If you’re into classic cars, you’ve probably been to a few car shows. Whether you’re into Oldsmobiles, muscle cars, woody wagons, or all of the above, summer car shows are hard to beat. From North to South, here are a few West Coast Car Shows you should consider visiting this summer.
Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, Monterey CA
If you’re in Monterey, California (or looking for an excuse to take a road trip) the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance is hard to beat. This week long event at the end of August features a parade, a “tour d’elegance” featuring a number of cars, forum discussions, art shows and a lot more. This event also includes a scholarship award for those who are passionate about restoring and maintaining historic automobiles.
San Francisco International Automobile Show, San Francisco, CA
If you’re cruising up the California Coast, you should make a pitstop at the San Francisco International Automobile Show. This car show is a two week long event in November which showcases everything from classic cars to the latest and greatest electric car innovations. For almost 60 years, this car show has been a fall highlight in San Francisco you won’t want to miss!
Rendezvous Back to Route 66, San Bernardino, CA
Last year, this event showcase nearly 1,000 cars and attracted over 30,000 guests. Showcasing a wide array of classic cars as well as other makes and models, this event is a must. With the added bonus of a beer garden, cruise route, and multiple stages and vendors, this event is fun for the whole family.
Beaches Summertime Cruisin’, Portland OR
If you’re looking for a fun day in the sun in Portland, Oregon, the Beaches Summertime Cruisin’ event might be for you. This annual event showcases cool rides, concerts, kids events, and more. This event also showcases “bikes, trikes, hoppers and bizarre stuff” as well as speciality nights catered to certain interests.
Wine Country Cruise-In & Father’s Day Celebration, Willamette, OR
If cars and wine (separately of course) are your calling, the Willamette Valley Wine Country Cruise In Father’s Day Celebration is the event for you. This relaxing day at the vineyard includes a classic car show, great wine, live music, and more. There will also be a chef on site cooking up top notch food and wine pairings throughout the event. This is a great way to spend your Father’s Day!
Eastside Heritage Center’s Classic Auto Show, Bellevue WA
Located conveniently in Bellevue, Washington, this event takes Bellevue back to its agricultural roots. Before Bellevue was a hub for techies and Microsofties, Bellevue was known for its Strawberries and unforgettable shortcake.This two day event features strawberries, live entertainment, and an all day auto show on Sunday.
Dream Builders Car Show, Monroe, WA
A bit further north in Washington, the Dream Builders Car Show in Monroe is a fun event for a great cause. Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Snohomish County, this event features autocross racing action, a loudest engine contest, live music, great food, and more. This event also features many activities for kids and a beer garden for those 21 and older!
Gorge Days Classic Car Show
Another fun car show for a great cause, this event benefits North Bonneville Senior Center and Skamania County Food Bank. Featuring a great array of cars, as well as activities for kids, live music, arts and crafts, and of course, a wine and beer garden, this event is a must in Eastern Washington.
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