Cars and Caves May, 27 - Benefitting Happy Tails Rescue/Cody's Heroes

May 15, 2023

May Charity Partner: Happy Tails Rescue / Cody’s Heroes

Monthly Auto Extravaganzas to Benefit Local Non-Profits

Cars and Caves, the outdoor auto extravaganza of Antique, Classics, Collector, Exotic, Muscle, and Street Rod cars hosted by Chanhassen AutoPlex, continues its 2023 season on May 27.

The event is held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, through September, and highlights a different local, non-profit organization. In May, Happy Tails Rescue and Cody’s Heroes will benefit from the generosity of guests who attend. Nonprofits will happily accept on-site donations. The show will also feature a salute to the military ahead of Memorial Day with a special presentation. It will include a performance by former Minnesota Wild anthem singer James Bohn, and Taps by Mound resident Gary Marquardt. The event will feature a flyover by the T6 Thunder Flight Team, adding to the patriotic atmosphere of the occasion.

Each month, more than 300 vehicles will roll in for display on the Chanhassen AutoPlex campus. Many of the 120 unique, personalized garage condos (referred to as Caves) will be open for visitors to see as well. Collector car owners are invited to attend and display their vehicle on a first-come/first-serve basis. Free, on-site parking will be available for guests.

Cars and Caves is family-friendly and free to attend, with food and beverages available on-site. This year, two Chanhassen businesses, Dog Park Gourmet Hot Dogs and Dandy Lion Coffee will be serving up tasty food and drinks each month.


2023 Cars and Caves Schedule

2023 Dates
Charity Partners
Featured Car Clubs, and Themes
Saturday, April 29
Wishes & More
Open Show
Saturday, May 27
Happy Tails Rescue   
Classics: 25-years or older
Saturday, June 24
Ronald McDonald House
Italian: Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lambo
Saturday, July 29
Special Olympics Minnesota
American: Ford, Mopar, GM, Pontiac
Saturday, August 26
Cars Against Crime
British: Aston, McLaren, MG, Mini, Jag
Saturday, September 30
Chanhassen Fire Department   
German: Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, VW


Cars and Caves would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the event and our local car community: LaMettry's Collision, Charter Bank, The Canopy Group, Garage Floor Coating of MN, Kirk's Kustom Upholstery, Cars Against Crime, and Refresh Exteriors. Please support them like they support us.

Chanhassen AutoPlex is a private garage condominium community located at 8150 Audubon Road in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The 120 owners use their garage condos to store, showcase and restore their collector, classic and exotic car and motorcycle collections. The Chanhassen AutoPlex is nationally recognized for the exquisite man caves filled with car and automobilia collections. For more information, please visit