Below are swap meet and car show dates for the San Francisco Bay Area.
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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 www.TurlockSwapMeet.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
12th - 14th: Sacramento Autorama at Cal Expo, now in its 66th year! Known as the Kustom Capital of the World and boasts being home to one of the longest running indoor car shows in the world. Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside Cal Expo buildings and The Clubhouse returns in the Pavillion. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday & Sunday for the 10th Annual Sacramento Autorama Drive-In. Show times are: Friday February 12, 2016 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. Sunday February 14, 2016 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. General Admission (13 years and up): $20.00. Junior Admission (6-12 years): $10.00. 5 and Under: Free. Discounted Tickets are available at all participating Sacramento area O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Redeemable at Cal Expo Main Gate only. Discount Adult Ticket Voucher $18.00. Discount Junior Ticket Voucher $8.00. Parking is $10.00 Parking at the Main Gate as well as the East Gate off of Exposition Blvd. Info call (877) 763-7469 for info, or visit https://www.rodshows.com/sa
13th - Lodi: Swap Meet & Car Show held at the Lodi Festival Grounds at 413 East Lockeford St. in Lodi from 6am to 2pm. $5.00 admission / Free parking. Open to automotive and collectible items Big 20 x 20 spaces only $20.00. Autos for sale or for show are $15.00 per vehicle. Dash plaques to the first 100 entries. Over 20 trophies awarded. Overnight set-up or camp out OK on Saturday the 12th from 2pm to 8pm. Overnight security provided. Gates open on Sunday for sellers at 5am and at 6am for customers. 1,000's of buyers / 100's of sellers. For more info call (209) 948-5307
19th - 20th - Pleasanton:Goodguys 34th All American Get-Together Giant Automotive Festival and it’s all happening at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Don’t miss your chance to kick-off the Bay Area hot rodding season at the longest running event on the Goodguys Schedule! Come on out and explore over 3,000 shined-up American powered show cars and trucks of all years, makes & models on display celebrating our country’s car culture – And you don’t want to miss the crowning of the Goodguys 2016 Custom of the Year Award! Plus, check out the Giant Swap Meet with over 1,250 sellers, the huge Cars 4 Sale Corral with close to 1,000 vehicles for sale, shop over 200 Vendor Exhibits, watch or participate in the Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, check out the Craft Beer Garden, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, explore the Model Car Show, enjoy the FREE Kids Zone, an Indoor Car Show and so much more! General Admission (ages 13+) - $20.00. Kids (ages 7-12) - $6.00. Kids (ages 6 & under) - FREE! Parking is a $10.00 fee charged by the Fairgrounds. For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com or call (925) 838-9876 Goodguys… Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times!
2nd & 3rd - Sonoma: CSRG David Love Memorial Vintage Car Road Races at Sonoma Raceway. See vintage race cars roar around the track. For more info visit http://www.racesonoma.com/schedule/complete_schedule/csrg_david_love_memorial_vintage_car_road_races
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 Lastlaf@Yahoo.com
9th - Turlock: "Bring The Ruckus Car Show and Concert" is a car show like no other! This show features 4 live bands, hop contest, vehicle limbo, kids corner, food, huge raffle, vendors and more. There are trophies for TOP 50, custom best of awards, club par, furthest traveled, kids choice and more. All proceeds are being donated to MAKE A WISH. The show is taking place at Stanislaus County fairgrounds at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock. For more info contact Yeshi Wisniewski at (209) 818-3295 or visit www.illicitcarandtruckclub.net
10th - Stockton:Stockton Swap Meet & Car Show at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way from 6am to 3pm. Gates open at 5am for sellers and 6am for buyers. $8.00 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 see some of the best Hod Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Low Riders, VW's, Muscle Cars, Originals and Trucks competing for over 20 trophies. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces are big 20 X 20 on pavement or the grass. $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of show. Overnight set-up and camp out on Saturday 2pm - 8pm. Overnight security provided. 100's of sellers / 1000's of buyers. Huge model car show in building 2. Turn those old car parts into cash! Call for details (209) 948-5307
16th - Aptos: 4th Annual Rod & Custom Swap Meet from 7:30am - 2pm held at Twin Lakes Church 2701 Cabrillo College Dr. Aptos, Ca. 95003. Pre-register by April 9th for just $15.00 per space, or $20 the day of event. Space is limited! $2.00 suggested donation for walk-in admission. For more information email email@example.com or mail your pre-registration check to: Kingsmen Car Club. P.O.Box 856 Capitola, Ca 95010 or visit http://www.tlc.org/kingsmen Parking spaces are standard vehicle size so please plan accordingly.
16th - Folsom: April Spring Fling. Attend one of the biggest and best car events in the Greater Sacramento area. The Capital City Cruisers in cooperation with the Palladio Mall and Gifts From The Heart invite you to join us for Great Food; Great Shopping; Great Entertainment; and Great Cars at a Great Venue. We’re expecting 400 of Northern California’s finest Hot Rods; Street Rods; Muscle & Classic Cars to be in attendance. The Palladio is located at 410 Palladio Parkway in Folsom, has 55 Plus Stores, 6 Restaurants, 16 Movie Theaters, and will be the place to be! Pre-Reg is $20.00 or you may register at the gate for $25.00. 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 and Goody Bags to the first 200 cars. Download reg form at http://capitolcitycruisers.org. Show will be limited to 400 cars. Pre-Registration strongly recommended. Show goes on rain or shine! For more information contact Rex Roden at (530) 748-6181 or visit www.capitolcitycruisers.org
16th - Sacramento: Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the Arco Arena). THIS IS A HUGE TRADITIONAL STYLE SWAP MEET WITH OVER 11,000 SPACES!! Vendor & Car Corral SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ON SATURDAY. NOBODY WILL BE TURNED AWAY! Pre-registration closes March 18, 2016. Vendor, Commercial, and Car Corral spaces are available. Spaces are not assigned. 2 admission passes are included per vendor (NOT PER SPACE). Additional passes can be purchased at the Swap Meet Office. Gates open at 6am for buyers. $10.00 admission. Free parking. Set-up on April 15th after 5 pm. For more information visit www.sacramentoswapmeet.com or call (916) 955-8777
16th - 24th - Redding: 27th annual Kool April Nites at Redding Civic Auditorium as well as MANY other places where show & shines will be taking place. This is a week long event with way too much to list here. You really need to visit their web site to get all of the info or you're really going to miss out. This is a GREAT event and WELL worth the drive to Redding! 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. The cruise is on Friday night and the main show is on Saturday. Many open events during this fun week are free. Admission for the BIG show is $10. For more info visit www.koolaprilnites.com
23rd - Carmichael: 4th Annual Carmichael Elks Classic Car Show featuring Muscle Cars as well as Classic Collector cars, vintage years 1919 through 1975. We will invite owners of late model non-show competition cars to be displayed in the parking lot facing Cypress Avenue. Show Cars will be displayed in our spacious and shady back yard featuring a wide variety of vehicles that are entered into the judging contest from many of the local car clubs for your viewing pleasure. This year we are anticipating 100 or more cars and some car parts and merchandise vendor booths. For those early bird folks that want to enter their cars early to get the best shady parking spots, we recommend that you register early and arrive around sun rise. Early registrants (by April 1, 2016) are treated to a complementary Continental breakfast wrist band. Day of show entrants pay the $5.00 regular Continental breakfast price, including coffee service. The purpose of the show is to raise funds for the Lodge Beautification Project that will allow the Carmichael Elks to increase memberships and provide more capacity to hold charitable events for the benefit of the community. All cash donations and/or unique raffle prize donations are gratefully accepted! Last year, donated bottles of wine and spirits were raffled off and that raffle netted $100 for our Fund! Raffle Prizes, Guessing Games, Fifty/Fifty Drawing, Kids Activities, all go into making this event a fun time for the whole family. General Admission is FREE! Car Display Spaces are $30.00 (Goodie Bag included). Vendor Booths from $40 For Additional Information: Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608 - PH: (916) 489-2103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24th - Santa Rosa: Cruisin' North Car Clubs 5th annual swap meet held at the veterans building across the street from the fairgrounds. Cars and related parts only. 6 am - 12pm. Any question please call mike @ (707) 529-1498
24th - Sacramento: 56th Annual NCRG Old Car Swap Meet sponsored by the Northern California Regional Group of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. American River College 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento. Swap Meet for Cars, Car Parts and Car Related Items, Antique, Classic, Muscle, Rod, Collector Cars and Motorcycles too ! (no firearms allowed on ARC campus grounds). Parking and Admission is Free for buyers. Extra Large Vendor Spaces 20' x 36' - $30. Double Spaces - $50. Car for Sale - $10. No pre-reserved spaces. Event starts at 5AM and usually ends around Noon. For more info contact Garry Gunderson at (916) 988-3932 or visit http://www.ncrghcca.com/swap-meet.html
24th - 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! For more info visit http://miramarevents.com/dreammachines
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 visit their web site at www.creekside.org or call Tim Rogers at (925) 228-8156
24th - 28th - San Francisco: California Mille 2016 will bring 67 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. The public is invited to see the biggest free car show of its kind in America, meet the drivers and enjoy live Italian music on Mason Street between Sacramento and California Streets from 12 noon until 4 PM. Free Car Show & Live Italian Music on Nob Hill Precede the 1000-Mile Drive. For more info call (415) 479-9940 or visit www.californiamille.com
24th - Benicia: 23rd annual Classic Car Show at the 1st St Green at the beautiful downtown waterfront. the Benicia Classic Car Show will bring together classic car owners and enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area for a day of fun, music, and competition. The event will be hosted by a dedicated group of Benicia High School Band students, their booster friends and families. All proceeds go directly to support our award-winning Benicia High School Panther Marching Band program. 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. Please also visit our wonderful downtown shops along 1st Street. Vehicle check-in starts at 7:00 a.m. with the show starting at 9 a.m. and going until 3 p.m. We thank you for your support. Info visit www.BeniciaClassicCarShow.com or email at email@example.com
30th - Grass Valley: Downtown Grass Valley Car Show in historic downtown amongst gold-rush era buildings! Approximately 300 of the finest custom, vintage and antique cars and trucks to see! Enjoy great rock ‘n roll music as you stroll through the streets of historic downtown. Enter your vintage motorcycle or classic / muscle car today! Call Libby for details at (530) 272-8315 or visit WWW.HISTORICGRASSVALLEY.COM
30th - Modesto: Annual - Show & Shine at Parkview. Pre-entry $20. Sponsor Choice Awards, Door Prizes, Raffle. Fundraiser breakfast starts, and gate opens to entrants at 7:00 am. Food on site for lunch and snacks. DJ Music and a vendor marketplace. First 50 entries receive 2 free meals at show. Show support from the Central Valley Knights Car Club and the Modesto Area A's Car Clubs. Open to all years. Late entry $25 if space available. Fundraiser for Parkview Christian Estates Senior Community. Entry forms are available at parkviewchristianestates.com College Avenue at Rumble Road (901 W Rumble for GPS) Modesto, CA 95350. For more info contact Mike Cobleigh at (209) 521-0860
30th - Marysville: The Linda Lions car / bike show and auto swap in downtown Marysville at 3rd and D St. Registration begins at 7:30. Open to all years, makes and models. Awards, prizes raffle food etc. For more info visit http://lindalions.org
1st - Turlock: 31st annual Swap Meet and Car show! The best finds in the central valley! Hard to find car parts, vintage items, antiques, and beautiful classic cars. Bring the family! Street price food vendors, BBQ, Oldies DJ, etc. General admission $10. Children 12 and under free admission. Free parking, preferred parking, handicap parking. For more info contact Shauna at (209) 628-2059 or visit http://springfallturlock.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit our web site at http://whs10thcarshow.webs.com
7th - Woodland:Back to the Street Car Show and Cruise presented by Woodland Street Cruisers. Show 1pm-4pm. All Cars be parked by 12 Noon. Cruise 6pm-8pm. Must be registered to cruise. Limited to first 350 Cars. Pre-Registration $35, Registration at gate $40. Music, Food, Raffle Prizes, 50/50, Poker Walk. Information Joaquin (530) 908-2071 or visit http://www.woodlandstreetcruisers.com
7th - Brentwood: The Diablo Valley Mustang Association presents their 18th annual show and shine car show in Brentwood at 2455 Sand Creek Rd. . This year's theme is "Back to LeMans" celebrating the return of the Ford GT. This is an ALL FORD car show only! (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel, and/or Ford powered vehicles). Trophies, raffle, grand prize, food and fun! $30 Pre-April 16th entry fee, or $35 day of show. Show staging starts at 7am. Show hours are from 10am to 3pm. For more info visit www.dvma.org/show.html or contact Dean Cofer at (925) 586-5117 or email at email@example.com
7th - San Lorenzo: 15th Annual Arroyo Classic & Custom Car and Motorcycle Show 9am - 3pm at Arroyo High School located at 15701 Lorenzo Ave. Come enjoy a day of fun with hundreds of classic and custom cars, street rods, tricked out trucks, muscle cars, vintage cars, low riders, motorcycles, bicycles, and more in memory of Rick DeVecchi. 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. charity event - 100% of all proceeds benefits high school sports. Only $20 donation for participants and only $5 donation for spectators. More information at www.arroyocarshow.comor contact Lisa G. at (510) 875-4354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
14th - 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 and lots of elbow rubbin'. For more info contact Ken Williamson at (707) 527-6068
15th - Redwood City: Friendship Day for 2016 is in a new location. 3 Lagoon Dr. in the Redwood Shores district of Redwood City. That's the Marine Parkway (Ralston Ave.) exit off hwy 101. We are east of 101 between Oracle and The Hotel Sofitel. This is our 41st event and we hope that it will be one of our best. We generally have approximately 400 to 450 vehicles (rain did bring that down to 125 once) and they are of all makes, models and years. There is no judging, and no reservations. The event usually runs from just before 8am to about 3pm. There is a $15 entrance fee with complimentary coffee and doughnuts for the early birds. That fee also includes a goodie bag with dash plaque and more, and door prize ticket. Please check out our web site at MPOTAC.org or call Bob Moll at (650) 851-4944
15th - Petaluma: 42nd annual Petaluma Swap Meet sponsored by the Redwood Empire Regional Group of the Early Ford V8 Club at the Petaluma fairgrounds located at Hwy 101 at Washington St. Gates open at 5:00am. Free parking and entry for buyers. A 20X20 swap space is $25. For more information call Dave Peterson at (707) 527-9183 or e-mail; email@example.com
15th - San Jose: San Jose Country Club 6th Annual Concours d' Elegance Car Show. It's bigger and better this year! This annual event brings together Bay Area car collectors, automotive enthusiasts, and the local car community to gather together to enjoy beautiful cars, appetizers, drinks, a great barbecue and live music located at the San Jose Country Club, 15571 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95127. 3:00 PM - preregistered cars arrive. 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Concours d' Elegance Car Show. 6:00 PM - Awards ceremony. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - BBQ and live music. 9:00 PM Event concludes. Champagne, Appetizers, Awards ceremony, BBQ dinner and live music. For more information call (408) 258-4901 or visit http://www.sanjosecountryclub.org
15th - Red Bluff: 42nd 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 Dom Strickland at (530) 243-2902
15th - Placerville: Hangtown Car Show from 9am to 3pm. Come see approximately 180 '75 and earlier cool rides and hot rods in historic down town Placerville. Food, restaurants, shops and lots of fun. Show is sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club. Free to spectators. For vehicle registration or info please contact Mike at (530) 622-1731 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
17th - 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 www.hannacenter.org
19th - 21st - Petaluma: Salute to American Graffiti. Did you know that the movie American Graffiti was mostly filmed in Petaluma? It was 1972 and George Lucas used Petaluma to film what many believe is his best movie. Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti is a classic car show and cruise held on the same streets that the movie was filmed on. Starting on May 19, 2016 with the roar of over 400 classic cars as they cruise into Petaluma for the show. Join us as we dance at our Sock Hop. On Friday, May 20th, cruise on over to our get together party for a visit with old friends or new ones. On May 21st, we all head to downtown Petaluma where we park all the classic cars on the same streets that Milner cruised on. See if you can find all the filming spots, Follow Curt's footsteps in trying to track down that T-Bird or look for the Wolfman at our XERB radio station. At 4pm, you will hear the roar of those classic cars as we open the streets for some cruising, American Graffiti style. Vehicle registration opens on February 1, 2016 and registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.ameringraffiti.net For more information call John Furrer (707) 762-3394. See you there!
21st - Maxwell: 19th Annual Classic Car Show. Billed as the "Best Little Free Car Show In The World" held at 515 Oak St. in Maxwell, CA. It is open to all years and models and there is NO entry fee.This full-featured event offers trophies, plaques, vendors, a free raffle for show participants, a Reno vacation giveaway package, and the famous "Chuckwagon Lunch". Other activities include a rodeo and horse show, kids activities, and a parade which is optional for car owners. Maxwell is located about 1 hour north of Sacramento on I-5. For more info or an application please contact Randy Wilson@ (530) 438-2376 or vicki-wilson@hotmail
21st - El Dorado Hills: 4th Annual Scott Santana Live On - Drive On! Car, bike, truck, boat, whatever show. If you are proud of it, bring it!! $35 gets you a T-shirt, lunch, goodie bag, and dash plaque. Plus, it gets you front row seat for live music, a cacklefest, fantastic views, and great company. This show is a scholarship fund raiser for the Scott Santana Scholarship Foundation, and also raises awareness for Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation. Scott Santana was a 17 year old car guy who loved all things with motors and wheels. He lost his life in 2011, but he gave life to 5 others with his decision to be an Organ Donor (the Pink Dot). There is no year cut off. We invite all kinds of vehicles. Bring your boat, car, truck, tractor, jet, wagon, minibike, whatever. Guaranteed good time and the BEST BBQ you'll ever taste. Contact Rich Santana at (530) 295-3727 or visit http://www.scottsantana.org
21st - Loomis: Townsmen 13th Annual Car Show at Taylors 3636 Taylor Rd. in Loomis. Check-in is from 8am - 9:30am. Goodie bags to the first 100 registered. Awards at 2pm. $20.00 pre-registration by May 9th or $25.00 the day of the event. Limited to the first 200 pre 1975 cars. Raffle proceeds will help support the National Down Syndrome Coalition. For more info contact Skip at (415) 725-1511 or Bob at (916) 276-4081 or visit http://townsmen.org
21st - Corcoran: "Springfest & Aftershock Car Show". This year we'll be raffling off a 1975 Cadillac El Dorado Convertible. Tickets are $20 each and you don't have to be present to win. We'll have food, craft vendors, live entertainment, a great chili & salsa cook-off, corn-hole tournament, BINGO, a beer garden and so many more activities throughout the day!! Vendors and activities start at noon. Roll in for the car show starts at 3:00pm. Event ends at 10:30pm. For more info contact Kendra at the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce (559) 992-4514 (AM)
22nd - Stockton: Stockton Swap Meet & Car Show at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way from 6am to 3pm. Gates open at 5am for sellers and 6am for buyers. $8.00 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 see some of the best Hod Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Low Riders, VW's, Muscle Cars, Originals and Trucks competing for over 20 trophies. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces are big 20 X 20 on pavement or the grass. $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of show. Overnight set-up and camp out on Saturday 2pm - 8pm. Overnight security provided. 100's of sellers / 1000's of buyers. Huge model car show in building 2. Turn those old car parts into cash! Call for details (209) 948-5307
28th - Sebastopol: The 4th Annual Driven to Perfection Classic Car Show & Cruise benefiting the Sebastopol Area Senior Center. 1976 and earlier cars and trucks. 10am - 4pm at 1005 Gravenstein Hwy North Sebastopol. $25 registration before May 1. Public $5, kids 12 and under free. Rain or shine. Raffles, food vendors, music, a family affair. Call Dean at (707) 829-2440 for information.
28th - 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. Expecting upwards of 600 cool vehicles!! 26 classes! Trophies and specialty awards. Food and Vendors. All net proceeds benefit our Veterans through The Veterans Guest House and Operation Feedback. For more information and pre-entry visit http://classicchevysplus.com or http://classicchevysplus.com/summer-salute-car-show
30th - Sacramento: 7th Annual Vettes for Vets & American Muscle at the Cal Auto Museum on Monday, May 30th, 9 am – 3 pm. Gate opens at 7 am. Corvettes and American Muscle cars of all eras are welcome to participate for just $25 prior to the show. The Museum is encouraging participants and guests to dress in theme – Rosie the Riveter, Uncle Sam, military fatigues. Registration is available online at www.calautomuseum.org or at the gate ($30 day-of). Admission for car show spectators is free. Active and retired military get free admission to the Cal Auto Museum the day of the show. Enjoy activities, grilled hot dogs, and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Museums educational mission and family programs. Vettes for Vets & American Muscle is a celebration for active and retired military and their families and friends and a great to enjoy Memorial Day! Contact (916) 442-6802 for more details or visit http://www.calautomuseum.org/event/7th-annual-vettes-for-vets-american-muscle-car-show
May 30th - Marina: The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Car Show at the Veterans Transition Center 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 220 12th Street, Marina, CA. 93933. Pre-1979 & Older Classic Cars, Hot Rods & Trucks. Raffle - Poker Walk - Awards - DJ - Food/Craft Vendors - Bounce House - Color Guard. Fun for all Ages. Early Registration fee $40. First 100 entries receive a T-Shirt, Dash Plaque and Goodie Bag. Day of Event Registration Opens at 9:00 a.m. Fee -$45. Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and 7 Awards of Excellence. For More Info Call (831) 883-8387 ext.238 ask for Marlene. Help our Homeless Veterans! All proceeds go to the Veterans Transition Center.
31st - 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 www.SundayCruiseIn.com
3rd - Lincoln: “Thunder in the Valley Show & Shine” at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, CA., hosted by Rods & Relics of Lincoln Hills and Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Open to all 1975 and older American made or American powered vehicles. Spectators Free. Cash or non-perishable food donation requested of participants. Registration 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Show 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Awards, raffle, music, food and drinks. Lodging: Thunder Valley Resort (877) 468-8777 or www.thundervalleyresort.com Show is a prelude to Saturday’s Downtown Lincoln Classic Car Show. Info www.rodsnrelics.net or call Kent Parsell 916-434-6648, or Craig Fraser 916-462-7843
3rd - 5th - 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 race cars and a chance to chat with their owners. For more info visit http://www.racesonoma.com/schedule/complete_schedule/sonoma_historic_motorsports_festival
4th - Paradise: The 20th annual Cruisin’ Classics of Paradise Car Show would like to invite all car enthusiasts. The show is held at the Paradise Performing Arts Center at 777 Nunnely Rd. Open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. We will have music, a giant raffle, games for participants, breakfast and lunch, vendors, and over 35 Trophies will be awarded. For more information visit www.cruisinclassicsofparadise.com or call Bill Hopman at (530) 877-1005
4th - Lincoln: 10th Annual Downtown Lincoln Classic Car Show hosted by Rods & Relics of Lincoln Hills and VFW Post 3010. Show open to all 1975 and older American Made or American powered vehicles. Registration before May 15 is $20.00, after May 15 is $25.00. Show to benefit The National Down Syndrome Coalition, Lincoln High School Auto Body Club, and RRUFF Healing Hero’s Program. Registration from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Show from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 50+ trophies and plaques will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. Dash plaques and Goody Bags for the first 200 cars registered. Raffle prizes, music, food, vendors and fun for all in beautiful Historic Downtown Lincoln. NSRA safety inspections available. Boy Scout breakfast 7 – 10 a.m. www.rodsnrelics.net for registration forms, etc. or call Kent Parsell (916) 434-6648, or Craig Fraser (916) 462-7843.
4th - Rohnert Park: CCLS Kick Off To Summer 2016 Car Show benefiting the Cross and Crown Lutheran School. Fundraiser for new school play structure. 5475 Snyder Ln. in Rohnert Park from 9 AM to 3 PM. Three awards will be presented, People's Choice, PATT's Choice and Teacher's Choice. $20 pre-registration, $30 day of show registration. Scribbles and Giggles will be joining us this year to provide an art show and projects for the kids. Food will be sold on site along with snacks and items for the kids. We will also be holding tours of our school for any of the parents. For more information please e-mail Justin at email@example.com or (707) 540-0768
4th & 5th - Pleasanton: 23rd annual Summer Get-Together Giant Automotive Festival at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. This huge two-day event features over 2,500 American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years on display, an Indoor Muscle Car Show featuring Muscle Cars and the ever-popular Behind Bars, Inc. Custom Bicycle Exhibit! Plus, don’t miss the huge Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, over 100 vendor exhibits, the gear-grinding Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, a Craft Beer Garden, Pinstriper’s Brush Bash, Model Car Show, Live Music Entertainment, a FREE Kids Zone and so much more! It’s a full weekend of family style hot roddin’ fun in Pleasanton! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com Goodguys… Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times!
12th - Vacaville: Car Show at New Life Church, 5900 Cherry Glen Rd. in Vacaville benefiting the Mission Solano homeless shelter. All cool cars are welcome. $20 pre-entry fee per car received before May 30th. $25 after May 30th to the day of show. 50/50 raffle. We are asking all cars to be at the church from 9:00am - 1:30pm. Judging will take place throughout the day and we will announce the winners at the end. For more info please visit http://newlifechurch.com/carshow or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text (707) 932-5050
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 www.peggysuescruise.com
14th - Cupertino: 25th Annual Mopar Rally at De Anza College. Open to all Chrysler products from pre-war to present. For more info visit www.moparalley.org
17th - 19th - Pismo Beach: 30th Annual Mothers Polish Classic & Hot Rod Show presented by GEICO. The Classic is Central California’s finest seaside classic & street rod show. The show is located in the beautiful downtown area of Pismo Beach and on the pier. This 3 day event features over 900 show cars, giant Budweiser Beer Garden by the beach, large name manufacturers like Ford, GM, Mothers Polish, Barrett Jackson,GEICO, Edelbrock and more, over 120 vendors, cruise night Friday & Saturday, local merchant shopping, opening night gala event, live music, celebrity appearances, live charity auction and trophy presentation. The show comes the third weekend in June and usually falls on each year on Fathers Day weekend. This show is open to all years, makes and models of cars. Over 120 trophies are awarded each year to car show participants. 20 cars are chosen for the “Gold Class” each year. The Gold Class cars are hand picked and compete for the Platinum Award. This show benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation and Pismo Beach Police Department. For more info visit www.foldsofhonor.org Cars & Vendors may REGISTER NOW at www.theclassicatpismobeach.com or by phone at (909) 890-0082. Registration is $80.00 Jan. 1 thru May 16, $100 May 17 thru June 9. Pre-Registration closes June 9, 2015. Weekend of show registration is $115.00. All registrations include an event T-Shirt, Goodie Bag & Dash Plaque. Hours: Friday / Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. We’ll see you in Pismo Beach!
19th - Santa Rosa: Father's Day 22nd Annual Show 'n Shine Car Show in Juilliard Park, 9am - 4pm. This is always a great show, hosted by Engineering Contractors Association & Maintenance Superintendents Association, All proceeds go to the MSA & ECA scholarship & Vocational programs. Free Spectator Admission. Drinks & Food, Music Entertainment, Raffles & Contests. Dash plaques to the first 300 entrants. Registrations: www.nceca.org or call Mary at (707) 546-5500 or email email@example.com or visit http://nceca.org/event/fathers-day-show-shine-car-show
23rd - 26th - Carson City: ROCKABILLY RIOT Car Show and Cruise 2016 is now located in Carson City! This is not your typical Rockabilly show. It's much more. It is a celebration of everything Rockabilly. 2016's theme is "More of Everything" and we mean everything! More music, more hours of drag racing, more trophies, more food, more bands, more hot rods, more Pin ups, more things in the goodie bags, more Hotels and much, much, more! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org check out the web site at http://renorockabillyriot.com
24th & 25th - Monterey: 10th Annual Monterey Rock and Rod Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Friday, and downtown Monterey on Saturday. FEATURING HUNDREDS of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment, fabulous old-fashioned Sock Hop, and food and merchandise vendors. All proceeds go to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc. The 2016 Event is limited to 150 registered cars and is open to 1975 and older American cars, trucks, European classics, and National Car Club Vehicles ONLY. Registered participants must be 18 years or older. Proof of insurance and DMV Registration on the registered car(s) will be required at Event check-in. Entry fee is $60.00 for first car (Additional cars are $25) For details on ticket prices and other information go to their web site at www.montereyrockrod.com
26th - Pinole: The 25th Annual "Cruisin In The Sun" Classic Car Show hosted by "The Northern California Cruisers Classic Car Club" will be held in Old Town Pinole and Fernandez Park from 8 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration ($35 each) is required. Our Show is for only "All-American-Made" 1975 and older Classic cars, and it is limited to the FIRST 325 All-American-Made Classic Cars. Note: If you are registering on the day of the Car Show, it will be $40. per car. There will be Awards, Dash Plaques, Car Show event T-shirts for sale, a Raffle, Automotive Arts and Crafts Vendors, "Live" Music with the popular local Rock and Roll Oldies group, "Contraband," and the Local "DJ" Vince Pistello playing those "Oldies but Goodies" Tunes in the park. A delicious breakfast will be served at the Pinole Senior Center along with more terrific food at other local restaurants nearby on the day of the show. The Northern California Cruisers Classic Car Show is free to the general public and is lots of fun for the entire family. There is a playground area for the children. The Car Show proceeds benefit local charities. Please go to our Car Club's website to download a registration form at: www.northerncaliforniacruisers.com
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25th - Marysville: Classic Car & Bike Show in Historic Downtown "D" Street. Registration is at 1st & "D" Street at 7am. Fees: $25 Swap Meet and Vendors. $20 Car & Bike. Food, Drinks, Raffle, Music and Event Awards. For more info, contact: Big John at (916) 698-7637 or Ken (530) 682-0068.
26th - 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. Registration opens March 1st. Ponies & Snakes is always an advance SELLOUT so register early to avoid disappointment. For info visit http://www.poniesandsnakes.com
2nd - Vallejo: Nor-Cal Knockout Round 7 at Solano County Fairgrounds. NorCal Knockout is a nostalgic rock 'n roll car & bike show held annually on the first weekend in July. Enjoy a day full of amazing American made Traditional Hot Rods, Kustoms, Bombs, Lowriders, Gassers, Nostalgic Race cars, and 40's - 60's style Choppers, Bobbers, & Cafe Racers. Come join the celebration of our country surrounded by an amazing variety of American made cars, bikes, live bands, DJ Tanoa Samoa, pinstripers, tattoo artists, tons of vendors, our annual mustache contest, BBQ, & cold drinks all day! The Expo Hall will host a huge variety of vendors, artists, pinstripers & the Knockout Hall of Fame. 6 tree shaded lawns make a great spot to park your sled or hot rod & a huge main concourse for display of cars & bikes. The show is from 9am - 4pm. General Admission $10.00 (Police w/badge, Military w/ID & kids 5 years and under are FREE). The FAIRGROUNDS charge $10.00 for parking. Pre-reg gate opens at 8am. Pre-registration $20.00 ($25 at the gate) includes 1 passenger, a goodie bag, and free coffee and donuts.Show vehicles are $25.00 at the gate or you can pre-register before June 22nd, receive a goodie bag, save 5 bucks, and expedite your entrance (includes one passenger that must be in the car). Bikes are $15 at the gate. For more info visit http://www.norcalknockout.com/home.html
9th & 10th - Aptos: Hot Rods on the Green Car Show held at Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos, CA US 95003. A fun event for the whole family. Enter your own car in the competition or just stop by and enjoy! Lee Jilka | firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.tlc.org/kingsmen 10th - Stockton: Stockton Swap Meet & Car Show at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way from 6am to 3pm. Gates open at 5am for sellers and 6am for buyers. $8.00 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 see some of the best Hod Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Low Riders, VW's, Muscle Cars, Originals and Trucks competing for over 20 trophies. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces are big 20 X 20 on pavement or the grass. $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of show. Overnight set-up and camp out on Saturday 2pm - 8pm. Overnight security provided. 100's of sellers / 1000's of buyers. Huge model car show in building 2. Turn those old car parts into cash! Call for details (209) 948-5307
16th - Dixon: 7th Annual Street Car/Truck Show (Pre-1974) & Rib & Chili Cook-off plus Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, live music, Kid's Park! Downtown Dixon, Hwy 113. Car Show & Event start at 10am. Car Show awards are at 3pm at Dixon Library grass area. Our event with go on until 10pm but the car's can leave after the awards if needed. Food/Craft Vendors and live bands stay until 10pm. Event closes at 10pm. www.dixonribcookoff.com or call (707) 678-4373. Registration will open Feb 2016.
17th - 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 2PM. All makes and years welcome. Cars, Parts, Memorabilia, and fun. For more info contact Gary Walden (707) 762-6420 or Cliff Johnston (707) 584-1974 or Jack Roarick (707) 526-0892 or visit http://corvettesofsonomacounty.com General Admission is free.
16th - 17th - Saratoga:Seventh Annual Saratoga Classic Car Show. Over 250 colorful classic and cool cars gather in the historic village along Big Basin Way. Sponsored by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and the Cool Car Club of Saratoga, Los Gatos and Campbell. The event runs from 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, July 17th. A wide selection of food, tasty beer and wine from local wineries and breweries, craft vendors, raffle prizes and a live band in the center of town all add up to a fun-packed day for people of all ages. Cool Cars can be registered for the Saturday Cool Car Cruise and/or for the Sunday Classic Car Show by going to www.CoolCarClub.com or www.SaratogaChamber.org For more information, e-mail email@example.com or you can call Tiger Teerlink, President of the Cool Car Club at 408-828-9614 or the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce at 408-867- 0753
22nd - 24th - Sonoma: NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel returns to the drag strip at Sonoma Raceway, offering a high-speed indulgence for drag racing fans from 6am to 10pm. The race is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA’s Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in eleven categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. The weekend also features the return of the six-second door slammers of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series. For tickets and more info visit http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/nhra_division_7
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 DJ music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit www.SundayCruiseIn.com
22nd - 24th - Fortuna: 26th 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: http://redwoodautoxpo.com or call (707) 725-3916
23rd - Penngrove: 6th Annual Hot Rods and BBQ at Penngrove Park sponsored by Penngrove Social Firemen, 8am - 5pm. Open to 1974 and earlier hot rods. Over 450 cool custom cars to see! No judging, No entry fee... Just a bunch of family fun! Barbeque, raffle prizes and music. NO DOGS ALLOWED!!! For more info call John Rossi (707) 981-7765
29th & 30th - Virginia City: Hot August Nights kick-off! Make 2016 a classic with Hot August Nights in Virginia City! Celebrate Hot August Nights’ 30th Anniversary in this historic mining town just outside of Reno with cruising events, live entertainment, poker fun and more. The events begin at 10am and runs through 4pm, with the cruise from 4-5pm. Registration is $40. For more information or to register please visit their web site at https://hotaugustnights.net/virginia-city
29th - 31st - Sonoma: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series at Sonoma Raceway. There is nothing more potent in motor sports than a 10,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster or Funny Car barreling down the drag strip at over 330 miles per hour. It is earth-pounding excitement and you’ll find it at Sonoma 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 call (800) 870-RACE or visit http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/nhra_sonoma_nationals
30th - Jamestown: Pormotion Club of Jamestown presents its 5th annual RODS TO RAILS car and bike show, featuring custom, classic cars and custom bikes. Location is Main Street in Jamestown in the heart of Gold Country and the home of Railtown 1897. 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 2:00. For more info contact Gary Wilson at (209) 984-0888
30th - Sacramento: Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena). THIS IS A HUGE TRADITIONAL STYLE SWAP MEET WITH OVER 11,000 SPACES!! Vendor & Car Corral SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ON SATURDAY. NOBODY WILL BE TURNED AWAY! Vendor, Commercial, and Car Corral spaces are available. Swap meet spaces $25.00. Car corral spaces $35.00. Spaces are not assigned. 2 admission passes are included per vendor (NOT PER SPACE). Additional passes can be purchased at the Swap Meet Office. Gates open at 6am for buyers. $10.00 admission. Free parking. Set-up on July 29th after 5 pm. For more information visit www.sacramentoswapmeet.com or call (916) 955-8777
31st - Sonoma: 30th Annual Devils Darlin's Depot Park Car Show, located at Depot Park on 1st St. West in Sonoma, just 1 block off the plaza from 8am - 3pm. Open to 59 and earlier American made cars only. Picnic area, awards, raffle, dash plaques, historic railroad museum. $30 preregistered entry fee (includes dash plaque and packet), $35 after July 20th. Limited to 125 cars so register early! For more information call (707) 938-2485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd - 7th - Reno / Sparks: 30th Anniversary of Hot August Nights in down town Reno and Sparks. Literally thousands of amazing hot rods and customs to see and LOTS of fun! Way too much to list here so for more info or registration please visit their web site at www.hotaugustnights.net
6th - Union City: Join us for the Larry "O" Car Show in honor of Union City's own Larry Orozco! Classic & Custom Cars, Trucks & Hot Rods from the 1920's-1970's will be displayed.
Drawing & Prizes, Bicycle Show, Food, Music and Much More! Formally "Hot August Day" Senior Auto Show. Sponsored By: City of Union City. Benefits Ruggieri Senior Center. For more info contact Edward Rivera at (510) 675-5495
13th - Rancho Cordova: Butch Gardner Save Our Cars Car Show. The Show will be at Sacramento Vintage Ford 2484 Mercantile Drive Rancho Cordova. $20.00 Registration pays your Membership Fees through August 2017. $20.00 Registration Fee to Current ACCC Individual Members extends your membership for one year. How can you go wrong? A great car show in a great location and ACCC Membership all for one low fee! Gates open at 8:00 AM and Show starts at 10:00 AM and goes to 2:30 PM. Awards at 2:00 PM. Show is open to 1975 and older and limited to 300 cars. Clubs with late/model vehicles in addition to older vehicles are welcome. Pre-Reg is strongly recommended. Show goes on rain or shine! Contact Rex at (530) 748-6181 for more information!
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 http://friendsoflincolnkids.com/classiccar.html
14th - Pleasant Hill: 15th Annual American Iron Car Show in downtown Pleasant Hill on Crescent Drive from 10am - 3pm sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District. Register your pre-80s American car and enter the competition. Vehicle entry fee is $28. Register early! Downtown space is limited. Please call (925) 682-0896 for entry form or more details or visit pleasanthillrec.com
15th - Novato: Nostalgia Days Car Show featuring the prestigious George Barris Award for the most elegant kustom and $200.00. Car show starts at 7am - 4pm. Enter the show on 1st St. off of Vallejo Ave. $40.00 pre-registration or $45.00 day of the show. Also join us for the cruise night, Friday night in downtown Novato starting at the Days Inn from 4 - 6pm. Cruise on!!! For more info call Marv Gianbastiani at 415-897-0583 or visit www.nostalgiadaysonline.com
18th - 21st - 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! Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race. Approximately 550 vintage race cars are invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. The event relives motorsport history at the iconic circuit which has been the scene of America’s golden years of sports car racing since its inception in 1957. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad activities. For times, dates and more info visit http://www.laguna-seca.com/rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion
19th & 20th - Willows: Car and Bike Show. Please join us on Friday night August 19 for a Show 'n Shine and Cruise at Memorial Park on Sycamore St. The main Car Show will have food, vendors and events on Saturday August 20 at Jensen Park on Elm St. Over 14 classes for motorcycles over 15 classes for cars. Check out our website for all necessary information www.willowscarandbikeshow.org or contact Kevin (530) 586-0119, Colleen (530) 624-8486, or John (530) 228-2304 for info.
19th - 20th Napa: 14th Annual Main Street Reunion. Show and Shine Friday night from 5pm - 8:30 down town Napa. Car Show is on Saturday from 10am - 3pm on 1st & Main St. down town. Stroll the streets of beautiful downtown Napa and see 400 pre 1976 cars. Cars will be judged and awards given in 40 categories. Tee shirts & baseball caps w/ pre registration. Food, beer, wine and other beverages available. The event is free and open to the public. For info contact or registration info call Craig Smith at (707) 257-0322 or visit www.mainstreetreunion.com
23rd - Monte Rio: 16th Annual Russian River Car Show held at Monte Rio Community Center and Upper Beach parking lot. For more info visit http://mrrpd.org/calendar.html
25th - 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
26th - 28th - Pleasanton: Goodguys 30th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster is scheduled to take place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA and it promises to be better than ever! Festivities for registered participants kick-off on Monday 8/22 with Hot Rod Week – four days of guided tours in and around the Bay Area visiting automotive collections, rod shops and other interesting places! Known as the “Crown Jewel” of all Goodguys events, the West Coast Nationals is the perfect blend of old school traditions and new school trends and it’s reflected in over 3,000 of America’s finest 1972 & older show-quality hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics on display throughout the majestic Alameda County Fairgrounds. This big event also includes over 300 Vendor Exhibits, a huge Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, Live Music Entertainment, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, Craft Beer Garden, Nightly Parties, a Model Car Show, Mini Engine Exhibit, a FREE Kids Zone and so much more! And, you don’t want to miss the crowning of the 2016 Goodguys America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod Award! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com Goodguys… Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times!
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 DJ music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit www.SundayCruiseIn.com
4th - Vallejo: Packard and Classic Car Swap Meet sponsored by the Nor Cal Regions of The Packard Club (PAC), Classic Car Club of America and Pacific Packard Classics. Sell, buy or trade your Packard and other Classic cars, parts and memorabilia. Antique automobile museum with Titanic exhibit open during the event. Vendor spaces (10x20) $25, For Sale Corral spaces $10. Make your reservation by check payable to Nor Cal Packards, 1584 Thornwood Drive, Concord, CA 94521. Sorry, no hot rods, muscle, late models or non-automotive items. Questions: Bob McCoy at (925) 518-5909 or email: email@example.com
10th - Sacramento: 8th Annual Cal Auto Museum Car Cruise & Show on Fulton Ave from 4pm to 9:30pm. We get car owners from all over California joining this show. Come join 500 cars from all years, makes, and models for Northern California’s best cruise and car show! This event is free for spectators and takes place on and around Fulton Avenue and culminates with a big classic car party! Spectators can line the cruise route to watch the cars in action, and then check out the show, where we will have a beer garden, live music, vendors, and of course, blocks of classic cars to admire! 3:00 pm Registration opens (location to be determined) for pre-registered cruisers and those paying at the gate. Food trucks and cruise vendors will also be able to set up in their designated spots during this time. 4:00 pm-Cruise begins! 6:00 pm-Cruise ends and car show begins. Cruisers may park in designated show lots. Vendors and food trucks open for business. 9:30 pm-Show ends. 10:00 pm-Streets re-open. We encourage car clubs and groups to join this fun, summer, car cruise and show. Swag bags will be given to early bird drivers which includes a Cruise T Shirt, museum passes, and swag from our sponsors. For more info visit http://www.calautomuseum.org/event/8th-annual-cam-car-cruise-and-show-on-fulton-avenue or call (916) 442-6802
10th - Sonoma; 5th 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 little 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 goes directly to the VFW which helps local vets in need. Free admission 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! 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 only. For more info, PHOTOS, downloadable registration forms, etc, please click HERE or visit our car show web site at www.BadAssCarShow.comYou can also call (707) 996-4363. Hope to see you there!
11th - San Jose: The 16th Annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San Jose will take place from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA) with stock antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from 1900 to 1945. Early Lincolns will be featured this year. Also located on the grounds will be the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association. There will be antique crafts demonstrated and antique collectibles displayed. Admission to the event is $5, and free for participants and HSJ members. For more information contact Peder Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 358-3398.
16th - 18th - Sonoma: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Sonoma Raceway for the epic series finale to the 2016 racing schedule. Summer may be winding down, but the competition will be hotter than ever as double points are on the line, and a solid performance in Sonoma will determine who will reign as champion. For more info call (800) 870-RACE or visit http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/gopro_grand_prix_of_sonoma
17th - Bodega Bay: 3rd annual "Cruisin' the Coast" car show and fun day held at the Bodega Bay Community Center - 2255 Hwy. 1 in Bodega Bay from 10am - 2pm. Aside from an assortment of "beachy cars", (Mustangs, Corvettes, VW vans, woodies, cool trucks and others), there will also be live music, a BBQ, a Tiki bar with wine, beer and soft drinks, etc. Admission is $5.00 which supports the community center. For more information or to register please call (707) 875-9609 or email email@example.com
18th - Placerville: 8th Annual Miraflores Winery Vintage Car Show from 10AM – 3PM. Register now! FREE BBQ LUNCH*. NO ENTRY FEE. AWARDS. GREAT WINES. PAVED ROAD. Gates open at 9AM
*ONE BBQ VOUCHER PER REGISTERED CAR. 2021 four springs trail Placerville, Ca 95667 (530) 647-8505 mirafloreswinery.com
24th - Petaluma: 3rd Annual Car Show for a Cure in support of the Alzheimer's Association from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Plaza North Shopping Center (near KMART). This is a FREE event to attend and only $25.00 to enter a car. For more information contact Cynthia at (707) 775-4330 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
27th - 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 DJ music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit www.SundayCruiseIn.com
1st - Orland: 7th Annual Orland Chamber Rod & Custom Car Show held downtown at Library Park. Car entry $10.00 per car. Show begins at 8am. Awards at 2pm. Trophies and Sponsor Plaques. Directions: I-5 to Hwy 32 / Chico off ramp. Stay on 32 going East toward Chico. Turn right on 3rd St. Car shirts pre-ordered / prepaid $25 SM to XL $2.00 per X after XL. Website application www.orland-chamber.com or call (530) 865-2311
1st - Petaluma: Rip City Riders presents The 11th Annual Chilly Billy Car and Motorcycle Show at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. All proceeds to go to Veterans Housing & Services of Sonoma. There will be live music, BBQ, vendors, and raffle. For more information please call Marv at 415-897-0583 or Honda Larry at 415-892-2753.
8th - Folsom: OctoberFest Car Show & Toy Run. Make plans now to attend one of the biggest and best car events in the Greater Sacramento area. The Capital City Cruisers in cooperation with the Palladio Mall and Gifts From The Heart invite you to join us for Great Food; Great Shopping; Great Entertainment; and Great Cars at a Great Venue. We’re expecting 400 of Northern California’s finest Hot Rods; Street Rods; Muscle & Classic Cars to be in attendance. The Palladio, located at 410 Palladio Parkway in Folsom, has 55 Plus Stores, 13 Restaurants, 16 Movie Theaters, and will be the place to be October 8, 2016. Pre-Reg is $10.00 plus a toy or you nay register at the gate for $25.00. 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 200 cars. Download registration form at http://capitolcitycruisers.org and mail with payment to: Capital City Cruisers, 6114 Quartz Drive, El Dorado, CA 95623. Show will be limited to 400 cars. Pre-Registration strongly recommended. Show goes on rain or shine! Contact Rex Roden at (530) 748-6181 for more information. Vendors Welcome – Contact Donn Edlund at (916) 684-8297
9th - Stockton: Stockton Swap Meet & Car Show at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way from 6am to 3pm. Gates open at 5am for sellers and 6am for buyers. $8.00 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 see some of the best Hod Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Low Riders, VW's, Muscle Cars, Originals and Trucks competing for over 20 trophies. $15 fee for car show entries & autos for sale. Dash plaques to the first 100 car show entries. Swap meet spaces are big 20 X 20 on pavement or the grass. $20 prepaid or $25 at the gate day of show. Overnight set-up and camp out on Saturday 2pm - 8pm. Overnight security provided. 100's of sellers / 1000's of buyers. Huge model car show in building 2. Turn those old car parts into cash! Call for details (209) 948-5307
17th - Folsom: Car show benefiting the military. The show is for all special interest vehicles, hot rods, street rods, restos, Military vehicles & motorcycles. In short, if it has wheels and a gas motor, and it's driveable... bring it! Be sure to pre-register by visiting http://www.wheelin4warriors.com
25th - 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 DJ music, free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the prestigious Sundae Cup Trophy! For more info call (707) 623-3219 or visit www.SundayCruiseIn.com
12th - Pleasanton: GOODGUYS 27th AUTUMN GET-TOGETHER at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
This is the final Goodguys Get-Together of the year and offers West Coast rodders one last chance to show off their pride & joy! Featuring All Years of American Made or Powered Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks, Goodguys AutoCross, Indoor Car Show, Vendors, Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale Corral. Call (925) 838-9876 or visit www.good-guys.com for more.
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