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Best Summer Car Shows In Orange County

June 20, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Dana Point Concours d'Elegance)

(credit: Dana Point Concours d’Elegance)

(credit: Dana Point Concours d'Elegance)

(credit: Dana Point Concours d’Elegance)

Classic cars will be cruising down Pacific Coast Highway with the windows down and music pumping. Car lovers can come together to celebrate the automotive history at one of these family-friendly car shows happening in Orange County this summer.

(credit: Newport Dunes)

(credit: Newport Dunes)

Newport Dunes: Sundays Are For Car Lovers

3100 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
www.newportdunes.com

The public is invited to the Octane Car Show every Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m. to see Rare Production Cars, Classics, and Custom call on the Newport Beach Harbor. Admission is free; however, there is a brunch offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Back Bay Bistro should you wish to have a meal while at the car show.

(credit: Dana Point Concours d'Elegance)

(credit: Dana Point Concours d’Elegance)

Dana Point Concours d’ Elegance

One Monarch Beach Resort N
Dana Point, CA, 92629
June 21 to 23
www.danapointconcours.org

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature 200 of the best kept classic cars and motorcycles on the golf links at one of Orange County’s finest resorts, the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Admission to the event is free for spectators, and car admission price is $30 per car.

(credit: Elks Care)

(credit: Elks Care)

Gary’s Classic Car Fridays

Elk’s Lodge Buena Park
7212 Melrose St
Buena Park, CA, 90621
June 24

Open Every Friday night from 4pm on weather permitted come see beautifully restored cars, and enjoy some outstanding home cooking provided by the Elks members. Admission is free to the public.

(credit: Summerfest)

(credit: Summerfest)

Fountain Valley Summer Fest

Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
June 28 to 30
www.fountainvalley.org

The Fountain Valley Classic Car Show will be held at Mile Square Park from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. In addition to the car show, there will also carnival rides, food, and live music. There will be a preview night on June 27 for just $1 a ride.

(credit: F100 Western Nationals)

(credit: F100 Western Nationals)

F100 Western Nationals Pre-1979 Ford Trucks

Canyon RV Park
24001 Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92808
June 29
f100westernnationals.wordpress.com

This is the largest classic Ford Truck show on the West Coast located in Anaheim. The trucks will begin to arrive starting at 6 a.m., and will leave by 4 p.m. Admission is $10 a car, and general admission begins at 8 a.m. Registration of a classic Ford Truck is $40, and registration is available online.

(credit: Hi Performance)

(credit: Hi Performance)

Hi-Performance Swap Meet and Car Show

Long Beach Veterans Stadium
5000 E. Lew Davis St.
Long Beach, CA, 90808
July 14
www.longbeachhiposwapmeet.com

This car show will take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. with more than 600 vendors on site, offering antique cars as well as parts at great prices. This event is guaranteed to have lots of hottest classic cars on display.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog.

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