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.

Interested in bringing your car? Online registration will be available in late April.

The entry fee is $30. Participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, dash plaque, and goodie bag.

First time participants... Get on our email list to be notified when registration opens (past participants will automatically receive a notification) Classic Car Show Mailing List

The next Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street on October 13, 2018

The 25th Annual 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.


Thanks to our 2017 sponsors for supporting this event:

Lee Auto Supply, Alameda Collision Repair, Advanced Roofing Services, Alameda Municipal Power, Albany Ford, City of Alameda, College of Alameda, Common Networks, FH Dailey, Glass Tek, Kelly Lux State Farm, Ole's Waffle Shop, and Rodgers Trucking.

A special thank you to Duane Watson of Lee Auto Supply for presiding over the Car Show committee for 24 super-charged years and establishing this wonderful tradition on Park Street. All the best to Duane on his next venture with NAPA Auto Parts!

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)