Ultimate collector car show will feature activities and attractions for kids of all ages

Los Angeles (February 2018) – In addition to the display of more than 1,000 collector cars showcased across two massive floors, the second annual Classic Auto Show will offer an abundance of activities and attractions for families and children when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 2-4.

Featuring seven all-new exhibits, an array of vintage domestics and imports, and displays from 65 Southern California car clubs, the show will offer a special look at a number of private collections. Back by popular demand will be the Grand Boulevard, providing show-goers with a historical walk-through of automotive history, with a display of the finest classic and historic vehicles from all eras. 

For its youngest guests, the Classic Auto Show will supply an endless amount of fun.  Throughout the show, kids will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car along the Grand Boulevard, earning the most popular vehicle a “Kids Choice Award” that will be presented at the event’s official closing ceremonies on Sunday.

Presented by the Automobile Driving Museum, the Classic Auto Show’s KidZone will host the “Hot Rodders Junior Challenge.” A selection of students will have an opportunity to get their hands dirty, learning how an internal combustion engine works by disassembling and then re-assembling a 5-hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

Younger enthusiasts will be able to immerse themselves in a series of interactive and educational activities, such as pinstriping demonstrations with Mike Donner and Johnny Martinez. After learning from the pros, families will also get the opportunity to try their hand at the art form.

“The passion for collector cars starts very early, so it was important to us to provide a wealth of fun activities for kids—the enthusiasts of the future,” said Michael Carlucci, senior vice president at LeftField Media, the show’s producer.  “These new attractions will entertain and inspire children, while also providing them with opportunities to learn about the rich history and legendary fanfare of iconic automotive brands.”

A one-day child admission ticket is $5.00 online and $10.00 the day of the event, while admission will be free for kids four and younger. Adult tickets are $20 with promo code LAPR or $30 at the box office. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit  

In addition to kids-themed attractions, this year’s show will feature a Celebrity Stage, where interviews with well-known celebrities in the automotive world will include renowned car designer Chip Foose, Dave Kindig of “Bitchin’ Rides” and Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars.”  New faces will also include Stacey David of “Stacey David’s Gearz,” Dennis Gage of “My Classic Car,” Bogi Lateiner and Rachel DeBarros of “All Girls Garage,” Kevin Mack and Mike “Horny Mike” Henry of “Count’s Kustoms” and “Counting Cars,” and professional wrestler and automobile aficionado Bill Goldberg. 

The Classic Auto Show is supported by event sponsors Hagerty, Intercity Lines, Inc., Meguiar’s, and media sponsors Hemmings Motor News, duPont REGISTRY, Velocity, Petersen Automotive Museum, Automobile Driving Museum, Rev’n, Old Cars Weekly, Auto Round-Up, Southern California Newspaper Group, and KTLA, among others.



The Classic Auto Show is presented by LeftField Media, a division of Clarion Events.  Clarion Events Global Auto Portfolio produces events in the U.K., South Africa and U.S. including The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, Race Retro, Classic Car and Restoration Show, among others.  LeftField Media is a boutique events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion.