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Palo Verdes Concours D'Elegance

Palo Verdes Concours D’Elegance

While I am an advocate of all car shows, it’s obvious that there are a few that stand above the rest. Without a doubt the Concours D’Elegance car shows stand out.

Palos Verdes Concours dElegance

The Palo Verdes Conours D’Elegance has upheld the long tradition of fine cars shows and is now in it’s 25th year. While much of the focus is on classic and antique cars there is much to offer for aviation buffs also with two dozen vintage planes also on display.

This year the Palos Verdes Concours D’elegance will focus on California Coach Builders and Farraris. For more details on the car classes that will be displayed check out our sister site SouthernCalCars.com 2018 Palos Verdes Counors D’Elegance

Hope to see your there!

Elvis Presley 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SEL

Elvis Presley 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SEL

While the Barret-Jackson Auctions are not really a Northern California event this continues to be one of my favorite Automotive events to monitor. the quality and history of the vehicles that pass thourhg this auction make is a “Must See” event. A good example is this years auction of some of collector John Staluppi’s vehicles. One that caught my eye is a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL that was originally purchased by none other than “the King” himself Elvis Presley!

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL

This vehicle was purchased new by Elvis which he kept to his death on August 16, 1977. The Mercedes was kept in Elvis’ garage until it was moved to a museum where it has been on display for the last 40 years. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL Specifications

Barret-Jackson always has a list of some of the most fascinating and unique cars at it’s auctions. As I come across some of the more interesting cars I’ll post them here on NorCalCars.com

Dreams and Drivers

Dreams and Drivers

What can be better than a great car show or event? One that is held for a good cause!

The Dreams and Drivers Charity Fund Raisers

Dreams and Drivers is a 501(c)7 social awareness charity car club. Their 2018 events include a autograph signing for Indy series driver Alexander Rossi as well as Car shows at many locations throughout the Sacramento area like:

  • K1 Speed
  • D and D Treffun
  • The Auto Vault
  • Exotic Auto Recycling
  • Mikuni
  • Red Hawk Casino

Check out the 2018 NorCalCars Car Show Calendar for more details on the times and locations!

Diablo Valley Mustang Asssociation

Diablo Valley Mustang Asssociation

The Diablo Valley Mustang Association is proud to present our sixteenth annual Show and Shine, on May 3, 2014. This year we are celebrating our Club’s 35th and Mustang’s 50th anniversaries. The show is open to all Ford products. A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. At last year’s show we collected 847 pounds of food and donated a large portion of our proceeds to the Food Bank.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes. They serve 149,000 people every month directly and through 180 affiliated agencies. We are seeking donations for the door prizes, grand prizes and trinkets for the “goody bag” each entrant receives. A donation such as a car related item or a gift certificate of nominal value will give your company name recognition among our participants and show your enthusiasm to our Ford devotees. All donations will be acknowledged with a thank you note and a listing in the show program.
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Nice to see some of the charity car events. I think this is the first I’ve seen done for disaster relief. This car show is using it’s funds to provide relief for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan was a particularly destructive storm that killed over 5,000 people in the Philippines with over 23,000 people injured.

The met will be held in Las Vegas Here is the address is you want to help out.

Village Aquare
9400 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The cost to show a car is $20


Haiyan Relief Car Meet

NorCalCars is happy to announce that we have started up our classic car show calendar for the 2014 car show year. As we do each year, we have divided up the entries between three main calendars.

  • Car and Auto Shows: This is our main sections that includes all car shows and auto shows that have been registered into our calendar system. From here you will be able to find the date and location of each show with a link to a full description of the show for most events.
  • RV and Boat Shows: This calendar is limited to RV shows and Boat shows. This makes it a little easier to find the RV and Boat show that you are looking for.
  • Automotive Swap Meets: This calendar will list both Classic Car shows that have a swap meet as part of the event as well as events that are dedicated to just Swap meets and auto auctions.

Information for these shows are contributed by the car show organizer. Often show details are updated by the organizer after (more…)

2013 Cool April Nights

Kool April Nights

It’s time again for Redding California’s premier event: the 2013 Kool April Nites Car show and Cruise!

If you live in the Redding area you have probably noticed all the classic cars cruising through the streets of Redding. Over the last week there have been show and shines where owners are able to show off their cars and meet up with friends new and old. Well, tonight kicks off the main event with a cruise in Redding followed by a dance at the Mega Tent. Tomorrow, Saturday will be the main car show at the Civic Auditorium followed by Sundays handing out of the awards. (check our callendar for all the details Kool April Nights)

Kool April Nights is Redding’s biggest event. About 2000 cars participate and can be viewed (more…)

Palo Alto Lions

Palo Alto Lions

Palo Alto, CA, September, 2012—Because of a recent change in policy, Stanford University athletic practice fields will no longer be the home of the Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance. Ray Purpur, Deputy Director of Athletic, Physical Education and Recreation who is a strong supporter of the Concours, informed the organization earlier this month that the Concours will have to seek a new venue going forward into 2013.

The Concours Executive Director, Christine Cheshire, indicated they were aware of a pending University change in policy was forth coming. However, they were not prepared to receive notice so soon. The Palo Alto Concours d’ Elegance has been held on Stanford Athletic practice fields for the past 38 years.
The Concours, the charitable arm of the Palo Alto Host Lions Club was formed 47 years ago by a group of prominent business men from Palo Alto and Menlo Park who were members of the Palo Alto Host Lions Club. Their goal was to create an annual fund raiser that would help their club raise money for local charities.

Since its inception 47 years ago, the Concours has raised and donated over 1.78 million dollars to over 41 charities within their local community who receive little to no other funding from any other source. (more…)

Niello Concours at Serrano will be on October 7, 2012
Featuring the Marque of Pierce-Arrow & Celebrating Fifty Years of the Cobra ~Honoring Carroll Shelby
2012 Grand Marshal ~ John McGinness

1903 Cadillac Model A Wilson

1903 Cadillac Model A Wilson

This years dates and registration form for the 9th Annual Niello Concours at Serrano

With 175 motor cars on the green, spanning over 100 years, this year’s array of entrants will be a pleasant surprise for all of the attendees at the 2012 Niello Concours at Serrano!
For the price of admission you will be afforded the opportunity to partake in… (more…)

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