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Southern California Events in April 2020 with COVID-19 Updates

EVENTS UPDATED MARCH 30, 2020.

Given the emergency situation surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and it being extended until April 30 until further notice, some, if not all, of these events may be impacted by this event. Please see below for updates. We recommend that you contact the event coordinator(s) to confirm the event of interest is cancelled, delayed, or is still proceeding for the month April. Our information for these events are only as current as it’s updated and communicated online.  If would like more information as it is updated about how to protect yourself from COVID-19 we recommend you follow the guidelines and information provided by the CDC. Please read.


Whether it’s a relaxed cars & coffee event or an adrenaline-pumping Grand Prix race, we think you’ll find an April Southern California events to your liking.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

Goodguys 20th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

When: April 3-5

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA

Times: Friday, April 3 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 4 –  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 5 – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Goodguys will celebrate its twentieth anniversary at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgounds. It’s time for sun, palm trees, ocean breeze and good looking rides. Check out all the event information below and get ready for the good times! Learn More.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

Long Beach Hi-Performance Swap Meet

When: April 12

Where: Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis, Long Beach, CA

Time: 6:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

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. The Long Beach Swap Meet has been featured on such television shows as Monster Garage, Popular Hot Rodding TV, and NHRA Drag Racing Today. Learn more.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

Malibu Cars & Coffee

When: April 12 & 26

Where: Malibu Bluffs Park
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 am

 

The City of Malibu, in conjunction with Armamdo Petretti Classic Cars, is pleased to invite you to the Official Malibu Cars and Coffee. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, Southern California’s top enthusiasts can enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Malibu Bluffs Park, to enjoy a coffee while admiring some of the world’s finest automobiles at an unbeatable location. Learn more.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

When: April 17-19
Where: 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA

Time: TBA

 

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is much more than a race weekend: it is a three-day, two evening festival, combining world-class racing with a wide variety of activities for the whole family, all taking place on the streets of downtown Long Beach.

More than 185,000 fans will see six exciting racing events headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, the same cars and stars that run in the Indianapolis 500 each year. In addition, North America’s top sports cars, drifting, historic race cars and Robby Gordon’s jumping SUPER Trucks will be showcased during the weekend.

Off the track, the Acura Grand Prix will have Friday and Saturday evening concerts, free to same-day ticket holders, along with the popular Lifestyle Expo and Family Fun Zone that combines family-friendly activities with a show featuring the latest in home, automotive and personal products. There is also a Food Truck Experience with food trucks from all over L.A., the Mothers Exotic Car Paddock (Sunday only) and race driver autograph sessions from all six racing series. Learn more.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show

When: April 19

Where: Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA

Time: 5:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pomona is the West Coast’s Largest automotive swap meet and classic car show.

With seven one-day events each year, this Southern California classic is specifically designed for car enthusiasts.  More than 30,000 people and 15 miles of parts, accessories, automobilia, and classic cars!

For the best shopping, swapping, and auto viewing, organizers recommend arriving early… remember, “the early bird gets the worm.” Learn more.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

When: April 19
Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance honors the automobile and its historical significance. It is filled with three days of world-class exhibitions and celebrations that inspire all who attend. Learn more.

 

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled

Heartbeat Happening Car Show

When: April 26
Where: Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center, CA
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Heartbeat Classics of North San Diego County will hold its 21st annual Heartbeat Happening car show, which is open to all car makes from 1975 and older. This year’s event will once again feature big rig tractors (no trailers.) Learn more.

 

UPDATE: This event has been Postponed and a new date TBD

Benedict Castle Concours Car Show

When: April 26
Where: 5445 Chicago Avenue Riverside, CA
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Known as “The Car Guy’s Car Show,” the Benedict Castle Concours and Car Show is unique in bringing together all elements of the car hobby. It celebrates the breadth of the car hobby with the common theme being passion, according to organizers, with a mix of stunning Concours winners, hot rods, powerful muscle cars, wild exotics, killer customs, rumbling race cars, tricked-out trucks, motorcycles, and more. Awards are given to the top cars in every category. With hundreds of unique vehicles on display on the beautiful Benedict Castle grounds, there’s something for everyone at the show.

The Benedict Castle is often referred to as the crown jewel of the Inland Empire.  There is no other Car Show or Concours held at this kind of venue. The cars are displayed on terraced lawns surrounding the castle that are beautifully manicured to match the perfection of the cars.

Those attending are continually struck by the elegance of the cars being displayed on grass with the Castle as their backdrop.  The hilltop campus features elevation changes, allowing for a variety of campus viewing points and staging the vehicles in unique positions for stunning photography and viewing.

Just some of those who attended last year’s event include Gene Winfield, Ed “Isky” Iskendarian, Linda Vaughn, Rick Dore, Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner, Ralph Holguin, and the most famous Car Guy in the world, Mike Brewer, and his partner Ant Anstead from their global TV show, Wheeler Dealers.  This year’s Grand Marshal will be Corky Coker. Learn more.


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