Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show Revs Up For Family Fun

Downtown Alameda Classic Car ShowReady! Set! Go!… Downtown Alameda’s 23rd Annual Classic Car Show is just around the corner. The free one-day event takes place on Saturday, October 8 and runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show is fun for the entire family. You’ll be amazed at the number of cars on display! Over 400 classic vehicles of every description will be lined up along Park Street, all the way from Encinal Ave to Buena Vista Ave — antique roadsters, vintage coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and more. Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the ’50s and the ’60s. But you’ll also see plenty of muscle cars from the ’70s, along with beauties from the ’30s and ’40s.

While meandering through Alameda’s historic downtown district, enjoy a blast from the past as DJs spin some of the best oldies over the loudspeakers. Plus, keep your eyes and ears out for more entertainment and fun things to do along the way.

In addition to the cars and entertainment, many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda will be open for business. So plan to set aside some time to explore the unique selections of our shops (antiques, apparel, gifts, and more) and enjoy the tasty fare of our fabulous eateries (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks).

More details are available on the official event page: www.DowntownAlameda.com/Classic-Car-Show 

Helpful Tips for Downtown Alameda’s 23rd Annual Classic Car Show 

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show 2016 posterT-Shirts: Classic Car Show t-shirts will be available to the public on the day of the event. The popular design will sell for only $15, while supplies last.

Parking: Park Street will be closed to traffic during the classic car show. Parking is available in the Civic Center Garage (1416 Oak Street) and nearby parking lots for a small fee. Street parking is also available in the surrounding area.

Bikes: Free secure bike parking will be provided near Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park Street).

Public Transit: AC Transit serves Downtown Alameda via the 51A, 20, and 21 bus lines with connections from Fruitvale BART.

Car Registration: Pre-registration for Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show is currently closed but a handful of spots usually become available on the day of the event. To get on the wait list, you’ll need to check in at the corner of Park Street and Lincoln Ave at 7:00am. The registration fee for car and driver is $30, which includes t-shirt, commemorative placard, and goodie bag. (Please note: The event is open to 1976 and older cars, trucks, and classics.)

We’d like to take a moment to thank the organizers for their incredible dedication. This annual event would never get off the ground without their help. Downtown Alameda’s Annual Classic Car Show is coordinated by Duane Watson of NAPA Lee Auto Supply (1525 Park Street) and the wonderful members of the Crankers Car Club each year. The event is also sponsored in part by Alameda Collision Repair (1911 Park Street), GlassTek (1726 Park Street) and Ole’s Waffle Shop (1507 Park Street).

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website: www.DowntownAlameda.com.

Downtown Alameda Business Association

Downtown Alameda is the commercial, cultural, and civic center of our island city. We represent over 425 businesses on Park Street and beyond. Follow us on your favorite social media sites for updates: FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram, and Google+

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