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Car Show Dates

Below are car show and swap meet dates for California & Nevada.

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.  This information is provided as a free courtesy. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the info if something changes.

car show and swap meet dates and places

 Events in light gray are from last year and are there for ease of updating. 


January - 2018

13th - Stockton: Fred's Annual Circle Track Trade Show & Swap Meet at the San Juaquin Fairgrounds, Building #2. 8am - 12pm. $8.00 admission, children free. It's mostly for dirt and asphalt circle track cars and parts, but also has other car and hot rod stuff. Free parking. Indoor / Outdoors rain or shine. For info call (209) 982-4309

27th & 28th - Turlock: This is the big Turlock Swap Meet! Saturday, 7 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 7 AM to 3 PM. Admission is $10.00 at the gate on Saturday and $5.00 on Sunday. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more info www.TurlockSwapMeet.com  

February - 2018

16th - 18th - Sacramento: The Sacramento Autorama at Cal Expo, now in its 68th 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 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 

March - 2018

11th - Lodi: Swap Meet & Car Show held at the Lodi Festival Grounds at 413 East Lockeford St. in Lodi from 6am to 3pm. $5.00 admission for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. Free parking. Come see some of the best hot rods, muscle cars, rat rods, VWs, low riders, original classic cars and trucks competing for over 20 trophies! Dash plaques to the first 100 entries. Swap meet has big 20 x 20 spaces for only $20.00 pre-paid or $25 at the gate - day of show. Overnight set-up or camp out OK on Saturday from 2pm to 8pm. Overnight security provided. For more info call (209) 948-5307

18th - Stockton: 11th Annual Stockton Swap Meet & Car Show at Stockton 99 Speedway located at 4105 N. Wilson Way in Stockton, CA. 7am to 3pm. Classic car, hot rod, race car, antique collectibles swap meet and car show. 100's of sellers / 1000's of buyers. Call for details (209) 466-9999 or visit www.stockton99.com  

24th - 25th - Pleasanton: Goodguys 36th 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. Giant Swap Meet! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com or call (925) 838-9876 

April - 2018

7th & 8th - Sonoma: CSRG David Love Memorial Vintage Car Road Races at Sonoma Raceway. See fantastic vintage race cars roar around the track. For more info visit http://www.sonomaraceway.com/media/news_archive/csrg-david-love-memorial-races-sonoma-raceway.html 

7th - Aptos: 6th Annual Vintage, Rod & Custom Swap Meet Presented by the Kingsmen Car Club and the Santa Cruz Horseless Carriage Club. 7:30am to 2pm - Twin Lakes Church Basketball Court Lots - 2701 Cabrillo College Dr. Pre-registration by March 30th and pay $15. per space (standard vehicle size parking space) - $20. per space day of event. Vendor set-up begins at 6am - Mail your pre-registration check to: Kingsmen Car Club - P.O. Box 856 - Capitola, CA 95010 (make checks payable to Kingsmen Car Club). For More information email - swapmeet@kingsmencardclub.org 

21st - Sacramento: Sacramento Classic Car & Parts Swap Meet at Cal-Expo. THIS IS A HUGE TRADITIONAL STYLE SWAP MEET WITH THOUSANDS OF SPACES! Vendor & Car Corral. Spaces will be available at the gate on Saturday. Nobody will be turned away as long as you arrive by 7:00 am to register! Vendor and Car Corral spaces are available. Spaces are not assigned. Two (2) admission passes are included per vendor (NOT PER SPACE). Additional passes can be purchased at the Swap Meet Office. Pre-registration is NOT required. Spaces will be available both on the early setup day and on the day of the event. Vendors enter through Lot B off of Exposition Blvd. Public parking is Located in Lot C off of Exposition Blvd. For more information visit www.sacramentoswapmeet.com or call (916) 955-8777

21st - Carmichael: 6th 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: carmelks@comcast.net

21st - 29th - Redding: 29th 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 

22nd - Santa Rosa: 7th Annual John Puccioni Memorial Swap Meet at the veterans building across the street from the fairgrounds. Cars and related parts only. 6 am - 12pm. Any question please call Steve at (707) 843-2930 or Jeremy at (707) 481-3235

24th - Sacramento: (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED THIS YEAR) 58th 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. 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

27th & 29th - Bakersfield: NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals. Bring the whole family for a day at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Spectator gate hours will be Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit your local O’Reilly’s store to purchase tickets. For more info please call (901) 452-4030 or visit https://www.nsra-usa.com 

28th - 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 300 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 8am. Show starts at 10am and runs to 3pm. 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 for the first 100 cars. Download reg form at http://capitolcitycruisers.org. 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

28th - Stockton: Mustangs Plus presents The Mustang & Classic Ford Car Show at Mustangs Plus, 2353 Wilson Way. in Stockton. Come join us at our annual April Mustang and Fords Car Show. An event for the whole family. There will be raffle prizes, food, music and most important, all the Mustang and Fords on display. For more info call (209) 944-9977 or visit http://mustangsplus.com/eblast/aprShow18/apr18Form.pdf  

28th - Atwater: Castle Air Museum's Super Saturday Car Show from 9am - 3pm. Come see over 400 hot rods and classic cars, plus over 65 planes, including various military planes. For more info call Don Harmon at (209) 993-6929 or visit www.castleairmuseum.org Click here to see their flyer. 

28th - Kingsburg: The 29th annual Start-n Summer Rod Run 9am - 4pm at the Kingsburg Gun Club. Music, great food, $500 raffle, SoLow contest and lots o' fun. Open to hot rods, streetrods, customs and muscle cars through 1972. TGIF party & run registration at Fat Jack's 50's drive-n in clovis. For info call Al at (831) 688-0926 or Cal at (559) 292-4329 or visit http://pandraggersfresno.com  Click here to see their flyer.

28th - La Puente: Downtown La Puente Car Show and Chili Cook-Off. Come join us at our 3rd annual show from 10am - 3pm! Awards at 2:30pm. Street parking, Live music, Chili Cook-off Competition, Vendors, Raffle, 50/50, Food, and much more. Open to all classic cars. $30 vehicles; $30 vendors. Proceeds benefit La Puente Kiwanis Club, a Non-Profit organization serving the children and families of our community. For more info email solapuente@hotmail.com or visit www.LPKiwanis.org Click here to see their flyer. 

28th - Manifee: 6th Annual Big Barn Classic Car Show at Motte Historical Museum from 9am - 2pm. Vendor booths, festival foods, free museum open to the public, live band and more! For more info call (951) 928-3210 or email Maria at maria@mottemuseum.com Click here to see their flyer. 

28th - Santa Maria: St. Mary's School 3rd Annual Car Show from 10am - 3pm. Cars, music, food, raffles and more! For more info call (805) 925-6713 or visit https://stmarysschoolsm.com/car-show-april-28-2018 

28th - Healdsburg: 4th annual Healdsburg High School Car Show & Street Fair from 9am - 2pm at the Healdsburh High School, 1024 Prince Ave. Cars, music, food, raffles and good times! This show is the only fundraiser for the auto shop class and is essential for purchasing car parts and tools for the growing program. Last year the event raised more than $4,500 and featured 140 cars.

28th - May 2nd - San Francisco: California Mille 2018 brings 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

29th - Half Moon Bay: Pacific Coast Dream Machines at Half Moon Bay Airport. Cool cars, motorcycles & planes on display at the Half Moon Bay Airport from 10am to 4pm. This is always a nice event!  For more info visit https://dreammachines.miramarevents.com 

29th - Benicia: 25th Annual Classic Car Show at the 1st St. Green in the beautiful downtown waterfront area. The show brings 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 and 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.  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. For more info visit www.BeniciaClassicCarShow.com 


May - 2018

4th & 5th - Clovis: 20th Annual Pontiac-Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac-GMC Show at Sierra Bicentennial Park in Clovis, CA sponsored by the Pontiac's of Central California Club. Starts Friday 4 at 6pm with a BBQ dinner and socializing. On Saturday show registration starts at 8am. Cars need to be on the show field by 9am to 3pm. Awards at 3pm. This show and a separate Oldsmobile Club of America Zone Show being held simultaneously. Separate Oldsmobile Club registration required for judging and Saturday night awards banquet. For POCC Show info see: www.PontiacsofCentralCalifornia.or g For Oldsmobile Club Zone Show info See: www.NorCalOlds.com  Pre-Registration must be postmarked by 20 April 2018. Click here to see the flyer for this show. 

4th - 6th - Morro Bay: Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show. Please visit their web site for all of the details at http://www.morrobaycarshow.org 

5th - Grass Valley: Downtown Grass Valley Car Show in historic downtown amongst gold-rush era buildings! 10am - 3pm. 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 

5th - Alameda: East Bay Swap Meet, Collector Cars & Parts. Free car show and toy show 6am to 3pm. Free admission to the public. For sellers: 20x20 stalls are $40, and a car for sale stall is $30. Early vendor check-in and set-up is on Friday, the 4th at 3pm. For a copy of the flyer, with registration form, go to the link on the home page for the Golden Gate Regional Group #1 Early Ford V8 Club, at www.goldengatev8.org 

5th - Brentwood: Liberty High School Auto Shop presents - 7th annual Pedal to the Metal Car Show at the high school - 850 Oak St. in Brentwood from 10am - 2pm. $20 donation per car. 

5th - Copperopolis: 18th Annual Hot Copper Car Show. Bigger and better this year than ever! Great food, full bar, raffle, music and more from 8am to 3pm at 100 Town Square Rd, Copperopolis. Hosted by the Lake Tulloch Lions Club. Free admission / $30 car or bike registration to enter. For more info contact Bob Toynbee at (209)785-0682 or visit https://www.gocalaveras.com/events/hot-copper-car-show 

6th - Thousand Oaks: The Rotary Chili Cook Off & Craft Brew Festival & Classic Car Show, 11am - 5pm. Two stages for incredible live music, tricked-out dream cars, and a Kid Fun Zone, it’s a blast for the whole family. $20 admission - includes chili!! Kids 10 and under are free. For more info email info@chili-cook-off.com or visit https://www.chili-cook-off.com 

6th - Turlock: 33rd Annual Spring Swap Meet and Car show! The best finds in the central valley! Hard to find car parts, vintage items, antiques, and beautiful classic cars. 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. 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 call (209) 201-8491 or visit http://springfallturlock.com 

12th - Oroville: The Gold Rush Car Show is Oroville's biggest and most well-attended event of the season. This car show is fueled by vintage rock 'n' roll, pink poodle skirts, white bobby socks, sunglasses and cool cars that are hot! There will be plenty of classic vehicles on hand. Admission is free. For more info please call Lou at (530) 533-4001 or visit https://business.orovillechamber.com/events/details/2018-gold-rush-car-show-5581 

12th - Woodland: Main Street Car Show and Cruise presented by Woodland Street Cruisers. 10am - 3pm. '78 and older cars. Free to spectators but donations are always welcome. Registration includes the show and the main street cruise! Limited to first 350 Cars. Pre-Registration $35 by May 6th, $45 at the gate. Music, Food, Raffle Prizes, 50/50, Poker Walk. For more information visit http://www.woodlandstreetcruisers.com 

12th - San Lorenzo: 17th 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. $5 donation for spectators. More information at www.arroyocarshow.com or contact Andy at (510) 317-4167 or email arroyocarshow@gmail.com

12th - 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! Classic Cars and Trucks, Antique Cars and Trucks, Show Cars, Rat Rods, Low Riders, Motorcycles, Trailers, Anything American made that is Pre 1972, We like the Old Stuff. It doesn't have to be pretty, the rustier the better, this is your car show, Drive it in and fill it up with people, It's like a drive-in $20 gets in a car load and then if you are a spectator over 12 years it will cost you $5 to walk in. No Dogs or Bicycles! There will be food and lots of elbow rubbin'. For more info contact Ken Williamson at (707) 527-6068  

12th - San Rafael: May Madness Car Show on 4th St. in downtown San Rafael from noon to 6pm. Hundreds of classic cars and hot rods line the street with vendors and live music. Car parade starts at 5pm. For more info visit http://maymadnesssanrafael.com 

12th - Paso Robles: 10th annual Warbirds, Wings and Wheels Car and aircraft show and Swap Meet from 7am - 4pm at the Estrella Warbirds Museum. A great event for the whole family! For more information please call (805) 238-9317 or visit https://www.ewarbirds.org/wwwx/index.shtml 

17th - 19th - Petaluma: Salute to American Graffiti. A lot of people think American Graffiti was filmed in Modesto. In fact, most of the movie was filmed in Petaluma in the summer of 1972. Come and join us as we celebrate that 45 years ago American Graffiti was filmed on the same streets that the car show is on. Starting on May 17th and ending on May 19th with a big car show. How about cruising those streets? Starting at 4pm, we open those streets up to cruising. That's right, you can cruise the same streets that Milner and Falfa did in the movie. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.americangraffiti.net on February 5, 2018. Don't wait as registration fills up quickly. Don't be square, be there!  For more info call John Furrer (707) 762-3394. See you there!

19th - Maxwell: 21st Annual Classic Car Show. Billed as the "Best Little Free Car Show In The World" held at 515 Oak St. 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

19th - Loomis: Townsmen 15th Annual Car Show from 10am - 3pm at Loomis Train Depot at Horseshoe Bar Rd. & Taylor Rd. Registration and check-in is from 8 - 9am. Goodie bags to the first 100 registered. Awards at 2pm. $25.00 pre-registration. Limited to 200 pre 1975 cars & trucks. For more info contact Steve at (916) 798-8766 or visit http://townsmen.org 

19th - Marina: The 5th Annual Memorial Day Car Show at the Veterans Transition Center from 10am - 4pm at 220 12th Street, Marina, CA. 93933 (Fort Ord). Pre-1979 & Older Classic Cars, Hot Rods & Trucks. This year we are hoping for 200 cars in attendance. There will be local arts and crafts vendors, food, a 50/50 raffle, a general raffle along with music and a bounce house for kids. Something for everyone! Not to mention beautiful classic cars and amazing Hot Rods from all over California and even out of state. The Veterans Transition Center (VTC) is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit that provides transitional housing and case management to homeless Veterans and Veterans with families located here on the peninsula. For More Info Call (831) 883-8387 or visit www.VTCMonterey.org  Help our Homeless Veterans! All proceeds go to the Veterans Transition Center.

19th - El Sobrante: Hotrods and Hotcakes car show at El Sobrante Christian High School, 5070 Appian Way from 9am - 12 noon. Raffle, pancakes, awards, music and vendors. For info contact Majka at meesasmom@hotmail.com  

19th - Oakley: 4th Annual Car & Truck Show - PTSA of Freedom High School. All proceeds go to Freedom High School's PTSA senior scholarships. Classic Pre-1949, Classic 50's, Classic Trucks, Projects (finished and not finished), Student Owned, Muscle Car, Foreign, Low Riders, Rat Rods. Entry Fee $20 (per car) Located at Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Rd. Oakley, CA 94561

20th - Redwood City: Friendship Day for 2018 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. Parking for 400+ cars, trucks, trailers & motorcycles plus a lawn area with shade trees for picnicking. Walkways go along the lagoon. Complimentary coffee and donuts for early arrivals. Food & drinks will be available, catered by “The Canyon Inn“. Enjoy the Informational booths, Goodie bags and Door prizes! Gates open at 8 AM with the usual $15. fee. (includes the goodie bag with dash plaque and door prize ticket for the 1st 400 entries). For more information, please check out our web site at http://www.mpotac.com/friendship-day.php 

20th - Petaluma: 44th 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 5am. Free parking & entry for buyers. A 20x20 space is $30. For more information call Dave Peterson at (707) 527-9183 or e-mail; 1davepete@comcast.net

20th - Red Bluff: 44th Annual River Park Car Show, 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. Enter on Willow St, off Main St in Downtown Red Bluff.  Contact Dom Strickland at (530) 243-2902 or Vince at (530) 347-3109 or email mtshastaregionchva@outlook.com 

20th - Placerville: Hangtown Car Show on historic Main St. 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 mikocen@yahoo.com

20th - Sacramento: 2nd Annual All Fast Fords and Muscle Mustangs Swap Meet being held at Sacramento Raceway as part of the all day Fast Fords and Muscle Mustangs event. Limited swap spaces. Spaces approximately 15'x15'. $15 for reserved spaces. $25 for unassigned (day of event). Vendors and attendees must also pay entry fee of $15 per person to enter the event. $15 event entry fee includes all this: Autocross 8am to 10am. Swap Meet 8am to 12pm. Drag Races 10am. Car Show 9am. Gate opens 7AM for reserved spaces. Be in line at gate at 6:30am. Limited to mostly Ford family vehicles and product parts of all years. The more FoMoCo items, the better. This is mostly a Ford lovers crowd. Plus other related swap meet items. Trailered vehicles for sale require 1 space. Non-trailered vehicles for sale must also pay additional $10 parking fee. No food products. Full event details at: http://sacramentoraceway.com/specialty­events­2/ford  For additional Swap meet details and to pre-register, contact: Bob Seawell at (916) 705-1747

20th - Concord: 6th Annual St. Agnes Church Car Show & Blessing from 10am - 3pm in the school parking lot. FREE admission for cars and attendees. Car Blessings at 12:30 PM (distilled water only). FREE dash magnet, but no prizes or competitions, just a nice family-friendly start to the season.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Food and refreshments will be available on site.
St. Agnes Church is located at 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord, CA 94519. Visit stagnesparish.net for more info

26th - Sebastopol: The 6th Annual Driven to Perfection Classic Car Show & Cruise benefiting the Sebastopol Area Senior Center from10am - 3pm at O’Reilly Media, 1005 Gravenstein Hwy. N., in Sebastopol. 1976 and older classic cars and trucks. Rain or shine event.The whole family is invited. Nominal fee of $7 per person with kids 12 and under for free. Vehicle registration is $25 per vehicle until end-of-day May 1, and $35 per vehicle May 2 - on. Last year’s show had over 2,000 members of the public viewing the 200+ classic cars and trucks. A splendid time is guaranteed for all at this annual fun raiser! Be there or be square! This is NOT a judged show, but special awards will be given: People's Choice, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and other categories. For more information, call Dean at (707) 829-2440 or visit http://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/driven-to-perfection 

26th - 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

28th - Sacramento: Memorial Day car Show featuring Vettes for Vets & American Muscle at the Cal Auto Museum on Monday, May 28th from 9am - 2pm.  All makes and models are welcome! We will have music, a military colorguard and national anthem, vendors, food available for purchase, and more!  We will also be judging cars in several different categories, including best Corvette, Veteran-owned, and new this year, a kid’s judging category! Registration is available online at www.calautomuseum.org Admission for car show spectators is free. Contact (916) 442-6802 for more details or visit https://www.calautomuseum.org/event/8th-annual-vets-vettes-american-muscle-car-show 


June - 2018

1st - 3rd - Sonoma: Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway. Formerly known as the Wine Country Classics Vintage Racing event. This event features legendary sports cars and popular marques like Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche and Lotus, as well as a full array of formula cars, American Trans-Am and production race 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 https://www.sonomaraceway.com/events/sonoma-historic-motorsports-festival 

1st - 3rd - Pismo Beach: 32nd Annual Classic & Hot Rod Show. 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. This show is open to all years, makes and models of cars and is free admission for spectators. Over 120 trophies are awarded each year to car show participants.  For more info visit https://theclassicatpismobeach.com  We’ll see you in Pismo Beach! 

2nd - Sonoma: The Annual Historic Race Car Festival on the Plaza! On Saturday night from 5:30 - 7:30pm, a select group of historic race cars depart from Sonoma Raceway under a full CHP escort and head to the picturesque downtown Sonoma plaza. After a window rattling ceremonial lap around the Town Square, the cars will go into the Plaza for public viewing. Saturday's car show, benefitting the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, is another perfect opportunity for fans to enjoy the street and performance cars from local car clubs, as well as show off their own rides. There are lots of shops and restaurants around the plaza, so make a night of it with the whole family! For more information call (707) 933-3950 or visit https://www.sonomaraceway.com/events/sonoma-historic-motorsports-festival 

2nd - Lincoln: 12th Annual Downtown Lincoln Classic Car Show hosted by Rods & Relics of Lincoln Hills. Show open to all 1975 and older American Made or American powered vehicles. Registration before May 15 is $20.00, after May 15 $30.00. Show to benefit the National Down Syndrome Coalition, RRUFF Healing Heroes and Ride to Walk. Registration from 7:00 – 9:30 a.m., Show from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 50 + awards presented at 2:30 p.m. Dash plaques and a raffle ticket for all vehicles registered before May 15th. 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 Rich Ragan (916) 408-1950 or Mike Carvidi (707) 849-2834  

2nd & 3rd - Pleasanton: The Goodguys 25th Summer Get Together featuring all years of American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Auto Cross course, indoor car show, vendors, swap meet and cars for sale corral. For more info call (925) 838-9876 or visit www.good-guys.com 

8th & 9th - Santa Rosa: Peggy Sue's All American Cruise & Car Show at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This is a fun and VERY WELL run event! Great for the whole family. Friday evening: Packet Pick-up from 3pm - 7pm. Food | Music | Alcoholic Beverages. Load in for Drive-in Movie is from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Drive-In movie starts at Sundown. Saturday: Car Load-In from 6:00am - 8:00am. Load-in Gates close at 8:00am. Breakfast Items for Sale at 8:00am. The Car Show is from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Live Music from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Pin-Up Contest at 11:30am. Awards from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Cruise Load-In at Brookwood and 4th St. from 4:00pm - 5:00pm The Downtown Cruise is from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. For more info visit Peggy Sue's web site at https://www.cruiseforpeggysue.com 

8th & 9th - Sacramento: Sacramento Raceway’s Nite of Fire - part of NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage Series. Racers are competing for $30,000 cash!! 4 Jet Dragsters, Tim Smith’s Freedom Fighter, Shelly Segal’s Fire Starter, Mark Steven’s Earth Flight and Jeff Atamian’s Beast. NITRO Match Racing
The Tramp, Jim Reed & Shawn Van Horn’s Choo Choo Mama, Billy McDevitt’s Rear motored Nitro Dragster and Nitro Fever, CIFCA Supercharged Alcohol Funny Cars, A/Fuel Dragsters, Junior Fuel Dragsters, 7.0 Pro Eliminator, Nostalgia Eliminator 7.60, 8.60, 9.60, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, Vintage Street Hot Rods, and NOR CAL Drag Bikes all on the race track at Sacramento Raceway! For more info call (916) 363-2653 or visit http://sacramentoraceway.com/big-shows/nitro-nite-of-fire 

9th - Elk Grove: The Over The Hill Gang presents their 18th Annual Pre-Fathers Day Car Show at Elk Grove Park. Open to '72 and earlier American vehicles. $25 Pre-Entry by May 31st • $30 Entry Fee Day of Show. Includes entry to the park • First 250 entries receive a dash plaque. Over 15 Awards including “Best of Show”. Raffle • Great food and drinks will be available! Set up 8am • Entries close 11am • Awards 2pm. NSRA Free Safety Inspection Available. Free vendor space available. Call Ray (916) 799-3115 For more info, or call the “Over the Hill Gang” Ron (916) 744-1228 or Bob (916) 761-4628  or visit www.Overthehillgang-sac.com or http://www.overthehillgang-sac.com/framed_home_page_1.htm 

9th & 10th - Capitola: Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show. See classic beauties cruise the coastline on Saturday morning from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk to Capitola starting at 8:30 am. Enjoy a weekend filled with awesome cars, great music, charming shops, restaurants for every taste, and family fun at the beach! For more info please call (831) 462-3197 or visit http://www.capitolacarshow.com 

10th - Sacramento: Come join for a pre-game car show at Raley Field at 400 Ballpark Dr. with the Sacramento River Cats, featuring classic cars, family fun, and of course, a post-car show baseball game, with your Sacramento River Cats taking on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox! The show will take place from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, gates open for the game at noon, and first pitch is at 1:05 pm. This car show is open to all makes and models. Entry into the car show, which includes a ticket to the game and two complimentary passes to visit the California Automobile Museum is just $25. For $35, you can join us in our pre-game parade around the field! For more info please visit    https://www.calautomuseum.org/event/classic-cats-car-show-presented-california-automobile-museum 

13th - Woodland: The Woodland Street Cruisers 11th Annual Hot Rod and Custom Motorcycle Show at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Show runs from 8am to 3pm. All entrees will be parked on grass. For more info email lv62chevy@sbcglobal.net or call (530) 662-3814

16th - Campbell: The VINTAGE MUSTANG OWNERS ASSOCIATION is proud to announce its 41st annual Car Show presented in conjunction with NorCal SAAC. The Home Church, 1711 Winchester Blvd. @ W. Latimer Ave. Campbell. With over 200 cars and several vendors and exhibits, this is one of the largest gathering of Vintage and Late Model Mustangs, Shelbys, Cobras, and 1960-1970 FoMoCo muscle cars in Northern California. See every generation of the Ford Mustang from 1964½ to current. Peer judging with awards given to the top three cars in each of 30+ classes. Limited to the first 200 cars registered. Registration 8:00am Car Show 10:00am to 3:00pm. $40 per car (includes T-Shirt) if registered before June 7th ($50 after June 7th). $25 for each additional car (does not include T-Shirt). Car show entrants that donate a non-perishable food item will be entered into a special drawing. Free entry to spectators. See you there! For more info please call (650) 493-4476 or visit  http://www.vintagemustang.org 

16th - Sacramento: The 22nd annual Mustangs & Fords at the Marriott car show held at the Sacramento Marriott located off HWY 50 and Sunrise Blvd. at 11211 Point East Dr. Rancho Cordova CA 95742. Hosted by the Sacramento Area Mustang Club (SAMC). The event benefits local non-profits and youth at risk programs. Open to all years of Ford family products (Antiques, Rods, Trucks, Exotics, and lots of Mustangs. Over 80 big trophies and is limited to 200 vehicles. Pre-registration fee is $30 and includes a FREE T-SHIRT to the first 150 vehicles registered. Free to the public. Visit www.sacmustangshow.info  for downloadable application, or call Bob Seawell at (916) 705-1747

17th - Santa Rosa: Father's Day 24th 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. Registrations: www.nceca.org or call (707) 546-5500

21st - 23rd - Carson City: ROCKABILLY RIOT Car Show and Cruise 2018 located in Carson City! This is not your typical Rockabilly show. It's much more! It's a celebration of everything Rockabilly!! Rockabilly bands, hundreds of cool cars, bikes & trucks, vendors, clothing, tattoo artists, Pin up Girls, a Virginia City poker run and much, much more!! For more information and registration info call Paul at (775) 291-5008 or e-mail at paulabomb@gmail.com or visit http://renorockabillyriot.com  

22nd & 23rd - Monterey: The annual "Monterey Rock and Rod Festival" held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Friday, and then at 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. 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 For details on ticket prices, registration and other information go to their web site at www.montereyrockrod.com or call (831) 809-6252 

22nd - 24th - Sonoma: The Toyota Save Mart 350 NASCAR Races at Sonoma Raceway. Info; https://www.sonomaraceway.com/events/toyota-save-mart-350 

23rd - West Sacramento: Burgiemen Car Club presents their 19th Annual River City Classic Car Show at River Walk Park from 8am to 2pm. Open to pre '75 vehicles. Awards presented at 2pm. $35 entree fee. Complimentary BBQ. For more info caontact Bob Taylor at (916) 549-0851 or visit  http://burgiemen.com/attachments/File/2018_Flyer_Burgiemen.pdf 

24th - Pinole: The Annual Pinole Car Show at Fernandez Park. All American Made (pre-1975) and Foreign Made (pre-1990) vehicles welcome! Pancake Breakfast at Pinole Senior Center from 7am-9:45am. Live Music. Lots of Vendors. Free Fun for the whole family! To register for the car show please email Megan Soriano megan@sequoia-eb.com or call (510) 283-5757

24th - Danville: Ponies and Snakes car show, a judged show for Mustangs and Ford Powered Cobras at the Danville Livery, 400 Sycamore Valley West from 10am to 3pm. Ponies & Snakes is always an advance SELLOUT so register early to avoid disappointment. For more info visit  http://www.poniesandsnakes.com 

24th - 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 11 - 2pm at 101 Fourth St. at C St. in downtown Petaluma. 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   

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7th & 8th - Aptos: 12th annual Hot Rods on the Green Car Show held at Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Dr., Aptos, 95003. Come on by to check out the coolest customs, sedans, hot rods, street rods, rat rods, motorcycles, muscle cars, tractors, trucks, VWs and works-in-progress from around the Bay Area (and further). Pre-register by June 18th and pay $25 to enter your vehicle. Late/Day-of-Event registration is $35 per vehicle. Red Cross Blood Drive, 2nd Harvest Food Bank Food Drive, live bands and many more to be announced! CHECK IT OUT! Sat. July 7th - 10:00am - 7:00pm. Sun. July 8th - 8:00am - 1:00pm. For more info visit http://kingsmencarclub.blogspot.com/p/annual-events.html 

21st - Dixon: 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       

21st - Sacramento: Chevy vs. Ford Drag Races at Sacramento Raceway, open to all Chevy and Ford bodied or powered cars & trucks! Racer Gates Open: 4:00pm. Racing Time Trials: 5:00pm. Eliminations: 7:00pm. Pit Admission: $15 in advance online or $20 at the gate. Racing: $35 in advance online or $40 at the gate. Pit Area Parking: $5. Kids under 12: Free. For more info call (916) 363-2653 or visit http://sacramentoraceway.com/specialty-events-2/chevy-vs-ford                                      

22nd - 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, and fun. SWAP MEET: (cash only) vendor spaces: one space is 19' x 19'. Cost for one space $25. Two spaces $40. Three spaces $55. Vehicles with a trailer and/or long truck must rent two spaces. CAR SALES: (cash only) space $15. Parking and Admission are Free!  For more info contact Tony Varela (707) 328-1095 or Larry Williams (707) 569-0214 or email at yeah_baby@comcast.net  General Admission is free.

22nd - Saratoga: 9th Annual Saratoga Classic Car Show. Over 250 colorful classic and cool cars gather in the historic village along Big Basin Way in downtown Saratoga. The event runs from 10 AM to 5 PM. Free admission and parking for spectators. 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. For more info visit https://www.sccshow.com or   www.CoolCarClub.com or call (408) 828-9614

20th - 22nd - 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.sonomaraceway.com/events/nhra-division-7-drag-races-presented-by-korbel   

28th - Folsom: Nostalgic Cruise of Dreams hosted by The Cappuccino Cruisers, open to all pre'74 classic cars, hot rods, rat rods, customs, muscle cars and trucks. Located at Folsom City Lyons Park 411 Stafford St. $25 registration. Vendors, Crafter’s, DJ & Live Band, Food Truck, Raffle, Awards & fun for all! Registration: 7:30 - 9:30am. Car Show 10am -  pm. Awards at 2:30-3pm. For more info call Ray or Chris at (916) 988-6376 or visit  http://www.capcruz.com/events_2018/2018_Cruise_of_Dreams_FLYER.pdf  

29th - 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 11 - 2pm at 101 Fourth St. at C St. in downtown Petaluma. 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 

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

27th - 29th - Fortuna: 28th 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://www.redwoodautoxpo.com or call (707) 572-7855

27th - 29th - Sonoma: The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Nationals 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.sonomaraceway.com/events/toyota-nhra-sonoma-nationals 

28th - Yuba City: 3rd Annual Sun Ray Car Show Charity Event for Youth Group & River Bottoms Ministry, 1390 Franklin Rd. Access to rear parking lot is off of LittleJohn Rd. Antique, Classic & Late Model Categories, DJ, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Vendors, Prizes, Dash Plaques for First Fifty. Free to the Public. $20 Pre-registration, $25 Day of Show. Vehicle & Vendor Online Registration: http://standrewpcusa.org/carshow Gates open at 8am, Judging at 10am, Trophy Presentation @ 1pm

29th - Sonoma: 32nd annual Devils Darlin's Car Show, located at the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot on 1st St. West in Sonoma, just 1 block off the plaza. Show runs from 9am to 3pm. Open to 73 and earlier American made cars, hot rods & trucks. Free admission to spectators. $35 pre-registration fee due by July 13th. $40 day of show. Gates open at 7am. For more information email DevilsDarlinsCarShow@gmail.com  

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


3rd & 4th - Novato: 22nd annual Nostalgia Days Car Show & Cruise! With 21 successful years behind us, Nostalgia Days - presented by the Downtown Novato Business Association - has become a cornerstone event in Downtown Novato. Each year the city closes down 7 blocks of beautifully tree lined Grant Avenue for a full day while summer is still in full swing. With the sound of classic rock ‘n roll floating in the air, thousands of visitors enjoy free admission as they admire hundreds of vehicles of all types, including classic cars, hot rods and kustoms – just to name a few.  The afternoon is capped off with a full slate of awards given to the best in each category as well as cash prizes for Best in Show and the People’s Choice. Hundreds of local families come out to cheer for the police escorted Hot Rod Cruise through Downtown Novato on the Friday evening before the main event. For more info please call (415) 599-6880 or visit http://www.nostalgiadaysnovato.com  

3rd & 4th - Virginia City: Hot August Nights kick-off! Make 2018 a classic with Hot August Nights in Virginia City! Celebrate Hot August Nights’ 32nd Anniversary in this historic mining town just outside of Reno with cruising events, live entertainment, poker fun and more. The events begin at 9am and run through 4pm, with the cruise from 4 - 5pm. Registration is only $40. Trailer parking will be available at the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds located on F Street near the V&T Train Depot. No charge for parking. Free shuttle rides will also be offered for both Friday and Saturday during the event. For more information or to register please visit their web site at https://hotaugustnights.net/virginia-city 

4th - Lodi: The American Steel Car Club presents the 23rd annual "Stuck in Lodi" Car Show. Open to all '79 and earlier vehicles in beautiful downtown Lodi. Limited to the first 300 cars. Awards, dash plaques, goodie bags, raffle prizes, 50/50. Pre-registration fee is $35 until July 14th. Registration at the show is $40 from 7am - 9:30am. Car show runs from 10am - 3pm. Boy Scout breakfast from 7am to 10am. For more info call John at (209) 369-6303 or visit http://americansteelcarclub.com/2018-stuck-in-lodi-classic-car-show 

4th - Marysville: The Marysville Elks Lodge is hosting their 2nd annual Car Show featuring sports cars, classic cars, muscle cars,tuner and sport compact cars located at 920 D St. in downtown Marysville from 7am - 2pm.  For more info email duaine1970@yahoo.com 

7th - 12th - Reno / Sparks: 32nd 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 https://hotaugustnights.net 

12th - Pleasant Hill: Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District celebrates the 17th annual American Iron Car Show. FREE to the public! Stroll down Crescent Drive in Pleasant Hill and view the spectacular cars of yester-year. Vote for your favorite. Car entrant fee $30 per car. pre 80's only. Register early! Downtown space is limited. For more info please call (925) 682-0896 or visit   http://pleasanthillrec.com/211/American-Iron-Car-Show-812 

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!

17th - 18th Napa: Main Street Reunion Car Show and Shine. 2 days - 2 amazing car shows! Step back in time and experience the days of cars of distinction! Friday, August 17th, visit Show and Shine and see 150 vintage cars. Located at the corner of Pearl and Soscol Streets. Saturday, August 18th is the main event – Main Street Reunion car show, featuring 400 antique cars, all in mint condition. Located on Main and Third Streets. Both are events free and fun for the family. Plenty of food and drinks For more info please visit https://donapa.com/event/main-street-reunion  

17th - 18th - Lakeport: Lakeside Car & Boat Show in Downtown Lakeport (Clearlake) at Library Park and on Main Street on the shores of Clear Lake in Northern California. Limited to 375 Cars and Boats. There will be Multiple Awards and Trophies to be presented on Saturday Afternoon. Single Car or Boat Entry will be $40. Enjoy a concert in Library Park starting at 6pm followed by A Night of Fire where high-performance boats will fire up and shoot blue flames into the night sky. This show is a fund raiser event for Operation Tango Mike, sending support and care packages to our deployed troops and veterans. For more info visit http://www.curbside.tv/lakeboatshow 

17th & 18th - Willows: 32nd annual Car and Bike Show. Please join us for our Show 'n Shine and Cruise on Friday at Memorial Park on Sycamore St. The main Car Show will have food, vendors and events on Saturday 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.

18th - Dixon: 9th annual Norcal Knockout Nostalgic Rock'n'Roll Car & Bike Show 10am - 6pm. This year it will be held at the Dixon Fairgrounds. Come join us for a day of amazing Pre-70 American made Traditional Hot Rods, Kustoms, Bombs, Lowriders, Gassers, Nostalgic Race cars, and 40's - 60's style Choppers, Bobbers, & Cafe Racers. There will be live bands, DJ's, Pedal car build off, pinstripers, tattoo artists, tons of vendors, BBQ, & cold drinks all day! General Admission $10.00 (Kids 13 years and under are FREE). For more info visit http://www.norcalknockout.com or call Hank at (916) 382-6464 or Korena at (916) 382-6462

23rd - 26th - Monterey: Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway (Laguna Seca). 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.weathertechraceway.com/event-news/2018-rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion-dates-announced 

25th - Monte Rio: 20th Annual Russian River Car Show open to '73 and older American cars & trucks held at Monte Rio Community Center and Upper Beach parking lot from 8am to 3pm. Free general admission. Family fun! Poker Walk. Pancake breakfast! Raffle prizes. For more info contact Mike Murphy at (707) 865-9584 or email at mikemurphy2201@att.net or visit http://www.russianriverhistory.org/annual-russian-river-car-show 

24th - 26th - Pleasanton: Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton promises to be better than ever! 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. 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! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com Goodguys… Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times!

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 11 - 2pm at 101 Fourth St. at C St. in downtown Petaluma. 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

30th - 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 or visit http://placerville-downtown.org 


6th - Patterson: Kruisn' For Knowledge Car Show featuring cars, trucks & bikes of all years, makes and models. Trophies, food, raffle, live music and more. Located at the FDES Building at 501 Ward Ave. Registration at the gate is $25 or $20 to pre-register. All proceeds for this show are being donated to Patterson School District. Please help us make an awesome contribution to the school. For more info please call Yeshi Wisniewski (209) 818-3295 or email at yodasfantasy@yahoo.com  

6th - 8th - Eureka: The 25th annual Cruz'n Eureka Car Show. Travel trough the Redwoods to visit old town Eureka for a Cruise, Car Show, BBQ, Poker-Run, Swap meet, Movie and vendors to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods. Cool trophies and separate dash plaques for car show & cruise. Goody-bags for the first 150. For more info call (707) 441-1030 or visit http://bgcredwoods.org/cruzn-eureka 

9th - 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 Contact Jeff Mihaly (510) 501-0415 or email: jeffmihaly@yahoo.com or visit http://www.norcalpackards.org 

15th - Sonoma; 6th Annual All American Bad Ass Car Show at the Sonoma Vets building parking lot on 1st St. West, just off the plaza in downtown Sonoma (across from the Sonoma Police station). 100% of the proceeds go directly to the VFW which helps local vets in need. Free admission and parking for spectators. Vehicle entries: $35 pre-registration fee or $45 at the gate the day of show. Limited to 1973 and older American made cars and trucks, and American made motorcycles of any year. Vendors, great food, goodies, music, and a really fun sparkplug changing contest for the ladies, It's GREAT fun for the whole family! Show hours are 9am to 3pm. This show is limited to about 160 or so cars so register early or you might not get a spot. Please remember, this show is on SATURDAY only. For more info please visit http://www.vfwpost1943.org or download the flyer and registration forms by clicking here. 

14th - 16th - Sonoma: Grand Prix of Sonoma. The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Sonoma Raceway for the epic series finale to the 2018 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.sonomaraceway.com/events/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 bbcommunityassoc@comcast.net 

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

23rd - San Jose: The 18th annual Antique Autos in History Park, presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José, will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA) with pre-1946 original or restored to original condition vehicles, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles. In addition to many antique vehicles, there will be participation by the Early Day Gas and Tractor Association, displays of Early Crafts and Antique Collectibles, a Dixieland Band, Dancers, Barbershop Quartet, Blacksmith Shop Demos, Trolley Rides, History San José Open Houses, Kids Activities, Food and more. Bring the family for a day of viewing, entertainment and fun. Admission to the event is $5, (3 yrs +) and free for participants and HSJ members. For more information, contact Peder Jorgensen at  pederjorgensen51@gmail.com or call (408) 358-3398 or visit http://www.scvmtfc.org 

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 cermshar@wfocliving.com

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 11 - 2pm at 101 Fourth St. at C St. in downtown Petaluma. 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 

30th - San Jose: San Jose Country Club 8th Annual Motorsports Show, 7am to 3pm. This event is held at the San Jose Country Club located in the beautiful East Foothills of San Jose. Dedicated to motorsport enthusiasts in the San Jose and greater South Bay area. The entire facility is devoted to this fun event. Car and motorcycle clubs, collectors, and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend with friends and fellow club members. This show is a judged event for classic, vintage, custom, and collectible motorcycles and automobiles. But more importantly, it’s an opportunity for motorsports individuals to have fun and meet people at a beautiful location. For more info please visit http://www.sanjosecountryclub.org/motorsports  

30th - Turlock: The Annual Fall Swap Meet and Car Show! The best finds in the central valley! Hard to find car parts, vintage items, antiques, and beautiful classic cars. 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. 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 call (209) 201-8491 or visit http://springfallturlock.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

6th - Petaluma: Rip City Riders presents The 13th Annual Chilly Billy Car and Motorcycle Show at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. This is a great event with lots of cool cars and bikes, live music, a big BBQ, vendors, and a raffle. For more information please visit https://ripcityriders.org 

6th - Sacramento: Sacramento’s biggest car cruise and festival is back starting at 3:00 pm! Join your fellow car lovers and cruise half a mile of historic Fulton Avenue followed by a street fair with vendors, live music, entertainment, beer, food trucks, and much more! Discounted pricing for the first 300 cars to register! $25 for Gearhead Members and $30 for general public. For an additional $10, you can get your exclusive CruiseFest t-shirt and VIP bag with generous gifts from our sponsors, and one free drink ticket! For more info please call (916) 442-6802 ext 13 or visit https://www.calautomuseum.org/event/2018-cruisefest-fulton-avenue 

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

13th - Alameda: The 25th annual Classic Car Show in downtown Alameda on Park St. Open to all '87 and older classic cars, trucks and other classic vehicles. More than 400 classic vehicles will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district. Classic cars of every description will line up along Park Street between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave – antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the '50s and the '60s, but there will also be plenty of muscle cars from the '70s and '80s along with classic beauties from the '20s, '30s, and '40s. The free event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm and is fun for the whole family. Entertainment will be available as DJs spin oldies from the '50s and the '60s. In addition to the cars and entertainment, many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda will be open. Spectators are encouraged to shop and explore the unique collections of our stores, have fun at the family arcades and entertainment centers, and enjoy the tasty fare of our fabulous restaurants. For more information please call (510) 523-1392 or visit  https://downtownalameda.com/events/classic-car-show  


10th & 11th- Pleasanton: GOODGUYS 29th 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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