As 2019 gets underway, classic car enthusiasts turn their attention to Southern California for some of the best car shows of the year. Some of these annual events are permanently marked on the calendars of car enthusiasts all over the world, and now is the time to mark the top shows on your calendar and get ready to buy your tickets.
Grand National Roadster Show
January 25 through January 27, 2019
Pomona Fairplex – 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA
If you love the old restored roadsters, then you will love this annual charity event. You will see some of the most glamorous roadster vehicles at this show and you might even have the chance to win a roadster while you are attending.
Dr. George Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association Charity Car Show
February 9, 2019
Indian Wells Tennis Garden – 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA
This annual car show makes a large donation to the Desert Cancer Foundation, and that donation has grown larger each year. The theme with this show is family, which includes family vehicles from years past and some roadsters as well.
Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach
April 12 through 14, 2019
Grand Prix of Long Beach – 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA
This annual event gives Toyota a chance to reveal some of its new racing technology and basically shower people in Toyota goodness. There are events for the kids and live music to go along with some intense automotive displays.
The Classic Of Pismo Beach
May 31 through June 2, 2019
Pismo Beach, CA
Each year, The Classic Of Pismo Beach car show sells out because the show is a perfect mix of classic cars and the entertainment options at Pismo Beach. Plenty for the entire family to do here, and lots of classic muscle cars to look at.
7th Annual South O’Side
March 16, 2019
South Oceanside Elementary School – 1806 South Horne Street, Oceanside, CA
This is a good, old fashioned classic hot rod show to benefit the South Oceanside Elementary School. For a show sponsored by an elementary school, this one is getting huge.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
August 18, 2019
1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA
If you are looking for a different kind of car show, then this is it. At this show, restored race cars and trucks from the early 1900s are on display and the attendees are encouraged to wear clothing from that era as well.
The Los Angeles Auto Show
November 22 through December 1, 2019
Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Auto Show is over 100 years old and attracts vehicles and vendors from all over the world. If you are a classic car enthusiast, then this is the California auto show you will want to be attending in 2019.
7th Annual Big Barn Car Show
April 27, 2019
Motte Historical Museum – 28380 US – HMY 74, East Menifee, CA
The Big Barn Car Show is a throwback to the 1950s that includes music, food vendors, and plenty of classic cars.
Annual Show ‘N Go For Charity
May 3 through 4, 2019
Downtown Riverside California
A big section of the business district of downtown Riverside is transformed into one of the largest car shows in Southern California. Activities include a parade, car judging, and food vendor booths.
Racin’ For A Cure Car Show
June 29, 2019
Canyon RV Park – 24001 East Santa Ana Cyn., Anaheim, CA
The Racin’ For a Cure car show is a charity event to benefit the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Guardian Angels Foundation. This event has become known for attracting restoration experts from all over the country.