Retro classic cars show event auto advertising poster illustration

Retro classic cars show event auto advertising poster illustration

If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly activities in the San Gabriel Valley this summer, why not take the gang to a classic car show? Whether you own a vintage automobile or just want to admire the craftsmanship and attention to detail, car shows are great because they are held outside in the So Cal sunshine. And they are a wonderful way to get inspiration for your own classic car project. Here are the events scheduled for this summer. Maybe we will see you there!

Summer Dates June 4 & August 14

Pomona Swap Meet Car Shows

5 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine
Held seven times a year at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Thousands of classic car owners display their pride and joy in six distinct Car Corral Areas: Pre-’85 Classic Cars, any year Corvettes, any year Porsches, Pre-’59 Street Rods, Pre-’85 Imports and Pre-’85 Volkswagens. Each event draws spectators from across the globe to shop over 15 miles of hard to find car parts and accessories. Come to buy, come to sell or dream. The schedule for this summer’s events includes shows on June 4 and August 14. Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For more info, call (714) 538-7091.


May 13

Detail of Cassic Woodie CarsBarnfind Car & Bike Show

10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Jurupa Valley, CA

Featuring live DJ’s, raffles and food vendors, this event provides Jurupa Valley student scholarships and funds leadership events. Located at 10551 Belgrave Ave in Jurupa. Free to the public.


May 13

Wild Bill’s Riverside Nationals Car Show

10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Jurupa Valley, CA

Hosted by the Rubidoux High School Route 66 Car Club. Held at Rubidoux High, 4250 Opal Street. Open to all years, makes, and models. All proceeds benefit the Club Scholarship Fund. Tickets $5 for adults, children 10 and under free, students and military free with ID. All proceeds to benefit the Route 66 Car Club Scholarship Fund.


Hot Rod Pickup Truck IllustrationMay 21

11th Annual Cal Rods Car Show

11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Arcadia, CA
Hosted by Cal-Rods San Gabriel Valley and held at Santa Anita Park, this event is open to owners (and fans) of pre-1980 classics, street rods, customs, and trucks, and all years of special interest vehicles and Corvettes. Infield parking for registered cars, thoroughbred racing, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides, bounce houses, and more. Info: Vic (626) 485-7500 or cal-rods.org. Celebrate 11 years of horsepower between Cal-Rods of San Gabriel and Santa Anita Park!


June 7-11

VTO’s Blackstar Campout

Hours vary by day

Illustration of a Summer Campsite Filled with Tents
16700 S. Euclid Ave., Chino, CA 91708

Chino, CA
Blackstar Campout presented by Vintage Transporter Owners. Held at Prado Regional Park, 16700 South Euclid Avenue. Campout, cruise to the O.C.T.O. show, BBQs, raffles, and more. Prices range from $20 to $45 per ticket, depending on which day or days you attend.


June 11

El Prado Show & Shine 2017

Gates open at 5 a.m.
Chino, CA

El Prado Show & Shine 2017 presented by VTO and Just Cruizin SoCal VW Club. Held at Prado Regional Park, 16700 South Euclid Avenue. Hours: VW show and shine, swap meet, food, raffle, vendors, and awards. Swap meet and car show. Swappers pay $35. Vendors pay $50. Reduced admission with food donations.


July 2

1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car & Motorcycle Show

9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Chopper moto handlebar with rear-view mirrors
Big Bear Lake, CA

First Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car & Motorcycle Show held at Big Bear Snowplay and Speedway, 42825 Big Bear Blvd. Open to all years, makes, and models. Top 10 awards, music by George, food by Murray’s, raffle, and 50/50. Proceeds benefit local animal rescue programs. Info: Geoff 909-585-0589.


July 29

6th Annual Lake Arrowhead Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Lake Arrowhead, CA

6th Annual Lake Arrowhead Classic Car & Motorcycle Show presented by the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation and held in honor of Scott Hughes. Held at Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 Highway 189. Open to all rods, customs, Corvettes, trucks, specialty vehicles, and motorcycles. Raffle, vendors, 50/50, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation. Info: Jody 213-792-7888.


September 9

27th Annual Monrovia Car Show

cars lined up at a vintage car show

9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Monrovia, CA

27th Annual Monrovia Car Show presented by Street Rods Forever. Held in historic Old Town Monrovia at the corner of West Colorado Blvd. and Myrtle Avenue. Open to pre-1980 hot rods, customs, and motorcycles. Info: Tregg 951-315-7387.


The “go-to” location for auto body repair and classic restoration in the San Gabriel Valley, since 1970, C&L Auto Body is known for our attention to detail, courteous service, and fair and affordable prices. If you select C&L to repair your car, our concierge service will help make your entire auto body repair process easy on you. We will even help you arrange for a rental car and deal directly with your insurance company. C&L Auto Body is owned and operated by the Buonsanti family, who strives to treat clients like family. Come by the shop 781 E San Bernardino Road in Covina, contact us via email today, call (626) 445-6630 or visit www.CandLAutoBody.com.