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Labor Day Car Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

Need something to do in this Labor Day weekend? Take a look at these great Labor Day events, and you’ll have no excuse for lounging at home come Labor Day weekend. Head on out and wrap up your fun-filled summer in style.

Labor Day Derby & Car Show

Clayton, CA


This event is intended as an opportunity for family fun. The day’s events will include a soapbox car race down Main St., a classic car show, fun inflatables for kids of all ages, snow cones and much more!


There is NO fee to enter a classic car & kids race free. Kids age 7-14 can ride. More info

Good Sam Safe Ride

South Lake Tahoe, CA


If you love classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles, come attend our free show at Heavenly Village in South Lake Tahoe. It’s always a fun event with lots of classic vehicles and friendly people!


If you have a classic car, truck, or motorcycle, come show it off! Click on the Application button and send in your entry fee along with the application and proof of insurance. We’d love to have you join us!


SPECIAL DEALfor locals and frequent show goers.

To thank you for your patronage, make at least a $150 donation to IGS Safe Ride and receive all 7 show entries, up-front parking, and 5 full show packages (t-shirt, dash plaque, meal and drinks)!  More info


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Ventura Nationals

Ventura, CA



Cruise over to beautiful, Historic Downtown Ventura as we kick off the weekend with the Ventura Nationals Art Show at the Ventura Majestic Theater featuring an array of talented artists, curated by Kustomz Gallery.



Join us at the Ventura Fairgrounds for all the festivities! The kustom car, hot rod and bike show features the best around, from mild to wild kustoms and rods, to nostalgic 60s choppers, Vans, Lowriders and vintage trailers.


Wrapping up Saturday is the car & bike awards, as well as the draw for this year’s  Lost Angles Children’s Project Custom Car Giveaway 1959 El Camino! *For more info about this year’s Giveaway and project visit Be sure to get your ticket for a chance to win!


Saturday night downtown will be thriving, check out the local bars & restaurants for great food, and entertainment.  More info

The Great Labor Day Cruise & Camp“O”Rama

Costa Mesa, CA


Our 37th year brings some exciting new changes. Re-branded as The Great Labor Day Classic Hot Rod Camp“O”Rama, we have opened the show up to American Made Vehicles to the year 1987.


The event will open to all registered vehicles at 7:00 am on Saturday, August 31, 2019 and the event will close Sunday after the Awards show.


We are excited to bring the history of the car craze to a 30 year and older selection.


This year we have again joined with the Warrior  Foundation – Freedom Station to help support US Veterans.  Proceeds from the show will go to this great cause through our charity. More info

Heavenly Village Days on Labor Day Car Show

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Before summer segues to fall, Tahoe South will celebrate a Labor Day last call: an amped-up holiday weekend of non-stop activities on and off the water including the Heavenly Village Days on Labor Day Car Show.


August 30 – September 2, 2019, Heavenly Village Days on Labor Day Car Show. Sidewalk sale, trophies, poker run, $40 show.  Open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  Brought to you by Good Samaritans Safe Ride.


The International Good Samaritans Safe Ride Program (a big name idea in a small town) was started to provide teams of sober designated drivers to be on call by beepers (all we had then) to respond to any calls from intoxicated drivers, their friends, or the bartenders who didn’t want their customers to drink and then drive themselves home.


In order to keep these safe rides free, IGS decided to host an annual fundraiser based on the 50’s lifestyle and 50’s cars and call it Cool September Days Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Vintage Camper Show. Along with an old car show, IGS would put on a 50’s style Sock Hop with dance, dress-up, and hairdo contests and at midnight at the Hop as a grand prize IGS would give away a locally donated and restored old car on a $1 raffle ticket.  More info

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