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.

    Aug
    17
    Fri
    Barris Kustom Garage Sale @ Barris Kustom
    Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
    Barris Kustom Garage Sale @ Barris Kustom | Los Angeles | California | United States

    Barris Kustom Garage Sale
    August 17th, 18th & 19th from 10am-4pm 

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Our Barris Kustom Family and Crew is excited to announce that we’re officially partnering with Again LA Estate Sales who has over 20 years of experience in hosting some of the best vintage sales in Los Angeles/Hollywood. Again LA crew will be curating and creating one heck of Barris Garage Sale this coming August (yes, NEXT MONTH) at our historic location in North Hollywood, where the regulars that stopped by consisted of Elvis, Clint Eastwood, Adam West, The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher. For the FIRST time, we’ve dug through over 60 years worth of our George Barris’ archives, attics, onto every nook and cranny of the Barris Shop. We’ll be releasing unique collectible items, scripts, posters, books/mags, memorabilia, and MORE from our collection to share with Fans and Collectors from around the world, just like yourself. 

    Stay tuned and see you all there.

    Aug
    19
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Aug 19 @ 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.

    Aug
    24
    Fri
    Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals @ Alameda County Fairgrounds
    Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day

    Good Guys Road and Custom AssociationAugust 24 – 26, 2018

     

    Official Event Hours: Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-3pm

    Show Car Registration Hours: Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 6am-3pm

    Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Enter Rose Ave – Sunday 7am-Noon

    For more information about our Weekend Happenings, Preferred Hotels, local attractions, directions to the Event and more, check out the website, good-guys.com

    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Aug 24 @ 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

    Aug
    25
    Sat
    Gassers 5: RevFest! @ Automobile Driving Museum
    Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Gassers 5: RevFest! @ Automobile Driving Museum | El Segundo | CA | United States

    Saturday, August 25th! Join us for our 5th annual Gassers event, which is bigger and better than ever! A “Speed Fest” for all gassers, gas class cars, altereds, FX cars, and drag cars…..
    Raffles, food trucks, and a live DJ!

    Special Guest Speakers for our Panel Discussion:
    Bob Muravez (alias – Floyd Lippencotte, Jr.)
    Don Long
    Robert “Bones” Balogh
    Ed “Isky” Iskenderian
    and more TBD!

    Registration:
    Early bird registration (November 29, 2017 – August 24, 2018): $15
    Day of registration: $25

    Purchase tickets early and SAVE!

    Gassers were built for drag racing and typically had a larger, more powerful, modified engine. Superchargers and mechanical fuel injection were typical modifications which have become commonplace in modern automobiles Gassers often appear to be top heavy and ungainly due to raised front ends which assist in the rearward weight transfer during drag racing. Exhaust pipes (no mufflers) often exit through the front fender well and sometimes straight up through the hood area. Bodies were often painted in flamboyant metalflakes, pearls, and candy finishes complemented ADM is proud to present this important and sometimes overlooked segment of automotive history to our visitors. Many innovations in automotive racing design and technologies were pioneered by the Gassers some of which have become commonplace in modern automobiles. Come see these fabulous vehicles and hear from the “real gasser” people in a forum setting.

    Aug
    26
    Sun
    Cars & Coffee Ventura
    Aug 26 @ 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.

    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Aug 26 @ 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.

    Aug
    31
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Aug 31 @ 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

    Sep
    2
    Sun
    2018 Great Labor Day Cruise Day 2 @ Orange County Fair Grounds
    Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    2018 Great Labor Day Cruise Day 2 @ Orange County Fair Grounds | Costa Mesa | CA | United States

    This is not an official FB entry for this event.
    See link below:

    Event Details

    ” General Show Information

    When:
    •Saturday September 1, 2018 & Sunday September 2, 2018
    Where:
    •OC Fair & Event Center- 88 Fair Drive – Costa Mesa, California

    Spectator and Parking Information
    Spectator Ticket Sales:
    •Saturday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    •Sunday – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Spectator Hours:
    •Saturday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    •Sunday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    •Awards Begin approx. 4:00 pm Sunday

    Admission (Single Spectator Only):
    •General (one day pass)- $15
    •Under 12 – Free
    •Active Military – Free with ID
    •2 Day pass – $25

    Parking
    •General – $8
    •Note: Parking is charged by the OC Fair and Events Center

    Vehicle Entry Information
    Registration is located in Lot D through gate 4 on Arlington drive
    Show Registration Hours:
    •Friday – 3 pm to 8 pm
    •No Show admittance until Saturday at 7:00 am. You may
    Leave your vehicle in line, in the Parking lot, for Saturday
    Entry. Security will be on site all night long.
    •Saturday – 6 am to 4 pm
    •Sunday – No Onsite Registration

    Registered Vehicle Entry Hours:
    •Saturday – 7:00 AM
    •Sunday – 7:00 AM

    Camping Information
    •Camping Entry: Gate 8 Only
    •Thursday, August 31st ONLY – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Non Denominational Church Service
    •Sunday – 9:00 am to 10:00 am
    •Hosted by the Orange County Chapter of The Christian Rods
    and Customs

    The event continues to be one of the largest and longest running events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25 mile cruise route set up at the 150 acre venue.

    OCCA, Inc.is a Not-For-Profit, Volunteer based 501 (C)(3) Organization. All of the individuals that organize the event throughout the year, including event logistics during the show are doing this voluntarily in addition to their “day jobs” and receive no compensation.

    Proceeds from the Great Labor Day Cruise are donated to the Warrior Foundation ~ Freedom Station to help the wounded return to civilian life. “

    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Sep 2 @ 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.

    Sep
    7
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Sep 7 @ 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

    Sep
    8
    Sat
    South Coast Corsa Corvair Cruise In: Ageless to Anarchy 2018 @ Automobile Driving Museum
    Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    South Coast Corsa Corvair Cruise In: Ageless to Anarchy 2018 @ Automobile Driving Museum | El Segundo | CA | United States

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! A NOT TO BE MISSED EVENT!
    85 CORVAIRS ATTENDED IN 2017!

    ALL CORVAIRS WANTED: Daily Drivers; Customs; Restored; Modified; Originals; Classics; Beaters; Patinas; High Performance; V8s; Racers, Ultravans, Works-in-Progress, the Weird; the Wild: ….ANYTHING Corvair-powered. If you have a Corvair, if it runs and stops and can get you to this event, you need to come to this show!

    REGISTRATION/PARKING INFO TO COME.
    Free to spectators!

    SPECIAL EVENT AWARDS at the end of the show.

    MUSIC, FOOD (breakfast and lunch), RAFFLES, EVENT T-SHIRTS, FUN, and CORVAIRS….and the coolest of people!

    ADM is open all day for museum viewing: automobiledrivingmuseum.org

    Hotels in the local area for long-distance travelers.

    Contact South Coast Corsa (SCC) for more info:
    Event email: A2A_2018@hotmail.com
    310-998-0095 (messages)
    SCC email: vargascorvairmonza@hotmail.com
    “Bringing the Corvair Community Together Six Cylinders at a Time”

    Hashtags:
    #scc #southcoastcorsa #SCCcruisein2018
    #southcoastcorsaA2A
    #southcoastcorsaA2A2018 #SCCA2A #SCCA2A2018
    #A2A2018 #A2A2018atADM #ageless2Anarchy2018 #SCCAgeless2Anarchy #SCCAgeless2Anarchy2018 #adm #automobiledrivingmuseum

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    Second Saturday Cruise Night
    Sep 8 @ 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.

    Sep
    9
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Sep 9 @ 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.

    Sep
    14
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Sep 14 @ 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

    Sep
    15
    Sat
    Billetproof CA 2018 @ Contra Costa County Fair
    Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Billetproof is back with one-of-a-kind events, live bands, great vendors, and the sickest 64 and prior do-it-yourself traditional rods, kustoms and motorcycles on the planet. We will be limiting attendance to 1000 vehicles, so register early!

    Sep
    16
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Sep 16 @ 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.

    Sep
    21
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Sep 21 @ 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

    Sep
    23
    Sun
    Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee @ La Cumbre Plaza
    Sep 23 @ 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.

    Sep
    28
    Fri
    Bob’s Big Boy Northridge Cruise Night @ Bob's Big Boy
    Sep 28 @ 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