It’s once again a slower time of year and to make time to take a couple road trips to partake in some favorite automotive events. Southern California offers a variety of events from swap meets to car shows, racetrack events to motorcycle events. If you like the roar of an engine, vibrant paint colors, or the preservation of a classic car, some of these events might spark your interest!
San Juan Capistrano Car Show
The classic, new and exotic will headline the San Juan Capistrano Car Show, which promises a fabulous display of some 400 antique and classic cars and trucks. The return of the popular New-Car Row will show the latest models from local dealers. Bring the family! This is a pet-friendly event, and many of last year’s attendees had their four-legged friends in tow. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendors’ booths and enjoy delicious food with your family. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
17th Annual SJC Car Show
Featuring more than 400 Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, Vintage Cruisers, Imports, Trucks, Motorcycles, and again this year “New Car Row”. Learn More.
The Morning Shift Cars & Coffee – Porsche Experience
Introducing the Morning Shift at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles! Join us the first Saturday of every month. Bring your favorite vehicle and join us for a complimentary coffee. All makes, models, spectators, and photographers are welcome. No entry fee or registration required. Learn More.
Sunrise FORD All-Star Showdown
The SHOWDOWN RETURNS to Irwindale!! Join us Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for the Sunrise Ford ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Pro Late Models will take to the 1/3 mile for 100 laps with $10k up for grabs. Super Late Models will tackle the 1/2 mile for a 200 lap, $25k to win, Showdown. Learn More.
Classic Cruisers Car Show
Join your family and friends at this reoccurring event every Sunday in February. Mingle with people that share the same interest. Learn More.
Murphy Muscle & Mojo
The Murphy Auto Museum, in conjunction with Fireball Tim, is pleased to announce the launch of Muscles and Mojo! Bring your vintage or classic car to the Murphy Auto Museum on the first Sunday of the month. Free coffee, free Hot Wheels and free admission to the museum during the event. Learn More.
Hot Harbor Nights at Harbor Cove
Visit every first Sunday of the month for a hot car show! Enjoy casual dining on the waterfront serves mouth-watering buckets of seafood, burgers, handcrafted chowder, and breakfast entrees. Learn More. Learn more about the event.
Dr. George Charity Car Show 2020
Dr George Charity Car Show supporting Desert Cancer Foundation. Show is open to all street rods, classics, muscle cars, special intrest cars, trucks, and motorcyles. Limited to 1,000 pre-registered vehicles. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the show. Learn More.
Slammedenuff SoCal Car Show
They travel from coast to coast, and now set their sights on the west coast in the great city of Ontario. With a new location comes new horizons, challenges, and opportunities. We invite you to take the driver seat and bring your best to our kick start of the season for 2020. Dedication, commitment, sacrifice. Welcome to the southern flavor of the slammedenuff experience! Learn More.
Long Beach Hi-Performance Swap Meet and Car Coral
Topping Events has promoted the premier monthly automotive swap meet in the United States for over thirty years. Founded in 1983 with just 7 vendors and 40 shoppers, the Long Beach Hi-Performance Swap Meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium has grown to over 600 vendors and thousands of shoppers while maintaining its hard-core automotive flavor. This outdoor event has become world renowned for its content of antique, vintage, classic, and high-performance cars and parts for sale at bargain prices. The swap meet is a must visit for hot rod, muscle car, street rod, classic car and truck enthusiasts. Learn More.
Cars & Coffee Huntington Beach at Pacific City
Orange County’s car enthusiasts can enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Pacific City Huntington Beach. Enjoy a coffee while admiring some of the world’s finest automobiles at an unbeatable beachside location. After the event spend your day at Pacific City shop and dine at unique stores and restaurants.
Event is family friendly and free to the public. There will be plenty of parking in the underground parking structure for guests. Parking is free for all show cars on the upper surface lot. Learn More.
Monarch Bay Car Show
Come enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and wide variety of cars every Saturday. Learn More.
Hillcrest Car Show in San Diego (Show & Shine)
Come and see classic cars displayed, talk to the owners, and get information on how to join the LGBT Classic Car Club. Learn More.
La Quinta Car Show
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of La Quinta and the GCV La Quinta Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the 14th Annual La Quinta Hot Rod and Custom Car Show. Event admission is free and open to the public. Entertainment, food, drinks and a beer garden will be available at this family friendly event. Learn More.
Modernism Week Vintage Car Show
View more than 50 vintage American and European automobiles on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center on the last day of the Modernism Show & Sale. Enjoy classic cars from the 1930s through 1980s at this casual and entertaining afternoon event. Chat with the car owners and share your passion for vintage automobiles with other enthusiasts. Learn More.
McCormick’s Classic Car Auction
McCormick’s Classic Car Auction occurs February and November of each year in Palm Springs. The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 Classic & Exotic cars. Admission is free for the public Friday. Saturday and Sunday are $15 per day or $25 for both days. Learn More.
Cars & Coffee Corona
Founded by Financial Planner, Kraig Strom, Cars & Coffee Corona is the largest weekly car show in the Inland Empire. All “cool” vehicles welcome. Saturdays from 7AM – 9AM. Learn More.
2020 Whittier Area Classic Car Show
This past February was our largest show to date with just over 500 show cars spanning the years 1914-1976, amazing display cars and nostalgia dragsters, and thousands of spectators. In case you didn’t get to walk the entire show, it had a wide variety of sponsor and vendor booths, high quality t-shirts, foot-stomping live music, fun activities for the kids, nine food trucks, hundreds of raffle prizes, an exciting opportunity drawing, and distinctive trophies in over 20 categories. This year is going to be fun too! Learn More.
SMC AutoFest 2020
Get ready to Porsche Party! Once again, the streets of Eagle Rock will be closed for the annual SMC open house. Learn More.
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