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.
Downtown Alameda's Classic Car Show is open to 1987 and older cars, trucks, and other classic vehicles.
25th Annual Classic Car Show
Saturday, October 13
Interested in bringing your car? Online registration is now open!
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. Stand-by registration waitlist will be taken starting at 7:00am (first come, first served).
The show ends at 4:00pm. Please plan to stay for the duration of the event.
This event is held rain or shine.
*Paper applications are available upon request.*
For questions, email email@example.com or call 510.523.1392
The silver anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show 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!
Follow the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Facebook!
Public Notice: Alameda is a smoke-free city. Smoking is prohibited in all public spaces within the commercial district.
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
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 from previous years.
Alameda Natural Grocery (1650 Park Street)
Paradise Herbs is on sale for a generous 50% off sale through October.
Autobody Fine Art (1517 Park Street)
Free art exhibit, 1-5pm: "Broken" presents flea market finds that have been fragmented and reassembled into new objects.
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.
Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden (1223 Park Street)
Join us for a Social Hour after the car show, 4-6pm... 25% off all drinks including beer & wine.
Lost City Antiques (1519 Park Street)
Receive 10-50% off selected items.
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines (1650 Park Street)
Wine Tasting, 3-5pm... $1 tasting fee will be donated to Earhart Elementary School.
Studio 23 (2309B Encinal Ave)
Free Friday the 13th art viewing, 7-10pm: BlackLight Art Show & Dark Side of the Grimm.
Toy Safari (1410 Park Street)
Step inside for our annual buy one get one car 1/2 off.
We Are Hair (1343 Park Street)
Make a pit stop here for 20-30% off haircare products.
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)