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.

Mark your calendar! Our 26th Annual Classic Car Show takes place Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Classic Car Owners, please note: Registration for displaying a car at the show is closed -- THE EVENT IS FULL.

The 26th Annual Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. 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.

New this year... Alameda Municipal Power and the Downtown Alameda Business Association are partnering to dedicate a section of the island’s annual car show to the benefits of owning an electric vehicle (EV). The new section of EVs, known as “EV Alley,” will line part of Central Avenue at Park Street. When exploring EV Alley, visitors will have the opportunity to:

  • View dozens of EVs on the market today.
  • Meet with owners of EVs in Alameda to get the details on driving electric.
  • Learn how EV chargers work.
  • Get the latest information on financial incentives from AMP, and state and federal agencies, to help lower the cost of owning an EV.

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.”

Our Classic Car Show has a lot to offer! Follow the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Facebook!


2019 Car Show Committee:

Ben Ratto
Tim Mahony
Ted Mentch
Ryan DeRespini
Steve Pedone
Rebecca Irwin
Alameda Crankers Car Club
Downtown Association Staff

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show 2019
Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Park Steet
Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Park Street

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

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

 Thank You 2019 Sponsors and Partners!

Interested in being a sponsor? There are several opportunities including Booth Space, Check-In Sponsor, Bike Valet Sponsor, and supporting our new Electric Vehicle section. For more information, call 510.523.1392 or email

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.

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. Check back for our 2019 list.

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)
Twirl (1424 Park Street)

Register for the Show

Please Note: Registration for the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is closed - THE EVENT IS FULL.

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show on Park Street

Next Show: October 12, 2019

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 t-shirt, dash plaque, and goodie bag.

Deadline for registration is September 13. Registering early is strongly advised as space is limited and usually fills up before the posted deadline.

Arrival times and 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 vehicle registration.

Parking for registered vehicles begins at 7:15am. Entrant must check-in by 9:15am. The show ends at 4:00pm. Please plan to stay for the duration of the event.

This event is held rain or shine. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Waitlist: If space is available, stand-by registration will be taken starting at 7:00am on day-of-show (first come, first served). Registrations accepted after the deadline will be at a higher fee.

For questions, email or call 510.523.1392. (Paper registration forms are available upon request.)

Electric Vehicle Owners: Alameda residents are invited to display their electric vehicle in the new "EV Alley." To register an electric car, please contact Rebecca Irwin at 510.814.6419 or