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Swap Meets and Car Shows

Below are swap meet and car show dates for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Before you go to ANY event listed below, ALWAYS contact the event staff ahead of time in case it was canceled, had a date or time change, etc.  I provide this information as a free courtesy for gear heads. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the info provided.

If you have an event that happens within the greater San Francisco Bay Area that you would like us to list for you, please e-mail us the details using our Contact Us page and we'll put it on here.

car show and swap meet dates and places

 Events that are light grey in color are 2013 dates left in place for ease of updating. 

As soon as we have the 2014 dates for those events, we'll update them and remove the light grey shading.



12th - Stockton: Fred's Annual Circle Track Trade Show & Swap Meet at the San Juaquin Fairgrounds, Building #2. 8am - 1pm. $8.00 admission, children free. Free parking. Indoor / Outdoors rain or shine. For info call (209) 982-4309

25th & 26th - Turlock: The big Turlock Swap Meet. Saturday, 7 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 7 AM to 3 PM. Admission is $8.00 at the gate, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more info  


1st - Sonoma: 2nd Annual Sonoma Raceway Swap Meet. 7am - 1pm. Free admission & parking for shoppers. Auto-themed featuring Raceway shops & sellers from the Bay Area selling vehicles, engine components, replacement parts & much more from historics to classics & beyond. Contact: Martha Crockett (707) 933-3910 or

14th - 16th: Sacramento Autorama at Cal Expo. Now in its 64th year, the Sacramento Autorama is “The Kustom Capital of the World” and boasts being home to one of longest running indoor car shows in the world. The Autorama is recognized as the premiere custom car show on the West Coast. The Show will feature over 450 of the finest custom cars, hot rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty vehicles from around the county. Show times are Friday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm. Admission $20.00 adults (ouch!), $10.00 kids 6-12. Kids 5 & under are free. Parking $10.00. Info (877) 763-7469 for info, or click HERE


29th - 30th - Pleasanton: Goodguys 31st All American Get Together & swap meet at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. For more information go to 


5th - Stockton: Mustangs Plus presents The Mustang & Classic Ford Car Show at Mustangs Plus, 2353 Wilson Way. in Stockton. For more info call (209) 944-9977

6th - Brisbane: Laf-a-lots present their 4th Annual Last Laf Car Show and Swap Meet located at 2801 Bayshore Blvd. from 9am - 4:30 pm. Open to all hot rods, rat rods, customs, lowriders, motorcycles, stockers and anything else that catches your eye going down the road! Entree fee is $10 Cars......$5 Motorcycle and Spectators are free (but we do have a donation box at the main show table and they are always appreciated!) Vendors, Raffle, Awards, 50/50, Food and much more! For info call Antonio at (650) 520-3356 or e-mail

13th - Santa Rosa: Swap Meet at the Vets Building presented by Cruisin' North Car Club. 6am - Noon. $25.00 per space. $20.00 for trailers. Car & truck sales $15.00. Buyers enter for free. No overnight camping / no food vendors. For more info call Merle Winton (707) 537-7718

13th - Stockton: Stockton Swap Meet & Car Show at the San Juaquin County Fairgrounds, 6am - 3pm. Gates open at 5am for sellers. $5.00 admission. Kids 12 & under are free. Free indoor & outdoor classic car show. 50's & 60's music. Antique toy show. Model car show, and MUCH more! Over 20 trophies. Come and see some of the best Hod Rods, Street Rods, Muscle Car Customs, Classic Cars and Trucks. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces 15 X 20 on pavement or 20 X 20 on the grass. $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of show. Overnight set-up on Saturday 2pm-8pm. Overnight security provided. 1000's of buyers. Turn those old car parts into cash! Rain or Shine, we swap. Indoor space available. Call for details (209) 948-5307

18th & 19th - Citrus Heights: Capital City Cruisers Car Club in cooperation with Lowes Home Improvement Store and Gifts From The Heart invites you to join us for some good food, good fun, good entertainment, and great cars. Make plans now to attend the Collector Car Show at Lowes in Citrus Heights, 7840 Greenback Lane & Sunrise Blvd. Car set-up starts at 8:00 AM. Show starts at 10:00 AM and runs to 3:00 PM, awards presented at 2:30 PM. Up to 50 awards presented in different classes and categories. The show is open to all cars 1975 and older. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars. Complete this form and mail with payment to: Capital City Cruisers, 6114 Quartz Drive, El Dorado, CA 95623. Show will be limited to 200 cars. Pre-Registration strongly recommended. Show goes on rain or shine!
Contact Rex Roden at 530-748-6181 for more information.

19th - 27th - Redding: 25th annual Kool April Nights. Redding Convention Center. Wake up and smell the exhaust fumes! Hear the roar of the hot engines... Gawk at the custom paint.... taste the old-fashioned burgers at that 50's joint out on Highway 273.. It's Kool April Nites time again! "Great cars, great music, great food.. tons of bobby sox and ponytails.. bigger and better than ever. You'll find: Miles of Classic Cars * Show and Shines * Trophies * Food * Music * Dances... and more fun than two people in a rumble seat at the drive-in. Admission is $10 for the big show. Of course the Friday nite cruise and other open events during this fun week are all free. Discounted $8.00 pre-admission tickets will be available at local Raley's supermarkets and NAPA Auto Parts stores. For more info visit 

26th - Sacramento: Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet at the Sleep Tran Arena (formerly the Arco Arena). Gates open at 6am for buyers. $8.00 admission. Free parking. Set-up on April 25th after 5 pm. For more information visit or call (916) 955-8777

26th - Martinez: Sixth Annual Cruisin' The Creek Car Show held at Creekside Church at 444 Fig Tree Lane. Welcome to all makes and models. BBQ, Kids Zone, family friendly. For more info vist their web site at or call Tim Rogers at (925) 228-8156

27th - Half Moon Bay: Pacific Coast Dream Machines at Half Moon Bay Airport. Cool cars & planes on display at the Half Moon Bay Airport from 10am to 4pm. This is always a nice event! NOTICE: This event has gone to a SINGLE DAY EVENT this year, so it is Sunday only. For more info visit; 

April 27th - May 1st - San Francisco: The California Mille Miglia at the Fairmont Hotel. LOTS of vintage classic race cars on display in front of the hotel on Sunday the 27th, with the race starting on Monday the 28th. For more info call (415) 479-9940 or visit

27th - Benicia: 21st Benicia Classic Car Show at the 1st St Green at the beautiful downtown waterfront. Bring your pre-1976 American made car or truck with the whole family to picnic on The Green while listening to our professional DJ and our own High School Jazz Band. Registration includes free breakfast for two people until 10 am, and a goodie bag and dash plaques for the first 300 entrants. 
Show trophies for numerous categories voted on by other entrants and our High School Band students. Vender booths will sell food, crafts and car related merchandise. Vehicle check-in starts at 7:00 a.m. with the show starting at 9 a.m. and going until 3 p.m. All proceeds go to support the award winning Benicia High School Band Program! Admission is free. Event Fees: $30 pre-registration Info at or call 707-742-3590 e-mail: 


3rd - Brentwood: Zero to 50! Diablo Valley Mustang Association 16th Annual Show 'N Shine on the Streets of Brentwood, 2455 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA, 94513. 10am to 3pm. Staging begins at 7am. Proceeds to benefit Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Bring a food donation and receive a raffle ticket for our raffle booth. Each food item donated receives a raffle ticket. Free to spectators, Car registration is $25 in advance, and $30 day of the show. Free T-Shirts to the first 150 registered entries, goodie bags, awesome raffle prizes, funny & fabulous DJ / music, wonderful trophies & great vendors. Show is open to all Ford, makes, models & years. Contract Trudy Ramsey for questions,  or 925-383-9579

4th - Fremont: Car show at Washington High School located at 38442 Fremont Blvd. Out 10th year anniversary! 250 cars expected to be on display! All proceeds go to Tri-City Homeless Shelter. For more information contact Doug Nahale (510) 505-7300 ext. 67361 or (510) 468-0425 or emial Please visit our web site at

4th - Turlock: Spring Collector Car / Parts Swap Meet at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Free Parking, Auto related items only, Rain or shine. For info call (209) 777-5654 or visit their web site at  Note: This meet is a rain or shine event and in no way is associated with the Turlock swap meet held in January by the Modesto A's club of Modesto.

9th & 10th - Monterey: 8th Annual Monterey Rock and Rod Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, along with fabulous 50's, 60's, and 70's music. The event kicks off on Friday night with a Sock Hop. Classic and custom cars will be on display Saturday and Sunday. Food and vendor arcades will be on-site for your eating, drinking, and shopping enjoyment. For details on ticket prices and other information go to their web site at

10th - Santa Rosa: Fred's All American Old Car Day from 9am to 4pm at the Stoke Ranch, 5525 Old Redwood Hwy. 72 and older American cars only. No judging, no classes, no trophies and no trailer queens! There will be food, games, and lots of elbow rubbin'. For more info contact Ken Williamson at (707) 527-6068

10th - San Lorenzo: 13th Annual Arroyo Classic & Custom Car and Motorcycle Show at Arroyo High School from 9am to 3pm. Come for a day of fun and enjoy hundreds of classic and custom cars, street rods, tricked out trucks, muscle cars, vintage cars, low riders, motorcycles, bicycles, and more. There will be live music, vendors, food, contest, and more!!! New car dealers from the Bay Area are all invited to showcase their new makes and models. Meet KTVU celebrities as they emcee the event and wrap up the day with the "people's choice" trophy presentations. $5.00 donation at the door. Remember that 100% of all proceeds benefits high school sports. For more info visit our web site at or call Lisa G. at (510) 875-4354

14th - Concord: Ygnacio Valley High School Athletic Booster Presents DVRAA 6th Annual Car Show. Sat.May 14th 2011 at Ygnacio Valley High School 755 Oak Grove Rd. Time will be from 7:00 to 3:00 Pre-Registration will be $25.00 same day Reg- will be $30.00 Lots of awards in many classes.BBQ Raffle prizes & 50/50 drawing. Vendors are welcome.

16th & 17th - Petaluma: Salute To American Graffiti. Friday night Cruise-in and Kickoff Social, 4-8pm, Petaluma Plaza Shopping Centers. Free to all vehicle owners and spectators. Saturday Salute Celebration and Cruise, 9am to 9pm, on the streets of downtown Petaluma. A family-oriented, non-alcoholic, community-wide celebration of the "happy days" of the '50s and early '60s and a tribute to George Lucas' timeless, coming-of-age movie, American Graffiti, the most memorable scenes of which were filmed right here in Petaluma in 1972. Free to spectators. Vehicle entry into the show is by advance reservation only. Info: Event Producer: Cruisin' The Boulevard, Inc. Website: Email: Telephone: (707) 762-3394

17th - Brisbane: 5th Annual Benefit By The Bay Car Show located at the Sierra Point Yacht Club 500 Sierra Point Parkway in Brisbane from 10am to 3pm. This event is being put on to support the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center. $25 registration fee. More info at or email at

17th & 18th - Sonoma: Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway. Formerly known as the Wine Country Classics Vintage Racing event. Featuring sports cars and popular marques like Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche and Lotus, as well as a full array of formula cars, Trans-Am and production sports cars roaring around the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. Each ticket doubles as a pit pass, granting you an up-close look at these historic racecars and a chance to chat with their owners. For more info visit  

18th - Isleton: River Ranch Run Car Show located at Bob Dron's Delta Diamond Farm in Isleton at 15175 Hwy 160, from 10am to 5pm featuring customs, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles. $10.00 entry fee. For more information call (916) 777-5800 or visit

18th - Petaluma: 40th Annual Petaluma Swap meet sponsored by the Redwood Empire Regional Group of Early Ford V-8 Club at Petaluma Fairgrounds located at Hwy 101 and Washington Street in Petaluma. Gates open at 5:00 am. Free parking and entry for buyers. A 20x20 space is $25.00. Please contact Dave Peterson at 707-527-9183 or email

18th - Red Bluff: 40th Annual River Park Car Show. Always on the 3rd Sunday of May. 100 River Park Way. The Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association (CHVA), Mt Shasta Region, invites you to enjoy a relaxing day next to the Sacramento River. All street legal cars and trucks from antiques through 25 years old are welcome. People's Choice trophy awards, 50-50 raffle, raffle prizes. Food and drinks available on site. Free for Spectators. Register 8:00 to 10:00, ends about 3:00. Please, no pets, BBQ grills, loud sound systems or burn-outs. (Formerly Woodson Bridge Car Show.) Enter on Willow St, off Main St in Downtown Red Bluff.  Contact Ron at 530-275-8655, email:   

18th - Sonoma: Annual Car Show at Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Dr. in Sonoma, from 11am - 1pm. Kids carnival, refreshments, entertainment, art show, chili cook-off and campus tours. NO registration fee but donations are gladly accepted! Refreshments provided for all registrants! Vehicles of all years, makes, models, shapes and sizes are welcome. Registrants please arrive by 10:30am. For info call Leslie Petersen at (707) 933-2555 or visit  

20th - Stockton: Located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. 6am - 3pm (gates open at 5am for sellers) Admission $5 ~ kids 12 & Under FREE. Indoor & Outdoor Classic Car Show - 50's & 60's Music - Antique Toy Show - Over 20 Trophies - Model Car Show. Come and see some of the best Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Classic Cars and Trucks. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces 15x20 on pavement or 20x20 on the grass $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of the show. Overnight set-up on Saturday 2pm-8pm. Overnight security provided. 1000's of buyers. Turn those old car parts into cash! Rain or shine, we swap. Indoor spaces available. Call for details. Huge Model Car Show by World Famous Builder Bob Carrol. For info contact carlos De La Torre (209) 948-5307

24th - Reno: Classic Chevy's of Reno Car Club presents their "Summer Salute Car Show" held at Rancho San Rafael Park. Open to all years, makes & models of cars & trucks, old and new. Largest car show in Northern Nevada next to Hot August Nights. 26 classes! Trophies and specialty awards. Food and Vendors. All net proceeds benefit our Veterans through The Veterans Guest House and Operation Feedback.  $10.00 entry donation. For more information and pre-entry for please, visit  or send an email to

26th - Petaluma: Fourth & Sea Fish & Chips Classic Car Cruise-in. See what car clubs are calling "one of the coolest cruise ins in the North Bay" and "a pure blast!" Fourth & Sea’s monthly Sunday Cruise-In Classic Car Show is a fun, casual, FREE event the whole family will enjoy. Held the last Sunday of the month from Noon 'til 3pm, May thru Oct at 101 Fourth St. at C St.. The event features gorgeous classic cars, delicious classic food, foot tapping live music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit

27th - Sacramento: Vettes for vets car show held at the California Automobile Museum as a memorial to our military veterans and Corvettes. Come enjoy a great day of sunshine and memorial for our veterans who will enjoy over 50 raffle prizes, food trucks coordinated by Sacto MoFo, and music. The car show is also free for spectators and would be an excellent event for kids. Come out and enjoy the sun gleaming off the gorgeous Corvettes! For more information please call Natalie Minas at (916) 442-6802 or visit

31st - San Rafael: May Madness! Down Town San Rafael (4th St). Classic car show and parade. For more info visit their web site at

31st - June 1st - Pleasanton: Goodguys 21st Summer Get Together at the Pleasanton fairgrounds. For more information visit 

31st - Rohnert Park: CCLS Kick Off To Summer 2014! 5475 Snyder Ln. in Rohnert Park from 9 AM to 3 PM. Contact Justin @ 707-974-8585 or for more information.


1st - Woodside: "Wild Cars for Wildcats" car show held at Woodside High School, at Alameda and Woodside Rd. from 9am - 2pm. $30 entry fee (includes event shirt and dash plaque). Benefits the school sports program. Live music, food & beverages, games, prizes and awards. For more info please call (650) 364-5212

4th - Vallejo: North Bay Summer Get Together at Solano County Fairgrounds. cars, trucks and bikes of all years and makes. Raffles, prizes, drinks, food and FUN. Parking $5.00 / General admission $5.00. Kids 12 and under; free. For more information

3rd - Fremont: 22nd Annual Mopar Rally. Open to all Chrysler products from pre-war to present. Over 350 cars. 7 am – 3pm, Ohlone College at 43600 Mision Blvd. next to historic Mission. Top gun class, car corral, swap meet, trophies, raffles, food, t-shirts, Goodie bags to the first 300.
Contacts; Rich 408-356-4752 or Debi 408-981-3326  

7th - Lincoln: The 7th Annual Downtown Lincoln Car Show. Rods & Relics of Lincoln Hills and Lincoln VFW Post 3010. Open to all 1972 and older American Made or American Powered Vehicles. Show registration from 7-10 a.m., 50+ Trophies and Plaques will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. Club participation award includes $100. Dash plaques and Goody bags for the first 200 cars registered. Raffle prizes, Great Music, Great Food Vendors and fun for all in beautiful Historic Downtown Lincoln at 5th St & Hwy 65. NSRA safety inspections available. Visit for registration forms, etc. or call Alan Taylor 916-749-7468

3rd - Danville: Ponies and Snakes, a judged show for Mustangs and Ford Powered Cobras at the Danville Livery, 400 Sycamore Valley West from 10am to 3pm. For info visit   

7th - Petaluma: Car Show and Rescue Dog Adoption at Petaluma Village Premium Outlets off of Petaluma Blvd. North, from 10am to 3pm. Open to all 74 and earlier American cars. (100 car limit). 10 Classification Awards (Club Award, Participant’s Choice, Rat Rod, Hot Rod, Flames, Motor, Classic, Custom, Truck, Muscle Car) REGISTRATION BEFORE APRIL 1, 2014 $35 - AFTER APRIL 1, 2014 $45 For more information visit their web site at or call Al Jennings at (415) 518-0906

7th - Elk Grove: The Over The Hill Gang presents their 14th Annual Pre-Fathers Day Car Show at Elk Grove Park. For more information visit  

12th - 15th - Santa Rosa: Peggy Sue's All American Cruise & Car Show at A Place To Play Youth Park. A HUGE show with over 800 cars!! This is a fun and VERY WELL RUN event! Great for the whole family. Music, food, vendors and MUCH MORE! Thursday the 12th is the Cruise-in. Friday the 13th is the poker run through the back roads of Sonoma County AND a chili and pasta cook-off and beer and wine tasting at A Place To Play Park. Saturday the 14th is the show and then after a cruise downtown Santa Rosa. Sunday the 15th is the car show & swap meet at A Place To Play Park. For more info visit Peggy Sue's web site at

14th - Paradise: Saturday, June 14th, the 18th annual "Cruisin' Paradise" show will kick off with registration at 7:00 AM. The show will open to the public at 8:00 AM. There will be Awards and Trophies, Dash Plaques, Music, Food, Vendors, Displays, Giant Raffle, and $100 prize Poker Walk. Voting for multiple  categories of cars will take place during the day with Trophy presentations commencing at 3:00 PM. This will be an enjoyable and fun day. For more info please visit  

15th - Santa Rosa: Father's Day 20th Annual Show 'n Shine car show in Juilliard Park, 9am - 4pm. Hosted by Engineering Contractors Association & Maintenance Superintendents Association, All proceeds go to the MSA & ECA scholarship & Vocational programs . Registration is $30 and $35 after June 1. Free Spectator Admission. Drinks & Food, Music Entertainment, Raffles & Contests. Dash plaques to the first 300 entrants. Registrations: or call Mary at (707) 546-5500 or email   

18th - Auburn: Townsmen 8th Annual Poker Run & Car Show at the Auburn Fairgrounds 1273 High St. for pre '75 cars and trucks. For info contact Dar or Judy (916) 300-0868 or see the flyer at 

18th - Sacramento: Boulevard Image Show 'n Shine at Hiram Johnson High School, 6879 14th Ave. from 11am - 4pm, car registration begins at 8am. Classics, Low Riders & Muscle Cars. Free admission to the public. DJ music, food & fun. (no alcohol). Vendor or Car Show information contact Danny (916) 265-8014

20th - 22nd - Sonoma: The Toyota Save Mart 350 NASCAR races at Sonoma Raceway. Info;

22nd - Pinole: The Northern California Cruisers presents their 23rd Annual "Cruisin in the Sun" Classic Car Show in Old Town Pinole. It is for pre-registered 1975 and older, all American made classic cars only.  Free to the general public with lots of fun for the entire family. Car show proceeds benefit local charities. Please go to their website to download a registration form at:   

23rd - San Francisco: CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SWAPMEET ACROSS FROM CANDLESTICK PARK Vendor spaces available. 20X20 $40. 2 spaces for $60 Entry is $5.00 per a car load any questions call (415) 424-3535 or check out our website at

19th - Stockton: 12th Annual Father's Day Car Show at 3535 N. El Dorado St. Stockton. BBQ, entertainment, raffle prizes, (No alcohol). All cars welcome. Proceeds send students on mission trips. Info: Dennie Reid (209) 477-7300

22nd - Marysville: Classic Car & Bike Show in Historic Downtown "D" Street Marysville, California. Registration opens at 7 AM. Awards at 1 PM. BBQ, Food & Merchandise Vendors, Music and Raffle Prizes. $20 entry for Cars and Bikes. Vendors need to call: Gus 916-224-7467 or George 530-713-9332

23rd - Auburn: Cruisin' for Downs Syndrome at the Gold Country Fairgrounds at 1253 High St., Auburn. Features all makes, models & years of vehicles, motorcycles, trucks and hot rods, from 7am 'till after dark. Live Music, food vendors and beer and wine tasting after 5pm. Pedal car races, cacklefest, silent auction and raffle. Free admission to the public. For more info; Heather at (916) 532-4773 or

26th - 29th - Reno: RENO ROCKABILLY RIOT 2014 at the famous John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks. This is not your typical Rockabilly show. It's much more. It is a celebration of everything Rockabilly. There will be Rockabilly bands all weekend, hundreds of traditional rods, vendors, clothing, tattoo artists, Pin up Girls, a rod swap meet, Burn out contests, 100 foot drag races, Loud Pipe contests, great food, Dine 'n Dash contests, Fastest mechanics in the West contest, tire changing contests, Dance contests, Valve Cover Races, Best Dressed contests, and much, much more. For more information and registration info call Paul at (775) 291-5008 or e-mail at check out their web site at An A-BOMB Entertainment Production. 

28th - Murphys: MURPHYS-ANGELS LIONS CLUB 7TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - "UTICA PARK". A Beautiful Grass & Shaded Park. 1000 S. Main St. (Hwy. 49) in Historic Angels Camp. Space Limited to 135 cars, (1975 & Older). Awards, Dash Plaques, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, Dee Jay Music, Vendors, FREE Coffee & Donuts, (while they last). BBQ'd Steak & Bratwurst Sandwiches, Jumbo Hot Dogs, Cold Beer, Soda & Water Available. Pre-Registration is $20. & Ends 6/14, after - $25.  PRE-REGISTERED CARS MUST BE PARKED BY 9:00 am TO BE GUARANTEED YOUR PAID SPACE. Spectators Are Free.  Call Terry @ (209) 728 - 9971 or   ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY

30th - Petaluma: Fourth & Sea Fish & Chips Classic Car Cruise-in. See what car clubs are calling "one of the coolest cruise ins in the North Bay" and "a pure blast!" Fourth & Sea’s monthly Sunday Cruise-In Classic Car Show is a fun, casual, FREE event the whole family will enjoy. Held the last Sunday of the month from Noon 'til 3pm, May thru Oct at 101 Fourth St at C St.. The event features gorgeous classic cars, delicious classic food, foot tapping live music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit  

30th - Pacifica: The Last Originals, Present: "Sea Bowl 2012" Hot Rod & Custom Car Show. Hours: 830 a.m. to 430 p.m. at 4625 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, Ca 94044 Regestration: $20 per vehicle. Free for Spectators. Trophies, Goodie Bags, Raffles, Live Music, bowling, surfing and Food $20 registration per vehicle. For more info, contact Matt, (415) 271- 1784 For Vendor spaces, contact Rob, (415) 676-9604 or Some of the Bands that will be present: The merrywidows, The hurricanes, Los Hotboxers and others.



3rd - Sonoma: 3rd Annual Car Charity show at BR Cohn Winery on Hwy 12. Cars, live music, food, great wine country scenery and good food. For info: (707) 938-4064 or visit  Bad Ass Cars will have a booth at this show. Please stop-by and say hello!

6th - Vallejo: Nor-Cal Knockout Round 4. Pre-70 American hot rods, kustoms, bombs, gassers, nostalgic race & muscle cars. 40's - 60's styled Choppers, Bobbers, & Cafe Racers. Vintage trailers & speed boats. Any other vehicles by invite only. Live rock'n'roll, surf, garage and rockabilly bands + DeeJay Tanoa Samoa Boy spinning wax all day! Car Show Hosted By Swanx CC. Tattoo Artists :: Pinstripers :: Tiki Carvers :: Vendors :: Food :: Bbq :: Drinks :: Merchandise. A day full of amazing cars, bikes, dragsters, vendors, BBQ, drinks and live bands all day! It all takes place on the classic Solano County Fairgrounds. For more info contact Korena Goldstein & Hank Forss at (707) 319-1493

13th - Gilroy: Garlic City Fun Run and Car Show! Saturday, July 14, 2012. Come visit us Downtown and enjoy amazing cars, great food and drink, live music, and catch up with your friends and meet new people. Registration begins at 11:00am in the train station parking lot at 8th & Monterey Street. ($35.00 pre-registration $40 Day of registration) All cars must be parked by 3:00pm. No Reserved Parking. Show & Shine from 10:00am to 5:00pm. No entries after 1:00pm. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PERMITED. Merchant and VIP Awards will be presented. PROCEEDS SUPPORT DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION PROJECTS. For more info contact Brian Dauenhauer at (408) 310-0957 or visit

14th - Antioch: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NO FURTHER INFO AVAILABLE. Swap Meet on the grass at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 am. 20 x 20 spaces are only $40. Parking & admission $8 per carload.  Antiques, hotrods, bombs, mortorcycles, sprintcars, marine. All welcome. For more info call Chris at (415) 374-5915

15th - Stockton: Swap Meet & Car Show. 6am - 3pm (gates open at 5am for sellers) Located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Admission $5 ~ kids 12 & Under FREE! Indoor & Outdoor Classic Car Show - 50's & 60's Music - Antique Toy Show - Over 20 Trophies - Model Car Show. Come and see some of the best Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Classic Cars and Trucks. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces 15x20 on pavement or 20x20 on the grass $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of the show. Overnight set-up on Saturday 2pm-8pm. Overnight security provided. 1000's of buyers. Turn those old car parts into cash! Rain or shine, we swap. Indoor spaces available. Call for details (209) 948-5307 Huge Model Car Show by World Famous Builder Bob Carrol.

20th - Santa Rosa: 2nd Annual Custom Car Show at the Salvation Army parking lot, 93 Stoney Circle in Santa Rosa from 9am - 3pm, hosted by the Northern Style Car Club. Trophies, Food, Music, Pie Eating Contest, Bounce House for kids, Door Prizes, and more! For more info call Jon George at (707) 535-4271

20th - Santa Rosa: Swap Meet & Car Show at the Santa Rosa Vets Building (across from Sonoma County Fairgrounds). Hosted by Corvettes of Sonoma County. 6AM to 1PM. All makes and years welcome. Cars, Parts, Memorabilia. 1 space $25. 2 spaces $40. 3 spaces $55. Car Sales & Car Show entries $15 (cash only) Car Show-Cash Prizes 1,2,3 peoples choice vote. Contact Larry (707) 569-0244, or Nancy (707) 875-3425 or Laura (707) 575-7411 General Admission Free.

21st - Dixon: 3rd Annual Grillin' & Chillin Car Show. 'Ol fashioned street car show. Lots of pork ribs & chili to eat. Crafters, activities for kids, live bands, and SO much more!! Downtown Dixon, Hwy 113 from West C Street to West Chestnut. Event details go to  or contact Janette & Rich Barrango (707) 678-4373

20th - 22nd - Sonoma: NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel, kicks off two weekends of world-class drag racing at Infineon Raceway, July 22-24. In all, more than 400 cars will compete over the weekend in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. For more info:   

21st - Saratoga: The Fourth Annual Saratoga Classic Car Show organized by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and the Cool Car Club of Saratoga and Los Gatos will be held Sunday in the historic Village of downtown Saratoga. Thousands attended last year and the same is expected this year.  Big Basin Way in the Saratoga Village will be transformed into a car lover’s dream with flags, vendors, sponsors, raffles, and live radio broadcasts, along with over 200 colorful, cool new and classic cars. A live band will have their tunes piped throughout downtown by wireless speakers, and for the first time there will be a “Cool Car Cruise” the day before the show to get the town “geared up” and to give local car collectors more to look forward to. Register your car by going to or by calling the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce at 408-867-0753 or Tiger Teerlink at 408-828-9614.

27th - 29th - Fortuna: 22nd Annual Redwood AutoXpo. Join us for three days of free admission, with cars, cars, and more cars! Experience this great family event and enjoy the Cruise, the Swap Meet, the Arts & Crafts Exhibitors. Check out the Judged Car Show, the Antique Show and the Antique Farm Equipment. The Poker Run! Tractor Pulls! Burnout Contest! Sock Hop! Step right up, folks, for the biggest, baddest, most colorful and chromiest event in Fortuna! Info: or call (707) 725-3916

27th - 29th - Sonoma: NHRA Sonoma Nationals drag racing series at Infineon Raceway. There is nothing more potent in motor sports than an 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster or Funny Car barreling down the drag strip at over 300 miles per hour. It is earth-pounding excitement and you’ll find it at Infineon Raceway! In addition to Top Fuel and Funny Car, you’ll also see action in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, and don't forget the Friday Night qualifying under the lights!.  More Info:

27th - Jamestown: Pormotion Club of Jamestown presents its 1st annual RODS TO RAILS car and bike show, featuring custom, classic cars and custom bikes. Location is Main Street, Jamestown in the Gold Country and the home of Railtown 1897. Show is limited to first 200 cars, so early registration is advised. The activities will be Steam Train rides, Round House Tours, All Day DJ, Car Hops, Main Street Shops, Restaurants, Pancake Breakfast, Carriage Rides, Antique Shops, Wine Tasting and lots of beautiful cars and bikes. Parking starts at 7:00 am and awards ceremony at 3:00. For more info contact Gary Wilson at (209) 984-0888

28th - Petaluma: Fourth & Sea Fish & Chips Classic Car Cruise-in. See what car clubs are calling "one of the coolest cruise ins in the North Bay" and "a pure blast!" Fourth & Sea’s monthly Sunday Cruise-In Classic Car Show is a fun, casual, FREE event the whole family will enjoy. Held the last Sunday of the month from Noon 'til 3pm, May thru Oct. at 101 Fourth St. at C St. The event features gorgeous classic cars, delicious classic food, foot tapping live music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit  28th - Penngrove: 2nd Annual Hot Rods and Bar BQ at Penngrove Park sponsored by Penngrove Social Firemen, 10am - 8pm. Open to 1974 and earlier hot rods. No Judging, No Entry Fee. Family Fun! Barbeque, raffle prizes and music. For more info call John Rossi (707) 981-7765


3rd - 5th - LAKE TAHOE AREA: Hot August Nights. According to the Hot August Nights web site, South Lake Tahoe is now included as part of the show so people can cruise between Reno & Tahoe for shows and events. The Tahoe event is BEFORE the big Reno / Sparks event so make sure you plan your dates and locations accordingly. Info at:

3rd - Sacramento: The 5th Annual CAM Car Cruise, hosted by the California Automobile Museum (CAM), on Fulton Avenue between El Camino and Marconi. It was aIt will be a fun-filled day for the whole family as Cruisers parade the 5-mile route through Sacramento and along Fulton Avenue ending with a huge car show. Attendees enjoy the local fares of Fulton Avenue merchants, beer garden, live band, vendors, food trucks and so many great cars! For more info visit or call Natalie Minas (916) 442-6802

9th - Sacramento: Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly Arco Arena). Gates open at 6am for buyers. $8.00 admission. Free parking. For more information visit or call (916) 955-8777

7th - 12th - RENO / SPARKS: Hot August Nights in the down town Reno / Sparks area. Event will begin with full day activities on Tuesday, August 7 with show-n-shines, cruising and entertainment, and will conclude on Sunday, August 12th after our parade of cars. For more info visit

12th - 13th - Novato: Nostalgia Days Rod and Custom Show, down town Novato on Grant Ave. between 1st St. and 7th St.  Friday: pre-registration at 5-6pm, social, dinner, music and cruise from 7 - 9pm. Saturday: Car show & shine from 10am - 3pm. Cruise starts at 4pm. For more details and info visit

13th - Lincoln: Plow Jockys Rod Rumble Car Show. Classic Cars, Trucks, Street Rods, Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods, Special Interest, ect...(pre1974) at Lowe's in Lincoln, (535 S State Hwy 65). Registration: 7-9am. Show: 9am-2pm. For more info (916) 759-0125 or visit

14th - 17th - Monterey: Mille Miglia North America Tribute. See great vintage race cars run a 1,000 mile course from Monterey, to Santa Barbara to Napa and back startig at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course & Country Club. For more info visit

14th - Pleasant Hill: American Iron Car Show at Pleasant Hill Community Ctr., 320 Civic Dr. from 10am - 3pm. $25 entry fee for cars. Free admission for spectators. Food / Beverages available for purchase. Contact Pam Lischeske (925) 676-5200 ext. 17 for info.

17th - 19th - Monterey: Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway. Awesome display of vintage muscle and race cars roaring around the track just like they did in the early to mid part of the 20th century! More info:

17th & 18th - Willows: Car and Bike Show. Please join us on Friday night August 17 for a Show 'n Shine and Cruise. Car Show, food, vendors and events on Saturday August 18 at Jensen Park in Willows. Over 14 classes for motorcycles over 15 classes for cars. Check out our website for all necessary information or contact Kevin 530-586-0119,
Colleen 530-624-8486, or John 530-228-2304 for info.

20th - Napa: 9th Annual Main Street Reunion. Stroll the streets of downtown Napa and see 400 pre 1976 cars. Cars will be judged and awards given in 29 categories. Tee shirts, henleys and baseball caps w/ pre registration. Food, beer, wine and other beverages available. The event is free and open to the public. 10am-3pm on First and Main Streets in Downtown Napa. For info contact Craig Smith (707) 257-0322

23rd - Monte Rio: 16th Annual Russian River Car Show held at Monte Rio Community Center and Upper Beach parking lot. For more info visit

23rd - Placerville: Hangtown THURSDAY NIGHT car Show. 5PM - 8PM. Back by popular demand is the Thursday Night car show on Historic Main Street. Sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club. Participation is limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking are free for spectators. For info and pre-registration to show a car please call Mike at (530) 622-1731.24th - 26th - Sonoma: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway. The cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500® invade the Sonoma Valley for the seventh consecutive year at the Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma. Drivers like Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick will reach speeds in excess of 170 mph on the most challenging road course on the circuit.  For more info visit

23rd - 25th - Pleasanton: The Crown Jewel of all Goodguys events, the Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster, will take place at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, August 22-24, 2014! This highly prestigious Goodguys event on the blends old school traditions with new school trends and kicks off on Monday with our traditional Hot Rod Week featuring daily cruises to speed shops and other destinations of interest throughout the Bay Area region leading up to the official start of the event on Friday. The 28th West Coast Nationals will feature a huge show & shine featuring over 3,500 pre-1972 candy-colored hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks on display. Plus, learn about the latest collector car products and trends at hundreds of Vendor and Sponsor Exhibits, shop the Swap Meet for those hard-to-find parts and automotive memorabilia, buy or sell a vehicle at the Cars 4 Sale Corral, check out the incredible Miniature Engine Display and Model Car Show, enjoy live nostalgic music entertainment and take in nightly post-event parties, participate in FREE fun stuff for the kids like the Kids Play Area, Revell Model Car Make n Take, PPG Coloring Contest, Valve Cover Races, Clowns & Magicians and so much more. Dont hesitate - Register your vehicle, purchase spectator tickets or get more details today at


6th - Sonoma; 3rd Annual All American Bad Ass Car Show held at the Sonoma Vets building parking lot on 1st St. West in Sonoma (across from the Sonoma Police station). This is it, this is THE coolest car show around because it is OUR show that we sponsor to raise money for our local Veterans of Foreign Wars local post 1943. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the VFW which helps local vets in need. Free admisision and parking for spectators. $30 entry fee for vehicles. Limited to 1973 and older American made cars and trucks, and American made motorcycles of any year. Pancake breakfast! LOTS of vendors, great food, BEER, goodies, music, and a really fun sparkplug changing contest for the ladies, It's GREAT fun for the whole family! This show is limited to about 160 or so cars so register early or you might not get a spot. We get an awesome variety of bad to the bone cars, vintage cars, race cars, trucks, bikes, etc to see. Please remember, this show is on SATURDAY. For more info, PHOTOS, downloadable registration forms, etc, please click HERE or visit our car show web site at You can also call (707) 996-4363. Hope to see you there!

7th - Vallejo: Packard & Classic Car Swap Meet at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo. Sponsored by the Nor Cal regions The Packard Club (PAC), Classic Car Club of America and Pacific Packards Classics. Here's a chance to sell, buy, or trade your Packard and other Classic cars, parts and memorabilia. Find that special part or restoration service and kick some tires with friends in the hobby. (Sorry, No hotrods, muscle, late models or non-automobile items.) Doughnuts & coffee will be available. NO GATE FEES FOR BUYERS! Open 8:00AM to 1:00PM. Swap spaces 10’x20’ on a paved parking lot: $25.00 For Sale Cars: $10.00 per car. Same day registration will be on a space available basis only. Mail checks payable to NorCal Packards to: 1584 Thornwood Drive, Concord, CA 94521.For more info visit their web site at or call Bob McCoy at (925) 518-5909


25th - Citrus Heights: OctoberFest Car Show & Toy Run. Capital City Cruisers & Gifts From The Heart invites you to join us for some good food, good fun, and great cars. Make plans now to attend the Car Show at Lowes Home Improvement Center (Greenback & Sunrise) in Citrus Heights. We’re expecting 200 of Northern California’s finest Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle and Classic Cars to be on display. Car set-up starts at 8:00 AM. Show starts at 10:00 AM and runs to 3:00 PM; Awards presentation at 2:30 PM. Up to 50 awards presented in different classes and categories. The show is open to all cars & trucks 1975 and older. Dash plaque and goody bag to the first 100 cars. Breakfast & Lunch served by Pat Taylor & Taylor’s Catering. Pre-registration is $10.00 to hold your spot and bring an unwrapped toy on the day of the show. Pre-Reg cut-off date is Friday, October 10, 2014 and this show will sell-out so please don't delay, register today! Mail reg form and check to: Capital City Cruisers, 6114 Quartz Drive, El Dorado, CA 95623. Contact Rex Roden at 530-622-6608 for more information visit their web site at


8th - Pleasanton: The final Goodguys Get-Together of the year offers West Coast rodders one last chance to show off their pride & joy! The festive weekend includes a giant show & shine with tricked out and customized American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes & models plus a special truck exhibit featuring big trucks, little trucks, trick trucks, semi-trucks, monster trucks and wild show trucks! And don’t miss the Pinstriper’s Brush Bash and other specialty indoor exhibits! Plus, you’ll see over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, a giant Swap Meet & AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral, vendor exhibits, the Goodguys AutoCross racing competition, a model car show, FREE kids entertainment and much more! Visit for complete event details!

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