action — Photo courtesy of David Rosenfield / Davie Pro Rodeo
Often considered Florida’s best rodeo, the Davie Pro Rodeo takes place in “Cowboy Town” with plenty of rodeo action, as well as a vendor marketplace and activities for kids in attendance. The Round Up Nightclub hosts an official rodeo after-party for the chance to meet some of the week’s stars.
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