10 Best Auto Shows in California!

California is home to some of the most prestigious and influential car shows in the nation, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship and restoration of a wide variety of vehicles in all makes and models. These car meccas attract large crowds of auto enthusiasts and car owners passionate about everything automotive related. The best auto shows in California showcase the largest and most diverse varieties of vehicles and are long-standing events cherished by the local communities.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Monterey, CA

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is considered the ultimate celebration of automotive excellence for the finest car collectors. It’s the best annual display of beautiful and historic cars in the world, held each August on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Only the most extraordinary and exquisite of historic automobiles are in attendance, all competing to receive the ultimate “best of show” award.

Grand National Roadster Show, Pomona, CA

As the world’s longest running indoor car show, the Grand National Roadster Show features over 500 show vehicles in the Fairplex buildings. As part of this show, the Grand Daddy Drive-In showcases an additional 400-800 hot rods, muscle cars, classics, and trucks. This three-day spectacular event offers the opportunity to browse an amazing collection of fabulously restored roadsters and classic cars, plus get your ride pin-striped by world-class pinstripers.

Sacramento Autorama, Sacramento, CA

Held each April in Cal Expo, Sacramento Autorama is known as one of the oldest custom car and motorcycle shows and is home to numerous coveted awards. This three-day historic event attracts many custom car legends and some of the best owners and builders in the world. Over 600 hot rods, muscle cars, and trucks compete for prizes and cash while another 500 cars participate in the annual Autorama Drive-In.

The Classic at Pismo Beach, CA

Since the early ‘80s, The Classic at Pismo Beach has been attracting the coolest classic cars to this serene city. The streets are lined each summer with incredible vehicles of all makes and models from all over the country, even as far as Alaska and Australia. This wonderful, admission-free community event is held each June and includes special awards, fundraising, a live charity auction, and great vendors.

LA Auto Show, Los Angeles, CA

Held each November in the LA Convention Center, the LA Auto Show is one of the world’s largest and most influential auto shows featuring over 1,000 vehicles including custom and exotic cars. Thousands of car enthusiasts gather to experience the newest vehicles and latest mobility technology, take test drives and rides, explore various automotive brands, and much more in a family-friendly environment.

Ventura Nationals, Ventura, CA

Ventura Nationals is a traditional-inspired auto show held each Labor Day weekend at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of classic and custom automobiles pre-1973 including lowriders, hot rods, muscle cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, and more are on display at this three-day event. There’s also live music, many vendors, an art show, run, after party, skate deck art display, sunset cruise, outdoor shopping experience, and other cool activities.

Main Street Garden Grove Classic Car Show, Garden Grove, CA

As Orange County’s longest running car show, Main Street Garden Grove features dozens of beautifully restored classic cars including custom coupes and antique cars. Held each Friday night on Main Street in Garden Grove, this family-friendly event includes trophies awarded each week, lots of great prize drawings, raffles, and door prizes.

San Diego International Auto Show, San Diego, CA

As California’s second largest auto show, the San Diego International Auto Show is a high-attended event and global destination for automobile manufacturers. It’s held at the San Diego Convention Center features a large assortment of the latest model vehicles under one roof and extensive media coverage. It’s the perfect destination for vehicle comparison shopping.

Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show, Morro Bay, CA

Since 1997, the Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show has been attracting hundreds of car enthusiasts each May. This three-day event involves a night cruise, incredible display of automobiles, and an awards presentation ceremony. There’s plenty of family-friendly fun and opportunities to support local business owners and community service organizations.

Bob’s Big Boy Classic Car Show, Burbank, CA

Known as the best car show in Southern California, Bob’s Big Boy Classic Car Show is a weekly show held in the parking lot of Bob’s Big Boy hamburger joint. Each Friday afternoon, car enthusiasts display their classic cars at this historic landmark in true 1950’s style. You’ll find everything from hot-rod Lincolns to big-block Chevy’s at this classic car revival.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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