The Park Street Classic Car Show features over 400 vehicles on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district. It is one of the best carshows in the San Francisco East Bay Area. The one-day event takes place the second Saturday in October. The next car show is October 11, 2014.
20th Annual Park Street Classic Car Show
** We are no longer accepting applications. Spaces may be available on a first come basis. Check-in starts at 7:00am at the intersection of Park Street & Lincoln Ave. Registration fee: $25
The event is open to 1978 and older cars, trucks, and classics.
Call (510) 523-1392 or email email@example.com for more information.
The event is located on Park Street, between Encinal and Buena Vista.
Secure valet bicycle parking will be available.
Annual Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street
October 12, 2013
The 20th Annual Park Street Classic Car Show takes place this year on Saturday, October 12. 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 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 and prizes will be available and DJs will be spinning oldies from the '50s and the '60s.
In addition to the cars and entertainment, many of the businesses in the Park Street Business District will be open. Spectators are encouraged to “Shop Park Street” and explore the unique collections of our stores and enjoy the tasty fare of our fabulous restaurants. (click here for exclusive discounts offered by our Customer Club)
The Park Street Classic Car Show is hosted by the Crankers Car Club and is sponsored in part by PSBA member Lee Auto Supply. We 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 recently declared Park Street’s Classic Car Show to be “the best that he has ever seen.”
Coinciding with the Park Street Classic Car Show, Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park Street) is hosting a Classic Bike Show -- show off your low rider cruiser, vintage road bike, or any other bike you deem a classic.
Also, you won't want to miss the special exhibit titled “Tranported” which will be on display at the newly opened Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery (1419 Park Street). The grand opening exhibition celebrates our love of cars, trains, motorcycles, bikes, and other modes that transport us physically and figuratively. Join Gary for the opening night reception on Friday, October 11 or stop by the gallery during the car show.
The 20th anniversary of the Park Street Classic Car Show has a lot to offer! So come on down to Park Street and enjoy the Classic Car Show plus a whole lot more… get in some shopping at stores you won’t find in any mall, eat your way through our 50+ restaurants, check out the display of classic bicycles, and browse an art exhibit or two while you’re at it. Free secure bike valet will be provided.
Look for the special Park Street Classic Car Show Pullout tab in the October 10 edition of the Alameda Sun.
More Activities and Specials
click here for exclusive discounts offered by our Customer Club
Shop Park Street! Many of our local shops and restaurants are having special promotions and events for car enthusiasts on the day of the Classic Car Show.
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Free Drawing - Park Street Business Association (corner of Park Street & Santa Clara Ave)
Look for our information booth near Bank of America between 11:00am and 3:00pm and enter to win gift certificates from Tucker's Ice Cream and other businesses located in the Park Street Business District.
50/50 Raffle - Lee Auto Supply (1525 Park Street)
Purchase tickets for a chance to win cash or other great prizes! Look for the info table near the "World Famous Lee Auto Supply" store. Raffle tickets are only $1 each and proceeds benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels.
"Transported" Exhibit - Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery (1419 Park Street)
The gallery's inaugural exhibit celebrates our love of cars, trains, motorcycles, bikes, and other modes that transport us physically and figuratively. The distinctive art pieces have been hand-selected for this exhibit and will delight auto enthusiasts, as well as joyriders and travelers of all sorts. Gallery hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday.
Children's Book Signing - Jerry's Tire & Auto Center (2501 Santa Clara Ave)
Nancy Mongerson and Darleen Sherman are proud to be selling and signing their three published children's books while celebrating at the Park Street Classic Car Show. Nancy and Darleen will be at Jerry's Tire & Auto from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fused Glass Drop-in Studio - The Artistic Home Studio & Boutique (1419 Park Street)
Drop in and make beautiful fused glass art! We provide the stained glass, tools, and kiln firing,... you bring your creativity to make plates, bowls, jewelry, suncatchers, nightlights, and more. Don't worry, we'll teach you how to use glass cutting tools and fusing techniques. We don't charge a studio use fee, you just pay by the piece (prices start at $16). Drop-in hours are Noon to 4:00pm.
Wine Tasting - Farmstead Cheeses & Wines (1650 Park Street)
We conduct fun, educational Wine Tastings at our Alameda Marketplace location every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Hosted by wine industry professionals and Farmstead's knowledgeable staff, these lively events are a great way to taste a variety of wines from around the world in a friendly and convivial setting. The tastings cost $1 donation per flight (proceeds are donated to a local school).
Dog Training Q&A - Dog Bone Alley (1342 Park Street)
Local trainer Ruthanna Levy of Bravo!Pup answers your most pressing training questions. There is no charge for this event so just bring your dog and stop by anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Raffle & Sale - We Are Hair (1343 Park Street)
We have a humongous basket full of haircare/skincare products and tools being raffled for The City Of Hope (breast cancer) -- a $350 value! Come on by and help us support them. You can also get 20% off all haircare products. Plus, come see our new Halloween monster!
Brunch - Zen Restaurant (2315 Santa Clara Ave)
Enjoy a complimentary glass of mimosa with any tapas purchase.
Windshield Repair - Glass Tek (1726 Park Street)
Take $40 off of any new windshield installation. Call us for a quick quote: 510-217-8210. Mention Classic Car Show. Valid through October 31st.
Open House - Alameda Bilingual Preschool (2152 Buena Vista Ave)
You are invited to our open house this Sunday, October 13 from 10:00am to Noon. Come by to see our new school and to enjoy some refreshments. We look forward to meeting you!!!
*Special tuition discount for families who sign up during the month of October.
Enjoy these entertainment centers while visiting the Park Street Business District:
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex (2317 Central Ave)
High Scores Arcade Museum (1414 Park Street)
Homeroom Racing (1305 Park Street)
Subpar Miniature Golf (1511 Park Street)