Car shows are fine. Some like sitting there all day hoping they'll win a trophy. I personally prefer the cruise in that doesn't even offer trophies. I come when I want, leave when I'm bored, and use the money I'd spend donating to someone's trophy chase to gas in my ride.
We have a monthly get together on Sunday morning to eat breakfast, talk cars, and see friends. It goes on all year, and I try to drive one of my rods every month, regardless of weather. If it's too ugly, I still go with my daily driver '69 Suburban.
I also hit the summer weekly cruise every week, and it costs $5 that goes to charity. They do give a few trophies, but I am usually busy visiting or talking cars, so wouldn't go to the podium if I did get a trophy.
I really built my cars to enjoy, and my idea of enjoying a car is driving it, so sitting doesn't give me much enjoyment.