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History park antique car show

History park antique car show

“Largest annual antique auto show on the West Coast”

The 12th Annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José will take place on Sunday, September 9 from noon to 5:00 PM.

This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA) with 200 antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from the late 1800s to 1945.

This year the featured vehicles will be 1 and 2 cylinder automobiles. (more…)

The thrill of an auto auction, especially when the cars being auctioned off are classics, sports cars, heavily modded rods and high end luxury vehicles. Just know in that these beauties are available to be bought gets your blood pumping, now if I only had the cash!

Monterey is holding three great auctions in the month of August during its Historic car week August 14-19. So which one should you attend? Let’s take a look at some of the Pros and Cons of each auction event. (more…)

Cherrys Jubilee Monterey CaDuring the months of August and September Monterey County is going to rocking California with some awesome car shows. With the large number of events that are going to be held NorCal Cars is dedicating a full page to just Monterey County Car shows. (more…)

Barrett Jackson Auctions

Barrett Jackson Auctions

It’s never too early to start thinking about the next car show. And while the Barrett-Jackson auctions are not really “car shows”. For automotive enthusiasts this is a great place to check out an awesome selection of Custom, Classic, and restored cars, while also getting to see an awesome selection of Sports cars. This year’s 2012 Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson auction is sure to please with its lineup of cars on the block.

Event: 2012 Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson Auction
Date: Sept 20-22, 2012
Mandalay Bay Resort
3350 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

2012 Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson Top Cars

  • 1988 Ferrari Testarossa 2 door Coupe
  • 1932 Ford Custom Roadster
  • 1948 Citroen 4 Door Sedan
  • 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird
  • 1958 Chevy Corvette Custom Convertible
  • 1965 Ford Mustang 2 door Hardtop
  • 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

Online Ticket Prices


While I don’t report on many car shows outside of California this New York show caught my interest. The Syracuse Nationals is one of New York’s largest and most popular car shows with usually more than 7,000 cars registered. Comparing that to the 2,000 maximum you get at other large car shows like Kool April Nites, this one is huge.

Nice thing about a show of this size is that there is usually a wide variety of things to do and the Syracuse Nationals are no exception. To keep the non-car show enthusiasts interest there is also a Women’s world! This is an indoor section of the show devoted to handmade arts and crafts and other product booths.

The Dukes of Hazard Autograph signing, drag races, and tech shows (more…)

It’s Auction Time!! The 2012 Orange County Barrett Jackson Auction in Southern California is just a little over a week away with the pre-events starting next Sunday. While it is pretty unlikely many of us Northern Californians will be heading down to SoCal to check out the auction that doesn’t mean we are going to get left out. No doubt you’ve already discovered that Barrett Jackson has live TV feeds of the action packed auction for the armchair bidders.

2012 Barrett-Jackson Auction Catalog

What’s TV without a TV guide? Pretty much the same as an auction without a catalog! All guesswork! The Orange County Barrett Jackson Auction is putting out a catalog of the collector cars that will be sold at the show. You can buy the catalog online now (more…)

The World’s Coolest Cars, Historic Warbirds, Demolition Derby, Quirky Contraptions

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Expands to Two Days, April 28-29, 2012 at Half Moon Bay Airport

1950 Custom Peterbilt

1950 Custom Peterbilt

Stop by our calendar for more pictures of the Pacific Coast Dream Machines car show

HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA — For a remarkable and singular experience, there’s nothing that matches up to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — Half Moon Bay’s massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style known as the “Coolest Show on Earth”. It’s a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and
absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries. The world’s coolest cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners, one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays.

This year’s 22nd annual show is expanding to two days (more…)

It’s about time for Redding’s Top Automotive event. Redding Kool April Nites (cool april nights). Once again there is a 2000 car cap so if you are planning on entering a car you probably want to get things started, registration ends on April 11 and the show is from April 17-22. You can find more information in our car show calendar on 2012 Kool April Nites.

Redding Kool April Nites

Redding Kool April Nites

Show ands Shines will be held through out the week with the main events happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The cuise starts at 6:30 on Friday and is followed by the first of the two dances at the Redding Convention Center in the Mega Tent. (more…)

Russo and Steele Sports and Muscle Monterey Auction

Russo and Steele Auctions

Russo and Steele Auctions

Following the success of the Russo and Steele Scottsdale auctions, Russo and Steele are now holding auctions in Monterey California. This year’s auction will be held on August 16-18, 2012. This year’s show is entitled “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”. Check here for more information on the 2012 Russo and Steele Monterey Auction.

Collector Car Auctions

Russo and Steele only consign collectable vehicles and specialize in collectable European Sports cars, American Muscle cars, hot rod and custom cars. While at the Barret Jackson auctions you will find a wider veriety of vehicles including collector work trucks, celebrity signed vehicles (like a tractor from Jay Leno), novelty cars like the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, late model sports cars and even just late model cars, Russo and Steele only works with the exceptional and collector automobiles.

Monterey’s Historic Car week


Another Great year for the Scottsdale Arizona Barrett Jackson auction with a large number of Vehicles going for over a million dollars. The Top 5 for all 6 days was a 1948 TUCKER TORPEDO for $2,915,000.00, 1947 BENTLEY MARK VI COACHWORKS BY FRANAY for $2,750,000.00, 1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING for $2,200,000.00, 1933 PIERCE-ARROW SILVER ARROW for $2,200,000.00 and a 1954 DE SOTO ADVENTURER II for $1,430,000.00.

There were also 4 other cars that sold for over $1 million, a 1928 DAIMLER P.1.50 VEE FRONT ROYAL LIMOUSINE for $1,155,000.00, a 1930 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO CABRIOLET for $1,100,000.00, 1930 DUESENBERG J for $1,045,000.00 and a 1964 FORD FAIRLANE 500 CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP for $1,000,000.00.

The Scottsdale auction started off on Tuesday and the top 5 results were dominated by Ford and Chevy. (more…)

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