When: Fri., Sept. 30 2011
If a piston makes it go, you'll find it at the Piston Show this weekend at the I-X Center. The perfect getaway for gearheads, the show claims to be the largest indoor showcase of cars, bikes, trucks, and planes around. "It's a celebration of speed and anything powered with a piston," says I-X Center's Eric German. "We had a huge response from car, bike, and aircraft clubs and enthusiasts after last year's show, and that's really impacted how we designed the 2011 show." That includes the addition of interactive driving and flight simulators, a series of indoor All-American Soap Box Derby races, and tomorrow's appearance by award-winning auto designer Chip Foose, the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Tickets are $12 at Excalibur Auto Body and Discount Drug Mart, and $15 at the door; discounts are available to kids and members of the military. Today's hours are 3 to 9 p.m.; the show continues tomorrow and Sunday. — Cicora One I-X Center Dr., 216-265-RACE, pistonpowershow.com.