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The Classic Auto Show, March 16-17, 2019 is 2-day festival where the entire classic car community comes together for a celebration of all things on wheels.  Whether you are a collector, or, working on your project car, or, simply share a passion for the classics – this event is for you.  You’ll see the cars you love, rub shoulders with your favorite auto celebrities, view LIVE restoration and auto detailing demos, and shop a vendor marketplace showcasing memorabilia, and the parts, products, and services you need to restore and care for your cars.

The show will exhibit over 2,000 classics indoors and outdoors at the OC Fair and Event Center including the rarely seen, museum quality classics displayed on the prominent Grand Boulevard, celebrity builds, and hundreds of classics from local car clubs representing all the Domestic and Foreign marques you love.   Plus, special exhibit areas including:  Hot Rods, Lowriders, Japanese Classics, Vintage Off Roaders, Women Builds, Motorcycles and more.

Every Car Has A Story… Hear Them at The Classic Auto Show!

Ticket Pricing:  $20 Advance Online + ticketing fees or $30/Gate (includes ticketing fees).    

how Location:   

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 

MAIN ENTRANCE:   GREEN GATE - Handles ALL Ticket Sales - Advance and At Show (Note:  VIPs, Press, Exhibitors, Car Owners MUST enter through this gate)  

BLUE GATE:   Not a Full-Service Registration Area -- Blue Gate ONLY services Advance Ticket Holders and At Show Ticket Sales. 

Special discounts:

Active Military:  Save $5 with promo code:  MIL19

Seniors:  Save $2 with promo code:  SEN19  

Directions:  Click Here to access directions to the OC Fair & Event Center.

Traffic Advisory | I-405 Improvement Project
During construction, the Fairview Road and Harbor Boulevard bridges will remain open, but there will be some freeway onramp closures and lane narrowing in those areas. This work may cause traffic delays -- please allow plenty of time to arrive to the show.   Please check these OCTA resources for the latest information and plan accordingly. 

OCTA is pushing driving updates to Google Maps and Waze.

Full construction updates are on the OCTA website and on OCTA’s interactive map.

Got more questions? Email or call 888-400-8994 

Show Dates and Hours:

Saturday, March 16:

10:00am-8:00pm      Open to the Public  (Registration opens 9:30am)

Sunday, March 17:

10:00am-6:00pm      Open to the Public  (Registration opens 9:30am) 

Scooter Rentals

Call ABC Mobility for Advance Reservations please call 818-462-8244 or email and reference the Classic Auto Show

A credit card will be required for advance reservations

All on-site rentals will be cash only 

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Snapchat: ClassicAutoShow
Event Hashtag: #TheClassicAutoShow

Hotel Accommodations:

Make it a weekend getaway!  Take advantage of discounted group rates, and reserve your hotel at one of the official Classic Auto Show hotels.  Click Here to reserve a room at one of our official hotels:  

COSTA MESA MARRIOTT | 500 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

CROWNE PLAZA COSTA MESA | 3131 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Interested in becoming a volunteer at the show??  CLICK HERE to apply today!

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