For many motorists, California is synonymous with car shows! What better way to rekindle your love of the open road in a fine motor vehicle than by seeing some of the best ones in the industry? Rub shoulders with glitterati and see some great cars. Read on to find our favorite car shows.
13th Annual Capitola Rod and Classic Car Show
Held in Capitola, miles from Santa Cruz from June 9-10, this show features classic rods and cars through 1972. Capitola is laced with charming shops and restaurants, so there’s something to please everyone.
San Francisco International Car Show
From November 21-25 at the Moscone Center, glimpse some of the world’s most astounding vehicles and cutting edge technology.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
This renowned show has something to suit even the most discriminating of tastes. A week-long multi-event show, there will be wine tasting, fashion shows, auctions and more.
Rendezvous Back To Route 66
In October, this event, held at the San Manuel stadium in San Bernadino, is a grassroots effort to keep the Back To Route 66 event alive. Last year, the event boasted over 1100 cars.
This event is held in February of each year and is entering its 70th season. Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards and over 25 clubs will be in attendance.
Cool Concord Cars
Come on out to look, or else bring out your own car to be featured in this event for free, held in Concord on July 10, from 5:30-7:30.
Summerfest Car Show
Located right here in Antioch, this event is happening on July 15 at 11am at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.
Old Town Pittsburg Car Show
Happening every Friday from May 11 through September 7 in Old Town Pittsburg on Railroad Avenue between 3rd and 6th streets from 6-8pm, this show has something for everyone, including special attractions and live music!
Billetproof Car Show
Antioch’s largest car show returns in September, featuring a low $10 admission, a swap meet, races, and even a pinup contest. Don’t miss it!
Soap Box Derby and Classic Car Show
If you’re looking for a truly family-friendly car show, come to downtown Clayton on September 1 from 9 am – 3 pm, Main Street Downtown Clayton. For information call Clayton Community Church (925) 673-9060.
Let us know if you visit any of these car shows, or if we missed your favorites!