Classic Car Show

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is one of the best car shows
in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring over 400 classic vehicles on
display in Alameda’s historic downtown district.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show with us! Photos are posted on our FB page.

The 26th Annual car show will take place Saturday, October 12, 2019.

The 25th Annual Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street

Presented by General Auto Parts / NAPA of Oakland

The silver anniversary of the  Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show, presented by General Auto Parts/ NAPA of Oakland, takes place on Saturday, October 13, 2018. More than 400 classic vehicles will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district.

Classic cars of every description will line up along Park Street between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave – antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the '50s and the '60s, but there will also be plenty of muscle cars from the '70s and '80s along with classic beauties from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.

The free event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm and is fun for the whole family. Entertainment will be available as DJs spin oldies from the '50s and the '60s.

In addition to the cars and entertainment, many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda will be open. Spectators are encouraged to shop and explore the unique collections of our stores, have fun at the family arcades and entertainment centers, and enjoy the tasty fare of our fabulous restaurants.

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is hosted by the Crankers Car Club. We certainly thank them for their incredible dedication to the show. Without their help, this annual event would never get off the ground. As a reflection of their organizing skills, a national representative of the Mustang Club of America declared Downtown Alameda's Classic Car Show to be “the best that he has ever seen.”

Downtown Alameda's Classic Car Show has a lot to offer!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Business Association and the Crankers Car Club collaboration of hosting the annual Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show along Park Street in the downtown district. We are celebrating with a fresh new look designed by Jeremy Turner of Alameda’s own West Advertising.

Follow the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Facebook!


2018 Car Show Committee:

Ben Ratto
Steve Pedone
Ryan DeRespini
and the Alameda Crankers Car Club

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Park Street
Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Park Steet
Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Park Street

Public Notice: Alameda is a smoke-free city. Smoking is prohibited in all public spaces within the commercial district.

 Thank You 2018 Sponsors and Partners!

  • Alameda County Industries
  • Alameda Fire Department
  • Alameda Police Department
  • Alameda Crankers Car Club
  • Alameda Sun
  • West Advertising

Thanks, Duane!

A special thank you to Duane Watson, former owner of The World Famous Lee Auto Supply, for presiding over the Classic Car Show committee for 24 super-charged years and establishing this wonderful tradition on Park Street. We hope our volunteers, sponsors, attendees, and car registrants will all plan on participating in this silver anniversary year in honor of Duane and his many years of service. We wish Duane the very best in his next venture.

Downtown Happenings and Special Offers

This year's Classic Car Show is packed with free family-friendly activities on Park Street and Central Avenue!

  • Twirl Pendulum Painting and Slime Booth
  • Face Painting by Alana Dill
  • Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Track
  • Live Broadcast from KACR’s Patrick Simms
  • Alameda Police Department with giveaways and games
  • Local DJ’s Peter Fletcher and R. Duffy Collin spinning classic hits from two locations
  • Classic Bike Show at Alameda Bicycle


Shop Downtown Alameda! Many of our local shops and restaurants offer special promotions for car enthusiasts on the day of the Classic Car Show. The following is a sample list:

Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street)
Get 50% off select beads. Check out the jewelry classes we'll be having during the show -- learn to make your own earrings.

Bonne Vie (1419 Park Street, Unit F)
Just arrived "Modern Times Beer." All beer selections 20% off during car show!!

Farmstead Cheeses & Wines (1650 Park Street)
Wine Tasting, 3-5pm... $1 tasting fee will be donated to a local school.

Studio 23 (2309B Encinal Ave)
BlackLight Art Show free art viewing, Friday night, 7:30-9:30pm. *

The Hobnob (1313 Park Street)
All you can drink mimosas for $14.

We Are Hair (1343 Park Street)
Make a pit stop here for 20-30% off haircare products.

Autobody Fine Art (1517 Park Street)
Free art exhibit, Friday night, 6-9pm. *

Lost City Antiques (1519 Park Street)
Receive 10-50% off selected items. 

Toy Safari (1410 Park Street)
Step inside for our annual buy one get one car 1/2 off.

Enjoy these family entertainment centers while visiting Downtown Alameda:

Alameda Theatre & Cineplex (2317 Central Ave)
D20 Games (1530 Park Street)
High Scores Arcade Museum (1414 Park Street)
Subpar Miniature Golf (1511 Park Street)
Twirl (1424 Park Street)

Register for the Show

Please Note: Pre-registration for the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is now closed. If interested in displaying a classic vehicle at the show, get on the waitlist by lining up with the registered cars at Buena Vista Ave & Tilden Way starting at 7:30am. You’ll be given a standby number upon arrival.

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show Silver Anniversary Poster

Downtown Alameda's Classic Car Show is open to 1987 and older cars, trucks, and other classic vehicles.

Entry fee is $35. Participants receive a commemorative silver anniversary t-shirt, dash plaque, and goodie bag.

Deadline for registration is September 14. If space is still available, registration will be accepted on day-of-show. Pre-registration is strongly advised as space is limited and fills up fast.

Parking spaces are assigned. If you would like to park together with club members or friends, be sure to include the same Group Name on each registration.

Parking for pre-registered vehicles begins at 7:30am. Entrant must check-in by 9:15am or space will be released to the waitlist.

The show ends at 4:00pm. Please plan to stay for the duration of the event.

This event is held rain or shine.

For questions, email or call 510.523.1392

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