NorCal Events

One of the most recognized auctions in the world is currently underway. The Scottsdale Barrett Jackson is being held at Westworld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale Arizona Jan 16-22cd. The Barrett Jackson Auctions usually have an eclectic selection of car and this year’s auction is no different.

Barrett Jackson Tickets

Ticket prices vary tremendously depending on the day, how long you plan on staying and if you qualify for one of the discount tickets. Week passes go from $160 to $80 with the online tickets going at about half price so it’s well worth going to the online Barrett Jackson Ticket sales instead of paying at the gate.

If you can’t get tickets and see the show in person, Barrett Jackson also does video footage of the auction so you can check out some of the top sales on TV from the comfort of your own home. (more…)

California is the home of hundreds of classic car shows and auto shows. Ranging from small charity, high school and private business events (restaurants and others) to mid sized city and chamber cars shows to the large international Auto Shows California has them all and a lot of them.

No matter where you live in California there are going to be some shows nearby. and our sister site lists all of the cars shows available in California. now has the new 2012 California Car Shows calendar up and ready to be viewed. Most of the car show organizers like to get their show listed 1-3 months before the start of the show, so stop by frequently to find out what shows are coming to your area in the upcoming months.

Auto Shows
Southern California also has a couple of the major International Auto shows. (more…)

One of Northern California’s major automotive events is underway in San Francisco this weekend. The San Francisco Auto Show is held by the San Francisco Chronicle and and presented by

San Francisco International Auto Show

The SF Auto show is an international event showcasing the 2012 model year cars from most of the major manufacturers around the world including Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Fisker, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, infinity, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land-Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, McLaren, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, VW and Volvo.

It’s that time again!. has added the new car show calendar for 2012. Over the next few months we will be adding the dates and times for all of your favorite shows. If we have missed a show that you are organizing be sure to check out our sign up page for the information we will need.

We have already added the time and date for many of the major events in Northern California like the Silicon Valley International Auto Show, the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Redding Kool April Nites, and the Sacramento Autorama.

So, don’t forget to take a few minutes to drop by our NorCal Car Shows calendar!

A Time for the Classics

Niello Concours

Niello Concours

Celebrating the Marque of Cord and the 50th Anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type as well as a Celebration of Chevrolet’s Centennial sponsored by Folsom Chevrolet..

The 2011 Grand Marshal will be Chris Cord, grandson of Errett Lobban “E. L.” Cord, founder of the Cord Corporation which built the Cord Automobile, the featured marque of the Concours this year.

Jaguar will be on hand to celebrate the 50 Year Anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type with their Jaguar Lounge offering a special cocktail as well as appetizers.

There will be a new addition to the green this year with the Maserati of Sacramento Boutique. With a glass of chilled champagne waiting to greet you as you meander around the all new 2012 Maserati GranTursimo Sport Convertible.

The Concours is so much more than all the fabulous motor cars, even though there will be 200 on display, spanning 100 years…

Niello Concours fashon show


Many people have asked if there is a relationship between the California Mille and the
Mille Miglia Tribute. There is no relationship.

In short:

  • The California Mille is a nonprofit event.
    The Mille Miglia Tribute is a commercial event.
  • For all its twenty-one years the California Mille has endeavored to preserve the spirit of the original Mille Miglia .
    The Mille Miglia Tribute has yet to demonstrate its understanding of the Mille Miglia.
  • The California Mille focuses on entries that could have qualified for the Mille Miglia (l927-1957).
    The Mille Miglia Tribute has recently announced an “encore” class for newer cars to bolster an apparent lack of interest by the historic motoring community.
  • The California Mille selects interesting back roads that recall the Italian countryside.
    The Mille Miglia Tribute designers have apparently never driven the Mille Miglia or similar events as their route includes traffic-congested highways that cross the San Francisco Peninsula— not once but twice.

How did this confusion between our two motoring events occur? (more…)

Another great year of car shows is in the works! We’re looking forward to attending some of our old favorites again as well as stopping by a few new ones. One show we will be looking forward to is coming up this month, the 2011 Silicon Valley International Auto Show. While most of our shows are classic car shows this one highlights the newest models currently on the market. If you are wanting to get a preview of what your going to be seeing in the next model year or in the upcoming years this is the show to see. And unlike the classic car shows, your invited to set behind the wheel and get to know these car up close and personal.

Quickly following the International Car show in San Jose will be the always hot Sacramento Autorama in February. This ones got it all, specialty vehicles, classic cars, motorcycles, muscle cars, hot rods, and other fine custom cars.

A little further down the road is the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show.
Airborne Ranger

Free style motorcrossOne of the top car shows in Northern California is right around the corner. The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show is on April 25 this year and as always it’s going to be a great one! Here are a few of the highlights.

20th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Half Moon Bay’s spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries — more than 2,000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic displays for public viewing. Automobiles ranging from hot rods, dragsters, customs, low riders,
imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars.

On Display will also be (more…)

Sacramento AutoramaOne of California’s largest car shows starts today in Sacramento California. Once again the Sacramento Autorama (the 2nd longest running indoor car show) looks like it’s going to be a great show! Last year the show attracted hundreds of the finest classic, vintage and modified cars in the US.

Check out our Car Show calendar for more shows

These shows have more than just great cars, last years show also included guest appearances by stars like “Debbie Dunning”, Candy Clark, and “Jo Young”, Bo Hopkins, from “American Graffiti”, Super Model Sandra Taylor, and Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke. (more…)

California MilleHere is a little different type of show for you car buffs! The California Mille is a salute to the Italian Mille Miglia race which means “Thousand Mile”. Event starts with a car show to show off all of the contestant at San Francisco’s Nob Hill on the 25th of April. There will be a second show at the end of the event at Sausalito on April 29th.

The cars take on some of the back roads of California between the two shows giving bystanders a parade of about 70 historic race cars along the way.

So, even if you’re not near one of the two cities where the shows will be, you still have the opportunity to check out the cars as they drive through the towns on California Highway 1.

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