Get up close and personal with classic cars, the radical rat rods, vintage beauties and so much more…

California and Car Culture are One. And luckily so ~ with an estimated 13 million automobiles roaming the streets of the Greater Los Angeles Area, you can bet you’ll find knowledgeable automobile experts at some of the best car shows in the country.



While SoCal is home to some of the most well-known car shows in California, we pay attention to several regions around the Golden State to bring you a sampling of the most popular car shows, cruises, cruise-ins and automotive events throughout the state of California.

    Oct
    19
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Bob's Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy | Los Angeles | California | United States

    At the end of a long week, you and your ride deserve to rev up and wind down.
    Drive on over to Bobs of the West San Fernando Valley. Cruise in and park. Walk in and eat. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a mass gathering of awesome rides all round you!
    An area of the parking lot gets sectioned off specifically for classics and muscle cars, it is well-lit and attended-to throughout the evening by a volunteer group.
    We only ask that you patronize Bob’s or one of the other nearby eateries during your visit as a means to encourage them to keep supporting this cruise night. We also hope that you remember to be respectful of others’ safety and adhere to traffic laws.
    And please, for the sake of the residents living across the street: No burnouts or loud/obnoxious music

    Oct
    20
    Sat
    10th Annual Parking Lot Sale and Swap Meet @ California Car Cover
    Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
    10th Annual Parking Lot Sale and Swap Meet @ California Car Cover | Chatsworth | CA | United States

    10th Annual Parking Lot Sale at California Car Cover. This is our annual clearance sale as we make room for holiday merchandise in our warehouse. Save on seasonal, open box and clearance items. Held in conjunction with our final Saturday Social of the season. Free to attend.

    Oct
    21
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza

    Every Sunday morning from 8AM to 10AM this group meets at La Cumbre Plaza near the intersection of La Cumbre Ave and State Street for a casual get together. Our meeting spot is the parking lot area between Vons and Sears. There are no fees, registrations or obligations. It’s just a bunch of car enthusiasts that like to get their cars out and enjoy them.

    Cars and Canvas In The Arts District @ In The Arts District
    Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Cars and Canvas In The Arts District @ In The Arts District | Los Angeles | California | United States

    The first annual Cars and Canvas will be an event to remember, one that merges beautiful art with the best transportation SoCal has on offer. The show will feature 5 local artists, one will create a piece of work inspired by the day’s events that we’ll auction off to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 

    Five car classes will be judged including Best of Show, Best Bike, Best Competition Vehicle, Best Domestic and Best Import. We are fortunate to be able to host 100 cars and 30 bikes in the heart of LA’s Arts District. We’ll have Artists, authentic Texas BBQ, music, vendors, and great vehicles so enter your vehicle, buy tickets and put this on your calendar now!

    The show seeks to celebrate the arts and high light the artistry of your pride and joy. The fabrication and custom designs you and/or your builder poured blood sweat and tears in to, probably a little dough too should be recognized and that is what this show is about.

    Location is in LA’s Arts District.

    Entrants Please arrive at 8:00

    Oct
    26
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Bob's Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy | Los Angeles | California | United States

    At the end of a long week, you and your ride deserve to rev up and wind down.
    Drive on over to Bobs of the West San Fernando Valley. Cruise in and park. Walk in and eat. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a mass gathering of awesome rides all round you!
    An area of the parking lot gets sectioned off specifically for classics and muscle cars, it is well-lit and attended-to throughout the evening by a volunteer group.
    We only ask that you patronize Bob’s or one of the other nearby eateries during your visit as a means to encourage them to keep supporting this cruise night. We also hope that you remember to be respectful of others’ safety and adhere to traffic laws.
    And please, for the sake of the residents living across the street: No burnouts or loud/obnoxious music

    Oct
    28
    Sun
    Cars & Coffee Ventura
    Oct 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Cars & Coffee Ventura @ Ventura | California | United States

    Cars & Coffee Ventura is held on the last Sunday of the month in the parking lot of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 E. Main Street, Ventura, California. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Imports, Exotics, you name it, all cars are welcomed.

    October Breakfast Club Cruise-in at Petersen Automotive Museum @ Petersen Automotive Museum
    Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    October Breakfast Club Cruise-in at Petersen Automotive Museum @ Petersen Automotive Museum | Los Angeles | California | United States

    Get in the Halloween spirit with the Petersen Automotive Museum and our Trunk-or-Treat Cruise In!

    October 28th we will be popping the trunks of our 1925/34 “Round Door” Rolls Royce and Fred Astaire’s 1927 Phantom One Rolls-Royce and showing guests the incredible custom luggage stored there at this very special Breakfast Club Cruise-In.

    Come in your Halloween costume and dress your car up too for a festive morning of coffee, bagels, conversation and beautiful cars!

    The Petersen store will also be open for those hoping to go home with something special to remember the day.

    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza

    Every Sunday morning from 8AM to 10AM this group meets at La Cumbre Plaza near the intersection of La Cumbre Ave and State Street for a casual get together. Our meeting spot is the parking lot area between Vons and Sears. There are no fees, registrations or obligations. It’s just a bunch of car enthusiasts that like to get their cars out and enjoy them.

    Nov
    2
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Bob's Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy | Los Angeles | California | United States

    At the end of a long week, you and your ride deserve to rev up and wind down.
    Drive on over to Bobs of the West San Fernando Valley. Cruise in and park. Walk in and eat. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a mass gathering of awesome rides all round you!
    An area of the parking lot gets sectioned off specifically for classics and muscle cars, it is well-lit and attended-to throughout the evening by a volunteer group.
    We only ask that you patronize Bob’s or one of the other nearby eateries during your visit as a means to encourage them to keep supporting this cruise night. We also hope that you remember to be respectful of others’ safety and adhere to traffic laws.
    And please, for the sake of the residents living across the street: No burnouts or loud/obnoxious music

    Nov
    4
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza

    Every Sunday morning from 8AM to 10AM this group meets at La Cumbre Plaza near the intersection of La Cumbre Ave and State Street for a casual get together. Our meeting spot is the parking lot area between Vons and Sears. There are no fees, registrations or obligations. It’s just a bunch of car enthusiasts that like to get their cars out and enjoy them.

    Nov
    9
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Bob's Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy | Los Angeles | California | United States

    At the end of a long week, you and your ride deserve to rev up and wind down.
    Drive on over to Bobs of the West San Fernando Valley. Cruise in and park. Walk in and eat. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a mass gathering of awesome rides all round you!
    An area of the parking lot gets sectioned off specifically for classics and muscle cars, it is well-lit and attended-to throughout the evening by a volunteer group.
    We only ask that you patronize Bob’s or one of the other nearby eateries during your visit as a means to encourage them to keep supporting this cruise night. We also hope that you remember to be respectful of others’ safety and adhere to traffic laws.
    And please, for the sake of the residents living across the street: No burnouts or loud/obnoxious music

    Nov
    10
    Sat
    Second Saturday Cruise Night
    Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Second Saturday Cruise Night

    Second Saturday Cruise Night starts April 14th and runs every Second Saturday through December 2018 from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Plenty of Parking, Pizza, Bowling, Live Entertainment, and Full Bar. Show & Shine, Rust & Prime, Muscle, Low, Rod, Kustom, Tuner, Truck, Foreign, Modern Special Interest, 2 wheels or 4, All are welcome. No entry Fees…Just Major Car Fun! Mark it on your Calendars.

    Please drink responsibly. As this is a family oriented event we ask that you make good choices.

    Watch your speed in the parking lot and no burnouts please.

    Sponsored by harley’s Bowl Camarillo and Rock & Roll Pizza.
    Offering family fun, good food and live entertainment.

    Organized by The Ventura Classics Car Club.
    A non-discriminatory club respecting all aspects, budgets and skill levels. Simply sharing the love we feel rolling in a classic. We offer a friendly/family drama free atmosphere.

    Nov
    11
    Sun
    4th Annual ADA Charity Car Show @ MB2 Raceway Indoor Kart Racing Centers
    Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    4th Annual ADA Charity Car Show @ MB2 Raceway Indoor Kart Racing Centers | Thousand Oaks | CA | United States

    We raise money and awareness for the American Diabetes Association through showcasing beautiful cars, hosting contests and raffling off prizes!

    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza

    Every Sunday morning from 8AM to 10AM this group meets at La Cumbre Plaza near the intersection of La Cumbre Ave and State Street for a casual get together. Our meeting spot is the parking lot area between Vons and Sears. There are no fees, registrations or obligations. It’s just a bunch of car enthusiasts that like to get their cars out and enjoy them.

    Nov
    16
    Fri
    Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals @ WestWorld of Scottsdale
    Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
    Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals @ WestWorld of Scottsdale | Scottsdale | AZ | United States

    Goodguys 21st Southwest Nationals
    **The Grand Finale**
    November 16-18, 2018
    WestWorld of Scottsdale
    16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    General Admission (ages 13+) – $20.00; Kids (ages 7-12) – $6.00; Kids (ages 6 & under) – FREE
    Parking – $5.00 fee charged by WestWorld of Scottsdale

    Join Goodguys for a fun, festive weekend of southwest hot rodding at WestWorld as we empty the tank on another year of good times! This celebration includes a massive hot rod show with over 3,300 1987 & earlier hot rods, customs, classics, trucks and muscle cars highlighted by the Goodguys Top 12 Vehicles of the Year! The Southwest’s premier automotive event venue comes alive with the giant Show & Shine, hot rod cruises, over 200 vendor exhibits showcasing the latest products and trends and the pulse-pounding Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition featuring the 32-car “Duel in the Desert” AutoCross Finals Shootout event on Saturday, November 17th! Plus, shop the huge Swap Meet for those hard-to-find parts and automotive memorabilia and the Cars 4 Sale Corral, special parking areas on Saturday, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition presented by Fuelcurve.com, check out the model car show, enjoy the FREE Kids Zone and so much more! And, late model American made or powered muscle cars, customs and trucks are welcome on November 18th for the Spectre Performance All American Sunday! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com.

    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Bob's Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy | Los Angeles | California | United States

    At the end of a long week, you and your ride deserve to rev up and wind down.
    Drive on over to Bobs of the West San Fernando Valley. Cruise in and park. Walk in and eat. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a mass gathering of awesome rides all round you!
    An area of the parking lot gets sectioned off specifically for classics and muscle cars, it is well-lit and attended-to throughout the evening by a volunteer group.
    We only ask that you patronize Bob’s or one of the other nearby eateries during your visit as a means to encourage them to keep supporting this cruise night. We also hope that you remember to be respectful of others’ safety and adhere to traffic laws.
    And please, for the sake of the residents living across the street: No burnouts or loud/obnoxious music

    Nov
    17
    Sat
    Local Car Fest 2018 @ Eibach
    Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Local Car Fest 2018 @ Eibach | Corona | CA | United States

    LOCAL CAR FEST IS HERE ONCE AGAIN FOR 2018!!

    We will be taking over the well known Eibach Suspension HQ

    Saturday, November 17th, 2018!

    This show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC to come and view

    Come see some of Southern California’s hottest cars with over three-hundred on hand from all makes and models! Our goal is to incorporate all types of vehicles together into one big family friendly show! All vehicles are welcome old, new, daily driven, or garage queen! Bring them out!

    VIP show admission: $42.00

    General Show Admission $30.00

    ROLL IN: 8:00am to 10:00am

    SHOW TIME: 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Eibach Suspension: 264 Mariah Circle, Corona, CA Eibach

    Exhaust Contest: Rotary, 4-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder, 8 Cylinder+ hosted by The True AWDsome Lifestyles

    TROPHY CATEGORIES:
    Best Wrap
    Best Fitment
    Best Engine Bay
    Best Interior
    Most Unique Build
    Most Original
    Best Truck
    Best Turbo Car
    Best Classic American Overall
    Best Classic Import Overall
    Best Exotic
    Most Track Ready
    Most Dragstrip Ready
    Best Paintjob
    Best Toyota 1st Place
    Best Toyota 2nd Place
    Best AWD 1st Place
    Best AWD 2nd Place
    Best European 1st Place
    Best European 2nd Place
    Best Mazda 1st Place
    Best Mazda 2nd place
    Best Chevrolet 1st Place
    Best Chevrolet 2nd Place
    Best Nissan 1st Place
    Best Nissan 2nd Place
    Best Ford 1st Place
    Best Ford 2nd Place
    Best MOPAR 1st Place
    Best MOPAR 2nd Place
    Best KDM 1st Place
    Best KDM 2nd Place
    Best JDM 1st Place
    Best JDM 2nd Place
    Best Honda 1st Place
    Best Honda 2nd Place
    1st Overall
    2nd Overall
    3rd Overall

    *Trophies are subject to change based on registrations we receive*

    Nov
    18
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza

    Every Sunday morning from 8AM to 10AM this group meets at La Cumbre Plaza near the intersection of La Cumbre Ave and State Street for a casual get together. Our meeting spot is the parking lot area between Vons and Sears. There are no fees, registrations or obligations. It’s just a bunch of car enthusiasts that like to get their cars out and enjoy them.

    Nov
    23
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Bob's Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy | Los Angeles | California | United States

    At the end of a long week, you and your ride deserve to rev up and wind down.
    Drive on over to Bobs of the West San Fernando Valley. Cruise in and park. Walk in and eat. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a mass gathering of awesome rides all round you!
    An area of the parking lot gets sectioned off specifically for classics and muscle cars, it is well-lit and attended-to throughout the evening by a volunteer group.
    We only ask that you patronize Bob’s or one of the other nearby eateries during your visit as a means to encourage them to keep supporting this cruise night. We also hope that you remember to be respectful of others’ safety and adhere to traffic laws.
    And please, for the sake of the residents living across the street: No burnouts or loud/obnoxious music

    Nov
    25
    Sun
    Cars & Coffee Ventura
    Nov 25 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Cars & Coffee Ventura @ Ventura | California | United States

    Cars & Coffee Ventura is held on the last Sunday of the month in the parking lot of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 E. Main Street, Ventura, California. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Imports, Exotics, you name it, all cars are welcomed.

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